Brian De Palma

Film Director
Born Sep 11, 1940

Brian Russell De Palma is an American film director and screenwriter. 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 the horror film Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Scarface, The Untouchables, and Mission: Impossible.… Read More

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1940 Birth Born in 1940.


1963 23 Years Old The film, which was co-directed with Leach and producer Cynthia Munroe, had been shot in 1963 but remained unreleased until 1969, when De Palma's star had risen sufficiently within the Greenwich Village filmmaking scene. … Read More
1966 26 Years Old During the 1960s, De Palma began making a living producing documentary films, notably The Responsive Eye, a 1966 movie about The Responsive Eye op-art exhibit curated by William Seitz for Museum of Modern Art in 1965. … Read More
1968 28 Years Old After the success of his 1968 breakthrough, De Palma and his producing partner, Charles Hirsch, were given the opportunity by Sigma 3 to make an unofficial sequel of sorts, initially entitled Son of Greetings, and subsequently released as Hi, Mom! … Read More


1970 30 Years Old …  In 1970, De Palma left New York for Hollywood at age thirty to make Get to Know Your Rabbit, starring Orson Welles and Tommy Smothers. … Read More


1984 44 Years Old …  In 1984, he directed the music video of Bruce Springsteen's song "Dancing in the Dark". … Read More


1991 51 Years Old …  He has one daughter from his marriage to Gale Anne Hurd, Lolita de Palma, born in 1991, and one daughter from his marriage to Darnell Gregorio, Piper De Palma, born in 1996. … Read More


2012 72 Years Old In 2012, his film Passion was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at the 69th Venice International Film Festival.
2015 75 Years Old In 2015, he was the subject of a documentary film, De Palma. … Read More
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