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Stephen King

Stephen King's biography

Stephen Edwin King is 75 years old television producer born at Portland. Stephen was born on Sunday 21st of September 1947. He is often nicknamed as Stephen Edwin King, Stephen King, Richard Bachman, John Swithen, Beryl Evans. According to year of birth 1947 he belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 21st of September means he is Virgo. Virgo is an earthy sign of Zodiac Belt. People born under this Rising Sign are practical in nature. They believe in reality and represents themselves as a strong person.

He is native english speaker. Stephen is white american. Stephen is citizen of United States of America. Stephen is methodist. Stephen´s primary profession is to be television producer. You can know Stephen also as science fiction writer, actor, columnist, screenwriter, journalist, director, teacher, novelist, writer. Stephen is recently known as film director. He received National Book Award Stephen King bibliography in 2003

Stephen King's dad

Stephen King's father's name is Donald Edwin King.

Stephen King's mom

Stephen King's mother's name is Nellie Pillsbury.

Stephen King's family

Stephen King's wife

She is known as novelist. His wife was born on Thursday 24th of March 1949 in Old Town.

Stephen King's ex wife

Stephen King's schools

We found 4 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: Lisbon High School, University of Maine, Hampden Academy, Lisbon Falls High School.

Detailed informations about his schools

He studied high school - Lisbon Falls High School.

He studied university - University of Maine.

Stephen King's career

His main focus is to be television producer. Stephen is famous thanks to Pet Sematary, Salem's Lot, The Shining.

Is Stephen King gay ?

He is known to be straight.

Awards and competitions

Stephen King's Awards

  • Stephen received award for National Book Award for work Stephen King bibliography in 2003
  • Stephen received award for Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire for work Danse Macabre in 1997
  • He received award for Bram Stoker Awards for work The Dark Tower V: Wolves of the Calla in 2003
  • He received award for Bram Stoker Awards for work Riding the Bullet in 2000
  • Stephen received award for Bram Stoker Awards for work Herman Wouk is Still Alive in 2011
  • Stephen received award for Bram Stoker Award for Novel for work Lisey's Story in 2006
  • He received award for Bram Stoker Award for Best Non-Fiction for work On Writing in 2000
  • Stephen received award for Bram Stoker Award for Novel for work Duma Key in 2008
  • Stephen received award for Bram Stoker Award for Novel for work The Green Mile in 1996
  • He received award for Edgar Awards for work Mr. Mercedes in 2015
  • He received award for Edgar Awards for work Obits in 2016
  • He received award for Shirley Jackson Award for Single-Author Collection for work The Bazaar of Bad Dreams in 2015
  • Stephen received award for Goodreads Choice Awards for work The Institute in 2019

Stephen King's Nominations

  • Stephen was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Miniseries for work The Shining in 1997
  • He was nominated for Nebula Award for Best Script for work The Green Mile in 2000
  • He was nominated for Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director for work Maximum Overdrive in 1987

What else you don't know about Stephen King ?

Stephen´s middle name is Edwin.

What Stephen King has done for a first time

  • Portions of King's writings from when he was 9 years old appears in the 1993 book, "First Words", edited by Paul Mandelbaum, available from Algonquin books.
  • Used to work for a dry cleaner before publishing his first novel.
  • Many of his stories take place in or near the fictional small town of Castle Rock, Maine. The first film to be based on a Castle Rock story was The Dead Zone (1983). Director Rob Reiner subsequently named his production company Castle Rock Entertainment.
  • After watching the first cut of Rob Reiner 's Stand by Me (1986), he was said to be crying and stated it was the closest adaptation to one of his novels he'd ever seen.
  • The first author to have three simultaneous titles on the publishers weekly list: Firestarter, The Dead Zone, and The Shining.
  • Repeated the first grade because of frequent absences.
  • The first American to win the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Booksellers Association.
  • Before he wrote Carrie (his first published novel), King wrote a few practice novels first under his pseudonym Richard Bachman. He called them "trunk novels".

