Martin Brest


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Martin Brest was born on August 8, 1951 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and actor, known for Scent of a Woman (1992), Midnight Run (1988) and Beverly Hills Cop (1984). See full bio »

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Tue, Jul 07 11:45 AM PDT on MOMAX (551)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Scent of a Woman Director
(1992)
Midnight Run Director
(1988)
(1984)
Meet Joe Black Director
(1998)

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 2003 Gigli
 1988 Midnight Run
 1980 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Jamie Lee Curtis/James Brown/Ellen Shipley (1980) ... (segment "Hot Dogs for Gauguin")
 1977 Hot Tomorrows
 1972 Hot Dogs for Gauguin (Short)
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Made an award winning short subject, "Hot Dogs for Gauguin" with Danny DeVito early in his career.

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[on casting Gigli (2003)] I thought of Ben for a couple of reasons. He has the physical presence to make Gigli intimidating, but he also possesses a wonderful vulnerability. He has a very outgoing nature that, simultaneously, reveals a certain amount of self-doubt. Ben understands the character's contradictions, his bullying, thug-like behavior and that layer of sensitivity. It was fascinating to... See more »

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Was the original director of WarGames (1983) but was replaced by John Badham. Several of Brest's scenes still remain in the film. See more »

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