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 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)

Filmography

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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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Other Works:

Made an award winning short subject, "Hot Dogs for Gauguin" with Danny DeVito early in his career.

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I first saw the original film over 20 years ago, and it intrigued me; haunted me, really. There was a suggestion in the old movie of what might be a great story, but it was a story that had yet to be discovered. We had to start from scratch because rather than do a remake I wanted to explore an element that sparked my interest. See more »

Trivia:

Brest named Chaplin's City Lights (1931) as his all-time favorite film in an AFI-sponsored poll. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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