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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)
 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 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 (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:

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 »

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:

I like stylization. I try to get away with as much as possible until people start laughing at it. See more »

Trivia:

He really wanted to direct Cruising (1980) but his producers could not obtain the rights to the material, so he made Dressed to Kill (1980) instead. 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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