Brian De Palma

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Brian De Palma

American film director and writeradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1940.

Countries: United States (74%), Canada (4%), (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: The Fury (1978 film), Body Double, Craig Wasson

Linked to: Columbia University, Friends' Central School, Motion Picture Association of America, Sarah Lawrence College

 

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Brian De Palma was born in 1940 add something


1958

Wilford Leach - While a film and theater professor at Sarah Lawrence, where he taught since 1958, Leach met students Brian De Palma and Cynthia Munroe


1960

During the 1960s, De Palma began making a living producing documentary films, notably The Responsive Eye, a 1966 movie about The Responsive Eye op-art exhibit curated by William Seitz for Museum of Modern Art in 1965. add something

 

Paul Hirsch (film editor) - In the late 1960s, while editing trailers in NYC, he was introduced by his brother, Charles, to unknown filmmaker Brian De Palma


1963

The film, which was co-directed with Leach and producer Cynthia Munroe, had been shot in 1963 but remained unreleased until 1969, when De Palma's star had risen sufficiently within the Greenwich Village filmmaking scene. add something

 

Robert De Niro - De Niro's first movie role, in collaboration with Brian De Palma, was in 1963, at the age of 20, when he appeared opposite his friend Jill Clayburgh in The Wedding Party; however, the film was not released until 1969.


1968

After the success of his 1968 breakthrough, De Palma and his producing partner were given the opportunity by Sigma 3 to make an unofficial sequel of sorts, initially entitled Son of Greetings, and subsequently released as Hi, Mom/. add something

 

Greetings (1968 film) - "'Greetings"' is a 1968 film directed by Brian De Palma

 

Murder a la Mod - "'Murder a la Mod"' is a 1968 film directed by Brian De Palma


1969

In an interview with Gelmis from 1969, De Palma described the film as "very good and very successful. add something


1972

Get to Know Your Rabbit - "'Get to Know Your Rabbit"' is a 1972 American comedy film written by Jordan Crittenden and directed by Brian De Palma


1973

De Palma recalls that he was “floored” by this performance upon first sight, and in 1973 recounts how he "began to try and figure out a way to capture it on film. add something

 

B movie - In 1973, American International gave a shot to young director Brian De Palma

 

Sissy Spacek - She came to international prominence for her roles as Holly Sargis in Terrence Malick's 1973 film "Badlands", and as Carrie White in Brian De Palma's 1976 horror film "Carrie" for which she earned her first Academy *award nomination

 

Sisters (1973 film) - "'Sisters"' is a 1973 American horror film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt and Charles Durning


1974

Joe D'Amato - In 1974, he first used the name "Joe D'Amato" as director on the Canadian spaghetti western Cormack of the Mounties, a name proposed by producer Ermanno Donati to resemble Italian American the Italian names of directors such as Martin Scorsese and Brian De Palma and which became his better-known pseudonym

 

Touch of Evil - The opening scene is replicated midway through Brian De Palma's 1974 camp musical film "Phantom of the Paradise"

 

Phantom of the Paradise - "'Phantom of the Paradise"' is a 1974 American musical film written and directed by Brian De Palma


1976

William Katt - His earliest film credits include the role of a jock, Tommy Ross, in Brian De Palma's 1976 horror film adaptation "Carrie," which allowed Katt to make a name for himself

 

Edie McClurg - McClurg began her career with a role in the 1976 Brian De Palma horror film "Carrie" as Helen Shyres, one of Carrie's classmates

 

Sissy Spacek - Spacek's iconic and career-defining role came in 1976 with Brian De Palma's "Carrie," in which she played Carietta "Carrie" White, a shy, troubled high school senior with telekinetic powers

 

Vertigo (film) - " Obsession", a 1976 film by Brian De Palma, is heavily influenced by "Vertigo"


1978

Jim Belushi - During this period, Belushi made his television debut in 1978's "Who's Watching the Kids" and had a small part in Brian De Palma's "The Fury"

 

Daryl Hannah - Hannah made her film debut in 1978 with a brief appearance in Brian De Palma's horror film The Fury.

 

Christopher Largen - He fulfilled contracts in runway and catalogue modeling, and a television commercial for amusement park Old Chicago, where director Brian De Palma filmed scenes from his 1978 film The Fury

 

Andrea Evans - While there Evans was cast as an extra in the 1978 Brian De Palma film "The Fury", and the same year in the miniseries "The Awakening Land"

 

The Fury (1978 film) - "'The Fury"' is a 1978 supernatural thriller film directed by Brian De Palma

 

Sam Irvin - After graduating from the University of South Carolina in May 1978, Irvin worked as the Associate Producer and Production Manager on Brian De Palma's "Home Movies"


1979

Nancy Allen (actress) - She and Brian De Palma were married on January 12, 1979, and for the next couple of years Allen appeared in his films


1980

Joe Napolitano - In the 1980s, Napolitano's work included acting as assistant director on feature film projects, working on films with directors Brian Hutton, Danny DeVito, Stuart Rosenberg, Donald Bellisario, Ron Howard, Howard Zieff, Terry Gilliam, Antoine Fuqua, and on multiple projects directed by Brian De Palma

