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Frank Miller was born on the 27th January 1957, in Olney, Maryland USA and is a comic book writer, film director and producer, best known to the world for creating such comics as “Ronin”, “The Dark Knight Returns” and “Sin City”, among many other creations. He is also notable for his contribution to Marvel, The Dark Horse, and DC comics by creating numerous characters.

Have you ever wondered how rich Frank Miller is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Miller’s net worth is as high as $45 million, an amount earned through his successful career, which started in the ‘70s.

Frank Miller Net Worth $45 Million

Frank is of part-Irish ancestry, and grew up in Montpelier, Vermont with his six siblings and parents. From an early age he was drawn to comics, and he wrote a letter to Marvel Comics that eventually got published in “The Cat #3, marking the start of his career. He then moved forward, and it was at Western Publishing’s Gold Key Comics that his first work published. He received positive reviews from fellow comic book artist Neal Adams, and the two started their professional relationship. Although he worked on several creations, including “Royal Feast”, and “The Twilight Zone”, he didn’t receive any credit until he was credited as the writer of “Deliver Me From D-Day”; his net worth was on the rise.

He then joined DC to create a one-page-war-comic, but he worked on several other comics too, including “Weird War Tales”, “The Greatest Story Never Told”, and “Unknown Soldier”. After DC he joined Marvel and penciled the 17-page story “The Master Assassin of Mars, Part 3”, which was a part of “John Carter, Warlord of Mars”. His role at Marvel gradually increased, and he was working on numerous creations, including on “The Spectacular Spider-Man”, and asked from Jo Duffy a chance to work on Daredevil, at the time a low-selling comic book. In the beginning, he had a tough time to change the low sale of the comic, but with the arrival of Denny O’Neil, his luck changed, and from then on, Daredevil became one of his most successful works, making Frank the rising star in Marvel. As the comic’s sales improved, so has Frank’s net worth, but also his desire to start more on his own.

Before that happened, he worked for DC once again on “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns”, which also became a success.

It was in the early ‘90s that he launched “Sin City”, published by Dark Horse Comics, which became an immediate success; the comics were later made into two films, which Frank himself directed. His next successful venture was the comic book “300” (1999), which was also made into the film, directed by Zack Snyder in 2007.

Since the start of the ‘00s, Frank has worked on “Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again”, and its spin-offs and compilations.

Thanks to his successful career, Frank has received numerous prestigious awards, including eight Eisner Awards, and in 2015 he was inducted into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame.

Regarding his personal life, Frank was married to Lynn Varley until 2005, but there are no further details about the couple’s marriage. Lynn also served as his colorist, working with him on a variety of titles, including “Ronin” and “300”, among others.

Since their divorce, Frank is often linked with Kimberly Halliburton Cox, an actress who had a minor role in his film “The Spirit” (2008).

Quick Facts

Birth date: January 27, 1957
Birth place: Olney, Maryland, United States
Height:1.86 m
Profession:Comic book writer
Nationality:American
Spouse:Lynn Varley (m. ?–2005)
TV shows:HypaSpace
Books:Daredevil by Frank Miller & Klaus Janson Omnibus, Born Again, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, The Hard Goodbye, Holy Terror, Batman: Year One, Daredevil: The Man Without Fear, Family Values, Big Damn Sin City, 300, Sin City, Batman: The Dark Knight Strikes Again, Ronin, Absolute Dark Knight, The Complete Frank Miller Batman, Batman: The Dark Knight Saga Deluxe Edition
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Writing and illustrating "Sin City", a comic series, for Dark Horse; co-writing the script for _Batman: Year One (2011)_, a feature film adaptation of his comic series for Warner Brothers; writing and illustrating "The Dark Knight Strikes Again" for DC, a sequel to "The Dark Knight Returns"; outlining "Jesus!", a comic-book version of the life of Christ for Dark Horse Maverick. [2001]
2Irish-American.
3Created the comic book character "Elektra" who has gone on to appear in the movies Daredevil (2003) and Elektra (2005), played by Jennifer Garner.
4Was approached by New Line Cinema in 1988 to write and direct A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010). He declined due to prior commitments.
5Has said that "The Romantic Manifesto" by Ayn Rand, a book of collective essays about art and romanticism, helped him to determine how he'd go about creating his heroics.
6Moved to New York in 1976, when he was 19. Within a week of his arrival he had found work as a comic book artist.
7Has told in several interviews that he got the inspiration for the "noir and gritty experience" of all his comics (especially Sin City) from noir writers Mickey Spillane, Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. The pacing was very influenced by the Lone Wolf & Cub manga by Goseki Kojima & Kazuo Koike.
8He claimed in the introduction to "The Dark Knight Returns" that he got the idea of writing of a Batman in his mid 60s from a age crisis he had. He "could stand that his little brother was older than Spider-Man, but that he himself getting older than Batman, was something that had to be stopped." He was 29 years old, closing up on 30, writing "The Dark Knight Returns."
9In mid-2003, a comic book company called Avatar is publishing a comic book series adapting his original screenplay for RoboCop 2 (1990), which allegedly had enough subplots and material for several movies.
10His comic book series Sin City is on the Dark Horse Comics label.
11Has worked for both Marvel Comics and DC Comics.
12Writes, draws, and inks all of his Sin City comics.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Comics often represent His conservative Political views
2Noir style heavily inspired by Will Eisner
3Unique artwork style which heavily focuses on facial tics
4His heroes are often extremely moral individuals surviving in a cruel environment
5Fedora Hat
6Often features characters who are 'killed', disfigured or mortally wounded, only to be surgically rebuilt stronger and deadlier than before, eg. Robocop, Dwight, Batman.
7Often features characters with a physical or mental affliction. Both Miho and Kevin from Sin City are mute, whilst Marv's mother, Matt Murdock/Daredevil, Stick and Manute are all blind. Both Sin City's Hartigan and Batman in Dark Knight Returns suffer heart problems.
8Is best known for his grim film-noirish comic book stories using characters like Batman and Daredevil as well as original works like Sin City.


