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      Brian De Palma

      Brian De Palma

      Highest Rated: 100% A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)

      Lowest Rated: 15% The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

      Birthday: Sep 11, 1940

      Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

      Director Brian De Palma focused his creative efforts on making viscerally disturbing thrillers that were both stylish and violent. After emerging onto the scene with small independents like "Greetings" (1968) and "The Wedding Party" (1969), De Palma touched on Hitchcock's "Vertigo" (1958) as inspiration for the thriller "Obsession" (1976). But he had one of his most lasting successes with "Carrie" (1976), an adaptation of Stephen King's first novel and a graphic horror thriller about teen cruelty that featured one of the most memorable uses of fake blood in cinema history. Following "The Fury" (1978) and "Dressed to Kill" (1980), wherein he honed his signature stylistic flourishes, De Palma directed John Travolta in "Blow Out" (1981), one of his most critically regarded films. De Palma returned with renewed vigor and directed the film "Scarface" (1983), which originally earned an X-rating for its graphic violence, while later becoming a favorite among many filmgoers. He followed with what many considered his best film, "The Untouchables" (1987), which was a successful blend of his usual cinematic styling with strong performances from its leading actors. The beginning of the decade saw him helm the challenging adaptation of Tom Wolfe's "The Bonfire of the Vanities" (1990), while later directing the mega-successful "Mission: Impossible" (1996), perhaps his most straightforward studio film. Though he triumphed with the critically lauded, but underappreciated "Carlito's Way" (1993), De Palma had less success with the likes of "Snake Eyes" (1998), "Mission to Mars" (2000) and "The Black Dahlia" (2006), all of which demonstrated his ability to combine great cinematic triumphs with lesser, but always intriguing, films.

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      MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, Director Brian DePalma, Tom Cruise, on set, 1996, (c)Paramount THE UNTOUCHABLES, director, Brian De Palma, 1987. (c)Paramount. DRESSED TO KILL, Director Brian De Palma, 1980. (c) Orion Pictures. RAISING CAIN, director Brian De Palma, 1992, ©Universal / THE UNTOUCHABLES, director Brian De Palma, on set, 1987. ©Paramount CASUALTIES OF WAR, director Brian De Palma, 1989, ©Columbia Pictures SCARFACE, Producer Martin Bregman, Executive Producer Louis A. Stroller, Director Brian De Palma, 1983. (c) Universal Pictures. SCARFACE, Director Brian De Palma, 1983. (c) Universal Pictures. GET TO KNOW YOUR RABBIT, Tom Smothers, Orson Welles, director Brian De Palma, on-set, 1972 SCARFACE, Director Brian De Palma, Michelle Pfeiffer, 1983. (c) Universal Pictures. DE PALMA, from left: director Jake Paltrow, Brian De Palma, director Noah Baumbach, 2015. © A24 THE UNTOUCHABLES, from left: director Brian De Palma, composer Ennio Morricone, 1987. ©Paramount Pictures FEMME FATALE, director Brian De Palma, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Antonio Banderas, 2002, © Warner Bros./Quinta Comm. DOMINO, FROM LEFT: DIRECTOR BRIAN DE PALMA, NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU, CARICE VAN HOUTEN, ON-SET, 2019. PH: ROLF KONOW/© SABAN FILMS REDACTED, director Brian De Palma, on set, 2008. ©Magnolia Pictures DOMINO, FROM LEFT: DIRECTOR BRIAN DE PALMA, NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU, ON-SET, 2019. PH: ROLF KONOW/© SABAN FILMS THE BLACK DAHLIA, director Brian De Palma, Josh Hartnett on set, 2006, (c) Universal PASSION, director Brian De Palma (back), Rachel McAdams, on set, 2012. ph: Guy Ferrandis/©Entertainment One THE BLACK DAHLIA, Josh Hartnett, director Brian De Palma, Scarlett Johansson rehearsing on set, 2006, (c) Universal THE BLACK DAHLIA, director Brian De Palma on set, 2006, (c) Universal

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      91% 76% Desperate Souls, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy Self $54.9K 2022
      33% 18% Domino Director - 2019
      92% 90% Spielberg Self - 2017
      95% 86% De Palma Self $163.4K 2015
      33% 25% Passion Director,
      Screenwriter
      $91.2K 2012
      44% 45% Redacted Director,
      Writer
      $65.1K 2007
      32% 27% The Black Dahlia Director $22.5M 2006
      49% 49% Femme Fatale Director,
      Writer
      $6.6M 2002
      24% 30% Mission to Mars Director $60.9M 2000
      43% 35% Snake Eyes Director,
      Writer,
      Producer
      $55.6M 1998
      66% 71% Mission: Impossible Director $180.9M 1996
      100% 95% A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Self - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet To Hell With Rotwang! Famous American movie director (Character) - 1995
      84% 91% Carlito's Way Director $36.5M 1993
      62% 40% Raising Cain Director,
      Screenwriter
      $20.5M 1992
      15% 26% The Bonfire of the Vanities Director,
      Producer
      - 1990
      84% 75% Casualties of War Director $17.0M 1989
      83% 89% The Untouchables Director $74.5M 1987
      31% 42% Wise Guys Director $7.0M 1986
      78% 65% Body Double Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Producer
      - 1984
      79% 93% Scarface Director $656.2K 1983
      88% 81% Blow Out Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1981
      83% 74% Dressed to Kill Director,
      Writer
      - 1980
      No Score Yet 39% Home Movies Director,
      Producer
      - 1980
      80% 49% The Fury Director - 1978
      93% 77% Carrie Director,
      Producer
      - 1976
      73% 58% Obsession Director - 1976
      81% 84% Phantom of the Paradise Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1974
      85% 72% Sisters Director,
      Screenwriter
      - 1973
      No Score Yet 42% Get to Know Your Rabbit Director - 1972
      73% 56% Hi, Mom Director - 1970
      No Score Yet 43% Dionysus in '69 Director - 1970
      No Score Yet 17% The Wedding Party Director - 1969
      88% 41% Greetings Director - 1968
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder à la Mod Director - 1968
      No Score Yet 27% Murder à la Mod Director - 1968