Brian De Palma


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Brian De Palma is one of the well-known directors who spear-headed the new movement in Hollywood during the 1970s. He is known for his many films that go from violent pictures, to Hitchcock-like thrillers. Born on September 11, 1940, De Palma was born in Newark, New Jersey in an Italian-American family. Originally entering university as a physics ... See full bio »

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Known For

Dressed to Kill Director
(1980)
Body Double Director
(1984)
The Untouchables Director
(1987)
Snake Eyes Director
(1998)

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)
 1989 Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-1988 (Video documentary) (video "Dancing in the Dark")
 1986 Wise Guys
 1984 Bruce Springsteen: Dancing in the Dark (Music Video short)
 1984 Body Double
 1983 Scarface (directed by)
 1981 Blow Out
 1979 Home Movies
 1978 The Fury
 1976 Carrie
 1976 Obsession (directed by)
 1972 Sisters
 1970 Hi, Mom!
 1969 To Bridge This Gap (Documentary short)
 1969 The Wedding Party (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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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 | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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:

[on the stylized production design of Scarface (1983)] It's a kind of a fantasy world and if it's driven by drugs, it even becomes more fantastic. There's nothing real about it - it's completely constructed by the imaginings of a drug-addled mind. Scarface is all about excess - it just gets more excessive, more stylized and more insane as it goes on, as anybody that's taken a lot of drugs can ... See more »

Trivia:

He was asked to direct Flashdance (1983), but turned it down in favour of Scarface (1983). See more »

Trademark:

[Voyeurism] Films often feature a protagonist who is voyeuristic by nature (Dressed to Kill (1980)), profession (Blow Out (1981)) or circumstance (Body Double (1984)). See more »

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