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David Cronenberg Net Worth

David Cronenberg Net Worth is
$15 Million

David Cronenberg Biography

their child Caitlin Cronenberg, a professional photographer was created on 27th October 1984 and their boy Brandon Cronenberg, a article writer and film director was created in 1980. David was created on March 15, 1943, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He started showing curiosity in literature and music at this early age group. He completed a level in Literature at the University of Toronto. As a filmmaker, he’s greatest recognized for creating movies with body horror and research fiction themes. In 2012, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Gemstone Jubilee Medal. He got a pastime in film after his friend released Wintertime Kept Us Warm in 1966. He began his career as a article writer and today he is an extremely famous filmmaker, actor, writer who has won many awards, like the Jury Prize for his movies and productions. Throughout his whole career, he is a recipient of several accolades including Cannes Film Festival’s Jury Prize award. He considers William Burroughs and Vladimir Namokov as his influences. He graduated senior high school from Harbord Collegiate Institute and North Toronto Collegiate, Alma mater. As an actor, he did cameo appearances in Alias, Bloodstream and Donuts, Jason X, In to the Night, also to Die For. Butterfly, A Dangerous Technique, and Eastern Promises. He’s also known for his other functions including Dead Ringers, The Fly, The Dead Area, M. As an writer, he released his


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Quick Facts

Full NameDavid Cronenberg
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 15, 1943
Height1.75 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Film Editor, Television Editor, Cinematographer, Television Director
EducationHarbord Collegiate Institute, University of Toronto
NationalityCanadian
SpouseCarolyn Zeifman (m. 1979), Margaret Hindson (m. 1970–1977)
ChildrenBrandon Cronenberg, Caitlin Cronenberg, Cassandra Cronenberg
ParentsEsther Cronenberg, Milton Cronenberg
SiblingsDenise Cronenberg
AwardsCannes Jury Prize, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Screenplay, Golden Screen Award, Bodil Award for Best American Film, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay, Gotham Independent Film Tribute Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Director, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director, Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Director, Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Film, Genie Award for Best Achievement in Direction, Canadian Screen Awards - Lifetime Achievement Award, Genie Award for Best Motion Picture
NominationsGolden Lion, Grand Jury Prize, Canadian Screen Award for Best Achievement in Direction, César Award for Best Foreign Film, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Feature Film, BAFTA Award for Best British Film, British Independent Film Award for Best British Independent Film, British Independent Film Award for Best Director, Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Bodil Award for Best Non-American Film, Satellite Award for Best Director, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Film, Silver Lion for Best Director, European Film Award for Best Non-European Film, Canadian Screen Award for Adapted Screenplay, Genie Award for Best Live Action Short Drama
MoviesThe Fly, Videodrome, Dead Ringers, Cosmopolis, Scanners, Maps to the Stars, A History of Violence, A Dangerous Method, Shivers, Eastern Promises, The Brood, Existenz, Naked Lunch, The Dead Zone, Rabid, Crash, M. Butterfly, Spider, Crimes of the Future, Fast Company, Nightbreed, Stereo, From the Drain, Jason X, To Each His Own Cinema, Into the Night, William S. Burroughs: A Man Within, Blood and Donuts, Henry & Verlin, The Stupids, Last Night, Tales from the Organ Trade, Transfer, Ape Sodom, Rewind, At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World, Camera, Blue, The Bridge Short Film & Video Collection
TV ShowsAlias Grace


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 Inducted to Canada's Walk of Fame in 1999.
2 He once said that Scanners (1981) was the most frustrating directing job he'd ever had.
3 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)).
4 Profiled in "American Classic Screen Interviews" (Scarecrow Press). [2010]
5 Has often referred to The Brood (1979) as his own twisted version of Kramer vs. Kramer (1979).
6 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.
7 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.
8 Turned down the chance to direct RoboCop (1987).
9 Turned down the chance to direct Top Gun (1986).
10 At one point he was in line to direct The Singing Detective (2003), with Al Pacino in the lead.
11 Has admired bugs and insects since childhood. This fascination has lingered on, and can be felt through many of his films.
12 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.
13 Father of Assistant Director Cassandra Cronenberg.
14 Deferred his own salary to make Spider (2002).
15 Father died at age 61.
16 Father was a bookstore owner and sometime columnist for the Toronto Telegram. Mother was a piano rehearsal accompanist for the National Ballet.
17 His crew referred to the final Brundlefly monster seen in the climax of The Fly (1986) as the Space Bug.
18 Was offered the chance to direct Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) but he declined.
19 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).
20 President of the 'Official Competition' jury at the 52nd Cannes International Film Festival in 1999.
21 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.
22 His father was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and his mother was born in Toronto, Ontario. All of his grandparents were Lithuanian Jewish immigrants.
23 Uncle of Aaron Woodley
24 Father of Caitlin Cronenberg and Brandon Cronenberg.
25 Brother of costume designer Denise Cronenberg.
26 Was set to direct Total Recall (1990). He even wrote a few drafts of the script before Paul Verhoeven took over.
27 Costumes in his films are usually designed by his sister Denise Cronenberg.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 He often shoots his films in Canada (The Fly (1986), _A History Of Violence (2005)_, Videodrome (1983), Dead Ringers (1988).
2 Frequently casts Viggo Mortensen and Vincent Cassel
3 Movies about crime families
4 Frequently casts Robert A. Silverman
5 Frequently uses the music of Howard Shore
6 Frequent references to the Flesh or the New Flesh
7 Films often include explicit carnage
8 Uses dark backgrounds
9 His films generally involve the horror caused by a mutation, by a parasite, or by particular medical conditions.


