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David Byrne is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Sound American born on 14 may 1952 at Dumbarton (United-kingdom)

David Byrne

David Byrne
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Nationality USA
Birth 14 may 1952 (71 years) at Dumbarton (United-kingdom)

David Byrne (born 14 May 1952) is a Scottish-born American musician who was the founding member, principal songwriter, and lead singer and guitarist of the American new wave band Talking Heads, active between 1975 and 1991.

Since then, Byrne has released his own solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, fiction and non-fiction. He has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Biography

Relationships
Byrne had relationships with a number of women during the 1970s, including photographers Andrea Kovacs and Mary Clarke who attended the Rhode Island School of Design. He also had a relationship with photographer Lynn Goldsmith in 1980. He had a brief affair with Toni Basil in 1981 and he dated Twyla Tharp between 1981 and 1982. While visiting Japan in 1982, Byrne met costume designer Adelle Lutz whom he married in 1987. They have a daughter, Malu Abeni Valentine Byrne, born in 1989. Byrne and Lutz divorced in 2004. After his divorce, he became romantically involved with art curator and Gagosian Gallery sales director Louise Neri. He also had a relationship with the artist Cindy Sherman from 2007 to 2011.

Although a resident of the United States since childhood, Byrne is still a British citizen, but applied for US citizenship in 2012. He lives in New York City. His father, Thomas, died in October 2014. His mother, Emma Byrne, died on 25 June 2014.


Cycling
Byrne is known for his activism in support of increased cycling and for having used a bike as his main means of transport throughout his life, especially cycling around New York. He has a regular cycling column in The New York Times and does not own a car.

Byrne says that he began cycling while he was in high school and returned to it as an adult in the late 1970s. He likes the freedom and exhilaration cycling gives him. He has written widely on cycling, including a 2009 book, Bicycle Diaries. In August 2009, Byrne auctioned his Montague folding bike to raise money for the London Cycling Campaign.

In 2008, Byrne designed a series of bicycle parking racks in the form of image outlines corresponding to the areas in which they were located, such as a dollar sign for Wall Street and an electric guitar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Byrne worked with a manufacturer that constructed the racks in exchange for the ability to sell them later as art. The racks remained on the streets for about a year.

Best films

The Last Emperor (1987)
(Original Music Composer)

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Filmography of David Byrne (21 films)

