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 68

Birthday 1944-02-22

Day of Death 2017-04-26

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

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Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

The Power of RockDirector
ZeitounDirector
2018 Seven Seconds(1 episode)Director
2017 Shots Fired(11 episodes)Director
2016 Protection Not Protest: The People of Standing RockDirector
2016 Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee KidsDirector
2015 Ricki and the FlashDirector
2015 Another Telepathic ThingDirector
2015 What's Motivating HayesDirector
2013 A Master BuilderDirector
2013 Enzo Avitabile Music LifeDirector
2012 Neil Young JourneysDirector
2011 Enlightened(1 episode)Director
2011 A Gifted Man(1 episode)Director
2011 I'm Carolyn ParkerDirector
2011 The Killing(2 episodes)Director
2009 Neil Young Trunk ShowDirector
2008 Rachel Getting MarriedDirector
2007 Jimmy Carter Man from PlainsDirector
2006 Neil Young: Heart of GoldDirector
2004 The Manchurian CandidateDirector
2004 The AgronomistDirector
2002 The Truth About CharlieDirector
1998 BelovedDirector
1998 Storefront HitchcockDirector
1997 Subway Stories: Tales from the UndergroundDirector
1995 Neil Young and Crazy Horse: The Complex SessionsDirector
1993 PhiladelphiaDirector
1992 Cousin BobbyDirector
1991 The Silence of the LambsDirector
1988 Married to the MobDirector
1988 POV(1 episode)Director
1987 Trying Times(1 episode)Director
1987 Swimming to CambodiaDirector
1986 Something WildDirector
1985 New Order: The Perfect KissDirector
1984 Stop Making SenseDirector
1984 Swing ShiftDirector
1982 Who Am I This Time?Director
1982 American Playhouse(1 episode)Director
1980 Melvin and HowardDirector
1979 Last EmbraceDirector
1977 Citizen's BandDirector
1976 Fighting MadDirector
1975 Crazy MamaDirector
1974 Caged HeatDirector
1971 Columbo(1 episode)Director

Production

2015 The CenterExecutive Producer
2015 Song OneProducer
2012 Neil Young JourneysProducer
2008 Rachel Getting MarriedProducer
2006 Neil Young: Heart of GoldProducer
2004 The Manchurian CandidateProducer
2003 Beah: A Black Woman SpeaksProducer
2002 Adaptation.Producer
2002 The Truth About CharlieProducer
1997 Subway Stories: Tales from the UndergroundExecutive Producer
1996 MandelaProducer
1996 That Thing You Do!Producer
1995 Roy Cohn/Jack SmithExecutive Producer
1993 PhiladelphiaProducer
1993 Household SaintsExecutive Producer
1990 Miami BluesProducer
1986 Something WildProducer
1971 Angels Hard as They ComeProducer

Acting

2015 I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! as Narrator (voice)
2011 Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel as himself
2005 Jonathan Demme & Jodie Foster as Interviewee
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
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 CharlieScreenplay
1984 Stop Making SenseWriter
1976 Fighting MadWriter
1974 Caged HeatWriter
1971 Angels Hard as They ComeScreenplay

Crew

1973 Fly MeSecond Unit
1972 The Hot BoxScript

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