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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 & 2 nominations. 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 (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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[after his Midnight Run (1988) crew quit after 5 weeks] My job is to create an environment where people can do their best work. Therefore, it's essential you share a common attitude with your collaborators. Generally, my instincts about who I'm compatible with are pretty good. This time, I made a mistake.[1988] See more »


Directed one Oscar winning performance: Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman (1992). See more »

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This guy's resume baffles me kisander-1
Will his career die? cman2099x
Deserves another chance jruiz58
How could he do Gigli after MJB and SOAW depotestad
what's going on? wassuoof
scent of a woman, an allan smithee film?? mbsound
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