David Cronenberg

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David Cronenberg

Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter and actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1943.

Countries: United States (37%), United Kingdom (18%), Canada (15%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Howard Shore, Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method

Linked to: Ivan Reitman, Harbord Collegiate Institute, University College, University of Toronto, Nike, Inc.

 

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David Cronenberg was born in 1943 add something


1958

George Langelaan - The story itself has been adapted to the screen twice, in the 1958 film starring Vincent Price and David Hedison, directed by Kurt Neumann, and with a screenplay by James Clavell and in the 1986 movie starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, directed by David Cronenberg


1963

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 add something


1967

After taking a year off to travel in Europe, he returned to Canada in 1967, graduating from University College at the top of his class add something


1970

The Canadian government provided financing for his films through the 1970s add something


1973

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


1977

Marilyn Chambers - Chambers won the starring role in film director David Cronenberg's low-budget Canadian movie "Rabid", which was released in 1977


1979

His seven-year marriage to Margaret Hindson ended in 1979 add something

 

Other regular collaborators include actor Robert Silverman, art director Carol Spier, sound editor Bryan Day, film editor Ronald Sanders, his sister, costume designer Denise Cronenberg, and, from 1979 until 1988, cinematographer Mark Irwin add something

 

Howard Shore - He is a consistent collaborator with director David Cronenberg, having scored all but one of his films since 1979


1980

Jeremy Irons - He appeared sporadically in films during the 1980s, including the Cannes Palme d'Or winner "The Mission" in 1986, and in the dual role of twin gynecologists in David Cronenberg's "Dead Ringers" in 1988


1983

The Dead Zone (novel) - In 1983, the novel was adapted by screenwriter Jeffrey Boam into a film of the same name, starring Christopher Walken as Johnny and Martin Sheen as Greg Stillson, and directed by David Cronenberg

 

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

 

Christopher Walken - Walken played schoolteacher-turned-psychic Johnny Smith in David Cronenberg's 1983 adaptation of Stephen King's The Dead Zone.


1986

Rick Schmidlin - In 1986 he was an assistant producer on David Cronenberg's "The Fly"

 

The Fly (1958 film) - It was remade in 1986 as a film of the same name by director David Cronenberg

 

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


1988

Dead Ringers - Since 1988's "Dead Ringers", Cronenberg has worked with cinematographer Peter Suschitzky on each of his films add something

 

Jacqueline Hennessy - In 1988, the two appeared as twin call girls in the David Cronenberg film, "Dead Ringers"


1990

In the late 1990s, Cronenberg was announced as director of a sequel to another Verhoeven film, "Basic Instinct", but this fell through add something

 

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


1991

Naked Lunch - In 1991, David Cronenberg released a film of the same name based upon the novel and other Burroughs writings

 

Naked Lunch - In 1991, Canadian director David Cronenberg took up the challenge

 

Ornette Coleman - In 1991, Coleman played on the soundtrack for David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch; the orchestra was conducted by Howard Shore.

 

Naked Lunch (film) - "'Naked Lunch"' is a 1991 science fiction drama film written and directed by David Cronenberg and starring Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, and Roy Scheider


1992

In the 1992 book "Cronenberg on Cronenberg", he revealed that "The Brood" was inspired by events that occurred during the unraveling of his first marriage, which caused both Cronenberg and his daughter Cassandra a great deal of turmoil add something


1995

To Die For - The film includes cameos by George Segal, David Cronenberg, author May 1995 nard, and screenwriter Henry


1996

Crash - Cronenberg received the Special Jury Prize at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival for "Crash" add something

 

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


 

In 1999, Cronenberg was inducted onto Canada's Walk of Fame and was awarded with the Silver Bear award at the 49th Berlin International Film Festival add something

 

Don McKellar - He appeared alongside Jude Law and Jennifer Jason Leigh in David Cronenberg's 1999 film "eXistenZ"


2000

Michael Snow - In 2000, TIFF commissioned Snow with Atom Egoyan and David Cronenberg to make short films, Preludes, for the 25th Anniversary of the festival.


 

In 2002, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, and in 2006 he was awarded the Cannes Film Festival's lifetime achievement award, the Carrosse d'Or add something

 

John Neville (actor) - He had a small role as "Terrence" in David Cronenberg's 2002 "Spider"

 

Miranda Richardson - In 2002, she performed a triple-role alongside Ralph Fiennes in David Cronenberg's acclaimed thriller "Spider", a film that won her several international critics' *awards


2004

In 2004, Science Fiction magazine Strange Horizons named him the 2nd greatest director in the history of the genre, ahead of better known directors such as Steven Spielberg, James Cameron, Jean-Luc Godard and Ridley Scott add something


 

Crash - In 2005, Cronenberg would say that he was upset that Paul Haggis had chosen the same name for his Academy award winning film "Crash", feeling it was "stupid" and "very disrespectful add something

 

Howard Shore - He collaborated again with David Cronenberg in 2005 to score "A History of Violence", starring Viggo Mortensen

 

