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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), Midnight Run (1988) and Beverly Hills Cop (1984). See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Scent of a Woman
Scent of a Woman Director
(1992)
Midnight Run
Midnight Run Director
(1988)
Beverly Hills Cop
(1984)
Meet Joe Black
Meet Joe Black Director
(1998)

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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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[on directing Gigli (2003)] There was an atmosphere on the set that encouraged us to explore the funny side of Gigli's dilemma. Not so much the joke-funny side, but the serious-funny side. There are moments when the characters are flipped out about some horrible thing that's happened to them, which turns funny when a certain insight emerges. That's the kind of observation we were always looking ... See more »

Trivia:

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

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