Brian De Palma

11 Sep 1940

Director, Writer, Producer

Brian Russell De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and writer. In a career spanning over 40 years, he is probably best known for his suspense and crime thriller films, including such box office successes as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Scarface, The Untouchables, and Mission: Impossible.
Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, De Palma worked repeatedly with actors Jennifer Salt, Amy Irving, Nancy Allen (his wife from 1979 to 1983), Gary Sinise, John Lithgow, William Finley, Charles Durning, Gerrit Graham, cinematographers Stephen H. Burum and Vilmos Zsigmond (see List of noted film director and cinematographer collaborations), set designer Jack Fisk, and composers Bernard Herrmann and Pino Donaggio. De Palma is credited with fostering the careers of or outright discovering Robert De Niro, Jill Clayburgh, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo, Andy Garcia and Margot Kidder.

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Filmography (27 titles)

(movie, 2012)
···Passion
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2007)
···Redacted
Genre: Drama, War
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2006)
···Sisters
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Horror
Role: Writer
(movie, 2006)
7.8The Black Dahlia
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 2002)
6.3Femme Fatale
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2000)
···Mission to Mars
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Director
(movie, 1998)
···Snake Eyes
Genre: Crime, Mystery
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1996)
···Mission: Impossible
Genre: Adventure, Action, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1993)
···Carlito's Way
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1992)
···Raising Cain
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1990)
···The Bonfire of the Vanities
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1989)
···Casualties of War
Genre: Drama, History, War
Role: Director
(movie, 1987)
···The Untouchables
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1986)
···Wise Guys
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Role: Director
(movie, 1984)
···Body Double
Genre: Thriller
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 1983)
7.4Scarface
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1981)
···Blow Out
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1980)
···Dressed to Kill
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1978)
···The Fury
Genre: Drama, Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1976)
···Carrie
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Director
(movie, 1976)
···Obsession
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1974)
···Phantom of the Paradise
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1973)
···Sisters
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1972)
···Get to Know Your Rabbit
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director
(movie, 1970)
···Hi, Mom!
Genre: Comedy
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1968)
···Murder à la Mod
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Director