David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg

Highest Rated: 92% The Fly (1986)

Lowest Rated: 20% Jason X (2002)

Birthday: Mar 15, 1943

Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Hailed as one of the most original and sophisticated horror filmmakers that came to prominence during the 1970s, David Cronenberg transcended the limitations of his somewhat disreputable genre to become one of the most respected directors of his generation. Cronenberg first gained notice for audacious sci-fi horror thrillers like "Shivers" (1975), "The Brood" (1979) and "Scanners" (1981), before scoring critical and commercial hits with "The Dead Zone" (1983) and his remake of "The Fly" (1986), starring Jeff Goldblum. Following the critically lauded "Dead Ringers" (1988), Cronenberg began branching out beyond horror to direct the adaptation of William S. Burrough's "Naked Lunch" (1991) and courted a great deal of controversy for "Crash" (1996), which focused on a group of people who derived sexual pleasure from car crashes. After years of earning a reputation - perhaps unfairly - as an exploitation director, Cronenberg gained wider respect for his Academy Award-winning thriller "A History of Violence" (2005) and his excellent crime drama, "Eastern Promises" (2007), both of which starred favored actor Viggo Mortensen. Having gone through many permutations throughout his career, Cronenberg attained the status of being one of the most intelligent and interesting contemporary auteurs working in English language films.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
73% No Score Yet Falling Proctologist (Character) - 2020
71% No Score Yet Disappearance at Clifton Hill Walter (Character) $23.7K 2019
61% 44% Maps to the Stars Director $347.6K 2014
60% 62% Tales From the Organ Trade Narrator - 2013
65% 31% Cosmopolis Director,
Screenwriter
$743.6K 2012
78% 50% A Dangerous Method Director $5.7M 2011
88% 77% William S. Burroughs: A Man Within Unknown (Character) $46.4K 2010
89% 83% Eastern Promises Director $17.1M 2007
87% 76% A History of Violence Director $31.5M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet Best of Secter & the Rest of Secter Unknown (Character) - 2005
20% 24% Jason X Dr. Wimmer (Character) $12.6M 2002
85% 68% Spider Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
$1.6M 2002
67% 74% American Nightmare Himself (Character) - 2000
74% 69% eXistenZ Director,
Writer,
Producer
$2.8M 1999
40% 27% I'm Losing You Executive Producer $12.7K 1998
84% 85% Last Night Duncan (Character) $493.5K 1998
62% 61% Crash Director,
Writer,
Producer
$3.4M 1996
No Score Yet 80% Moonshine Highway Clem Clayton (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 59% Blood & Donuts Crime boss (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Henry & Verlin Doc Fisher (Character) - 1994
43% 67% M. Butterfly Director $1M 1993
69% 77% Naked Lunch Director,
Writer
$2.2M 1991
39% 60% Nightbreed Dr. Philip K. Decker (Character) $8.9M 1990
83% 82% Dead Ringers Director,
Producer,
Screenwriter
$8.3M 1988
92% 83% The Fly Gynecologist (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
$34.9M 1986
38% 49% Into the Night Group Supervisor (Character) - 1985
78% 80% Videodrome Director,
Writer
- 1983
89% 76% The Dead Zone Director - 1983
70% 64% Scanners Director,
Writer
- 1981
88% 30% Fast Company Director - 1979
83% 68% The Brood Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
- 1979
73% 45% Rabid Director,
Screenwriter
- 1977
85% 59% Shivers Director,
Writer
- 1975
60% 29% Crimes of the Future Director,
Producer,
Writer,
Cinematographer,
Film Editor
- 1970
60% 30% Stereo Director,
Producer,
Writer
- 1969

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Drive-In With Joe Bob Briggs Director 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alias Grace Unknown (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2014 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rewind Unknown (Character) 2013
46% 71% Happy Town Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2007
85% 88% Alias Dr. Brezzel (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Friday the 13th: The Series Director 1988

QUOTES FROM David Cronenberg CHARACTERS

Dr. Wimmer says: His unique ability to regenerate lost and damaged tissue, it's just it cries out for more research.