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Brian De Palma
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Birth Name: Brian Russell De Palma

Age: 73, born 11 September 1940

Country of origin: United States

Height: 5' 11"


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The Idiot's Guide To Famous (Classic) Filmmakers (85 items)
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Published 1 year, 1 month ago 17 comments
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Directors:The Filmography of... (207 items)
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Published 3 years, 1 month ago 20 comments
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The Director and The Muse (36 items)
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Published 1 year, 9 months ago 19 comments
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Directors and Their Masterpieces (55 items)
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Published 5 years, 1 month ago 39 comments
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Directors' Favorite Actors/Actresses (77 items)
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Published 4 years, 6 months ago 15 comments

About: Born in 1940, writer/director Brian De Palma’s career began to take off in the 1970s with the horror classic Carrie, based on a Stephen King novel. Often compared to the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock, De Palma has helmed numerous thrillers, such as Dressed to Kill (1980) and Body Double (1984). He has also created one of the organized crime classics of all time, Scarface (1983). Film director, screenwriter. Born on September 11, 1940, in Newark, New Jersey. De Palma atten ... (more)
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Movies directed by


Rating:
6.5
3338 Watched
2. Scarface (1983)
Rating:
7.9
2858 Watched
3. Carrie (1976)
Rating:
7.1
2034 Watched
Rating:
7.7
1612 Watched
Rating:
5.4
967 Watched







Movies written by


1. Snake Eyes (1998)
Rating:
5.6
620 Watched
2. Femme Fatale (2002)
Rating:
5.9
362 Watched
3. Blow Out (1981)
Rating:
7.6
311 Watched
4. Dressed to Kill (1980)
Rating:
7.2
266 Watched
5. Body Double (1984)
Rating:
6.9
187 Watched







Movies


Rating:
5.4
967 Watched
2. Greetings (1968)
Rating:
6.2
29 want to see
Rating:
7
1 Watched
1 Watched
1 want to see







TV


Rating:
7.9
37 Watched
2. Charlie Rose (1991)
Rating:
6.4
13 Watched
3. The Hour (2005)
Rating:
4
6 Watched
4. Gomorron (1992)
Rating:
6
3 Watched
Rating:
7
3 want to see







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"Blow Out - 9/10 Scarface - 7/10 Mission Impossible - 7/10 Carrie - 6/10 The Untouchables - 6/10 Average: 7"


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A Movie for every Director (Part. 1) (100 movies items)

"Scarface (1983) "


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The Idiot's Guide To Famous (Classic) Filmmakers (85 person items)

" In the 70s and 80s, De Palma made peculiar and violent films that imbued much sleaze and filth. He began to lose his cutting edge style in the late 80s, and since then has stuck to more commercial and mainstream ventures. Trademarks: -Voyeuristic themes. In Blow Out, a photographer becomes entangled in murder after he accidentally takes a picture of the act. In Body Double, a man constantly spies on a woman through his window. In Dressed To Kill, a serial killer meticulously stalks h"


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Most Accomplished ACTIVE Directors (2012 Edition) (50 person items)

"Re-Entry 2011 Rank: UNRANKED 2010 Rank: #16 2009 Rank: #16 a. Phantom of the Paradise (1975) b. Carrie (1976) c. Obsession (1976) d. Scarface (1983) e. The Untouchables (1987) f. Casualties of War (1989) g. Raising Cain (1992) h. Carlito’s Way (1993) i. Mission: Impossible (1996) j. Snake Eyes (1998) k. Mission to Mars (2000) l. The Black Dahlia (2006) m. Redacted (2007) n. Passion (2012) o. Phantom of the Paradise (2013) His return to the list is out of anticipation for his nex"


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" Nominations: None - not even for Scarface or The Untouchables "


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" "I saw Barry Lyndon at the Cinerama Dome on a screen so big I just went, "Oh my God!"" "It took me 20 years to appreciate Kubrick. I put Barry Lyndon on in my hotel room and couldn't look away. That's great film making.""


