David Cronenberg - Famous Cinematographer

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With a net worth of $15 million dollars, David Cronenberg is a Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor known for his creation of ‘body horror’ films. Famous for his unique style, Cronenberg has directed numerous critically acclaimed films throughout his career.

Key facts:

  • David Cronenberg is a Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor.
  • He is best known for creating 'body horror' films.
  • Cronenberg founded the Toronto Film Co-op and graduated at the top of his class.
  • He has been funded by the Canadian government for his work in film.
  • Some of his notable films include Stereo, Crimes of the Future, Shivers, and Eastern Promises.

Basic Information About David Cronenberg

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Directors
ProfessionsFilm director, Actor, Cinematographer, Film Editor, Television Editor, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Television Director
Net worth$15,000,000
Date of birth1943-03-15 (81 years old)
Place of birthToronto
Curiosities and TrademarksPrioneered the "body Horror" genre that involves mutation, parasites, or particular medical conditions.
Frequently uses the music of Howard Shore
Frequently casts Jeremy Irons, Robert Pattinson, Viggo Mortensen, Robert A. Silverman, and Vincent Cassel.
Most of his films were shot in Canada (Videodrome (1983), The Fly (1986), Dead Ringers (1988), A History of Violence (2005) and more).
Costume design of his films are frequently provided by his sister Denise Cronenberg.
Height5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

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What Movie Awards did David Cronenberg win?


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David Cronenberg awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Special Jury Award - WinnerThe Fly1987
International Fantasy Film Award - Best FilmNomineeThe Fly1987
Hugo - Best Dramatic PresentationNomineeThe Fly1987
Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film - NomineeEastern Promises2008
Bodil - Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film)NomineeEastern Promises2008
CΓ©sar - Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film Γ©tranger)NomineeEastern Promises2008
DGC Craft Award - Direction - Feature FilmWinnerEastern Promises2008
Golden Train Award - Best FilmNomineeEastern Promises2007
Fotogramas de Plata - Best Foreign Film (Mejor PelΓ­cula Extranjera)WinnerEastern Promises2008
IOMA - Best Picture (Miglior film)NomineeEastern Promises2008
Sant Jordi - Best Foreign Film (Mejor PelΓ­cula Extranjera)WinnerEastern Promises2008
People's Choice Award - WinnerEastern Promises2007
Bodil - Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film)WinnerA History of Violence2006
Best Film of the 2000s - Best FilmNomineeA History of Violence2010
Top 10 Film Award - Best FilmNomineeA History of Violence2005
Palme d'Or - NomineeA History of Violence2005
COFCA Award - Best DirectorWinnerA History of Violence2006
CFCA Award - Best DirectorWinnerA History of Violence2006
CΓ©sar - Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film Γ©tranger)NomineeA History of Violence2006
David - Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)NomineeA History of Violence2006
DGC Craft Award - Outstanding Direction - Feature FilmWinnerA History of Violence2006
Critics Award - Best Foreign FilmWinnerA History of Violence2006
Gold Derby Award - Motion PictureNomineeA History of Violence2006
Gotham Independent Film Award - Best FeatureNomineeA History of Violence2005
ICS Award - Best DirectorWinnerA History of Violence2006
IOMA - Best Director (Miglior regia)NomineeA History of Violence2006
Sant Jordi - Best Foreign Film (Mejor PelΓ­cula Extranjera)WinnerA History of Violence2006
Audience Award - Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro)WinnerA History of Violence2006
SLFCA Award - Best DirectorNomineeA History of Violence2005
VFCC Award - Best DirectorNomineeA History of Violence2006
Silver Scream Award - WinnereXistenZ1999
Silver Berlin Bear - Outstanding Artistic ContributionWinnereXistenZ1999
Top 10 Film Award - Best FilmNomineeeXistenZ1999
Chlotrudis Award - Best ScreenplayNomineeeXistenZ2000
Best Film - NomineeeXistenZ1999
VVFP Award - Best DirectorNomineeArgo2012
Best Film of the 1990s - Best FilmNomineeCrash2000
Top 10 Film Award - Best FilmWinnerCrash1996
Jury Special Prize - WinnerCrash1996
Genie - Best Achievement in DirectionWinnerCrash1996
International Fantasy Film Award - Best FilmWinnerScanners1983
Antennae II Award - WinnerThe Dead Zone1984
Audience Award - WinnerThe Dead Zone1984
C.S.T. Award - WinnerDead Ringers1989
Top 10 Film Award - Best FilmNomineeDead Ringers1989
Genie - Best Motion PictureWinnerDead Ringers1989
Golden Horse Award - Best Foreign DirectorWinnerDead Ringers1989
NSFC Award - Best ScreenplayNomineeDead Ringers1989
Top 10 Film Award - NomineeMaps to the Stars2014
Genie - Best Achievement in DirectionWinnerA Christmas Story1984

