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Martin Brest


Martin Brest was born on August 8, 1951 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Scent of a Woman (1992), Meet Joe Black (1998) and Beverly Hills Cop (1984). See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 2003 Gigli
 1988 Midnight Run
 1980 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Jamie Lee Curtis/James Brown/Ellen Shipley (1980) ... (segment "Hot Dogs for Gauguin")
 1977 Hot Tomorrows
 1972 Hot Dogs for Gauguin (Short)
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Made an award winning short subject, "Hot Dogs for Gauguin" with Danny DeVito early in his career.
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Personal Quote:

"That the film turned out to be coherent is a miracle. That it is successful proves there is a God." [on directing Beverly Hills Cop (1984).

Trivia:

He was originally going to direct Rain Man (1988) but abruptly bailed when production was due to start due to "creative differences". Spielberg stepped in but left after a few months, followed by Sidney Pollack who eventually left as well, leaving the project without a director until Barry Levinson signed on. See more »

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