Brian De Palma

Film Director / Screenwriter / Film Producer | * 09/11/1940 (83) | Newark, New Jersey (United States of America (USA))
Brian Russell De Palma ([de ˈpalma]; born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and screenwriter. With a career spanning over 50 years, he is best known for work in the suspense, crime and psychological thriller genres. His films include mainstream box office hits such as Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), and Mission: Impossible (1996), as well as cult favorites such as Sisters (1972), Phantom of the Paradise (1974), Blow Out (1981), Body Double ()
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Brian Russell De Palma is an American film director and writer. In a career spanning over 40 years, he is probably best known for his suspense and crime thriller films, including such box office successes as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Scarface, The Untouchables, and Mission: Impossible.Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, De Palma worked repeatedly with actors Jennifer Salt, Amy Irving, Nancy Allen (his wife from 1979 to 1983), Gary Sinise, John Lithgow, William Finley, Charles Durning, Gerrit Graham, cinematographers Stephen H. Burum and Vilmos Zsigmond (see List of noted film director and cinematographer collaborations), set designer Jack Fisk, and composers Bernard Herrmann and Pino Donaggio. De Palma is credited with fostering the careers of or outright discovering Robert De Niro, Jill Clayburgh, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo, Andy Garcia and Margot Kidder.

Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Thriller | Crime

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Brian De Palma

4x Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Director Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture
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Movies with Brian De Palma as Actor(29)

as himself2022 Ennio
as himself2017 Spielberg
as himself2016 De Palma
as himself2010 Godard Made in USA
as Elizabeth's Screen Test Director (voice) (uncredited)2006 The Black Dahlia
as himself2004 The Autopsy
as himself2001 Visualizing 'Carrie'
as himself2001 'Obsession' Revisited
as himself2001 Acting 'Carrie'
as himself1995 Ennio Morricone
as Famous American Movie Director1994 Rotwang Must Go!
as himself1990 The Scorsese Machine
as himself1978 Movies Are My Life
as Man smoking in front of draft office1968 Greetings

TV Shows/Series with Brian De Palma as Actor(1)

as himself1997 Scene by Scene

Movies with Brian De Palma as Crew(70)

Directing/Director2023 Sweet Vengeance
Writing/Writer2023 Sweet Vengeance
Directing/Director2019 Domino
Directing/Director2012 Passion
Writing/Screenplay2012 Passion
Directing/Director2007 Redacted
Writing/Writer2007 Redacted
Directing/Director2006 The Black Dahlia
Writing/Writer2006 Sisters
Directing/Director2002 Femme Fatale
Writing/Writer2002 Femme Fatale
Directing/Director2000 Mission to Mars
Directing/Director1998 Snake Eyes
Production/Producer1998 Snake Eyes
Writing/Story1998 Snake Eyes
Directing/Director1996 Mission: Impossible
Directing/Director1993 Carlito's Way
Directing/Director1992 Raising Cain
Writing/Screenplay1992 Raising Cain
Directing/Director1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
Production/Producer1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities
Directing/Director1989 Casualties of War
Directing/Director1987 The Untouchables
Directing/Director1986 Wise Guys
Directing/Director1984 Body Double
Production/Producer1984 Body Double
Writing/Screenplay1984 Body Double
Directing/Director1983 Scarface
Directing/Director1981 Blow Out
Writing/Writer1981 Blow Out
Directing/Director1980 Dressed to Kill
Writing/Writer1980 Dressed to Kill
Directing/Director1980 Home Movies
Production/Producer1980 Home Movies
Writing/Story1980 Home Movies
Directing/Director1978 The Fury
Directing/Director1976 Carrie
Directing/Director1976 Obsession
Writing/Story1976 Obsession
Directing/Director1974 Phantom of the Paradise
Writing/Writer1974 Phantom of the Paradise
Directing/Director1973 Sisters
Writing/Screenplay1973 Sisters
Writing/Original Story1973 Sisters
Directing/Director1972 Get to Know Your Rabbit
Directing/Director1970 Hi, Mom!
Writing/Screenplay1970 Hi, Mom!
Writing/Story1970 Hi, Mom!
Crew/Cinematography1970 Dionysus in '69
Directing/Director1970 Dionysus in '69
Editing/Editor1970 Dionysus in '69
Directing/Director1969 The Wedding Party
Writing/Writer1969 The Wedding Party
Directing/Director1969 To Bridge This Gap
Directing/Director1968 Greetings
Editing/Editor1968 Greetings
Writing/Writer1968 Greetings
Directing/Director1968 Murder à la Mod
Editing/Editor1968 Murder à la Mod
Writing/Writer1968 Murder à la Mod
Crew/Cinematography1965 The Responsive Eye
Directing/Director1965 The Responsive Eye
Editing/Editor1965 The Responsive Eye
Directing/Director1964 Jennifer
Directing/Director1962 Woton's Wake
Writing/Writer1962 Woton's Wake
Directing/Director1961 660124: The Story of an IBM Card
Directing/Director1960 Icarus

Full Name: Brian De Palma
Born: Wednesday, 09/11 1940 (September) in Newark, New Jersey (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 83 years + 261 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dragon)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Columbia University, Sarah Lawrence College, Friends' Central School
Member of: Writers Guild of America, East
Spouses (current/former): Nancy Allen, Gale Anne Hurd, Darnell Gregorio-De Palma
Children: Willa Holland, Cameron De Palma, Piper De Palma, Lolita de Palma
Father: Anthony F. DePalma
Other names for Brian De Palma (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"브라이언 드 팔마"
Brian De Palma frequently works together with these people:
Laurent Bouzereau (37x, Crew)
Paul Hirsch (14x, Crew)
Stephen H. Burum (11x, Crew)
Pino Donaggio (11x, Crew)
Bill Pankow (11x, Crew)
William Finley (11x, Actor)
Ennio Morricone (7x, Crew)
Nancy Allen (7x, Actress)
Dennis Franz (7x, Actor)
David Koepp (7x, Crew)
Mark Cousins (4x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1257, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/20/2024