Brian De Palma

American film director

Brian Russell De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American movie director, producer and screenwriter. He was born in Newark, New Jersey to Italian American Roman Catholic parents Anthony De Palma (1904-2005) and Vivienne (née Muti). He was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in New Hampshire.[1]

Brian De Palma
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Brian De Palma, 2007
Brian Russell De Palma

(1940-09-11) September 11, 1940 (age 82)
OccupationFilm director and writer
Years active1960–present
Spouse(s)Nancy Allen (1979-1983)
Gale Anne Hurd (1991-1993)
Darnell Gregorio-De Palma (1995-1997)

De Palma directed Carrie, The Fury, Dressed to Kill, Blow Out, Scarface, Body Double, Wise Guys, The Untouchables, Casualties of War, The Bonfire of the Vanities, Raising Cain, Carlito's Way, Mission: Impossible, Snake Eyes, Mission to Mars, Femme Fatale and The Black Dahlia.[2]


  1. "Brian De Palma Biography (1940–)". Film Reference. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  2. Rose, Steve. "Steve Rose Talks to Director Brian De Palma". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 July 2020.

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