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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 & 4 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)

Filmography

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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:

[on Larry Gigli's apartment in Gigli (2003)] The character doesn't read, so there were no books. They couldn't hang things on the walls because Gigli has no art. Every day they'd make a suggestion and I'd say 'no, you can't put that in.' It's much easier to dress a set with lots of things than a set that has nothing, but they did a magnificent job. One of my favorite subtle details is a little ... See more »

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Was the original director of WarGames (1983) but was replaced by John Badham. Several of Brest's scenes still remain in the film. See more »

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Leo

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