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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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Dressed to Kill Director
(1980)
The Untouchables Director
(1987)
Body Double Director
(1984)
Femme Fatale Director
(2002)

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
 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
 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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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)
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Personal Quote:

[if he's interested in new cinematic techniques or tools] At this moment, it's the drone shots that interest me. In the plane that brought me here, I saw a French film with incredible drone shots [he takes out a notebook from his pocket, opens a page where is written: "See You Up There (2017), drone shots"]. These shots have become a cliché, everyone does them because they're pretty, but it's ... See more »

Trivia:

In the 1970s, De Palma helped a close friend on a film project. He helped audition and interview actors. When the film was shot, DePalma did some uncredited writing on an opening "scrawl," a device the friend thought of at the last minute to help explain events in the film, so the audience would not be confused. The friend was George Lucas and the film was Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)... 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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