Filmmaker George A. Romero may not be one of the most successful directors at the box office, but he has managed to accumulate an impressive net worth of approximately $35 million. But a net worth like that doesn't necessarily mean that he's compromised his artistic principles, since few directors in Hollywood are as iconoclastic as George A. Romero. His career began in Pittsburgh, his adopted home, first in commercials and Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, and then in what remains his most important film, Night of the Living Dead. That movie, with an often imitated but never completely recaptured blend of art and schlock, has gone on to be considered one of the most influential horror movies ever made, completely changing the genre forever.
He followed up Night of the Living Dead with not only sequels to his Living Dead series (which continues to this day), but other horror movies and at least one romantic comedy entitled There's Always Vanilla. Romero's most notable work continues to be his Dead series, which now includes 6 entries. Romero has said that his next horror movie will not involve zombies, but it's a safe bet that it will involve artful and thought-provoking scares like only Romero can bring you.