Robert Jonathan Demme (February 22, 1944 – April 26, 2017) was an American filmmaker. He was born in Baldwin, New York. He was best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won an Academy Award. He directed and co-produced Philadelphia and Rachel Getting Married.
His nephew Ted Demme (1963-2002) was a filmmaker.
- Eric Kohn; Zack Sharf (April 26, 2017). "Jonathan Demme, Oscar-Winning Director of 'Silence of the Lambs,' Dies At 73 — Exclusive". IndieWire. Retrieved April 26, 2017.