Biography

Robert Jonathan Demme (February 22, 1944 – April 26, 2017) was an American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. He was best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs, which won him the Academy Award for Best Director. He later directed the acclaimed films Philadelphia (1993) and Rachel Getting Married (2008).

On April 26, 2017, Demme died at the age of 73 in Manhattan due to complications from esophageal cancer and heart disease.

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Robert Jonathan Demme (February 22, 1944 – April 26, 2017) was an American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. He was best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs, which won him the Academy Award for Best Director. He later directed the acclaimed films Philadelphia (1993) and Rachel Getting Married (2008).

On April 26, 2017, Demme died at the age of 73 in Manhattan due to complications from esophageal cancer and heart disease.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Jonathan Demme, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 75

Birthday 1944-02-22

Day of Death 2017-04-26

Place of Birth Baldwin, Long Island, New York, USA

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

The Power of Rock Director
Zeitoun Director
2018 Seven Seconds (1 episode)Director
2017 Shots Fired (10 episodes)Director
2016 Protection Not Protest: The People of Standing Rock Director
2016 Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids Director
2015 Ricki and the Flash Director
2015 Another Telepathic Thing Director
2015 What's Motivating Hayes Director
2013 A Master Builder Director
2013 Enzo Avitabile Music Life Director
2012 Neil Young Journeys Director
2011 Enlightened (1 episode)Director
2011 A Gifted Man (1 episode)Director
2011 I'm Carolyn Parker Director
2011 The Killing (2 episodes)Director
2009 Neil Young Trunk Show Director
2008 Rachel Getting Married Director
2007 Jimmy Carter Man from Plains Director
2006 Neil Young: Heart of Gold Director
2004 The Manchurian Candidate Director
2004 The Agronomist Director
2002 The Truth About Charlie Director
1998 Beloved Director
1998 Storefront Hitchcock Director
1997 Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground Director
1995 Neil Young and Crazy Horse: The Complex Sessions Director
1993 Philadelphia Director
1992 Cousin Bobby Director
1991 The Silence of the Lambs Director
1988 Married to the Mob Director
1988 POV (1 episode)Director
1987 Trying Times (1 episode)Director
1987 Swimming to Cambodia Director
1986 Something Wild Director
1985 New Order: The Perfect Kiss Director
1984 Stop Making Sense Director
1984 Swing Shift Director
1982 Who Am I This Time? Director
1982 American Playhouse (1 episode)Director
1980 Melvin and Howard Director
1979 Last Embrace Director
1978 Columbo: Murder Under Glass Director
1977 Citizens Band Director
1976 Fighting Mad Director
1975 Crazy Mama Director
1974 Caged Heat Director
1971 Columbo (1 episode)Director

Production

2015 The Center Executive Producer
2015 Song One Producer
2012 Neil Young Journeys Producer
2008 Rachel Getting Married Producer
2006 Neil Young: Heart of Gold Producer
2004 The Manchurian Candidate Producer
2003 Beah: A Black Woman Speaks Producer
2002 Adaptation. Producer
2002 The Truth About Charlie Producer
1997 Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground Executive Producer
1996 Mandela Producer
1996 That Thing You Do! Producer
1995 Devil in a Blue Dress Executive Producer
1995 Roy Cohn/Jack Smith Executive Producer
1994 One Foot on a Banana Peel, the Other Foot in the Grave: Secrets from the Dolly Madison Room Producer
1993 Philadelphia Producer
1993 Household Saints Executive Producer
1990 Miami Blues Producer
1986 Something Wild Producer
1971 Angels Hard as They Come Producer

Acting

2015 I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! as Narrator (voice)
2011 Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel as himself
2009 Burning Down the House: The Story of CBGB as Himself
2005 Jonathan Demme & Jodie Foster as Interviewee
2004 People Like Us: Making Philadelphia
2001 The Making of The Silence of the Lambs: Inside the Labyrinth as Interviewee
1999 Hitchcock - Shadow of a Genius as himself
1997 Oz (1 episode)
1996 That Thing You Do! as Major Motion Picture Director
1994 One Foot on a Banana Peel, the Other Foot in the Grave: Secrets from the Dolly Madison Room as Narrator
1987 Midnight Sun Film Festival
1985 Into the Night as Federal Agent
1978 Roger Corman: Hollywood's Wild Angel as Himself
1977 The Incredible Melting Man as Matt Winters

Writing

2002 The Truth About Charlie Screenplay
1984 Stop Making Sense Writer
1976 Fighting Mad Writer
1974 Caged Heat Writer
1973 Black Mama, White Mama Story
1971 Angels Hard as They Come Screenplay

Crew

1973 Fly Me Second Unit
1972 The Hot Box Script

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