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David Cronenberg


David Cronenberg, also known as the King of Venereal Horror or the Baron of Blood, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 1943. His father was a journalist, and his mother was a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, thus following his father's path) and for music (... See full bio »
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Known For

The Fly
The Fly Director
(1986)
eXistenZ
eXistenZ Director
(1999)
Eastern Promises
Eastern Promises Director
(2007)
A History of Violence
(2005)

Filmography

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 2014 Consumed (Video)
 2014/II The Nest (Short)
 2012 Cosmopolis
 2007 Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence (segment "At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World")
 2002 Spider
 2001 Short6 (segment "Camera")
 2000/III Camera (Short)
 1999 eXistenZ
 1996 Crash
 1993 M. Butterfly
 1991 Naked Lunch
 1990-1991 Scales of Justice (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Regina vs Logan (1990)
 1988 Dead Ringers
 1988 Friday the 13th: The Series (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Faith Healer (1988)
 1986 The Fly
 1983 The Dead Zone
 1983 Videodrome
 1981 Scanners
 1979 The Brood
 1979 Fast Company
 1977 Rabid
 1976 Teleplay (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1975 Shivers
 1975 Peep Show (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Lie Chair (1975)
- The Victim (1975)
 1972 Don Valley (TV Short)
 1972 Fort York (TV Short)
 1972 In the Dirt (TV Short)
 1972 Lakeshore (TV Short)
 1972 Scarborough Bluffs (TV Short)
 1972 Winter Garden (TV Short)
 1972 Programme X (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Secret Weapons (1972)
 1971 Jim Ritchie Sculptor (TV Movie)
 1971 Letter from Michelangelo (TV Movie)
 1971 Tourettes (TV Movie)
 1969 Stereo
 1967 From the Drain (Short)
 1966 Transfer (Short)
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Books On Tape: Stephen King's "Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume Number Two." Read "Sneakers, " 1993. See more »

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2 Biographical Movies | 4 Print Biographies | 54 Interviews | 20 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on working with Patrick McGoohan on Scanners (1981)] He's a brilliant actor; the voice, the charisma, the presence, the face. Phenomenal. And he was aging so well; he looked so great in that beard. But he was so angry. His self-hatred came out as anger against everybody and everything. He said to me, 'If I didn't drink I'd be afraid I'd kill someone.' He looks at you that way and you just say, '... See more »

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Father of Caitlin Cronenberg and Brandon Cronenberg. See more »

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Star Sign:

Pisces

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