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David Cronenberg

1943 - Today

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David Paul Cronenberg (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian film director, screenwriter, and actor. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror genre, with his films exploring visceral bodily transformation, infectious diseases, and the intertwining of the psychological, the physical and the technological. Cronenberg is best known for exploring these themes through sci-fi horror films such as Shivers (1975), Scanners (1981), Videodrome (1983) and The Fly (1986), though he has also directed dramas, psychological thrillers and gangster films.Cronenberg's films have polarized critics and audiences alike; he has earned critical acclaim and has sparked controversy for his depictions of gore and violence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of David Cronenberg has received more than 6,100,702 page views. His biography is available in 52 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). David Cronenberg is the 70th most popular film director (up from 85th in 2019), the 20th most popular biography from Canada (up from 21st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Canadian Film Director.

David Cronenberg is most famous for his horror films, but he has also directed films in other genres.

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Among film directors, David Cronenberg ranks 70 out of 1,581Before him are Claude Chabrol, Richard Attenborough, Terry Gilliam, Luc Besson, Jean-Jacques Annaud, and Franco Zeffirelli. After him are Chuck Jones, F. W. Murnau, Frank Capra, John Huston, Costa-Gavras, and Robert Bresson.

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Among people born in 1943, David Cronenberg ranks 34Before him are Elena Ferrante, Salvatore Adamo, Raffaella Carrà, Malcolm McDowell, Johnny Hallyday, and Jean-Jacques Annaud. After him are Carlos Alberto Parreira, John Kerry, Richard Wright, Jacques Attali, Khalifa Haftar, and Billie Jean King.

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Among people born in Canada, David Cronenberg ranks 20 out of 1,350Before him are James Cameron (1954), Celine Dion (1968), Frederick Banting (1891), Margaret Atwood (1939), Glenn Gould (1932), and Michael J. Fox (1961). After him are Eric Berne (1910), Saul Bellow (1915), William Shatner (1931), Gilles Villeneuve (1950), Dan Aykroyd (1952), and Willard Boyle (1924).


Among film directors born in Canada, David Cronenberg ranks 2Before him are James Cameron (1954). After him are Denis Villeneuve (1967), Edward Dmytryk (1908), Jack L. Warner (1892), Norman Jewison (1926), Denys Arcand (1941), Arthur Hiller (1923), Roger Spottiswoode (1945), Jean-Marc Vallée (1963), Ted Kotcheff (1931), and Paul Haggis (1953).