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David Cronenberg


David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father was a journalist, and his mother was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, thus following his father's path) and for music (... See full bio »

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68 wins & 65 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Fly
The Fly Director
(1986)
eXistenZ
eXistenZ Director
(1999)
Eastern Promises
Eastern Promises Director
(2007)
A History of Violence
(2005)

Filmography

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 2014 Consumed (Video)
 2014/II The Nest (Short)
 2012 Cosmopolis
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World")
 2002 Spider
 2001 Short6 (segment "Camera")
 2000/III Camera (Short)
 1999 eXistenZ
 1996 Crash
 1993 M. Butterfly
 1991 Naked Lunch
 1990-1991 Scales of Justice (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Regina vs Logan (1990)
 1988 Dead Ringers
 1988 Friday's Curse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Faith Healer (1988)
 1986 The Fly
 1983 The Dead Zone
 1983 Videodrome
 1981 Scanners
 1979 The Brood
 1979 Fast Company
 1977 Rabid
 1976 Teleplay (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1975 Shivers
 1975 Peep Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Lie Chair (1975)
- The Victim (1975)
 1972 Don Valley (TV Short)
 1972 Fort York (TV Short)
 1972 In the Dirt (TV Short)
 1972 Lakeshore (TV Short)
 1972 Scarborough Bluffs (TV Short)
 1972 Winter Garden (TV Short)
 1972 Programme X (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Secret Weapons (1972)
 1971 Jim Ritchie Sculptor (TV Movie)
 1971 Letter from Michelangelo (TV Movie)
 1971 Tourettes (TV Movie)
 1969 Stereo
 1967 From the Drain (Short)
 1966 Transfer (Short)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Caramilk (1990) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 54 Interviews | 20 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

People ask me how is it to direct special effects? Is it fun? And in fact it's kind of like getting a performance out of a bowl of shrimp salad actually, because it lies there and it's kind of you know, it's agonizing and I hate it, directing special effects I like working with actors and it's much more fun. See more »

Trivia:

His regular cinematographer until 1988 was Mark Irwin until Dead Ringers (1988), on which Irwin was unable to work because of his commitment to The Blob (1988). Cronenberg then hired Peter Suschitzky, who became his regular cinematographer, and Cronenberg and Irwin have not worked together since then. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently uses the music of Howard Shore See more »

Star Sign:

Pisces

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