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Martin Brest

Highest Rated:   96% Midnight Run (1988)
Lowest Rated:   6% Gigli (2003)
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While attending New York University, Martin Brest directed the award-winning student project Hot Dogs for Gaugin, starring a then-unknown Danny De Vito. Brest went on to produce, direct, write, and edit Hot Tomorrows (1977) for the American Film Institute. These formative efforts caught the eye of Warner Bros.; the studio hired the 27-year-old Brest to direct the venerable George Burns, Art Carney, and Lee Strasberg in the melancholy comedy Going in Style (1979). The handling of this film evinced a maturity well beyond Brest's physical age, and it looked for awhile as though Hollywood had another wunderkind on its hands. Brest developed the teenage-oriented suspense film WarGames, but the project was wrested from his control after an on-set tiff with the producers. For nearly two years, Brest was virtually blacklisted, surfacing only for an acting assignment in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982). The director made a successful comeback with the mega-hit Beverly Hills Cop (1984); he has continued to prosper professionally, winning an Oscar nomination for Scent of a Woman (1992), which he produced as well as directed. Brest is married to producer Lisa Weinstein.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
6% Gigli
  • Director
2003
51% Meet Joe Black
  • Producer
  • Director
1998
14% Josh and S.A.M.
  • Producer
1993
88% Scent of a Woman
  • Producer
  • Director
1992
96% Midnight Run
  • Producer
  • Director
1988
35% Spies Like Us
  • Drive-In Security
1985
84% Beverly Hills Cop
  • Director
1984
78% Fast Times At Ridgemont High
  • Dr. Miller
1982
89% Going in Style
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
1979

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