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Brian De Palma

1940-09-11 Newark, New Jersey, USA

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Brian Russell De Palma is an American film director and writer. In a career spanning over 40 years, he is probably best known for his suspense and crime thriller films, including such box office successes as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Scarface, The Untouchables, and Mission: Impossible. Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, De Palma worked repeatedly with actors Jennifer Salt, Amy Irving, Nancy Allen (his wife from 1979 to 1983), Gary Sinise, John Lithgow, William Finley, Charles Durning, Gerrit Graham, cinematographers Stephen H. Burum and Vilmos Zsigmond (see List of noted film director and cinematographer collaborations), set designer Jack Fisk, and composers Bernard Herrmann and Pino Donaggio. De Palma is credited with fostering the careers of or outright discovering Robert De Niro, Jill Clayburgh, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo, Andy Garcia and Margot Kidder.


Spielberg Self 2017-10-05
De Palma Himself 2016-06-10
Godard Made in USA Self 2010-12-11
Paradise Regained: Brian de Palma's 'Phantom of the Paradise' Himself 2006-02-28
The Black Dahlia Screen Test Director (voice) 2006-09-15
Gangland: Bullets over Hollywood 2005-12-02
Sisters, l'autopsie 2004-12-31
The Making of 'Carlito's Way' Self 2003-09-02
Femme Fatale: Dream Within a Dream Self 2003-03-25
Brian De Palma : Les Années 60 2002-01-01
Acting Carrie Self 2001-06-13
'Obsession' Revisited Himself 2001-06-26
Slashing 'Dressed to Kill' 2001-01-01
The Making of 'Dressed to Kill' Self 2001-08-28
Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius himself 1999-10-13
The Making of 'Scarface' Himself 1998-03-31
A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Himself 1995-05-21
Ennio Morricone Himself 1995-01-01
Rotwang muß weg! Famous American Movie Director 1994-10-28
The Scorsese Machine Himself 1990-01-01
Movies Are My Life: A Profile on Martin Scorsese Self 1978-10-06
Greetings Man smoking in front of draft office 1968-12-15
Mission: Remarkable - 40 Years of Creating the Impossible Self