Brian De Palma


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Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters (1972) and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the script writers Paul Schrader, John Farris and Oliver ... See full bio »

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Dressed to Kill Director
(1980)
Body Double Director
(1984)
(1974)
The Untouchables Director
(1987)

Filmography

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 2019 Domino
 2012 Passion
 2007 Redacted
 2002 Femme Fatale
 2001 Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000 (Video documentary) (video "Dancing in the Dark")
 1998 Snake Eyes
 1993 Carlito's Way
 1992 Raising Cain
 1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities (as Brian DePalma)
 1989 Casualties of War (as Brian DePalma)
 1989 Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-1988 (Video documentary) (video "Dancing in the Dark")
 1986 Wise Guys
 1984 Body Double
 1983 Scarface
 1981 Blow Out
 1979 Home Movies
 1978 The Fury (as Brian DePalma)
 1976 Carrie
 1976 Obsession (directed by)
 1972 Sisters
 1970 Hi, Mom! (as Brian DePalma)
 1969 To Bridge This Gap (Documentary short)
 1969 The Wedding Party (as Brian DePalma, a film by)
 1968 Greetings
 1966 The Responsive Eye (Documentary short)
 1964 Jennifer (Short)
 1962 Woton's Wake (Short)
 1960 Icarus (Short)
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Other Works:

Directed Bruce Springsteen's music video "Dancing in the Dark" (with Courteney Cox) See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 16 Interviews | 10 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Brian DePalma

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on directing] Well you have to be incredibly prepared, because you have to have a plan when you go to shoot. But things happen: The weather, how the actor feels, what somebody ate the night before. You have to be aware and you have to be able to improvise, depending on what is happening in the moment. There's nothing like preparation for dealing with situations like that, so that you can shift ... See more »

Trivia:

Wrote the role of the call girl in Dressed to Kill (1980) specifically with his then wife Nancy Allen in mind. See more »

Trademark:

The "LONG TAKE" which is usually complimented by a series of elaborate tracking shots or dolly movements See more »

Nickname:

Bri

Star Sign:

Virgo

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