 

Dressed to Kill (1980 film) - "'Dressed to Kill"' is a 1980 erotic crime thriller film written and directed by Brian De Palma and starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen and Keith Gordon

 

Home Movies (film) - "'Home Movies"' is a 1980 independent film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Kirk Douglas, Nancy Allen, Vincent Gardenia, Keith Gordon, Theresa Saldana, and Gerrit Graham


1981

Blow Out - "'Blow Out"' is a 1981 thriller film, written and directed by Brian De Palma


1983

Scarface (1983 film) - "'Scarface"' is a 1983 American crime film directed by Brian De Palma, written by Oliver Stone, produced by Martin Bregman, and starring Al Pacino as Tony Montana


1984

In 1984, he directed the music video of Bruce Springsteen's song "Dancing In The Dark". add something

 

Melanie Griffith - Griffith's career gained momentum in 1984 when she played a porn actress in the Brian De Palma thriller "Body Double"

 

Craig Wasson - He later starred as Jake Scully in the 1984 Brian De Palma suspense movie "Body Double"

 

Body Double - "'Body Double"' is a 1984 American thriller film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, and Gregg Henry


1986

Goodfellas - Pileggi and Scorsese decided to change the title of their film to "Goodfellas" because "Wiseguys", the same name of Pileggi's book, had already been used for a 1986 comedy film by Brian De Palma and a TV series

 

Wise Guys (1986 film) - "'Wise Guys"' is a 1986 feature film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Danny DeVito and Joe Piscopo


1987

Black Dahlia - Directed by Brian De Palma, it was based on James Ellroy's 1987 novel "The Black Dahlia", a fictionalized account of Elizabeth short, the events in her life eventually leading to her death, and two obsessed cops who attempt to find her killer

 

Billy Drago - Drago is perhaps best known for the role of Al Capone's henchman Frank Nitti in Brian De Palma's 1987 film "The Untouchables"

 

The Untouchables (film) - "'The Untouchables"' is a 1987 American crime drama directed by Brian De Palma and written by David Mamet


1989

Thuy Thu Le - Thuy Thu Le is best known for her role in the 1989 Brian De Palma film "Casualties of War", starring Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn

 

Casualties of War - "'Casualties of War"' is a 1989 war drama directed by Brian De Palma, with a screenplay by David Rabe, based on the actual events of the incident on Hill 192 in 1966 during the Vietnam War


1991

He married producer Gale Anne Hurd in 1991, who had previously been married to Director James Cameron. add something


1992

Adrian Pasdar - In 1992, he left Hollywood and returned to New York, working as a cashier for room and board, while taking the occasional small part, such as Frankie in Brian De Palma's "Carlito's Way"

 

Raising Cain - "'Raising Cain"' is a 1992 psychological thriller film written and directed by Brian De Palma, and starring John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich and Steven Bauer


1993

De Palma's last wife was Darnell Gregorio, whom he married in 1993 and had one child. add something


1996

Carla Gugino - After playing Michael J. Fox's love interest, Ashley Schaeffer, during the first season of the sitcom "Spin City" in 1996, Gugino starred with Nicolas Cage in Brian De Palma's "Snake Eyes", and in "Judas Kiss", which she co-produced


1998

Snake Eyes (film) - "'Snake Eyes"' is a 1998 conspiracy thriller film directed by Brian De Palma, one featuring his trademark use of long tracking shots and split screens


2000

Mission to Mars - "'Mission to Mars"' is a 2000 science fiction film directed by Brian De Palma from an original screenplay written by Jim Thomas, John Thomas, and Graham Yost


2002

Antonio Banderas - In 2002, he starred in Brian De Palma's "Femme Fatale" opposite Rebecca Romijn-Stamos and in Julie Taymor's "Frida" with Salma Hayek


2003

American Gangster (film) - In November 2003, Universal and Imagine entered negotiations with Brian De Palma to direct "Tru Blu", with a script by Zaillian based on Frank Lucas


2006

The Black Dahlia (film) - "'The Black Dahlia"' is a 2006 American neo noir crime film directed by Brian De Palma


2007

Redacted (film) - "'Redacted"' is a 2007 American war film written and directed by Brian De Palma


2012

In 2012, his film "Passion" was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival add something

 

Rachel McAdams - McAdams starred in 2012's romantic drama "The Vow", and will next appear in Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder", Brian De Palma's "Passion", Richard Curtis's "About Time", and Anton Corbijn's "A Most Wanted Man"


2013

Melbourne International Film Festival - The 'First Glance' programme of MIFF 2013 revealed selections such as Brian de Palma's "Passion", the Stone Roses documentary "The Stone Roses: Made of Stone" and short film "Though I Know the River is Dry"


2015

In 2015, he was the subject of a documentary film, "De Palma" add something


2017

In 2017 Brian De Palma began the shot of the thriller "Domino" in Málaga, and they moved to shot in Almería at the airport, the bullring and the port add something

 

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - In May 2017 it was announced that he is attached to star in "Domino", a film directed by Brian De Palma, which marks the veteran director's return to filmmaking after half a decade out