Quotes

#Quote
1 The Brood (1979) is my version of Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), but more realistic.
2 [on being an auteur] But for me, my movie-making is like a diamond, in the sense that it has many facets but when you look in each facet, you are looking into the inner core of the same diamond. That diamond is really my experience of life, that's all it is, and so it's inevitable I return to the same themes and tropes and considerations but from slightly different angles.
3 [on philosophy] I consider myself a junior existentialist. When I started to read Jean-Paul Sartre and by association Martin Heidegger I thought, "Oh wow, this is what I've been thinking." There's a great lecture Sartre gave called 'Existentialism is a Humanism'. He basically said, "Look, we humans are really all we've got, forget about the afterlife, it doesn't exist. Forget about God, there is no God. We should accept that and if we did and realised that compassion and humanistic empathy were valuable - more than valuable but crucial - then the world would be a better place." So that's really my approach to life.
4 [on his imagination and humor] My imagination is not full of horrors at all. This is the misunderstanding of what my movies are. First of all, I think all my movies are funny. Not everything in them is funny, but they are full of humour. And second, it's not really my imagination. Anybody looking at the news on the internet or in a newspaper, there's horror there every day - compared with that, my imagination is a wonderful playground!
5 [on what's the most frightening film ever made] That's totally subjective because what frightens some people is like a laugher to somebody else. For each person there might be a different answer to that question. Bambi (1942) is a terrifying film for a kid because Bambi's mother is killed. When you're a child that's a terrifying thing. So does that qualify? There's a movie called The Blue Lagoon (1949), which was really scary for me as a kid. It's kids on a boat, the boat sinks, the parents drown, the kids are alone on the island with a drunken sailor. There's a scene in a cave with a snake and a skeleton and all that stuff, and that was a scary movie for me. Probably for an adult not so scary. Then, as an adult, for me, Don't Look Now (1973), Nic Roeg's film with Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland. That really got to me, that was very effective film-making, its anticipation of death was so palpable. On the other hand if the person who asked this question saw it maybe it wouldn't have any effect. There's no absolute universal.
6 [on the University of Toronto and Winter Kept Us Warm (1965), 2014] I can't say the University of Toronto led me to horror, but what it did do was lead me to cinema, though I never studied cinema. There was a student called David Secter who was making a movie called Winter Kept Us Warm (1965), which starred some friends of mine. And it never occurred to me that you could make a movie. It was unlike someone growing up in LA where everybody's parents were in the business. In Toronto, no one's parents were in the movie business because there wasn't a movie business.(...) The number of films I've seen that have impressed me is endless. But actually, Winter Kept Us Warm (1965) is the most influential film of my life in a weird way. It wasn't a horror film - it was a drama about students coping with life at the 'University of Toronto' - and it wasn't because of its artistry. It was just the fact it was made. It's hard to reproduce the shock I felt when I saw my classmates on screen in a real movie, acting. It was like magic: you are watching TV and suddenly you are in the TV, acting in some TV series. It was that kind of shock.
7 There's an entire generation of Americans who have been spawned in the back seat of a 1954 Ford. So it's not like I invented sex in cars.
8 [on a reluctance to revisit his earlier movies for re-editing purposes] I really think of a film as being part of an archaeological dig, you know? And you want it to be as close to what it was in its time as possible.
9 I think I can say that the characters in my films don't really I respond to a political stance or a schematic. They're not meant to be an illustration of a theory.. I never really worry about a character being sympathetic or not. That, to me, is a very Hollywood attitude, but it's not an attitude you find in, let's say, European films of that time.
10 I'm a totally anti-storyboard person.
11 Frankly, I don't like seeing my old films. When you make a movie, it's yours. It's in your control, up to a certain point. And, after that, you let it go. It flies out. It's like having a kid. It's a cliche but your 'kid' becomes an individual creature in the world. It intersects with people you don't know, and it has experiences you don't control anymore, and that's what you want. So, unlike your children, whom you might invite home to dinner, I don't invite my films home to dinner.
12 [on superhero movies] But a superhero movie, by definition, you know, it's comic book. It's for kids. It's adolescent in its core. That has always been its appeal, and I think people who are saying, you know, The Dark Knight Rises (2012) is, you know, supreme cinema art, I don't think they know what the fuck they're talking about.
