Birth name David Paul Cronenberg NationalityCanada Birth 15 march 1943 (80 years) at Toronto (Canada) Awards Legion of Honour, Companion of the Order of Canada
David Paul Cronenberg, CC OOnt FRSC (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or venereal horror genre. This style of filmmaking explores people's fears of bodily transformation and infection. In his films, the psychological is typically intertwined with the physical. In the first half of his career, he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction, although his work has since expanded beyond these genres. He has been called "the most audacious and challenging narrative director in the English-speaking world.
He married his first wife, Margaret Hindson in 1972: their seven-year marriage ended in 1979 amidst personal and professional differences. They had one daughter, Cassandra Cronenberg.
He is presently married to Carolyn Zeifman, production assistant on Rabid. They have two children, Caitlin and Brandon. In the 1992 book Cronenberg on Cronenberg, he revealed that The Brood was inspired by events that occurred during the unraveling of his first marriage, which caused both Cronenberg and his daughter Cassandra a great deal of turmoil. The character Nola Carveth, mother of the brood, is based on Cassandra's mother. Cronenberg said that he found the shooting of the climactic scene, in which Nola was strangled by her husband, to be "very satisfying". Cronenberg lives in Toronto.
Cronenberg describes himself as an atheist. His atheism was further explained in a September 2013 interview:
"Anytime I've tried to imagine squeezing myself into the box of any particular religion, I find it claustrophobic and oppressive. I think atheism is an acceptance of what is real."
In the same interview, Cronenberg revealed that film director Martin Scorsese admitted to him that he was intrigued by Cronenberg's early work but was subsequently "terrified" to meet him in person. Cronenberg stated to Scorsese in response: "You're the guy who made Taxi Driver and you're afraid to meet me?"
Directed byJack Bender GenresScience fiction ActorsJeff Fahey, David Cronenberg, Robbie Jones, Keisha Castle-Hugues, Shane McRae, Kenneth Welsh Roles Rourke Rating59% The film opens with an apparent terrorist attack involving a nuclear device which destroys New York City killing 9 million people. The perpetrator, Benjamin Rourke, a Nobel prize winning physicist, had become embittered by the death of his wife, and had devised a means to travel in time; he had engineered the bomb plot to force the US Government to build his machine in order to send agents back to prevent the disaster happening. He had also arranged matters that the only way to do this was to have them prevent his wife's death. The story describes the process of the team, CIA agents Sean Knox and Danny Gates, and scientist Lyndsay Bryce, arriving at this conclusion and their efforts to achieve this without doing too much damage/damaging to the time-line.
, 1h7 Directed byDon McKellar OriginFrance GenresDrama, Science fiction, Comedy, Romance ActorsSandra Oh, Don McKellar, Roberta Maxwell, Sarah Polley, Charmion King, David Cronenberg Roles Duncan Rating70% La fin du monde est annoncee pour le 31 decembre 1999 a minuit. Apres la panique, les habitants de Toronto ont finalement accepte cette fatalite et quelques personnages vont se demener pour organiser une fin parfaite. Des complications de derniere minute viennent brouiller leur programme. Mais le destin est la, qui bien sur bouleversara leurs previsions et decidera seul de la meilleure maniere d'en finir. Prix de la jeunesse Cannes 1998.
, 1h58 Directed byMichael Apted OriginUSA GenresDrama, Thriller, Crime ThemesMedical-themed films ActorsHugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse, Paul Guilfoyle, Debra Monk Roles Hospital Lawyer Rating61% Dr. Guy Luthan (Hugh Grant) is a New York emergency room doctor who one night comes across a strange patient: a homeless man who has a wristband from a hospital he's not familiar with, mentioning a drug he's never heard of, and with strange symptoms, including a wildly fluctuating heart rate. When the man dies, Guy attempts to follow up and find out more about the patient - only to find that the body and all records have disappeared, and he's told by his superiors to drop the case.
, 1h34 Directed byJohn Landis OriginUSA GenresComedy, Adventure ThemesChildren's films ActorsTom Arnold, Jessica Lundy, Bug Hall, Alex McKenna, Scott Kraft, Mark Metcalf Roles Postal Supervisor Rating43% Joan and Stanley Stupid are convinced they are victims of a conspiracy that steals their garbage every week and in an attempt to uncover this, Stanley follows the garbage truck to the city dump where he stumbles across Lieutenant Neidermeyer who is selling contraband weaponry to a group of terrorists. Neidermeyer believes Stanley to be a secret agent who has uncovered their operation and orders him to be assassinated, and after several attempts on his life result in humorous dispatching of his would be assassins, Stanley narrowly escapes a carbomb and is presumed dead by Neidermeyer.
, 1h29 Directed byHolly Dale OriginCanada GenresComedy, Horror comedy, Action, Horror ThemesVampires in film, Comedy horror films ActorsGordon Currie, Justin Louis, Helene Clarkson, David Cronenberg, Fiona Reid, Hadley Kay Roles Crime Boss Rating58% A vampire named Boya is awakened from his sleep by a golf ball. He has not been awake since 1969, and marvels at his new surroundings. He does not feed on humans but instead on rats and animals. He meets up with a cab driver who is in trouble with some criminals, and a female donut shop worker who gets stuck in the middle. Befriending them both, and slowly falling in love with Molly, they take on each other's problems. He tries to protect them, but also endangers them by drawing the attention of an ex-lover from decades past who hasn't stopped looking for him in 25 years.