Brian De Palma Biography (1940-)

Full name, Brian Russell De Palma; born September 11, 1940, in Newark, NJ; son of Anthony Frederick (an orthopedic surgeon) and Vivienne (maiden name, Muti) De Palma; married Nancy Allen (an actress), January 12, 1979 (divorced, c.1984); married Gale Anne Hurd (a writer and producer), July 21, 1991 (divorced); married Darnelle (a ballerina), October, 1995 (divorced April 18, 1997);children: (second marriage) Lolita; (third marriage) Piper. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, writer, producer
Birth Details
September 11, 1940
Newark, New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • Icarus (short film), 1961
  • 660214: The Story of an IBM Card (short film), 1961
  • Wotan's Wake (short film), 1963
  • Jennifer (short film), 1964
  • Bridge That Gap (short film), 1965
  • Show Me a Strong Town and I'll Show You a Strong Bank (short film), 1966
  • (And editor) The Responsive Eye (documentary), Museum of Modern Art, New York City, 1966
  • (And editor) Murder a la Mod, Aries Documentaries, 1968
  • (And editor) Greetings, Sigma III, 1968
  • (And producer and editor) The Wedding Party, Ondine Presentations,1969
  • (And coproducer, photographer with others, and coeditor) Dionysus in '69 (documentary; also known as Dionysus), Sigma III, 1970
  • Hi, Mom (also known as Blue Manhattan, Confessions of aPeeping John, and Son of Greetings), Sigma III, 1970
  • Get to Know Your Rabbit, Warner Bros., 1972
  • Sisters (also known as Blood Sisters), American International Pictures, 1973
  • Phantom of the Paradise (also known as Phantom and Phantom of the Fillmore), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • Obsession, Columbia, 1976
  • (And producer) Carrie, United Artists, 1976
  • The Fury, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978
  • (And producer) Home Movies (also known as The Maestro), United Artists, 1979
  • Dressed to Kill, Filmways, 1980
  • Blow Out, Filmways, 1981
  • Scarface, Universal, 1983
  • (And producer) Body Double, Columbia, 1984
  • Wise Guys, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1986
  • The Untouchables, Paramount, 1987
  • Casualties of War, Columbia, 1989
  • (And producer) Bonfire of the Vanities, Warner Bros., 1990
  • Raising Cain, Universal, 1992
  • Carlito's Way, Universal, 1993
  • Mission: Impossible, Paramount, 1995
  • (And producer) Snake Eyes, Paramount, 1998
  • Mission to Mars (also known as M2M), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Femme Fatale, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Film Appearances
  • Prison guard, Bonfire of the Vanities, Warner Bros., 1990
  • The famous American movie director, Rotwang (also known as Rotwang Must Go! and Rotwang muss weg!), 1994
  • A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese through American Movies, Miramax, 1995
  • Visualizing "Carrie" (short documentary film), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2001
  • Slashing "Dressed to Kill" (short documentary film), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2001
  • The Making of "Dressed to Kill" (short documentary film), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2001
  • Acting "Carrie" (short documentary film), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2001
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Cineaste de notre temps: The Scorsese Machine, 1991
  • Reflections on Citizen Kane, 1991
  • Ambulance attendant, The Great O'Grady, Showtime, 1993
  • Quentin Tarantino: Hollywood's Boy Wonder, BBC (England), 1994
  • "Tom Hanks: America's Golden Boy," Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 1997
  • Hitchcock: Shadow of a Genius (also known as Dial H for Hitchcock: The Genius behind the Showman), TCM, 1999
  • (In archive footage) Who Is Alan Smithee?, AMC, 2002
  • Episodic
  • American Cinema, PBS, 1995
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Director, "Dancing in the Dark" (music video), Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology, 1978-1988, 1989
  • WRITINGS
  • Film Scripts
  • Wotan's Wake (short film), 1963
  • The Responsive Eye (documentary), Museum of Modern Art, New York City, 1966
  • Murder a la Mod, Aries Documentaries, 1968
  • (With Charles Hirsch) Greetings, Sigma III, 1968
  • (With Cynthia Munroe and Wilford Leach) The Wedding Party, OndinePresentations, 1969
  • (With Hirsch) Hi, Mom (based on a story by De Palma; also known asBlue Manhattan, Confessions of a Peeping John, and Son of Greetings), Sigma III, 1970
  • (With Louisa Rose) Sisters (based on a story by De Palma; also known as Blood Sisters), American International Pictures, 1973
  • Phantom of the Paradise (based on a story by De Palma; also knownas Phantom and Phantom of the Fillmore), Twentieth Century-Fox,1974
  • Dressed to Kill, Filmways, 1980
  • Blow Out, Filmways, 1981
  • (With Robert J. Aurech) Body Double (based on a story by De Palma), Columbia, 1984
  • Raising Cain, Universal, 1992
  • Snake Eyes (based on a story by De Palma), Paramount, 1998
  • Falling Sky, 1998
  • Femme Fatale, Warner Bros., 2002
  • Scriptwriter for short films.
  • Writings
  • Other
  • (With Campbell Black) Dressed to Kill (novel adapted from De Palma's screenplay), Bantam, 1980

Further Reference

ADAPTATIONS

  • The screenplays Home Movies and Obsession were based on stories by De Palma.
OTHER SOURCES
    Books
    • Bliss, Michael, Brian De Palma, Scarecrow, 1986
    • Blumenfeld, Samuel, and Laurent Vachaud, Brian De Palma, Calmann-Levy, 2001
    • Dworkin, Susan, Double De Palma: A Film Study with Brian De Palma,Newmarket, 1984
    • Salamon, Julie, Devil's Candy: The Bonfire of the Vanities Goes to Hollywood, Houghton, 1991
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, September 11, 1998, p. 20
    • Film Comment, May-June, 1991, p. 72
    • Interview, August, 1992, p. 44
    • Newsweek, May 27, 1996, p. 66
    • Premiere, September, 1998, pp. 49-53
    • Rolling Stone, December 17, 1987, p. 157

    User Contributions:

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    Aug 8, 2013 @ 3:03 am
    Did Brian DePalma paint as an artist? I have a piece of work from a Newark, NJ gallery with Brian DePalma signature..it is of a tiger on a speckles background..great piece of art..curious..have had it researched to no avail..thank you for any responses

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