13 [on Christopher Nolan] What he is doing is some very interesting technical stuff, which, you know, he's shooting IMAX and in 3-D. That's really tricky and difficult to do. I read about it in American Cinematography Magazine, and technically, that's all very interesting. The movies, to me, they're mostly boring.
14 [on The Dark Knight Rises (2012) as 'art'] I don't think they are making them an elevated art form. I think it's still Batman running around in a stupid cape. I just don't think it's elevated. 'Christopher Nolan''s best movie is Memento (2000), and that is an interesting movie. I don't think his Batman movies are half as interesting, though they're 20 million times the expense.
15 [on working with Patrick McGoohan on Scanners (1981)] He's a brilliant actor; the voice, the charisma, the presence, the face. Phenomenal. And he was aging so well; he looked so great in that beard. But he was so angry. His self-hatred came out as anger against everybody and everything. He said to me, 'If I didn't drink I'd be afraid I'd kill someone.' He looks at you that way and you just say, 'Keep drinking.' It's all self-destructive, because it's all self-hating. That's my theory. He was also terrified. The second before we went to shoot he said, 'I'm scared.' I wasn't shocked; Olivier said that he was terrified each time he had to go on stage. With Patrick, though, it was just so raw and so scary-full of anger and potent. But he was sensing the disorganization; the script wasn't there, so he was right to worry about it. He didn't know me. He didn't know whether I could bring it off or not. We parted from the film not on very good terms ultimately.
16 [on working with Patrick McGoohan on Scanners (1981)] He had extreme Catholic views about sexuality, which came onto the set. My leading lady... came to me incredibly distraught and said, 'Patrick said, 'Are you a whore? Are you a slut?' And he started to lay into her because she'd had, like, five husbands. That was Patrick, and those were the things I had to deal with as a relatively young director. He was probably the most difficult actor I ever worked with, though he gave a fantastic performance.
17 [on his son Brandon Cronenberg's developing interest in film-making] I noticed he was incredibly sensitive to the music of film. He knew what scary music was. He'd run away.
18 I have no demons. I was always a nature boy. I loved nature and animals and insects. And [Brandon] proved to have that same kind of sensibility, which undoubtedly has something to do with the kind of movies I've made and that he seems to be making as well. It comes from a real affection for the strangeness of animal life on earth. I's very pure and very direct.
19 [on embracing digital film recording] I have no particular affection for 'film'. It's about time film died its natural death. However, the filmmaking process is exactly the same. Why would you ever want to shoot film? Well, I don't.
20 [on Michael Fassbender] Even with an intellectual character, his approach is visceral. He jokingly likes to say the only research he did was read 'The Idiots Guide to Carl Jung'. He's just so perky it drives you crazy. One day I found him standing out in the sun in his costume and makeup, with this big smile. I said to him, 'Michael, why are you smiling like that?' He said, 'I don't know... life.' I said, 'It's so irritating that you're happy all the time.'
21 [on awards] It can be very exhausting if you're nominated, so at a certain moment, part of you is almost praying you don't get any nominations.
22 People ask me how is it to direct special effects? Is it fun? And in fact it's kind of like getting a performance out of a bowl of shrimp salad actually, because it lies there and it's kind of you know, it's agonizing and I hate it, directing special effects I like working with actors and it's much more fun.
23 [on M. Night Shyamalan] I HATE that guy! Next question.
24 When I am doing art, I have absolutely no social responsibilities whatsoever -- it's like dreaming.
25 If I were doing a comedy with somebody slipping on a banana peel, I wouldn't show the reality of slipping on a banana peel, which could be quite horrific, involving cracked skulls and broken spines and crippling. You have to do what's appropriate to the movie.
26 When we talk about violence, we're talking about the destruction of the human body, and I don't lose sight of that. In general, my filmmaking is fairly body-oriented, because what you're photographing is people, bodies. You can't really photograph an abstract concept, whereas a novelist can write about that. You have to photograph something physical. So that combination of things suggests to me a particular way to deal with violence. And it's not a bad thing that people really understand what violence is. It's not, however, a politically correct thing I do. I'm not a big fan of political correctness. It's very detrimental to art in general. An artist's responsibility is to be irresponsible. As soon as you start to think about social or political responsibility, you've amputated the best limbs you've got as an artist. You are plugging into a very restrictive system that is going to push and mold you, and is going to make your art totally useless and ineffective.
