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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/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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I pursued film because I thought this was the coolest job. I loved the idea of working with writers and musicians and photographers and actors at the same time. It sounds corny but the opportunity to work with Robert De Niro was a dream come true for me. I truly am happiest in a working environment where I can encourage and create surprises.[1988] See more »

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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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