Brian De Palma

Brian De Palma

Highest Rated: 100% A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995)

Lowest Rated: 16% The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

Birthday: Sep 11, 1940

Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA

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 "Greetings" (1968) and "The Wedding Party" (1969), De Palma touched on Hitchcock's "Vertigo" (1958) as inspiration for the thriller "Obsession" (1976). But he had one of his most lasting successes with "Carrie" (1976), an adaptation of Stephen King's first novel and a graphic horror thriller about teen cruelty that featured one of the most memorable uses of fake blood in cinema history. Following "The Fury" (1978) and "Dressed to Kill" (1980), wherein he honed his signature stylistic flourishes, De Palma directed John Travolta in "Blow Out" (1981), one of his most critically regarded films. De Palma returned with renewed vigor and directed the film "Scarface" (1983), which originally earned an X-rating for its graphic violence, while later becoming a favorite among many filmgoers. He followed with what many considered his best film, "The Untouchables" (1987), which was a successful blend of his usual cinematic styling with strong performances from its leading actors. The beginning of the decade saw him helm the challenging adaptation of Tom Wolfe's "The Bonfire of the Vanities" (1990), while later directing the mega-successful "Mission: Impossible" (1996), perhaps his most straightforward studio film. Though he triumphed with the critically lauded, but underappreciated "Carlito's Way" (1993), De Palma had less success with the likes of "Snake Eyes" (1998), "Mission to Mars" (2000) and "The Black Dahlia" (2006), all of which demonstrated his ability to combine great cinematic triumphs with lesser, but always intriguing, films.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
33% 19% Domino Director - 2019
92% 90% Spielberg Himself (Character) - 2017
94% 86% De Palma Himself (Character) $163.4K 2015
33% 25% Passion Director,
Screenwriter
$91.2K 2012
45% 45% Redacted Director,
Writer
$65.1K 2007
32% 27% The Black Dahlia Director $22.5M 2006
49% 49% Femme Fatale Director,
Writer
$6.6M 2002
24% 30% Mission to Mars Director $60.9M 2000
41% 35% Snake Eyes Director,
Writer,
Producer
$55.6M 1998
64% 71% Mission: Impossible Director $180.9M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Hell With Rotwang! Famous American movie director (Character) - 1995
100% 95% A Personal Journey With Martin Scorsese Through American Movies Himself (Character) - 1995
81% 91% Carlito's Way Director $36.5M 1993
58% 41% Raising Cain Director,
Screenwriter
$20.5M 1992
16% 26% The Bonfire of the Vanities Director,
Producer
- 1990
83% 75% Casualties of War Director $17M 1989
82% 89% The Untouchables Director $74.5M 1987
31% 41% Wise Guys Director $7M 1986
76% 65% Body Double Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
- 1984
82% 93% Scarface Director $656.2K 1983
83% 82% Blow Out Director,
Screenwriter
- 1981
No Score Yet 39% Home Movies Director,
Producer
- 1980
80% 74% Dressed to Kill Director,
Writer
- 1980
75% 49% The Fury Director - 1978
93% 77% Carrie Director,
Producer
- 1976
73% 59% Obsession Director - 1976
85% 84% Phantom of the Paradise Director,
Screenwriter
- 1974
87% 72% Sisters Director,
Screenwriter
- 1973
No Score Yet 44% Get to Know Your Rabbit Director - 1972
No Score Yet 20% Dionysus in '69 Director - 1970
73% 57% Hi, Mom Director - 1970
No Score Yet 18% The Wedding Party Director - 1969
88% 41% Greetings Director - 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2016

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