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Wes Craven
Biographical Information

Sex:M
Age:71
Birth Date:August 2, 1939
Astrology Sign:Leo
Chinese Sign:Rabbit - Yin
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Occupation:Film/TV Director

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WES CRAVEN
Wes Craven

Biography:Wes Craven (born August 2, 1939 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American film director and writer best known as the creator of many horror films, including the Nightmare on Elm Street series.

Born to devoutly Baptist parents Paul Craven and Caroline Miller, Wes earned an undergraduate degree in writing and psychology from Wheaton College in Illinois, and a masters degree in Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to landing his first job in the film industry as a sound editor for a post-production company in New York, Craven briefly taught English at Westminster College and was a humanities professor at Clarkson College. With ex-wife Bonnie Chapin, he is the father of Jonathan and Jessica Craven.

Craven's work shares a common exploration of the nature of reality. A Nightmare on Elm Street, for example, dealt with the consequences of dreams in real life. The Serpent and the Rainbow portrays a man who can't distinguish between nightmarish visions and reality. New Nightmare brushes against the fourth wall by having actress Heather Langenkamp play herself as she is haunted by the villain of the film she once starred in. At one point in the film, we see on Wes Craven's word processor a script he has written, which includes word-for-word the conversation he just had with Heather. In Scream, the characters frequently reference horror films similar to the situation they are in, and at one point Billy Loomis tells his girlfriend that life is just a big movie. This concept was emphasized in the sequels, as copycat stalkers reenact the events of a film that has just been made about the Woodsboro killings.

Achievements: (Filmography)
Feast (2006)
Pulse (2006)
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
Cursed (2005)
Red Eye (2005)
Freddy vs. Jason (2003)
Cabin Fever (2003)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Deadly Blessing (1981)

Chinese Horoscope for Wes Craven
Includes characteristics and Vices
Wes Craven's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 19, 1939 - February 07, 1940
Birthday: August 2, 1939

The Rabbit is a Yin,
and is the Fourth sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Characteristics:    
Tact
Finesse
Virtue
Prudence
Longevity
Ambition
Vices:
Secretiveness
Squeamishness
Pedantry
Dilettantism
Hypochondria
Complexity


Personality and Character Cards:
Personality and character cards are identical!

Wes Craven's Personality Tarot Card The Hierophant - Personality Card

Birthday: August 2, 1939

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.


This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Wes Craven's Growth Tarot Card Death

Birthday: August 2, 2010

Changes: the end of the old and the birth of the new.

 

 

 

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