Stephen King's quotes

  • I've killed enough of the world's trees.
  • I'm a salami writer. I try to write good salami, but salami is salami.
  • Each life makes its own imitation of immortality.
  • When asked, "How do you write?", I invariably answer, "One word at a time".
  • I recognize terror as the finest emotion and so I will try to terrorize the reader. But if I find that I cannot terrify, I will try to horrify, and if I find that I cannot horrify, I'll go for the gross-out. I'm not proud.
  • I am the literary equivalent of a Big Mac and fries.
  • For every six crappy poems you read, you'll actually find one or two good ones. And that, believe me, is a very acceptable ratio of trash to treasure.
  • People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them I have the heart of a small boy... and I keep it in a jar on my desk.
  • [asked why he hasn't personally directed more movies] Just watch Maximum Overdrive (1986).
  • [on playing the role of Jordy Verrill in Creepshow (1982)] If I had written it for myself, I would have put in at least one sex scene!
  • If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write.
  • Like anything else that happens on its own, the act of writing is beyond currency. Money is great stuff to have, but when it comes to the act of creation, the best thing is not to think of money too much. It constipates the whole process.
  • If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn't bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented.
  • Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.
  • Books and movies are like apples and oranges. They both are fruit but taste completely different.
  • [on directing Maximum Overdrive (1986)] I didn't get the job because I went to film school. I got the job because I'm Stephen King. If you become famous enough, they'll let you hang yourself in Times Square with live TV coverage.
  • [on film adaptations of his work] I don't feel any urge to control after I sign a piece of paper. I say, "See you later. You have what you need and I have what I want. As long as the check doesn't bounce, you and I are quits."
  • [from his acceptance speech for the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, 2003] I salute the National Book Foundation Board, who took a huge risk in giving this award to a man many people see as a rich hack.
  • You can still reconcile the idea that things are not necessarily going to go well without falling back on platitudes like "God has a plan" and "This is for the greater good."
  • Harry Potter is about confronting fears, finding inner strength, and doing what is right in the face of adversity. Twilight is how important it is to have a boyfriend.
  • I was addicted for most of the 80s. Its not a terribly long time to be an addict, but it lasted longer than WW2.
  • [why he disliked Jack Nicholson in The Shining (1980)] Jack Torrance as written was someone who was a nice guy that then went over the edge, not someone who flew the cuckoo's nest from the outset. There was no moral struggle at all.
  • Having kids allows you to finish off your own childhood, but from a more mature perspective.
  • Never let the facts get in the way of a good story.
  • Never write a book whose manuscript is bigger than your own head.
  • You have to be a little nuts to be a writer because you have to imagine world's that aren't there.
  • A short story is like a stick of dynamite with a tiny fuse; you light and that's the end.
  • [his novel, The Stand] My "Lord of the Rings" of the American landscape.
  • [on cocaine] One snort, and it owned me body and soul.
  • Writing is the only thing I'm good at. I could never do another job.
  • Book tours are like a pillow fight with all the pillows treated with low-grade poison gas.
  • As a kid, I didn't talk much, I wrote. I'm not used to externalizing my thoughts other than on paper, which is typical of writers.
  • One of the reasons that I live in Bangor is because if somebody wants to get to me, they have to be really dedicated.
  • I'm the Big Mac of authors.
  • [on his past career as a teacher] Teaching school is like having jumper cables hooked to your ears, draining all the juice out of you.
  • You should do sex, never write about it.
  • People ask me when are you going to write something serious, but that's a question that hurts. That's like walking up to a Black man and asking how it feels to be a nigger.
  • [writing outside the horror genre] Writing on a non-supernatural level is like learning to talk after you've had a stroke.
  • All those addictive substances are part of the bad side of what we do. Writing is an addiction for me. Even when its not going well, if I don't do it, the fact that I'm not doing it nags at me.
  • I have nightmares when I'm not working. What doesn't come out on the page just comes out some other way.
  • My brains used to work better. I wrote something last week and I looked at it the other day and thought it familiar, so I went back 100 pages and found I had duplicated myself. Paging Dr Alzheimer.
  • I'm the hood ornament of the Remainders.
  • Good work gets better when its read aloud, and bad work is mercilessly exposed. Its like shining a strong light on facial structure. Even good makeup won't hide bad writing.
  • Give away a dime for every dollar you make, because if you don't, the government's gonna take it.
  • There's always a market for shit. Just look at Jeffrey Archer. He writes like old people fuck.
  • I'm never sure why people are interested in my life when there are more interesting people in the world.