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Actor

Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, 1h33
Directed by Spike Lee
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Rosie Perez, David Byrne, Lee Daniels, Carole Bayer Sager
Roles Self
Rating73% 3.688683.688683.688683.688683.68868
Ce documentaire relate l'ascension du roi de la pop, Michael Jackson, à travers la création de son album solo historique, Off the Wall.
This Must Be the Place, 1h58
Directed by Paolo Sorrentino
Origin Italie
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Sean Penn, Frances McDormand, Kerry Condon, Judd Hirsch, Eve Hewson, Harry Dean Stanton
Roles David Byrne
Rating67% 3.3543953.3543953.3543953.3543953.354395
Cheyenne is a wealthy former rock star, now bored and jaded in his 20-year retirement in Dublin. He retired after two of his teenaged fans committed suicide. He travels to New York to reconcile with his estranged father during his final hours, only to arrive too late. The reason he gives for not communicating with his father for 30 years was that his father rejected him when he put on glam rock make-up at the age of 15. He reads his father's diary and learns about his father's persecution in Auschwitz at the hands of former SS officer Alois Lange. He visits a professional Nazi hunter named Mordecai Midler who tells him that Lange is small fry.
Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell, 1h11
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Philip Glass, David Byrne
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating72% 3.631353.631353.631353.631353.63135
Wild Combination begins with interviews of Russell's parents discussing their youngest offspring's childhood. The film describes how Russell as a young boy is obsessed with Timothy Leary and insecure about his acne. Leaving Iowa for San Francisco in the late sixties, he joins a Buddhist collective and befriends Allen Ginsburg. Russell decides to move to New York in the early seventies, where he starts working as the musical director of the Kitchen and becomes part of the downtown scene of artists, sharing an apartment building with Allen Ginsburg and Richard Hell. Russell engages in nearly every music scene the city has to offer: disco at David Mancuso's Loft, rock at CBGB, minimal composition at the Kitchen, and Allen Ginsberg's poetry recitations. In 1978, Russell begins dating Tom Lee, whom he stays with until his AIDS-related death in 1992.
Lulu on the Bridge, 1h43
Directed by Paul Auster
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Harvey Keitel, Mira Sorvino, Willem Dafoe, Gina Gershon, Vanessa Redgrave, Mandy Patinkin
Roles "Laughing Man" Escort
Rating61% 3.098733.098733.098733.098733.09873
Jazz saxophone player Izzy Maurer (Harvey Keitel) is shot in the chest during a performance at a jazz club by a deranged man. Izzy survives the seven-hour operation, but loses his left lung, ending his music career. A young aspiring actress named Celia Burns (Mira Sorvino) walks into the Chez Pierre restaurant in New York City where she works as a waitress. She and her boss talk about the shooting. Later she purchases Izzy's latest CD.
Until the End of the World, 2h38
Directed by Wim Wenders
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about computing, Seafaring films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Political films, Road movies, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Solveig Dommartin, William Hurt, Sam Neill, Tom Waits, Max von Sydow, Chick Ortega
Roles Self in music video
Rating67% 3.399533.399533.399533.399533.39953
The film takes place in late 1999. India has an out-of-control nuclear satellite in orbit that is about to re-enter the atmosphere at any time, contaminating large areas of the Earth. This has caused a massive panic, with everyone trying to flee the likely impact sites. Caught in a traffic jam, impatient and disconnected Claire Tourneur (Solveig Dommartin) escapes the highway congestion by taking a side road. Her dashboard computer system announces she has left the map zone database and is on her own. She then has a couple of odd encounters, first with a pair of bank robbers (which leaves her with a large amount of cash), then with a hitchhiker being pursued by an armed party. Claire discovers, after falling in love with the enigmatic fugitive, that he is the son of a scientist (played by Max von Sydow), and has absconded with the prototype of a secret research project. Multiple government agencies and freelance bounty hunters are chasing him to recover the device.
Checking Out, 1h36
Directed by David Leland
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jeff Daniels, Melanie Mayron, Michael Tucker, Kathleen York, Ann Magnuson, Allan Havey
Roles Bartender
Rating47% 2.366332.366332.366332.366332.36633
Ray Macklin (Daniels) is obsessed with his own mortality. When a close friend suddenly dies of a heart attack at a barbecue, Ray becomes convinced that every ache, pain and twinge he experiences is a sign of his own impending death. His unjustified fears lead him into ever more extensive hypochondria.
True Stories, 1h30
Directed by David Byrne
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors John Goodman, Spalding Gray, Swoosie Kurtz, Annie McEnroe, David Byrne, Tito Larriva
Roles Narrator / Lip-Syncher
Rating71% 3.5943853.5943853.5943853.5943853.594385
The film features Byrne as an unnamed, cowboy-hat-wearing stranger who visits the fictional Texas town of Virgil, where he observes the citizens as they prepare for the Celebration of Special-ness to mark the sesquicentennial (i.e. 150th) anniversary of the founding of the town and Texas independence from Mexico. The event is being sponsored by the Varicorp Corporation, a local computer manufacturing plant. Byrne's narration often breaks the fourth wall, especially while he is driving around town in his Chrysler LeBaron convertible. At other times, sequences are filmed in a documentary style with Byrne's character as host.
Stop Making Sense, 1h28
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors David Byrne
Roles Self - Vocals, Guitar
Rating86% 4.346584.346584.346584.346584.34658
Jonathan Demme filme les Talking Heads en concert. Le film a été tourné durant trois jours de concerts donnés au Pantages Theatre d'Hollywood en décembre 1983 alors que le groupe était en tournée pour promouvoir leur nouvel album Speaking in Tongues.
The Blank Generation, 53minutes
Directed by Amos Poe, Ivan Král
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Debbie Harry, Richard Hell, Jayne County, Lenny Kaye, David Byrne, Ivan Král
Roles Self
Rating62% 3.1384553.1384553.1384553.1384553.138455
Directors and producers Ivan Kral and No Wave filmmaker Amos Poe use actual behind-the-scenes footage of punk musicians before they became icons – Iggy Pop, Blondie, Patti Smith. Also, there is The Ramones, Television, Talking Heads, New York Dolls, The Heartbreakers, The Shirts, Robert Gordon as visitors to New York's CBGB's,

Director

True Stories, 1h30
Directed by David Byrne
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors John Goodman, Spalding Gray, Swoosie Kurtz, Annie McEnroe, David Byrne, Tito Larriva
Rating71% 3.5943853.5943853.5943853.5943853.594385
The film features Byrne as an unnamed, cowboy-hat-wearing stranger who visits the fictional Texas town of Virgil, where he observes the citizens as they prepare for the Celebration of Special-ness to mark the sesquicentennial (i.e. 150th) anniversary of the founding of the town and Texas independence from Mexico. The event is being sponsored by the Varicorp Corporation, a local computer manufacturing plant. Byrne's narration often breaks the fourth wall, especially while he is driving around town in his Chrysler LeBaron convertible. At other times, sequences are filmed in a documentary style with Byrne's character as host.