Biography

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.

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.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 55

Birthday 1940-09-11

Place of Birth Newark, New Jersey, USA

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • 브라이언 드 팔마

Directing TV ShowsMovies

2020 Predator Director
2019 Sweet Vengeance Director
2019 Domino Director
2012 Passion Director
2007 Redacted Director
2006 The Black Dahlia Director
2002 Femme Fatale Director
2000 Mission to Mars Director
1998 Snake Eyes Director
1996 Mission: Impossible Director
1993 Carlito's Way Director
1992 Raising Cain Director
1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities Director
1989 Casualties of War Director
1987 The Untouchables Director
1986 Wise Guys Director
1984 Body Double Director
1983 Scarface Director
1981 Blow Out Director
1980 Dressed to Kill Director
1980 Home Movies Director
1978 The Fury Director
1976 Carrie Director
1976 Obsession Director
1974 Phantom of the Paradise Director
1973 Sisters Director
1972 Get to Know Your Rabbit Director
1970 Hi, Mom! Director
1970 Dionysus in '69 Director
1969 The Wedding Party Director
1968 Greetings Director
1968 Murder à la Mod Director
1966 Show Me a Strong Town and I'll Show You a Strong Bank Director
1966 The Responsive Eye Director
1965 To Bridge This Gap Director
1964 Jennifer Director
1962 Woton's Wake Director
1961 660124: The Story of an IBM Card Director
1960 Icarus Director

Writing

2020 Predator Screenplay
2019 Sweet Vengeance Screenplay
2012 Passion Screenplay
2007 Redacted Writer
2006 Sisters Screenplay
2002 Femme Fatale Writer
1998 Snake Eyes Story
1992 Raising Cain Screenplay
1984 Body Double Screenplay
1981 Blow Out Screenplay
1980 Dressed to Kill Writer
1980 Home Movies Story
1976 Obsession Author
1974 Phantom of the Paradise Writer
1973 Sisters Original Story Screenplay
1970 Hi, Mom! Story Screenplay
1969 The Wedding Party Writer
1968 Greetings Writer
1968 Murder à la Mod Writer

Acting

2017 Spielberg as Himself
2016 De Palma as Himself
2006 The Black Dahlia as Screen Test Director (voice)
2006 Paradise Regained: Brian de Palma's 'Phantom of the Paradise' as Himself
2005 Gangland: Bullets over Hollywood
2003 The Making of 'Carlito's Way' as Himself
2003 Femme Fatale: Dream Within a Dream as Himself
2002 Brian De Palma : Les Années 60
2001 The Making of 'Dressed to Kill' as Himself
2001 'Obsession' Revisited as Himself
1999 Hitchcock - Shadow of a Genius as himself
1998 The Making of 'Scarface' as Himself
1995 A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies as Himself
1994 The Scorsese Machine as Himself
1994 Rotwang Must Go! as Famous American Movie Director
1978 Movies Are My Life as Self

Production

1998 Snake Eyes Producer
1990 The Bonfire of the Vanities Producer
1984 Body Double Producer
1980 Home Movies Producer

Editing

1968 Greetings Editor
1968 Murder à la Mod Editor

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page