Frank Miller Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Martha Martins
Feb 29, 2024 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on May 13, 2022
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Frank Miller is a graphic novel artist, cover artist, and film director who has worked with DC Comics and Marvel Comics.
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About Frank Miller

Frank Miller was born in Maryland in the United States on January 27, 1957.
Frank Miller is a renowned novelist, screenwriter, comic book writer, producer, and film director. He has penned several graphic novels and comic book stories that have risen to enormous fame.
The list includes 'The Dark Knight Returns,' 'Sin City,' 'Daredevil,' 'Daredevil: Born Again,' '300', and 'Batman: Year One.' His notable works include 'Elektra,' 'Wolverine,' 'Ronin,' and 'Cursed.' 
Frank Miller has written and directed the superhero film 'The Spirit' (2008). Along with Robert Anthony Rodriguez, he has directed the crime anthology films 'Sin City' and 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For.' He has also produced the historical action film '300' directed by Zack Snyder. The movie 'Sin City' was honored with a Palme d'Or nomination.
Frank himself has been honored with several comic book industry awards. Frank has shown his versatility in combining the effects of manga influencers and film noir to produce his comic arts. As he says, he believes that the English and American comic books are full of words and feel congested, whereas the Japanese comic books are far too empty. He attempted to combine the two effects to create a hybrid that maintains a surreal balance. 

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Frank Miller’s net worth?

Frank Miller's net worth is estimated to be around $25 million.

How much does Frank Miller earn per year?

Frank Miller's earnings per year are yet to be estimated.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Frank Miller?

Frank Miller's height is around 6 ft 1 in (185.4 cm).

How old is Frank Miller?

Frank Miller will turn 65 in 2022 as he was born on January 27, 1957.

Childhood And Education

On January 27, 1957, Frank Miller was born in Olney, Maryland, in the United States. He was brought up in Montpelier, the capital city of Vermont. Miller had six siblings, and he was the fifth one. His mother was a nurse, and his father was an electrician come carpenter.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Frank Miller’s partner?

Frank Miller, in 1986, married the American comic book colorist Lynn Varley but they separated in 2005. Lynn was the colorist of many of Frank's notable works, including 'Ronin' (1984) and '300' (1998). She also colored the backgrounds of the movie '300' (2006). 
Frank Miller has also been rumored to have a romantic connection with Kimberly Halliburton Cox, a Shakespearean scholar from New York.  Cox appeared for a cameo in the superhero film 'The Spirit' in 2008. 
Miller has been criticized for the conservative tinge that he puts in his comics, to which he replies being a libertarian rather than conservative. 

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

As a comic fan, Frank had written a letter to Marvel comics which was made through its publications in The Cat #3 in April 1973. After that, Miller moved to New York City, where he came across the comic book artist Neal Adams. He showed his samples to Adams and received much valuable feedback. On the recommendations of Adams, Miller's work got published for the first time at Gold Key Comics Imprint at Western Publishing. Frank Miller has co-directed a movie with Robert Rodriguez.
Miller is also credited with the story 'Royal Feast' in the TV series comic book of June 1978 titled the 'Twilight Zone,' and 'Endless Cloud,' a five-page story in July 1978. Frank received his first credit in the six-page story, 'Deliver Me From D-Day' written by Wyatt Gwyon in 'Weird War Tales.' The former American writer, editor, and publisher for Marvel remembers Frank becoming a part of the DC comics after leaving the job from Western Publishing. Miller was taken in by Joe Orlando, Vice President of DC comics, to meet the art director, Vinnie Colletta.
From him, Miller received the job of a one-page war comic. Miller had delivered other works, including 'The Greatest Story Never Told,' 'The Edge of History,' and 'The Master Assassin Of Mars', part three, which was notably his first Marvel comics' work for 'John Carter, Warlord Of Mars' in November 1978.
One of his phenomenal works for Marvel comics includes drawing Peter Parker for the comic book 'The Spectacular Spiderman,' which had Daredevil as the guest star. Despite the poor sales of the Daredevil title, Miller recognized its potential as a blind protagonist in a solely visual medium. Miller considered Jo Duffy his guardian angel, who provided Miller with an opportunity to work in Daredevil. Frank was made the new penciler of the title Daredevil by Jim Shooter. Frank's drawings on Daredevil had the essence of darker stories and themes.
Frank also drew the short Christmas story by Dennis O'Neil for Batman titled 'Wanted: Santa Claus - Dead or Alive' for the DC special series in 1980. Miller and O'Neil also worked together on 'The Amazing SpiderMan.' He also collaborated with Punisher and Dr. Strange.
Together, Miller and Christopher S. Claremont went on to produce 'The Wolverine' mini-series. Joseph Rubinstein was the inker for the series. With this, Miller mainly concentrated on expanding the character of Wolverine, which ended up being immensely successful and further intensified Miller's position as a comic star. Miller did phenomenal work with his mini-series, Ronin, for which he earned the first creator-owned title. In 1985, during the DC Comics' 50th-anniversary publication, Frank was considered an integral honor for the company's 50 who made DC great.
Frank had also been a part of some unpublished projects. Miller contributed as he drew Dr. Strange's cover in April 1981, although he didn't work on the entire series apart from that. Miller and Steve's proposal to improve 'Superman,' 'Wonder Woman,' and 'Batman,' the three most well-known characters of DC with the comic named the 'Man Of Steel' or 'Dark Knight' was rejected.
In 1986, 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns,' a mini-series penciled by Frank Miller, was published. Klaus Janson was the inker, whereas Lynn Varley was the colorist. The plot revolves around Batman's retirement after Robin's death and his return at age 55 to fight evil and crime. Miller's portrayal of 'Batman' was as a dark knight detective and a gritty one. The story influenced the rise of darker characters in a trade paperback form.
Miller's work also includes writings for 'Daredevil' and 'Daredevil: Born Again.' Frank also tried to create a two-part story collaborating with Walt Simonson, but it remains incomplete and unpublished. In 1986, a graphic titled 'Daredevil: Love And War' were produced by Frank and Bill Sienkiewicz. They also worked together for Epic Comics' 'Elektra: Assassin'. It had ninjas and cyborgs and their wild stories. Frank Miller, then, together with David Mazzucchelli, produced 'Batman: Year One.' This work was compared with the colossal fanbase of his previous works 'Born Again' and ‘Dark Knight Returns.’
Some of his other works include 'Elektra Lives Again,' 'Hard Boiled,' 'Give Me Liberty,' 'RoboCop 2', 'RoboCop 3', 'RoboCop vs. The Terminator,' 'The Hard Goodbye,' 'Daredevil: The Man Without Fear,' 'Big Guy,' and ‘Rusty The Boy Robot.’
Miller also worked on 'Superman' and 'Batman: World's Funniest.'

