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Brian De Palma

Brian De Palma
  • Career: Director
  • Top celebrities: 1449
  • BirthDate: 1940, 11 of September , Newark, New Jersey, USA
  • Spouse: Darnell Gregorio-De Palma (11 October 1995 - 18 April 1997) (divorced) 1 child, Gale Anne Hurd (20 July 1991 - 1993) (divorced) 1 child, Nancy Allen (12 January 1979 - 1983) (divorced)
  • Zodiac sign: Virgo
  • Facts of life

    Brian Russell De Palma was born on September 11, 1940 in Newark, New Jersey, US. He is an American film director and screen writer. In a career spanning over 40 years, he is probably best known for his suspense and crime thriller films. He directed successful and popular films such as Carrie, Dressed to kill, the untouchables, Carlito’s way and Mission: Impossible. He won a regional science fair prize for a project titled “An Analog Computer to solve Differential Equations”. Enrolled at Colombia as a Physics student, De Palma became enraptured with the film making process after viewing Citizen Kane and Vertigo. He then enrolled at newly coed Sarah Lawrence College as a graduate student in their theater department in the early 1960s, becoming one of the first male students among a female population. His most significant features from this decade are Greetings and Hi, Mom. In 1970’s De Palma went to Hollywood where he started working in bigger budget films.

  • Awards: Nominated Saturn Award - 1981 for "Best Director for:Dressed to Kill (1980)."
    Won Youth Jury Award - 2008 for "for:Redacted (2007)."
    Won Grand Prize - 1977 for "for:Carrie (1976)."
    Won Grand Prize - 1975 for "for:Phantom of the Paradise (1974)."
    Nominated Golden Berlin Bear - 1970 for "for:Dionysus (1970)."
    Won Silver Berlin Bear - 1969 for "for:Greetings (1968)."
    Won Blue Ribbon Award - 1988 for "Best Foreign Language Film for:The Untouchables (1987)."
    Nominated César - 1988 for "Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) for:The Untouchables (1987)."
    Won Critics Award - 2007 for "Best DVD Single Disc for:Phantom of the Paradise (1974)."
    2nd place NYFCC Award - 1989 for "Best Director for:Casualties of War (1989)."
    Nominated Razzie Award - 2001 for "Worst Director for:Mission to Mars (2000)."
    Nominated Razzie Award - 1991 for "Worst Director for:The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)."
    Nominated Razzie Award - 1985 for "Worst Director for:Подставное тело (1984)."
    Nominated Razzie Award - 1984 for "Worst Director for:Лицо со шрамом (1983)."
    Nominated Razzie Award - 1981 for "Worst Director for:Dressed to Kill (1980)."
    Nominated Best Film - 2002 for "for:Femme Fatale (2002)."
    Won Future Film Festival Digital Award - 2007 for "for:Redacted (2007)."
    Nominated Golden Lion - 2006 for "for:The Black Dahlia (2006)."
    Nominated WGA Award (Screen) - 1975 for "Best Comedy Written Directly for the Screen for:Phantom of the Paradise (1974)."
  • Position in top best awards winner: 697
  • Films with Brian De Palma: Passion - 2013
    Redacted - 2007
    The Black Dahlia - 2006
    Femme Fatale - 2002
    Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000 - 2001
    Mission to Mars - 2000
    Snake Eyes - 1998
    Mission: Impossible - 1996
    Carlito's Way - 1993
    Raising Cain - 1992
    The Bonfire of the Vanities - 1990
    Casualties of War - 1989
    Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-1988 - 1989
    The Untouchables - 1987
    Wise Guys - 1986
    Body Double - 1984
    Scarface - 1983
    Blow Out - 1981
    Dressed to Kill - 1980
    Home Movies - 1980
    The Fury - 1978
    Carrie - 1976
    Obsession - 1976
    Phantom of the Paradise - 1974
    Sisters - 1973
    Get to Know Your Rabbit - 1972
    Hi, Mom! - 1970
    Dionysus - 1970
    The Wedding Party - 1969
    Greetings - 1968
    Murder à la Mod - 1968
    Show Me a Strong Town and I'll Show You a Strong Bank - 1966
    The Responsive Eye - 1966
    Bridge That Gap - 1965
    Jennifer - 1964
    Woton's Wake - 1962
    660124: The Story of an IBM Card - 1961
    Icarus - 1960
    Sisters - 2006/I
    Scene by Scene - 1998
    Rotwang muß weg! - 1994
    The Great O'Grady - 1993
    The First Time - 1983
    Dream House - 2009
    Little Red Riding Hood - 2009/I
    Chef Tony Montana - 2008
    Death Proof - 2007
    Away from Her - 2006
    Running Scared - 2006
    The Making of 'Carlito's Way' - 2003
    Femme Fatale: Dream Within a Dream - 2003
    Eriksson's War: A Talk with Actor Michael J. Fox - 2001
    Stir of Echoes - 1999
    Mr. Jealousy - 1997
    Mean Streets - 1973
    The Scarface Phenomenon - 2011
    Godard Made in USA - 2010
    Irak-Afganistán, la guerra llega al cine - 2008
    Días de cine - 1996-2007
    La nit al dia - 2007
    Breakfast with the Arts - 2006
    Paradise Regained: Brian de Palma's 'Phantom of the Paradise' - 2006
    Bullets Over Hollywood - 2005
    Backstory - 2005
    The Untouchables: Production Stories - 2004
    The Untouchables: Re-Inventing the Genre - 2004
    The Untouchables: The Classic - 2004
    The Untouchables: The Script, the Cast - 2004
    Sisters, l'autopsie - 2004
    Unseen + Untold: Scarface - 2003
    Scarface: The Rebirth - 2003
    Scarface: Creating - 2003
    Scarface: Acting - 2003
    Day for Night: Truffaut in the USA - 2003
    The Making of 'Casualties of War' - 2001
    Slashing 'Dressed to Kill' - 2001
    Visualizing 'Carrie' - 2001
    The Making of 'Dressed to Kill' - 2001
    Acting 'Carrie' - 2001
    'Obsession' Revisited - 2001
    Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius - 1999
    Charlie Rose - 1998
    The Making of 'Scarface' - 1998
    Gomorron - 1996
    A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies - 1995
    American Cinema - 1995
    Ennio Morricone - 1995
    Cinema 3 - 1990-1994
    Cinéma, de notre temps - 1991
    Reflections on 'Citizen Kane' - 1991
    Ebert Presents: At the Movies - 2011
    Who Is Alan Smithee? - 2002
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