Wes Craven

Film Director + Writer + Producer + Actor
Born Aug 2, 1939

Wesley Earl "Wes" Craven is an American film director, writer, producer, actor, perhaps best known as the director of many horror films, particularly slasher films, including the famed A Nightmare on Elm Street, Wes Craven's New Nightmare, and he also co-wrote A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors with Bruce Wagner, featuring the iconic Freddy Krueger character and has directed the entire Scream series, featuring Ghostface.… Read More

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1939 Birth Born on August 2, 1939.


1970 30 Years Old The marriage ended in 1970.
1972 32 Years Old …  In 1972 Wes Craven directed his first feature film The Last House on the Left. … Read More
1977 37 Years Old In 1977, he won the 'Prize of the International Critics' Jury' in the "Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival" for his film The Hills Have Eyes.


1982 42 Years Old In 1982, Craven married Millicent Eleanor Meyer. … Read More
1985 45 Years Old In 1985, his horror film A Nightmare on Elm Street won the 'Critic's Award' at the "Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival". … Read More


1990 50 Years Old His Shocker was also nominated for Best Film in 1990. … Read More
1997 57 Years Old He was nominated for Best Director for Scream at the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA, in 1997.


2004 64 Years Old In 2004, Craven married Iya Labunka. … Read More
2006 66 Years Old In 2006, he was honored at Spike TV's Scream with the Mastermind Award (the tribute was presented to him by Neve Campbell).
2008 68 Years Old Craven designed the Halloween 2008 logo for Google, and was the second celebrity personality to take over the YouTube homepage on Halloween. … Read More
2010 70 Years Old Craven is a birder. In 2010 he became a member of Audubon California's Board of Directors. … Read More
2013 73 Years Old …  The comic will be released by Liquid Comics in 2013 with a possible film adaption directed by Craven and produced by Live Free Or Die Hard producer Arnold Rifkin and Liquid Comics CEO Sharad Devarajan. … Read More
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