Roger Corman is the king of all b-movies, having produced over 400 cheap, cheesy movies in his lifetime. The sheer volume of output from Corman is staggering, and he’s credited with launching the careers of Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Jonathan Demme, James Cameron, John Sayles, Jack Nicholson, William Shatner, Peter Fonda, Robert De Niro and more! He began making films in 1954, starting mostly with camping monster flicks such as Attack of the Crab Monsters and The Wasp Woman. But as his career progressed, Corman began to spread out across many different genres, producing comedies (such as Ron Howard’s Moving Violation), camp sci-fi (Death Race 2000), and straight-up gothic horror (his acclaimed Edgar Allan Poe adaptations like House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, and The Raven). Corman received an honorary Oscar in 2009, and he’s still working today, with some of his more recent work including Sharktopus, Piranhaconda, and Dinocroc vs. Supergator. The man cannot be stopped! Roger Corman turns 86 today.