Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters (1972) and his voyeuristic style.
Brian Russell De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and screenwriter. With a career spanning over 50 years, he is best known for his work in the suspense, crime and psychological thriller genres.
Director Brian De Palma focused his creative efforts on making viscerally disturbing thrillers that were both stylish and violent. After emerging onto the scene with small independents like...
Brian De Palma is one of the well-known directors who spear-headed the new movement in Hollywood during the 1970s. He is known for his many films that go from violent pictures, to Hitchcock-like thrillers. Born on the 11th of September in 1940, De Palma was born in New Jersey in an American-Italian family.
Charlie and Josephine are to be married in a church on the island off the east coast where her family, the Fishes, live, the other wedding events to take place or centered on the well-off ...
An American agent, under false suspicion of disloyalty, must discover and expose the real spy without the help of his organization. Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Emmanuelle Béart, Henry Czerny
- Mission to Mars (2000) A challenging project for De Palma that also, sadly, became synonymous with the term “box office poison” back in 2000 when it came out, the film also saw a lot of unsavory artistic compromises foisted upon him from the studio, including a problematic script he could do very little about.
- The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) Certainly De Palma’s most notorious film, this misguided adaptation of the best-selling Tom Wolfe novel of the same name, The Bonfire of the Vanities tells the confused and convoluted story of Wall Street executive Sherman McCoy (Tom Hanks).
- Get to Know Your Rabbit (1972) A challenging film for De Palma, he had to prove his status as a skilled up-and-coming filmmaker to both leads Tom Smothers and the legendary Orson Welles in this seldom seen early effort that often feels like a Bananas-era Woody Allen pratfall comedy with the drollery of Monty Python stirred into the mix.
- The Wedding Party (1969) A fast moving farce on the unease and misgivings of getting married, The Wedding Party is one of De Palma’s earliest efforts (he co-directed the picture with his then theater professor Wilford Leach and fellow student Cynthia Monroe).
Brian De Palma [ˈbra ɪ ən də ˈpɑlmə] est un réalisateur, producteur de cinéma et scénariste américain, né le 11 septembre 1940 à Newark (New Jersey). Issu d'une famille désunie, il étudie à l' université Columbia et au Sarah Lawrence College où il tourne ses premiers courts métrages.
Brian Russel De Palma (Newark (New Jersey), 11 september 1940) is een Amerikaans filmregisseur. Hij wordt gezien als een van de hoofdrolspelers in de Movie Brat-generatie (New Hollywood) van filmregisseurs, samen met anderen als Paul Schrader, Martin Scorsese, George Lucas en Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola en William Friedkin.