Charity Work

Frank Miller has collaborated with Golden Apple Comic & Art Foundation. It has the prime motive of saving and safeguarding the art form of comic books and has invited Frank Miller for its fundraising event. He has also joined the charity auction of Jim Lee.

What awards has Frank Miller won?

Frank Miller has been honored to be included in the Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Hall of Fame. Frank Miller, in 1981, was honored with the Inkpot Award. Frank received the Best Writer/Artist Award with David Mazzucchelli for Marvel's 'Daredevil: Born Again.' He was also honored with the Best Graphic Album Award for 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.' In 1987, Miller and other team members received the Best Art Team Award for 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.' Miller was honored with Eisner Awards in 1991 for 'Elektra Lives Again,' 1993 for Sin City, and 1999 for 300.
He also won the Best Graphic Album Award for 'Elektra Lives Again' in 1991. Miller's works 'Give Me Liberty' (1991), 'Sin City: A Dame To Kill For' (1995), 'Sin City: The Big Fat Kill' (1996), '300' (1999) earned him the Best Finite Series Awards. For Sin City, he received the Best Graphic Album Award and the Best Inker Team Award. In 1995, 'The Babe Wore Red' earned him the Best Short Story Award. He has also been honored with Harvey Awards for his works such as 'Sin City' and ‘Batman.’
Miller received several Eagle Awards, including Favorite Comicbook Penciler, Favourite Comic Album, Favourite Cover, and Favourite Comics Artist. He was honored with a position in the Hall of Honor in 1987. Miller has also received several UK Comic Art Awards, Cannes Film Festival Awards, and Scream Awards.

Frank Miller’s Hobbies And Interests

Frank was a comic fan from an early age. Miller is a huge fan of Jeff Smith and often enjoys old Irish Ballads. Miller's favorite novel is the 'Red Harvest' by Dashiell Hammett. One of Miller's favorite dishes includes a bologna and cheese sandwich. Miller loves the work of directing.

Other Interesting Frank Miller Facts And Trivia

  • Frank Miller owns a personal drawing drawn by Will Eisner.
  • The works of Frank Miller inspired the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' creation.
  • Miller has more than 200 die-cast metal cars.
  • Miller gets emotional when he hears the music of Emmylou Haris.
  • Frank Miller does not like video games.
  • He sees himself as a director, and he loves directing.
  • Some of his popular works for Marvel Comics and DC Comics include 'John Carter,' 'Batman: The Dark Knight Returns,' 'The Twilight Zone,' and several others.
  • Frank Miller quit 'Daredevil' and Marvel as the sales were not up to the mark.
  • Frank Miller moved to riverside along with his family as his father's work requirements compelled the family to make the decision.
  • He did not like 'Superman' as he did not believe one superhero could be so good.

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Frank Miller Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Frank Miller

Date of Birth

1957-01-26

Nationality

American

Place of Birth

Olney

Age

Height

185 cm

Occupation

Screenwriter, Comic Book Writer, Film Director

Net Worth

25000000
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