Quotes

#Quote
1[on Batman Begins (2005)] "I totally thought they did a damned good job. It was the first "Batman' movie I've genuinely liked. I sat there, I watched it, and I came out of there going, 'Well done, man.' Sure, they used my stuff - they used everybody's stuff, but they used my stuff a lot - but they did it well, and that's all I care about. It was Batman. What I mean by that is, I thought the character was true. You understand, when I work on a character, I have a very, very hard time seeing anybody else's interpretation. I get very possessive. But when I went out to see this thing, I said, 'This is a pretty cool Batman.' I wasn't sitting there going, 'This is a merchandising tool.' I felt like it really had heart and substance, and Christian Bale with no doubt performed the best Batman I have ever seen".
2[about his inspirations] I'm a comic book artist. So I think to myself, what do I like to draw? I like to draw hot chicks, fast cars and cool guys in trench coat. So that's what I write about.
3I realized that I was about to turn 30, and Batman was permanently 29. And I was going to be damned if I was older than Batman.
4I was always into noir. When I lived in Vermont I was drawing stuff that looked like an amateur doing 'Sin City'. When I first got to New York I was swiftly informed that they only did guys in tights.
5You can't have virtue without sin. What I'm after is having my characters' virtues defined by how they operate in a very sinful environment. That's how you test people.
6I figured Daredevil must be Catholic because only a Catholic could be both an attorney and a vigilante.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Capri Global AwardCapri, Hollywood
2005Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBest Director of the YearSin City (2005)· Robert Rodriguez

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2006Czech LionCzech LionsBest Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)Sin City (2005)· Robert Rodriguez
· Quentin Tarantino
2006IOMAItalian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale)Sin City (2005)· Robert Rodriguez
2005Palme d'OrCannes Film FestivalSin City (2005)· Robert Rodriguez
2005SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest DirectorSin City (2005)· Robert Rodriguez


Filmography

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
GothamTV Series character: Sarah Essen - 8 episodes, 2014 - 2015 characters: Sarah Essen & Carmine "The Roman" Falcone - 6 episodes, 2014 - 2015 character: Carmine "The Roman" Falcone - 4 episodes, 2014 - 2016 characters: Sarah Essen & Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb - 1 episode, 2015 characters: Carmine "The Roman" Falcone & Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb - 1 episode, 2015 character: Sarah Essen & Carmine "The Roman" Falcone - 1 episode, 2015 character: Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb - 1 episode, 2015 chara
Batman: The Telltale Series2016Video Game character: Carmine "The Roman" Falcone - uncredited
DaredevilTV Series character: Wesley as James Wesley - 6 episodes, 2015 character: Elektra Natchios - 4 episodes, 2016 character: Elliot Grote as Grotto - 3 episodes, 2016 characters: Elektra Natchios & Stick - 2 episodes, 2016 characters: Elektra Natchios & Josie - 2 episodes, 2016 character: Doris Urich - 1 episode, 2015 characters: Wesley as James Wesley & Josie - 1 episode, 2015 characters: Josie & Doris Urich - 1 episode, 2015 character: Wesley as James Wesley, Josie & Doris Urich - 1 episode, 2015
Jessica Jones2015TV Series character: Frank Simpson as Will Simpson - 7 episodes
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For2014graphic novels / written by
300: Rise of an Empire2014graphic novel "Xerxes"
Batman: Arkham Origins2013Video Game characters: Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb & S.W.A.T. Lieutenant Howard Branden - uncredited
The Punisher: No Mercy2013Short characters
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 22013Video comic book
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 12012Video comic book
Sin City: The Hard Goodbye2012Short graphic novel
Batman: Year One2011Video characters: Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb, Detective Arnold John Flass, Carmine "The Roman" Falcone, S.W.A.T. Lieutenant Brendon, Holly Robinson & Officer Stan Merkel - uncredited / graphic novel
The Spirit2008screenplay
300: March to Glory2007Video Game graphic novel
3002006graphic novel
Sin City2005graphic novels
Elektra2005comic book characters
Rats: A Sin City Yarn2004Short graphic novel
Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot1999TV Series creator
The New Batman Adventures1998TV Series characters: 80's Batman & Carrie Kelley/80's Robin - 1 episode
RoboCop versus The Terminator1993Video Game comic book series
RoboCop 31993screenplay / story
RoboCop 31992Video Game characters - uncredited
RoboCop 21990screenplay / story

