December 20, 1968
Writer/director Joe Cornish exploded onto the international film scene in 2011 with his urban extraterrestrial epic, "Attack the Block." Having received widespread acclaim and a BAFTA nomination for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer, the film marked a realization of the talent promised by Cornish's earlier works. His first gig came on Channel 4 sketch series "The Adam and Joe Show," which Cornish wrote, co-starred in, edited, and directed with comedian Adam Buxton. Cornish subsequently fell in with cult English director Edgar Wright, appearing in minor roles as a featured zombie in "Shaun of the Dead," and a cop in "Hot Fuzz." He also received a "Thanks" credit on Wright's kaleidoscopic action flick, "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World." It was only a matter of time before the two officially collaborated; Cornish and Wright served as co-screenwriters on "The Adventures of Tintin." Helmed by Hollywood director Steven Spielberg, the film employed innovative motion-capture technology to bring life to the iconic Belgian comic book character. "The Adventures of Tintin" went on to win the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature." Cornish also penned the screenplay for a long-dormant adaptation of Marvel Comics' "Ant-Man," with Wright in line to direct.