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David Cronenberg is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Director of Photography, Editor, Sound and Cinematography Canadien born on 15 march 1943 at Toronto (Canada)

David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg
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Birth name David Paul Cronenberg
Nationality Canada
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?"

Best films

Pacific Rim (2013)
The Truman Show (1998)
Total Recall (1990)
A History of Violence (2005)
The Fly (1986)
Eastern Promises (2007)

Usually with

Howard Shore
Howard Shore
(17 films)
Mark Irwin
Mark Irwin
(6 films)
Norman Snider
Norman Snider
(2 films)
Don McKellar
Don McKellar
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of David Cronenberg (44 films)

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Tales from the Organ Trade, 1h22
Directed by Ric Esther Bienstock
Origin Canada
Genres Documentary
Actors David Cronenberg
Roles Narrator
Rating71% 3.5676053.5676053.5676053.5676053.567605
Rewind (2013)

Directed by Jack Bender
Genres Science fiction
Actors Jeff Fahey, David Cronenberg, Robbie Jones, Keisha Castle-Hugues, Shane McRae, Kenneth Welsh
Roles Rourke
Rating59% 2.997382.997382.997382.997382.99738
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.
Barney's Version, 2h14
Directed by Richard J. Lewis
Origin Italie
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Paul Giamatti, Rosamund Pike, Ellen David, Minnie Driver, Mark Camacho, Rachelle Lefèvre
Roles O'Malley Director #2
Rating72% 3.6476753.6476753.6476753.6476753.647675
Barney Panofsky is living with his best friend Boogie (Speedman) in Rome. He marries the mentally disturbed and unfaithful Clara Charnofsky (Lefevre) after she tells him she is pregnant with his child. Barney later finds out the child is not his, and he demands they separate. Clara commits suicide, and a devastated Barney decides to return home to Montreal.
To Each His Own Cinema, 1h40
Directed by Claude Lelouch, Abbas Kiarostami, Amos Gitaï, Elia Suleiman, Nanni Moretti, Takeshi Kitano, Andreï Kontchalovski, Youssef Chahine, Roman Polanski, Wim Wenders, Chen Kaige, Raoul Ruiz, Olivier Assayas, Theo Angelopoulos, Michael Cimino, Wong Kar-wai, Manoel de Oliveira, Jane Campion, Alejandro González Iñárritu, David Lynch, Gus Van Sant, Atom Egoyan, Lars von Trier, Ken Loach, Walter Salles, David Cronenberg, Zhang Yimou, Bille August, Aki Kaurismäki, Hou Hsiao-hsien, Tsai Ming-liang, Raymond Depardon
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Isabelle Adjani, Anouk Aimée, Antoine Chappey, David Cronenberg, Yosra El Lozy, Taraneh Allidousti
Roles The Suicidal Man (segment "At the suicide of the last Jew ...")
Rating67% 3.396683.396683.396683.396683.39668
35 réalisateurs d'origines très variées (25 pays différents) ont tous mis en scène un court métrage de 3 minutes, sur le thème de la salle de cinéma. Le film en regroupe 33 puisque les frères Coen et les frères Dardenne travaillent ensemble. Celui de David Lynch ne faisait pas partie du film mais a été présenté en ouverture du festival.
Jason X
Jason X (2001)
, 1h33
Directed by James Isaac
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure, Horror, Slasher
Themes Space adventure films, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Transport films, Films set in the future, Serial killer films, Political films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Space opera, Disaster films
Actors Lexa Doig, Chuck Campbell, Jonathan Potts, Lisa Ryder, Kane Hodder, Peter Mensah
Roles Dr. Wimmer
Rating44% 2.2042952.2042952.2042952.2042952.204295
In 2008, Jason Voorhees (Kane Hodder) is captured by the United States government and held at the Crystal Lake Research Facility. In 2010, a government scientist decides to place Jason in frozen stasis after several failed attempts to kill him. While Private Samuel Johnson (Jeff Geddis) places a blanket on Jason, Dr. Wimmer (David Cronenberg), Sergeant Marcus (Markus Parilo), and a few soldiers hope to further research Jason's rapid cellular regeneration and try to take Jason. They pull off the blanket covering his body, but find Johnson dead, instead. Having broken free of his restraints, Jason kills the soldiers and Wimmer. Rowan (Lexa Doig) lures Jason into a cryogenic pod and activates it. Jason then ruptures the pod with his machete and stabs Rowan in the abdomen, spilling cryogenic fluid into the sealed room and freezing them both.
Resurrection, 1h48
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Serial killer films
Actors Christophe Lambert, Leland Orser, Michael Olah, Robert Joy, Barbara Tyson, David Cronenberg
Roles Father Rousell
Rating60% 3.0499853.0499853.0499853.0499853.049985