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For2014Sam (uncredited)
The Spirit2008Liebowitz
Sin City2005Priest
Daredevil2003Man with Pen in Head
Jugular Wine: A Vampire Odyssey1994Frank
RoboCop 21990Frank, the Chemist (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For2014executive producer
300: Rise of an Empire2014executive producer
3002006executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For2014
The Spirit2008
Sin City2005

Art Department

Art Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics2010Video documentary art contributor
Batman Unmasked2008TV Movie documentary art contributor
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros2001TV Movie documentary art work

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Dark Knight2008character: Commisioner Gillian B. Loeb - uncredited
Batman Begins2005characters: Carmine "The Roman" Falcone, Commissioner Gillian B. Loeb & Detective Arnold John Flass - uncredited
Daredevil2003character: Elektra Natchios - uncredited

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bird of Steel!special thanks filming
Daredevil2015-2016TV Series special thanks - 26 episodes
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice2016special thanks
Jessica Jones2015TV Series special thanks - 8 episodes
We're Not Alone2015inspirational thanks
Batman Year One: A Conversation with DC Comics2011Video documentary short special thanks
Heart of Vengeance: Returning Batman to His Roots2011Video short special thanks
El defensor2011Short the director wishes to thank
Frankenpimp2009special thanks
Ten Dead Men2008inspiration, thanks and love to the works of
The Alchemy of Art: David Mack2007Video documentary special thanks
Legends of the Dark Knight: The History of Batman2005Video documentary short special thanks
Knight of the Living Dead2005Video special thanks
The Men Without Fear: Creating 'Daredevil'2003Video documentary special thanks
Comic Books & Superheroes2001Video documentary short thanks
Acción mutante1993thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Superhero NationDocumentary post-production
COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages2016DocumentaryFrank Miller
Le grand journal de Canal+2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Made in Hollywood2014TV SeriesHimself
Masterpiece: Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns2013DocumentaryHimself
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope2011DocumentaryHimself
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story2010DocumentaryHimself
The Complete 300: A Comprehensive Immersion2009Video documentary shortHimself
The Spirit: Green World2009Video shortHimself
The Spirit: History Repeats2009Video shortHimself
Miller on Miller2009Video shortHimself
Cinema 32008TV SeriesHimself
Cartelera2008TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2008TV SeriesHimself
Shootout2008TV SeriesHimself
Comic-Con '08 Live2008TV MovieHimself
Starz Inside: Comic Books Unbound2008TV Movie documentaryHimself - Writer & Director, Will Eisner's The Spirit
Frank Miller Tapes2007Video documentary shortHimself
Who Were the Spartans?2007Video documentary shortHimself
The 300: Fact or Fiction?2007Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of '300'2007Video documentary shortHimself
HypaSpace2006-2007TV Series documentaryHimself
Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artist2007DocumentaryHimself
History in Focus2007TV Series documentaryHimself
HBO First Look2007TV Series documentaryHimself
300: A Storyteller's Legend2007Video documentary shortHimself
Preparing for Battle: The Original Test Footage2007Video shortHimself
The Making of 3002007Video documentary shortHimself
To the Hot Gates: A Legend Reborn2007Video documentary shortHimself
Scream Awards 20062006TV SpecialHimself
The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird2006Video documentary shortHimself
Gangsters: The Immigrant's Hero2006Video documentary shortHimself
Stool Pigeons and Pine Overcoats: The Language of Gangster Films2006Video documentary short
Welcome to the Big House2006Video documentary short
Molls and Dolls: The Women of Gangster Films2006Video documentary shortHimself
Morality and the Code: A How-to Manual for Hollywood2006Video documentary shortHimself
Elektra: Incarnations2005Video documentaryHimself
Legends of the Dark Knight: The History of Batman2005Video documentary shortHimself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - The Road to Gotham City2005Video documentary shortHimself
Sin City: The Premiere2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
Starz on the Set: Sin City2005TV Short documentaryHimself
Batman Heroes: Batman2005Video documentary shortHimself
Comic Book Superheroes Unmasked2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Sex, Lies & Superheroes2003DocumentaryHimself
The Men Without Fear: Creating 'Daredevil'2003Video documentaryHimself
Top 10 Comic Book Heroes2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic Books & Superheroes2001Video documentary shortHimself
The Anti Gravity Room1997TV SeriesHimself
Comic Book Confidential1988DocumentaryHimself
The Masters of Comic Book Art1987DocumentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - Writer & Artist
Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics2010Video documentaryHimself
Troldspejlet2009TV SeriesHimself

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