  • The appeal of horror has always been consistent. People like to slow down and look at the accident. That's the bottom line.
  • Charity begins at home.
  • My writing is more effective now I'm sober, and I feel more creative. I went through a period where I felt a bit flat, like a cup of Seltzer water where all the bubbles have departed. But now I feel like myself again, only with wrinkles.
  • The worst advice I've ever received is don't listen to the critics. I think you should, because sometimes they're telling you something is broken that you can fix. None of us like critics, but if they're saying something's a piece of shit, they're right.
  • I'm afraid of everything.
  • I have a permanent address in the people's republic of paranoia.
  • [on his fear of flying] The flight you have to be afraid of is the flight where there's nobody on who's afraid of flying.
  • [why he likes having peripheral vision] The part I want to keep, as a man and as a writer, is what I see out of the corners.
  • [about retiring] You know how when you're on the turnpike on a hot day, and you always seem to see water at the horizon? That's my year off, right there! Whenever I get there, its always a little further along.
  • [about On Writing] Its like the town whore trying to teach women how to behave.
  • When asked why am I so prolific, I say it's because I'm not dead or divorced.
  • [Neil] Gaiman is simply put, a treasure-house of story, and we're lucky to have him.
  • Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it's work... Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything.
  • Once you get to a certain age you've got to try expanding your field. You've got to try new things, and if you don't you tend to get conservative. I always say you dig yourself a rut and then you furnish it.
  • I can't think of any books right now that would be comparable to The Exorcist (1973).
  • I believe everyone is mentally ill. All people angrily screw up their faces like children or talk to themselves when they think nobody's looking.
  • Any one who thought high school was the best time of their life is totally fucked up.
  • Why can't a story just be a story?
  • Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us - and sometimes they win.
  • If you look too closely you might see something you don't like.
  • The Shining is one of those novels people always mention (along with Salem's Lot, Pet Semetary, and It) when they talk about which of my books really scared the bejesus out of them.
  • [Doctor Sleep, his sequel to The Shining] The true history of the Torrance family.
  • [alcoholics trying to get by without AA] White-knuckle sobriety.
  • I like to think I'm still pretty good at what I do, but nothing can live up to the memory of a good scare, and I mean nothing, especially if administered to one who is young and impressionable.
  • [Tennessee in the Civil War] The right side.
  • A lot of people did serve in the Civil War.
  • [not wanting to be a slave] Its good. Something to be proud of.
  • It's interesting to me to know that I have Southern roots. I had no idea. No idea of that.
  • [finding out Tennessee was a huge slave state] I didn't know that.
  • [while writing Doctor Sleep] I didn't know what was gonna happen. I never know.
  • I have a short leash when people ask where I come from.
  • I'll never be able to play like Keith Richards, but I always did my best. I always had a blast.
  • I grew up interested in nightmares, scary stories and things that go bump in the night.
  • I've always been curious about what my past was.
  • [slaves] They didn't like it on a moral basis.
  • [when discovering his roots] Thankyou.
  • [discovering your roots] I'm set back on my heels by this whole process. Like having a stage and turning on different lights so you see things you never saw before. It's a lot to contemplate.
  • [after learning new things about his heritage] Wow.
  • [after a DNA test] I'm 99% European, baby!
  • Information always leads to more questions, where you say to yourself yes but I want to know.
  • [the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918] It could almost be out of a horror novel that I wrote.
  • [his children Owen, Joe and Rachel] They're good kids.
  • [his real surname Pollock] Doesn't have the same ring to it.
  • I always thought to myself you look like an Irishman and you've got the Irish imagination. I've always had that appreciation for fairies and ogres and boggarts.
  • [on Psycho (1960)] They remember the first time they experienced Janet Leigh, and no remake or sequel can do that moment when the curtain is pulled back and the knife starts to do its work.
  • [syrup] Soothing.
  • Frontispiece to "On Writing": Honesty is the Best Policy - Benjamin Franklin. Liars Prosper - Anonymous.
  • You can take my gun, but you will have to prise my book from my cold, dead hands.
  • Art is meant to be a support system for life, and not the other way around.
  • Sometimes human places create inhuman monsters.
  • [observation, 2017] The news is real. The President is fake.
  • A reader complained about the antagonist kicking a dog to death in "The Dead Zone". So I started with the obvious. The dog wasn't real...
  • [Buick 8] Curiosity killed the Cat, satisfaction brought it back.
  • [14 May 2022] Vladimir Putin assumed the was dealing with a lapdog. What he got was a wolverine. Slava Ukraini!
  • [10 September 2022] The Ukrainians are kicking some ass today. Slava Ukraini!
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Stephen King's height, body shape, eye color

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