David Cronenberg


Born
in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
March 15, 1943

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David Paul Cronenberg is a Canadian film director and occasional 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, Cronenberg explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction, culminating in his visceral and emotional remake of The Fly (1986), with Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, followed by Dead Ringers (1988), with Jeremy Irons in the lead role.

Cronenberg has worked with Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen in A History of Violence (2005), Eastern Promises (2007),
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Consumed

3.13 avg rating — 2,359 ratings — published 2014 — 47 editions
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Crash

4.10 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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Cronenberg on Cronenberg

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Existenz: A Graphic Novel

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Collected Screenplays 1: St...

3.94 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2002
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A Dangerous Method

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David Cronenberg Evolution

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Le Scénario Du "Festin Nu"

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The Metamorphosis

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Nightmares & Dreamscapes, V...

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“Do you remember when you found out you wouldn't live forever? People don't talk about this, but everybody had to go through it because you're not born with that knowledge.”
David Cronenberg

“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.”
David Cronenberg

“See, you can't rewrite, 'cause to rewrite is to deceive and lie, and you betray your own thoughts. To rethink the flow and the rhythm, the tumbling out of the words, is a betrayal, and it's a sin, Martin, it's a sin."
--Hank (Kerouac)to Martin (Ginsberg) in the film Naked Lunch”
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