Detective John Prudhomme, a Cajun transferred to Chicago, is assigned to investigate the savage murder of a man who has bled to death from a severed arm. A message, "He Is Coming", written in blood on the victim's window, is a dark, foreboding clue. After two more victims with missing body parts are discovered, Prudhomme realises he is on the trail of a serial killer who is using the missing body parts to reconstruct the body of Christ in time for Easter.
Last Night
Last Night (1998)
, 1h35
Directed by Don McKellar
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, Roberta Maxwell, Tracy Wright, Callum Keith Rennie, Sarah Polley
Roles Duncan
Rating70% 3.5460453.5460453.5460453.5460453.546045
Set in Toronto at an unknown date, Last Night tells the story of how a variety of intersecting characters spend their final evening on Earth. It seems the world is to end at midnight as the result of a calamity that is not explained, but which has been expected for several months. There are several scenes of an ominously glowing sun, which gets progressively larger and brighter even into the night.
Last Night
Last Night (1998)
, 1h7
Directed by Don McKellar
Origin France
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Romance
Actors Sandra Oh, Don McKellar, Roberta Maxwell, Sarah Polley, Charmion King, David Cronenberg
Roles Duncan
Rating70% 3.5459053.5459053.5459053.5459053.545905
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.
Crash (1996)
, 1h40
Directed by David Cronenberg
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Les fantasmes, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors James Spader, Deborah Kara Unger, Elias Koteas, Holly Hunter, Rosanna Arquette, Michael Biehn
Roles Auto Wreck Salesman (voice, uncredited)
Rating64% 3.200083.200083.200083.200083.20008
Film producer James Ballard (James Spader) and his wife, Catherine (Deborah Kara Unger), are in an open marriage. The couple engage in various infidelities, but between them have only unenthusiastic sex. Their arousal is heightened by discussing the intimate details of their extramarital sex.
Extreme Measures, 1h58
Directed by Michael Apted
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman, Sarah Jessica Parker, David Morse, Paul Guilfoyle, Debra Monk
Roles Hospital Lawyer
Rating61% 3.0985453.0985453.0985453.0985453.098545
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.
The Stupids, 1h34
Directed by John Landis
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Children's films
Actors Tom Arnold, Jessica Lundy, Bug Hall, Alex McKenna, Scott Kraft, Mark Metcalf
Roles Postal Supervisor
Rating43% 2.15362.15362.15362.15362.1536
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.
Blood & Donuts, 1h29
Directed by Holly Dale
Origin Canada
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Action, Horror
Themes Vampires in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Gordon Currie, Justin Louis, Helene Clarkson, David Cronenberg, Fiona Reid, Hadley Kay
Roles Crime Boss
Rating58% 2.9457452.9457452.9457452.9457452.945745
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.
To Die For
To Die For (1995)
, 1h46
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Medical-themed films, Films about television, Films about psychiatry
Actors Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, Matt Dillon, Alison Folland, Casey Affleck, Wayne Knight
Roles Man at Lake
Rating67% 3.398513.398513.398513.398513.39851
Suzanne Stone (Nicole Kidman) dreams of being a world-famous news anchor. To that end, she marries Larry Maretto (Matt Dillon), because she believes his family business will keep her financially comfortable, and starts attempting to climb the network news ladder, beginning as a weather girl at a local cable station, WWEN.
Trial by Jury, 1h47
Directed by Heywood Gould
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Joanne Whalley, Armand Assante, Gabriel Byrne, William Hurt, Kathleen Denise Quinlan, Mike Starr
Roles Director
Rating54% 2.7035652.7035652.7035652.7035652.703565
Crime boss Rusty Pirone (Armand Assante) is about to stand trial again and Daniel Graham (Gabriel Byrne) of the district attorney's office is determined this time to put him behind bars.
Henry & Verlin, 1h27
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Gary Farmer, Margot Kidder, Robert Joy, Joan Orenstein, Eric Peterson, David Cronenberg
Roles Doc Fisher
Rating63% 3.1855153.1855153.1855153.1855153.185515
Set during the Great Depression, the film centers on an unlikely friendship that forms between Henry (Gary Farmer), an autistic adult with a childlike spirit, and his nine-year-old nephew Verlin (Keegan MacIntosh), who is also autistic. Henry helps Verlin to come out of his shell, but Verlin's mother mistrusts him, believing him to be dangerous. Henry's family eventually decides to institutionalize him and Verlin sinks back into himself at the sudden loss of his friend.