David Cronenberg

Film director

1943 –

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Who is David Cronenberg?

David Paul Cronenberg, OC OOnt FRSC 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."

Famous Quotes:

  • Be afraid. Be very afraid.

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Born
Mar 15, 1943
Toronto
Also known as
  • David Paul Cronenberg
  • King of Venereal Horror
  • Baron of Blood
  • David Paul Cronenberg, OC, FRSC
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Atheism
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
  • Canadians of Dutch descent
  • Germans
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • University of Toronto
  • Harbord Collegiate Institute
Lived in
  • Toronto

Submitted
on July 23, 2013