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David Paul Cronenberg, (born March 15, 1943 in Toronto) 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." Cronenberg's films have polarized critics and audiences alike; he has earned critical acclaim and has sparked controversy for his depictions of gore and violence.
March 15, 1943, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1981 ScannersWriter and Director 1983 The Dead ZoneDirector 1985 Into the NightGroup Supervisor 1986 The FlyDirector, Screenplay, and Gynecologist 1990 NightbreedDr. Philip K. Decker 1995 To Die ForMan at Lake 1996 CrashDirector, Writer, and Producer 1999 ExistenzDirector, Screenplay, and Producer 2001 Jason XDr. Wimmer 2005 A History of ViolenceDirector 2007 Eastern PromisesDirector 2011 A Dangerous MethodDirector 2012 CosmopolisScreenplay and Director 2014 Maps to the StarsDirector 2019 RabidOriginal StoryLimited to the 15 most popular items