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David Cronenberg

Born: March 15, 1943, Toronto, Ontario - Canada

David Paul Cronenberg, CC OOnt FRSC is a Canadian director, screenwriter, and actor.

He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror genre, with his films exploring visceral bodily transformation, infection, and the intertwining of the psychological with the physical.

In the first half of his career, he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction films such as “Scanners” (1981) and “Videodrome” (1983), although his work has since expanded beyond these genres.

Cronenberg's films have polarized audiences and critics alike; he has earned critical acclaim and has sparked controversy for his depictions of gore and violence.

The Village Voice called him “the most audacious and challenging narrative director in the English-speaking world”.

His films have won numerous awards, including the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his film “Crash” (1996).

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Maps to the Stars (2014)

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Led by the loathsome yet funny and touching child-star Benjie, we witness the convoluted world of shallow, selfish celebrities and their minions, all of whom are about to be manipulated and destroyed by the young woman who literally represents the fruit of their twisted machinations, Agatha, Benjie’s tormented, apparently psychotic sister.

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Rewind (2013)

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| 120 Min

Revolves around a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter past events in order to change the future and avoid a devastating terrorist attack. Feature length pilot for failed tv series, released as a made for TV movie.

63 2013 120
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Cosmopolis (2012)

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Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset managers day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.

50 2012 109
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A Dangerous Method (2011)

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| 99 Min

Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker David Cronenberg directs this adaptation of Christopher Hampton's acclaimed play The Talking Cure, which examines the complex relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud, the founding fathers of psychoanalysis. This probing drama casts Academy Award®-nominee Viggo Mortensen as Freud and Michael Fassbender as Jung, two doctors whose lives are thrown into disarray by a troubled and beautiful patient (Academy Award®-nominee Keira Knightly).

65 2011 99
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Eastern Promises (2007)

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| 100 Min

A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

77 2007 100
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A History of Violence (2005)

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| 96 Min

An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.

75 2005 96
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Jason X (2001)

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| 91 Min

In the year 2455, Old Earth is now a contaminated planet abandoned for centuries -- a brown world of violent storms, toxic landmasses and poisonous seas. Yet humans have returned to the deadly place that they once fled, not to live, but to research the ancient, rusting artifacts of the long-gone civilizations. But its not the harmful environment that could prove fatal to the intrepid, young explorers who have just landed on Old Earth. For them, its Friday the 13th, and Jason lives!

44 2001 91
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eXistenZ (1999)

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| 97 Min

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

68 1999 97
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To Die For (1995)

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| 106 Min

Susan wants to work in television and will therefore do anything it takes, even if it means killing her husband. A very dark comedy from independent director Gus Van Sant with a brilliant Nicole Kidman in the leading role.

68 1995 106
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M. Butterfly (1993)

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| 101 Min

In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.

68 1993 101
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Naked Lunch (1991)

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| 115 Min

After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.

71 1991 115
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The Fly (1986)

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When Seth Brundle makes a huge scientific and technological breakthrough in teleportation, he decides to test it on himself. Unbeknownst to him, a common housefly manages to get inside the device and the two become one.

75 1986 96
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Videodrome (1983)

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A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion when he acquires a new kind of programming for his station.

73 1983 87
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The Dead Zone (1983)

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Johnny Smith is a schoolteacher with his whole life ahead of him but, after leaving his fiancee s home one night, is involved in a car crash which leaves him in a coma for 5 years. When he wakes, he discovers he has an ability to see into the past, present and future life of anyone with whom he comes into physical contact.

73 1983 103
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Scanners (1981)

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Darryl Revok is the most powerful of all the scanners, and is the head of the underground scanner movement for world domination. Scanners have great psychic power, strong enough to control minds; they can inflict enormous pain/damage on their victims. Doctor Paul Ruth finds a scanner that Revok hasn't, and converts him to their cause - to destroy the underground movement.

68 1981 103
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The Brood (1979)

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A man tries to uncover an unconventional psychologist s therapy techniques on his institutionalized wife, while a series of brutal attacks committed by a brood of mutant children coincides with the husband s investigation.

69 1979 92
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Rabid (1977)

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After undergoing radical surgery for injuries from a motorcycle accident, a young woman (former adult film star Marilyn Chambers) develops a strange phallic growth on her body and a thirst for human blood -- the only nourishment that will now sustain her.

64 1977 91
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Shivers (1975)

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The residents of a suburban high-rise apartment building are being infected by a strain of parasites that turn them into mindless, sex-crazed fiends out to infect others by the slightest sexual contact.

66 1975 87
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The Wall

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A troubled young man is drawn to a mythical place called Midian where a variety of monsters are hiding from humanity.

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