Ashton Holmes - In 2005 he starred of David Cronenberg's movie "A History of Violence"

 

Viggo Mortensen - In 2005, Mortensen starred in David Cronenberg's "A History of Violence"

 

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


2006

Also in 2006, Cronenberg was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scientists and scholars add something


2007

In 2007, Total Film named him as the 17th greatest director of all-time add something


2008

The Fly - In 2008, Cronenberg directed Howard Shore's first opera, "The Fly" add something

 

Daniel Okulitch - Los Angeles Opera - In 2008 Okulitch created the role of Seth Brundle in Howard Shore's opera "The Fly" at the Los Angeles Opera, directed by David Cronenberg, conducted by Plácido Domingo

 

Dante Ferretti - In 2008, he designed the set for Howard Shore's opera "The Fly", directed by David Cronenberg, at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris

 

George Langelaan - It was adapted into an opera by Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore, which was premiered in 2008 and played Paris ' Théâtre du Châtelet, and was directed by David Cronenberg with a libretto by Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang


2009

In 2009 Cronenberg received the Légion d'honneur from the government of France add something

 

Viggo Mortensen - In 2009 he joined the cast of "The Road", a film adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel of the same name, and collaborated with David Cronenberg for a third time on "A Dangerous Method"

 

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


2010

In July 2010, Cronenberg completed production on "A Dangerous Method", an adaptation of Christopher Hampton's play "The Talking Cure", starring Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, and frequent collaborator Viggo Mortensen add something

 

Cosmopolis (film) - The film was scheduled to begin filming in 2010, with Paulo Branco's Paris-based production house Alfama Films co-producing with Cronenberg's Toronto Antenna Ltd.


2011

In the October 2011 edition of "Rue Morgue", Cronenberg stated that he has written a companion piece to his 1986 remake of "The Fly", which he would like to direct if given the chance add something

 

Michael Fassbender - In 2011, Fassbender starred in "A Dangerous Method" by director David Cronenberg, playing Swiss psychiatrist and psychologist Carl Jung

 

Keira Knightley - Knightley's only film of 2011 was David Cronenberg's historical drama "A Dangerous Method", co-starring Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender and Vincent Cassel

 

Howard Shore - Shore's 2011 projects are "A Dangerous Method", continuing his long-term collaboration with director David Cronenberg

 

A Dangerous Method - "'A Dangerous Method"' is a 2011 historical film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, and Vincent Cassel

 

Juliette Binoche - On 17 February 2011, Screendaily announced that Juliette Binoche has been cast in David Cronenberg's film Cosmopolis with Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamati, Mathieu Amalric and Samantha Morton.


2012

Cosmopolis - In 2012, his film 'Cosmopolis' competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival add something

 

In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal add something

 

However, in an in-person interview held at the Apple Store Soho on August 16, 2012, Cronenberg commented that the financing for the "Eastern Promises" sequel had fallen through about two weeks earlier add something

 

Cosmopolis (film) - "'Cosmopolis"' is a 2012 Canadian drama-thriller film written, produced, and directed by David Cronenberg and starring Robert Pattinson

 

Maps to the Stars - During promotion of "Cosmopolis" in May 2012 at Cannes, David Cronenberg said that "It's not a "go" picture

 

Robert Pattinson - In November 2012, it was announced that Pattinson will appear alongside Viggo Mortensen and Rachel Weisz in David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars", which is described as a darkly comic look at Hollywood excess


2013

The film was to be made by Webster's new production company "Shoebox Films" in collaboration with Focus Features and to be shot in early 2013 add something

 

His atheist belief was further explained in a September 2013 interview: add something

 

In a September 2013 interview, Cronenberg stated that he is not concerned about post-humous representations of his film work: "It wouldn't disturb me to think that my work would just sink beneath the waves without trace and that would be it add something

 

Toronto International Film Festival - The the opening of the "David Cronenberg: Evolution" Toronto International Film Festival exhibition will occur on October 30, 2013 add something


2014

The exhibition will be shown internationally following the conclusion of the TIFF showing on January 19, 2014 add something

 

On June 26, 2014 Cronenberg's short film "The Nest" was published on YouTube add something

 

The film was commissioned for "David Cronenberg - The Exhibition" at EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam and will be available on YouTube for the duration of the exhibition until September 14, 2014 add something

 

Olivia Williams - In 2014, Williams co-starred in David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars", a dark comic look at Hollywood excess

 

Maps to the Stars - "'Maps to the Stars"' is a 2014 Canadian-American satirical drama film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon, and Evan Bird

 

Julianne Moore - Maps to the Stars - In May 2014, she was *awarded the Best Actress *award at the Cannes Film Festival for portraying Havana Segrand, an aging actress receiving psychotherapy in David Cronenberg's black comedy "Maps to the Stars"


2017

He is married to Carolyn Zeifman until her death in 2017, production assistant on "Rabid" add something


2018

On April 2018, it was announced that Cronenberg will receive the honorary Golden Lion at the 75th Venice International Film Festival add something