Knowledge Identifier: +David_Cronenberg
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1943.
Countries: United States (37%), United Kingdom (18%), Canada (15%)
Linked to: Ivan Reitman, Harbord Collegiate Institute, University College, University of Toronto, Nike, Inc.
A keen interest in science, especially botany and lepidopterology, led him to enter the Honours Science program at the University of Toronto in 1963, but he switched to Honors English Language and Literature later in his first year
Terry Southern - In 1973 Southern wrote a new screenplay called "Double Date", which in some respects anticipated the later David Cronenberg film "Dead Ringers", but he eventually abandoned it
Marilyn Chambers - Chambers won the starring role in film director David Cronenberg's low-budget Canadian movie "Rabid", which was released in 1977
Howard Shore - He is a consistent collaborator with director David Cronenberg, having scored all but one of his films since 1979
Tim Lucas - Lucas' most recent work of nonfiction, "Videodrome", a study of the 1983 David Cronenberg film, inaugurated the new "Studies in the Horror Film" line from Centipede Press in September 2008
Rick Schmidlin - In 1986 he was an assistant producer on David Cronenberg's "The Fly"
The Fly (1958 film) - There was a remake of the same name in 1986 directed by David Cronenberg, which itself had a sequel, 1989's "The Fly II"
Bernard Boursicot - This espionage case became something of a cause célèbre in France in 1986, as Boursicot and Shi were brought to trial, due to the nature of the unusual sexual subterfuge alleged The case was again back under a public spotlight when a play, "M. Butterfly" by David Henry Hwang based on this affair premiered in 1988 and yet again as the Film adaptation of the play of the same name directed by David Cronenberg was released in 1993
The Fly (1986 film) - "'The Fly"' is a 1986 American science fiction horror film directed and co-written by David Cronenberg
Jacqueline Hennessy - In 1988, the two appeared as twin call girls in the David Cronenberg film, "Dead Ringers"
William S. Burroughs - He collaborated with Tom Waits and director Robert Wilson to create "The Black Rider", a play which opened at the Thalia Theatre in Hamburg in 1990, to critical acclaim, and was later performed all over Europe and the U.S. In 1991, with Burroughs's sanction, director David Cronenberg took on the seemingly impossible task of adapting "Naked Lunch" into a full-length feature film
Naked Lunch - In 1991, David Cronenberg released a film of the same name based upon the novel and other Burroughs writings
J. G. Ballard - In 1996, the film adaptation by David Cronenberg was met by a tabloid uproar in the UK, with the "Daily Mail" campaigning actively for it to be banned
Deborah Kara Unger - Unger appeared in her breakthrough role in the David Cronenberg's drama film "Crash" in 1996 about a group of people who take sexual pleasure from car accidents, a notable form of paraphilia
Howard Shore - He collaborated again with David Cronenberg in 2005 to score "A History of Violence", starring Viggo Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen - In 2005, Mortensen won critical acclaim for David Cronenberg's crime thriller "A History of Violence"
A History of Violence - "'A History of Violence"' is a 2005 American crime thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh Olson
Also in 2006, Cronenberg was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scientists and scholars
In 2009 Cronenberg received the Légion d'honneur from the government of France
The Fly (1986 film) - In 2009, it was rumored that David Cronenberg himself was preparing to direct a second remake of "The Fly", but it was not until 2011 that the director addressed the rumors
Cosmopolis (film) - On 26 July 2009, it was announced that Canadian director David Cronenberg had become involved in the project and would now bring the novel to the screen
Michael Fassbender - In 2011, Fassbender starred in "A Dangerous Method" by director David Cronenberg, playing Swiss psychiatrist and psychologist Carl Jung
Howard Shore - Shore's 2011 projects are "A Dangerous Method", continuing his long-term collaboration with director David Cronenberg
Olivia Williams - In 2014, Williams co-starred in David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars", a dark comic look at Hollywood excess
On April 2018, it was announced that Cronenberg will receive the honorary Golden Lion at the 75th Venice International Film Festival