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Jonathan Demme


Jonathan Demme was born on February 22, 1944 in Baldwin, Long Island, New York, USA as Robert Jonathan Demme. He is a director and producer, known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Philadelphia (1993) and The Manchurian Candidate (2004). He is married to Joanne Howard. They have three children. He was previously married to Evelyn Purcell. See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 24 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The New Yorker Presents (TV Movie documentary) (attached) (completed)
 2013-2014 The Killing (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Eden (2014)
- Reckoning (2013)
 2014 Line of Sight (TV Movie)
 2012 P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2012 Enzo Avitabile Music Life (Documentary)
 2012 Kenny Chesney: Unstaged (Documentary)
 2011 Enlightened (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Lonely Ghosts (2011)
- Sandy (2011)
 2011 A Gifted Man (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Pilot (2011)
 2011 Neil Young Journeys (Documentary)
 2011 I'm Carolyn Parker (Documentary)
 2010 Tavis Smiley Reports (TV Movie) (segment "Been In The Storm Too Long")
 2009 Neil Young Trunk Show (Documentary)
 2007 Jimmy Carter Man from Plains (Documentary)
 2007 Right to Return: New Home Movies from the Lower 9th Ward (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2006 Neil Young: Heart of Gold (Documentary)
 2003 The Agronomist (Documentary)
 2001 Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000 (Video documentary) (videos "Streets of Philadelphia", "Murder Incorporated", "If I Should Fall Behind")
 2000 The Pretenders: Greatest Hits (Video documentary) (video "I Got You Babe")
 1998 Beloved
 1998 Storefront Hitchcock (Documentary)
 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie) (segment "Subway Car from Hell")
 1994 The Complex Sessions (Short)
 1993 Philadelphia
 1992 Cousin Bobby (Documentary)
 1990 Red Hot and Blue (TV Movie) (segment "In The Still Of The Night")
 1989 New Order: Substance (Video short) (video "The perfect kiss")
 1988 Haiti Dreams of Democracy (TV Movie documentary)
 1987 Trying Times (TV Series) (1 episode)
- A Family Tree (1987)
 1985 Survival Guide (TV Movie)
 1984 Stop Making Sense (Documentary)
 1984 Swing Shift
 1984 Alive from Off Center (TV Series)
 1982 American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1980 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Elliott Gould/Kid Creole & the Coconuts (1980) ... (segment "Gidgette Goes to Hell")
 1979 Last Embrace
 1978 Columbo (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1976 Fighting Mad
 1975 Crazy Mama
 1974 Caged Heat
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Other Works:

Music video: Directed Bruce Springsteen's video "Murder Incorporated". See more »

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4 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | 5 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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I was really hooked on movies at a very young age. The Manchurian Candidate (1962), along with Seven Days in May (1964), Fail Safe (1964) and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) were this quartet of anarchistic black-and-white American movies, each of which did things that you just didn't do in American movies, especially in the realm of irreverence toward ... See more »

Trivia:

He and Michael Mann have both directed a Hannibal Lecter film and have also both been involved in a film about Howard Hughes. Mann directed Manhunter (1986) and produced The Aviator (2004), which he was originally to have directed. One of Demme's earliest films was Melvin and Howard (1980), and he later went on to direct The Silence of the Lambs (1991). See more »

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Frequently casts Jason Robards, Roger Corman, Kenneth Utt and Obba Babatundé in his films. See more »

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Pisces

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