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Martin Brest


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

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

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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Personal Quote:

[on the locations of Gigli (2003)] I've been living in Los Angeles for a long time, but because I'm one of those displaced New Yorkers who love New York, I've always set my movies there. Before I started writing "Gigli"(2003), I found myself exploring Los Angeles in a way I had never done before, gravitating towards downtown L.A., an area that people in the movie industry rarely have occasion to ... See more »

Trivia:

He was originally going to direct Rain Man (1988) but abruptly bailed when production was due to start due to "creative differences". Steven Spielberg stepped in but left after a few months, followed by Sydney Pollack who eventually left as well, leaving the project without a director until Barry Levinson signed on. See more »

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