David Cronenberg roles

Movie / Series Role
The FlyDirector
The FlyWriter
The FlyGynecologist
Eastern PromisesDirector
A History of ViolenceDirector
CrashAuto Wreck Salesman (voice) (uncredited)
NightbreedDr. Philip K. Decker
The Dead ZoneDirector
Jason XDr. Wimmer
Dead RingersDirector
Dead RingersWriter
Dead RingersObstetrician (uncredited)
Maps to the StarsDirector
Naked LunchDirector
Naked LunchWriter
A Dangerous MethodDirector
VideodromeMax Renn (Helmet Scenes) (uncredited)
To Die ForMan at Lake
FallingDr. Klausner
The BroodDirector
The BroodWriter
ShiversInfected Crowd Member / Stabbed Shoulder (uncredited)
Into the NightGroup Supervisor
M. ButterflyDirector
Barney's VersionO'Malley Director #2
Clifton HillWalter
Slasher1 episode
Star Trek: DiscoveryKovich 3 episodes, 2020-2021
Happy TownDr. Leichman 1 episode, 2010

David Cronenberg's Quotes

  • It's my conceit that perhaps some diseases perceived as diseases that destroy a well-functioning machine actually turn it into a new but still well-functioning machine with a different purpose. The AIDS virus: look at it from its point of view. Very vital, very excited, really having a good time. It's really a triumph if you're a virus. See the movies from the disease's point of view. You can see why they would resist all attempts to destroy them. These are all cerebral games, but they have emotional correlatives as well.
  • Since I see technology as being an extension of the human body, it's inevitable that it should come home to roost.
  • My dentist said to me the other day: I've enough problems in my life, so why should I see your films?
  • You have to believe in God before you can say there are things that man was not meant to know. I don't think there's anything man wasn't meant to know. There are just some stupid things that people shouldn't do.
  • Everybody's a mad scientist, and life is their lab. We're all trying to experiment to find a way to live, to solve problems, to fend off madness and chaos.

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Interesting Facts about David Cronenberg

  1. Costumes in his films are usually designed by his sister Denise Cronenberg.
  2. Was set to direct Total Recall (1990). He even wrote a few drafts of the script before Paul Verhoeven took over.
  3. Father of Caitlin Cronenberg, Brandon Cronenberg, and Cassandra Cronenberg. Brother of costume designer Denise Cronenberg. Uncle of Aaron Woodley.
  4. His father was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and his mother was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. All of his grandparents were Lithuanian Jewish immigrants. His father, who died at age 61, was a bookstore owner and sometime columnist for the Toronto Telegram. His mother was a piano rehearsal accompanist for the Canadian National Ballet.
  5. John Carpenter paid homage to him in Escape from New York (1981). One of the United States Police Force guards is on the line with Hauk, then adds that Cronenberg is on the line for him. Another person paid homage to in the movie was George A. Romero, who had Isaac Hayes's right-hand man named after him.
  6. President of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 52nd Cannes International Film Festival in 1999.
  7. Directed an episode of Friday the 13th: The Series (1987), The Services, called Faith Healer. 13 years later, he appeared in the Friday the 13th film (unreleated to the series), Jason X (2001).
  8. Was offered the chance to direct Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) but he declined.
  9. His crew referred to the final Brundlefly monster seen in the climax of The Fly (1986) as the Space Bug.
  10. Deferred his own salary to make Spider (2002).
  11. Cites Winter Kept Us Warm (1965) as his inspiration for becoming a filmmaker. It was screened at the University of Toronto when he was a student.
  12. Has admired bugs and insects since childhood. This fascination has lingered on, and can be felt through many of his films.
  13. At one point he was in line to direct The Singing Detective (2003), with Al Pacino in the lead.
  14. Turned down the chance to direct Top Gun (1986).
  15. Turned down the chance to direct RoboCop (1987).
  16. His regular cinematographer until 1988 was Mark Irwin until Dead Ringers (1988), on which Irwin was unable to work because of his commitment to The Blob (1988). Cronenberg then hired Peter Suschitzky, who became his regular cinematographer, and Cronenberg and Irwin have not worked together since then.
  17. His father was a journalist and his mother played the piano. These roles are reversed in The Fly (1986), in which Jeff Goldblum plays the piano to impress Geena Davis, who plays a journalist.
  18. Has often referred to The Brood (1979) as his own twisted version of Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
  19. Profiled in "American Classic Screen Interviews" (Scarecrow Press). [2010]
  20. Has directed 2 actors to Oscar nominations: William Hurt (Best Supporting Actor, A History of Violence (2005)) and Viggo Mortensen (Best Actor, Eastern Promises (2007)).

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