David Cronenberg

15 Mar 1943

Director, Writer, Actor, Producer

David Paul Cronenberg, OC, FRSC (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian filmmaker and screenwriter. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or venereal horror genre. This style of filmmaking explores people's fears of bodily transformation and infection. In his films, the psychological is typically intertwined with the physical. In the first half of his career, he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction, although his work has since expanded beyond these genres. He has been called "the most audacious and challenging narrative director in the English-speaking world."

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Filmography (31 titles)

Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Dr. Philip K. Decker)
(movie, 2014)
···The Nest
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 2014)
···Maps to the Stars
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2013)
···Rewind
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Actor
(movie, 2012)
···Cosmopolis
Genre: Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2011)
···A Dangerous Method
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 2007)
···Eastern Promises
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Mystery
Role: Director
(movie, 2005)
···A History of Violence
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Role: Director
(movie, 2002)
···Spider
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2001)
···Jason X
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Dr. Wimmer)
(movie, 1999)
···Resurrection
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
Role: Actor (as Father Rousell)
(movie, 1999)
···eXistenZ
Genre: Action, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1996)
···Crash
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1995)
···To Die For
Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Man at Lake)
(movie, 1993)
···M. Butterfly
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1992)
···Scanners III: The Takeover
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Action
Role: Writer
(movie, 1991)
···Naked Lunch
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1990)
···Nightbreed
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Role: Actor (as Dr. Philip K. Decker)
(movie, 1988)
···Dead Ringers
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1986)
···The Fly
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 1985)
···Into the Night
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Group Supervisor)
(movie, 1983)
···The Dead Zone
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1983)
···Videodrome
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1981)
···Scanners
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1979)
···The Brood
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1979)
···Fast Company
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 1977)
···Rabid
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1975)
···Shivers
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1970)
···Crimes of the Future
Genre: Comedy, Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 1969)
···Stereo
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Director