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Brian Russell De Palma 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.
September 11, 1940, Newark, New Jersey, USA
1976 ObsessionAuthor and Director 1976 CarrieDirector 1980 Dressed to KillWriter and Director 1981 Blow OutScreenplay and Director 1983 ScarfaceDirector 1987 The UntouchablesDirector 1990 The Bonfire of the VanitiesDirector and Producer 1992 Raising CainDirector and Screenplay 1993 Carlito's WayDirector 1996 Mission: ImpossibleDirector 1998 Snake EyesStory, Director, and Producer 2000 Mission to MarsDirector 2006 The Black DahliaDirector and Screen Test Director (voice) 2017 SpielbergHimself 2019 DominoDirectorLimited to the 15 most popular items