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The Director and The Muse (36 person items)

"Nancy Allen (4 Movies) -Carrie -Home Movies -Dressed To Kill -Blow Out"


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Filmography (Checked) (49 person items)

"#01. Scarface (1983) #02. Carlito's Way (1993) #03. The Untouchables (1987) #04. Carrie (1976) #05. Mission: Impossible (1996) #06. Snake Eyes (1998) #07. Femme Fatale (2002) #08. Mission to Mars (2000)"


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Razzie Worst Director nominees (101 person items)

"1980 - Dressed to Kill 1983 - Scarface 1984 - Body Double 1990 - The Bonfire of the Vanities 2000 - Mission to Mars"


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"- Carrie (1976) - Blow Out (1981) - The Untouchables (1987) - Mission: Impossible (1996) - Femme Fatale (2002) - Snake Eyes (1998) - Casualties of War (1989) - "


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"Masterpiece: Blow Out"


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Directors and Cinematographers Collaboration (16 person items)

"John A. Alonzo - Cinematographer 1. Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972) 2. Scarface (1983) Vilmos Zsigmond - Cinematographer 1. Obsession (1976) 1. Blow Out (1981) 3. The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) 4. The Black Dahlia (2006) Stephen H. Burum - Cinematographer 1. Body Double (1984) 2. The Untouchables (1987) 3. Casualties of War (1989) 4. Raising Cain (1992) 5. Carlito's Way (1993) 6. Mission: Impossible (1996) 7. Snake Eyes (1998) 8. Mission to Mars (2000)"


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The Best Directors of All Time (60 person items)

"Born: September 11, 1940, Newark, New Jersey, USA First Film: Murder à la Mod (1968) Best Film: The Untouchables (1987) Worst Film: Carrie (1976) Rating Average - Mine - 7,3 Rating Average - IMDb - Academy Award for Best Director - Wins: 0 / Noms: 0 Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Wins: 0 / Noms: 0 BAFTA Award for Best Direction - Wins: 0 / Noms: 0 Directors Guild of America - Wins: 0 / Noms: 0 Masterpieces I've seen by De Palma:. The Untouchables (1987) Casualties of War (1989) Ot"


RJ4 added this to a list 2 years, 10 months ago
Lets Direct *update 7/26/11 (21 person items)

"Favorite Movie: The Untouchables"


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Director's Favorite Actors/Actresses (64 person items)

"Al Pacino Scarface (1983) Carlito's Way (1993) Robert De Niro The Wedding Party (1968) Hi Mom (1970) The Untouchables (1987) John Lithgow Obsession (1976) Blow Out (1981) Raising Cain (1992) John Travolta Carrie (1976) Blow Out (1981) Gary Sinise Snake Eyes (1998) Mission To Mars (2000) Nancy Allen Carrie (1976) Home Movies (1980) Dressed To Kill (1980) Blow Out (1981)"


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Directors:The Filmography of... (207 person items)

"Brian De Palma by Mustanaamio7"


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Best directors ever (78 person items)
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Directed by... (37 person items)

"Directed by Brian De Palma"


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Most Accomplished ACTIVE Directors (2010 Edition) (50 person items)

"2009 Rank: #16 a. Phantom of the Paradise (1975) b. Carrie (1976) c. Obsession (1976) d. Scarface (1983) e. The Untouchables (1987) f. Casualties of War (1989) g. Raising Cain (1992) h. Carlito’s Way (1993) i. Mission: Impossible (1996) j. Snake Eyes (1998) k. Mission to Mars (2000) l. The Black Dahlia (2006) m. Redacted (2007) n. The Boston Stranglers (2011) o. Phantom of the Paradise (2013) He's remaking one of his first films and directing some 'Stranglers', I am in hopes he'"


Stehako added this to a list 3 years, 11 months ago
Best Film Direction - 1990s (91 person items)

"#22 "Carlito's Way" (1993) Other Noteworthy Pictures "Mission: Impossible" (1996) "Snake Eyes" (1998)"


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Kick Ass Directors (45 person items)
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Best Film Direction - 1980s (51 person items)

"#6"Scarface" (1983) #24"The Untouchables" (1987)"


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Directors to explore (45 person items)

"Seen: - Carrie - The Black Dahlia - Mission to Mars - Femme Fatale To See: - The Untouchables - Scarface - Blow Out - Snake Eyes "


tatig added this to a list 4 years ago
Firsts (26 person items)

" Carrie (1976)"


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Directors' Favorite Actors/Actresses (77 person items)

"William Finley - The Wedding Party - Dionysus - Sisters - Phantom of the Paradise - The Fury - Dressed to Kill - The Black Dahlia Robert DeNiro - The Wedding Party - Hi, Mom! - The Untouchables Dennis Franz - The Fury - Dressed to Kill - Blow Out - Scarface - Body Double John Lithgow - Obsession - Blow Out - Raising Cain "


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"Top Three: 1. Mission: Impossible 2. Mission to Mars 3. Snake Eyes Click here to view the complete list."



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