Brian De Palma

1940 - Today

Brian De Palma

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. His prominent films include mainstream box office hits such as Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987), and Mission: Impossible (1996), as well as cult favorites such as Sisters (1972), Phantom of the Paradise (1974), Blow Out (1981), Body Double (1984), Casualties of War (1989), Carlito's Way (1993), and Femme Fatale (2002).De Palma is often cited as 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 3,322,580 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 50th most popular film director.

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Among film directors, Brian De Palma ranks 51 out of 1,305Before him are Michael Haneke, Tinto Brass, Elia Kazan, Emir Kusturica, Jacques Tati, and Sydney Pollack. After him are Oliver Stone, Theo Angelopoulos, Claude Chabrol, Abbas Kiarostami, Roger Vadim, and Terry Gilliam.

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Among people born in 1940, Brian De Palma ranks 26Before him are Michel Temer, Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Pina Bausch, Peter Fonda, John Hurt, and Martin Sheen. After him are Giorgio Moroder, Abbas Kiarostami, Joseph Brodsky, Terry Gilliam, Joachim Gauck, and Tabaré Vázquez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Brian De Palma ranks 347 out of 12,171Before him are Martin Sheen (1940), Paul Auster (1947), George R. R. Martin (1948), George Herbert Mead (1863), J. P. Morgan (1837), and Dianne Wiest (1946). After him are Paul Ekman (1934), Diane Keaton (1946), Sarah Vaughan (1924), Billie Holiday (1915), Herman Hollerith (1860), and George Clooney (1961).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Brian De Palma ranks 12Before him are George Lucas (1944), John Ford (1894), Quentin Tarantino (1963), David Lynch (1946), Tim Burton (1958), and Sydney Pollack (1934). After him are Oliver Stone (1946), Terry Gilliam (1940), Chuck Jones (1912), George A. Romero (1940), Robert Zemeckis (1952), and Howard Hawks (1896).

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