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Brian De Palma


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
Dressed to Kill Director
(1980)
Phantom of the Paradise
(1974)
The Untouchables
The Untouchables Director
(1987)
Femme Fatale
Femme Fatale Director
(2002)

Filmography

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 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
 1992 Raising Cain
 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
 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 The Wedding Party (as Brian DePalma, a film by)
 1968 Greetings
 1966 The Responsive Eye (Documentary short)
 1965 To Bridge This Gap (Documentary short)
 1964 Jennifer (Short)
 1962 Woton's Wake (Short)
 1960 Icarus (Short)
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Other Works:

Debut novel Are Snakes Necessary?, written with Susan Lehman. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 16 Interviews | 10 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Brian DePalma

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm not interested in a lot of talk. Talk to me is very boring and a lot of people just put that up there all the time. You have many films with these long character scenes, with extremely in-depth analysis, and what you have is a lot of characters sitting around talking to each other. Which does little to excite me in terms of the possibilities of what you can do with cinema. So I have those ... See more »

Trivia:

Though it's already known he assisted George Lucas several times while Lucas was making Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977), he was a little skeptic and critical about the final product, after seeing for the first time, quoting "What is this crap about the force?". Source: Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock 'N' Roll Generation Saved Hollywood (2003). See more »

Trademark:

The "LONG TAKE" which is usually complimented by a series of elaborate tracking shots or dolly movements See more »

Nickname:

Bri

Star Sign:

Virgo

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