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Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters (1972) and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the script writers Paul Schrader, John Farris and Oliver ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dressed to Kill Director
(1980)
The Untouchables Director
(1987)
Body Double Director
(1984)
(1974)

Filmography

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 2019/I Domino
 2012 Passion
 2007 Redacted
 2002 Femme Fatale
 2001 Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000 (Video documentary) (video "Dancing in the Dark")
 1998 Snake Eyes
 1993 Carlito's Way (directed by)
 1992 Raising Cain (directed by)
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities (as Brian DePalma)
 1989 Casualties of War (as Brian DePalma)
 1989 Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-1988 (Video documentary) (video "Dancing in the Dark")
 1986 Wise Guys
 1984 Body Double
 1983 Scarface (directed by)
 1981 Blow Out
 1979 Home Movies
 1978 The Fury (as Brian DePalma)
 1976 Carrie
 1976 Obsession (directed by)
 1972 Sisters
 1970 Hi, Mom! (as Brian DePalma)
 1969 To Bridge This Gap (Documentary short)
 1969 The Wedding Party (as Brian DePalma, a film by)
 1968 Greetings
 1966 The Responsive Eye (Documentary short)
 1964 Jennifer (Short)
 1963 Woton's Wake (Short)
 1960 Icarus (Short)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed Bruce Springsteen's music video "Dancing in the Dark" (with Courteney Cox) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 16 Interviews | 10 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Brian DePalma

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)

Spouse:

Darnell Gregorio-De Palma  (divorced)  (1 child) | See more »

Children:

De Palma, Lolita | See more »

Parents:

DePalma, Vivienne | DePalma, Anthony F.

Relatives:

Cameron De Palma (niece or nephew) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

Since Vietnam, I have never believed in the justifications of our elected for these wars led by America and based on lies. When I do Casualties of War (1989) or Redacted (2007), they are metaphors about how we violate those countries where we go to war. I watch on TV these wars, the thousands of refugees they provoke and I feel helpless to stop that, like the heroes of my films. And I am angry to... See more »

Trivia:

Received a special thanks credit in Mean Streets (1973) for introducing Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro to one another. See more »

Trademark:

Often shoots "tense" moments without any widening lens or zoom. When coupled with his trademark extended shot, it creates a feeling the viewer is in the scene. See more »

Nickname:

Bri

Star Sign:

Virgo

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