Brian De Palma

1940 - Today

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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. His 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), Femme Fatale (2002), and Passion (2012).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 4,727,144 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 52 in 2019). Brian De Palma is the 39th most popular film director (up from 52nd in 2019), the 282nd most popular biography from United States (up from 347th in 2019) and the 9th 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 39 out of 1,580Before him are Fritz Lang, Roberto Rossellini, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Wim Wenders, Vittorio De Sica, and Isao Takahata. After him are Andrzej Wajda, Michael Haneke, James Cameron, John Ford, Alan Parker, and Jacques Tati.

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Among people born in 1940, Brian De Palma ranks 22Before him are Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Wangari Maathai, Pina Bausch, Gao Xingjian, Michel Temer, and J. M. Coetzee. After him are Joachim Gauck, Martin Sheen, John Hurt, Zodiac Killer, Patrick Stewart, and Peter Fonda.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Brian De Palma ranks 282 out of 15,968Before him are Jay Leno (1950), Joe Pesci (1943), Ezra Pound (1885), Norbert Wiener (1894), Tim Cook (1960), and Spencer Tracy (1900). After him are Jimmy Wales (1966), Man Ray (1890), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947), Eli Wallach (1915), Fred Astaire (1899), and Jack Ruby (1911).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Brian De Palma ranks 9Before him are Stanley Kubrick (1928), Woody Allen (1935), Francis Ford Coppola (1939), David Lynch (1946), Quentin Tarantino (1963), and George Lucas (1944). After him are John Ford (1894), Sydney Pollack (1934), Tim Burton (1958), Chuck Jones (1912), Terry Gilliam (1940), and Robert Zemeckis (1952).