Jonathan Demme

Knowledge Identifier: +Jonathan_Demme


Jonathan Demme

American filmmaker, producer and screenwriteradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1944.

Countries: United States (66%), (8%), Canada (7%)

Main connections: Neil Young, Andre Gregory, Anthony Hopkins

Linked to: MovieMaker, New Order, Paramount Pictures, University of Florida




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Demme was born in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York, Nassau County, New York in 1944, and graduated from the University of Florida. add something


Margaret Markov - She was in the 1969 outlaw biker film "Run, Angel, Run" directed by Jack Starrett and the 1972 women in prison film "The Hot Box" co-written by Jonathan Demme


Linda Purl - Purl's first major movie role was in Jonathan Demme's 1975 comedy, "Crazy Mama"


After Fighting Mad, Demme directed the comedy film Handle with Care for Paramount Pictures in 1977. add something


Orion Pictures - Woody Allen, James Cameron, Jonathan Demme, Oliver_Stone, and several other prominent directors worked with Orion during its most successful years from 1978 to 1992


Last Embrace - "'Last Embrace"' is a 1979 thriller film directed by Jonathan Demme


Melvin and Howard - "'Melvin and Howard"' is a 1980 American comedy-drama film directed by Jonathan Demme


Stop Making Sense - Directed by Jonathan Demme, it was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December 1983, as the group was touring to promote their new album "Speaking in Tongues"


Demme ended up renouncing the finished product, and when the film was released in May 1984, it was generally panned by critics and neglected by moviegoers. add something


Gary Goetzman - In 1984, Gary Goetzman produced the Talking Heads concert film Stop Making Sense with director Jonathan Demme


Swing Shift (film) - "'Swing Shift"' is a 1984 feature film directed by Jonathan Demme and produced by and starring Goldie Hawn with Kurt Russell


The Silence of the Lambs (novel) - Following the 1986 adaptation of "Red Dragon" , "The Silence of the Lambs" was adapted by Jonathan Demme in 1991


Midnight Sun Film Festival - The festival was first arranged in 1986 and the first international director guests were Samuel Fuller, Jonathan Demme, Bertrand_Tavernier and Jean-Pierre Gorin


The Silence of the Lambs (film) - Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn, the film is based on Thomas Harris' 1988 novel of the same name, his second to feature Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer


Married to the Mob - "'Married to the Mob"' is a 1988 American comedy film directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Matthew Modine


He produced a compilation of Haitian music called Konbit: Burning Rhythms of Haiti that was released in 1989. add something


Miguel Arteta - After graduating in 1989, his student film "Every Day is a Beautiful Day" won a Student Academy *award, which got him a job as a second assistant camera to Jonathan Demme on the documentary "Cousin Bobby"


In 1991, Demme won the Academy Award for The Silence of the Lambs—one of only three films to win all the major categories. add something


Howard Shore - During 1991, Shore composed the score for the highly acclaimed film "The Silence of the Lambs", starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, and directed by Jonathan Demme


The Silence of the Lambs (novel) - The film adaptation of same name by Jonathan Demme was released in 1991


Neil Young - Young contributed to Randy Bachman's nostalgic 1992 tune "Prairie Town," and garnered a 1993 Academy *award nomination for his song "Philadelphia", from the soundtrack of the Jonathan Demme movie of the same name


Nancy Taylor Rosenberg - Her first novel, "Mitigating Circumstances", was published in 1993, and the film rights were obtained by Academy Award winning director, Jonathan Demme


Ron Nyswaner - In 1993 he came to worldwide prominence for his screenplay to the Academy *award winning movie "Philadelphia", directed by Jonathan Demme


Streets of Philadelphia - In early 1993, "Philadelphia" director Jonathan Demme asked Springsteen to write a song for the in-progress film, and in June, after the conclusion of the "Other Band" Tour, Springsteen did so


Maria Callas - Similarly, Jonathan Demme's 1993 movie "Philadelphia" features a recording by Callas


He was the uncle of film director Ted Demme, who died in 2002. add something


Stanley Donen - In 2002 it was remade as "The Truth About Charlie", directed by Jonathan Demme


Jeffrey Wright (actor) - In 2004, he appeared in Jonathan Demme's remake of "The Manchurian Candidate"


In 2007, Demme's film Man from Plains, a documentary about former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's book tour in promotion of his book Palestine: Peace not Apartheid, premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. add something


Neil Young - A Jonathan Demme concert film from a 2007 concert at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, called the "Neil Young Trunk Show" premiered on March 21, 2009, at the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas


In 2008, the art-house hit Rachel Getting Married was released, which many critics compared to Demme's films of the late 1970s and 1980s. add something


In 2010, Demme made his first foray into theater, directing Family Week, a play by Beth Henley. add something


Jafar Panahi - American film directors Paul Thomas Anderson, Joel & Ethan Coen, Francis Ford Coppola, Jonathan Demme, Robert_De_Niro, Curtis Hanson, Jim Jarmusch, Ang Lee, Richard Linklater, Terrence Malick, Michael Moore, Robert Redford, Martin Scorsese, James Schamus, Paul Schrader, Steven Soderbergh, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone and Frederick Wiseman signed a letter on 30 April 2010 urging Panahi's release


Neil Young - Toronto International Film Festival - In September 2011, Jonathan Demme's third documentary film on the singer songwriter, "Neil Young Journeys", premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival


John Fullbright - In 2012 Fullbright's performance at the SXSW was described as being "as perfect as if it were a Jonathan Demme concert film


Enzo Avitabile - In 2012, he is the matter of Jonathan Demme's docu-movie "Enzo Avitabile Music Life"


Neil Young - On January 22, 2012, the Master Class at the Slamdance Festival featured Coffee with Neil Young & Jonathan Demme for their new film "Journeys"


In 2013, he returned to Oberlin, as part of an alumni reunion during the class of 2013 graduation ceremony, and received the award for Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts add something


His latest film "A Master Builder" opened in New York during June 2014 and was based on the 19th century play by Henrik Ibsen add something


Beau Sia - In 2015, Sia appeared in yet another Jonathan Demme film, "Ricki and the Flash", followed by a recurring role on the web series "Pretty Dudes" alongside such actors as Dion Basco and Yoshi Sudarso


On the morning of April 26, 2017, Demme died at the age of 73 in Manhattan, New York due to complications from esophageal cancer and heart disease add something


Andre Gregory - As of 2017, his latest film is Jonathan Demme's "A Master Builder" based on the 19th century play by Henrik Ibsen


Director Brady Corbet dedicated his 2018 film, "Vox Lux" to Demme's memory add something


Andre Gregory - As of 2018, his latest film is Jonathan Demme's "A Master Builder" based on the 19th century play by Henrik Ibsen