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Brian De Palma

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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. De Palma was a leading member of the New Hollywood generation of film directors. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brian De Palma has received more than 5,161,677 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Brian De Palma is the 53rd most popular film director (down from 39th in 2019), the 396th most popular biography from United States (down from 282nd in 2019) and the 11th most popular American Film Director.

Brian de Palma is most famous for directing such films as Scarface, The Untouchables, Carrie, and The Black Dahlia.

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Among film directors, Brian De Palma ranks 53 out of 1,581Before him are Éric Rohmer, Abbas Kiarostami, Jacques Tati, Emir Kusturica, Takeshi Kitano, and William Wyler. After him are Sydney Pollack, Roger Vadim, Theo Angelopoulos, Werner Herzog, Isao Takahata, and Robert Zemeckis.

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Among people born in 1940, Brian De Palma ranks 28Before him are Julie Christie, Gao Xingjian, Pina Bausch, Zodiac Killer, Giorgio Moroder, and Abbas Kiarostami. After him are J. M. G. Le Clézio, Patrick Stewart, Michel Temer, John Hurt, Kip Thorne, and Joseph Brodsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Brian De Palma ranks 396 out of 18,182Before him are Gertrude B. Elion (1918), Jerome Bruner (1915), Carroll Shelby (1923), Shirley Temple (1928), Henry Clay (1777), and Jodie Foster (1962). After him are Michael Clarke Duncan (1957), Dianne Wiest (1946), Paul Ekman (1934), Sydney Pollack (1934), Franklin Pierce (1804), and Sylvia Plath (1932).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Brian De Palma ranks 11Before him are Francis Ford Coppola (1939), David Lynch (1946), George Lucas (1944), Quentin Tarantino (1963), John Ford (1894), and Tim Burton (1958). After him are Sydney Pollack (1934), Robert Zemeckis (1952), Oliver Stone (1946), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Terry Gilliam (1940), and Chuck Jones (1912).