Brian De Palma
11.09.1940, New Jersey
American film director and screenwriter.
He is known for his work in the genres of suspense, crime and psychological thriller. His films include major box office hits such as Carrie (1976), Dressed to Kill (1980), Scarface (1983), The Untouchables (1987) and Mission: Impossible (1996), as well as cult favorites such as Sisters (1972). ), Phantom of the Paradise (1974), Blow Out (1981), Casualties of War (1989) and Carlito's Way (1993).
He was a leading member of the New Hollywood generation of film directors. His direction often uses quotes from other films or cinematic styles and is influenced by filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Michelangelo Antonioni.
His work was criticized for its violence and sexual content, but was supported by American critics such as Roger Ebert and Pauline Kael.