27 I identify with the parasites.
28 [on being voted the People's Choice Award at the 2007 T.I.F.F.] I feel like I've just been elected prime minister of Canada!
29 I don't have a moral plan. I'm a Canadian.
30 To me, the life that we live is heaven. My idea of paradise is life on Earth. But we often don't know it, and can't see it that way, until, I'm sure, we start to leave it. I guess that's the way I feel about film.
31 We question a country's self-mythology. Perfect town and perfect family are - like Westerns - part of America's mythology, involving notions of past innocence and naïveté. But is it possible for innocence to exist while something heinous transpires elsewhere? What does it take for a country to be rich and prosperous? What does that country do to the world?
32 My movies are body-conscious. The first fact of human existence is the human body. If you get away from physical reality, you're fudging, in fantasy land, not coming to grips with what violence does.
33 As filmmaker, I ask questions but don't have answers. Moviemaking is a philosophical exploration. I invite the audience to come on the journey and discover what they think and feel.
34 We've all got the disease - the disease of being finite. Death is the basis of all horror.
35 I have no rules. For me, it's a full, full experience to make a movie. It takes a lot of time, and I want there to be a lot of stuff in it. You're looking for every shot in the movie to have resonance and want it to be something you can see a second time, and then I'd like it to be something you can see 10 years later, and it becomes a different movie, because you're a different person. So that means I want it to be deep, not in a pretentious way, but I guess I can say I am pretentious in that I pretend. I have aspirations that the movie should trigger off a lot of complex responses.
36 The versions of The Dead Zone (1983) and The Fly (1986) that you find on video carry my name, and they are the films that I made, but I hate the way they look on tape. Too bright.
37 If religion is used to allow you to come to terms with death, and also to guide you in how you live your life, then I think art can do the same thing. But in a schematic way, in a much less rigid and absolute way, which is why it appeals to me and religion doesn't.
38 You need language for thought, and you need language to anticipate death. There is no abstract thought without language and no anticipation. I think the anticipation of death without language would be impossible.
39 Civilization is repression. You don't get civilization without repression of the unconscious, of the id. And the basic appeal of art is to the unconscious. Therefore, art is somewhat subversive of civilization. And yet at the same time it seems necessary for civilization. You don't get civilization without art.
40 If you look at a baby, the most fascinating thing to a baby, a newborn, is the human face. The baby will look at your face and watch your face move and want to touch it. If it's a fantastic head and what it's talking about is fantastic, then you can't have anything better. It's the best!
41 I think of horror films as art, as films of confrontations. Films that make you confront aspects of your own life that are difficult to face. Just because you're making a horror film doesn't mean you can't make an artful film.
42 Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion.
43 All stereotypes turn out to be true. This is a horrifying thing about life. All those things you fought against as a youth: you begin to realize they're stereotypes because they're true.
44 When you're in the muck, you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck, but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things, too. That's the consolation of philosophy.
45 [on the exploding head in Scanners (1981)] Yeah, it is metaphorical...it isn't just a special effect in a vacuum.
46 Drugs and creativity don't go together for me. Like everybody in the '60s, I had one acid trip and some cocaine and hash, you know, the stuff everyone did. But it's been 30 or 40 years since I bothered to do that. What I need is clarity. Even not having enough sleep is a problem for me, never mind doing any kind of drugs.
47 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.
48 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.
49 My dentist said to me the other day: I've enough problems in my life, so why should I see your films?
50 Since I see technology as being an extension of the human body, it's inevitable that it should come home to roost.
51 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.


Pictures

All David Cronenberg pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 DGC Lifetime Achievement Award Directors Guild of Canada
2014 Filmmaker on the Edge Award Provincetown International Film Festival
2012 DGC Craft Award Directors Guild of Canada Direction - Feature Film A Dangerous Method (2011)
2012 DGC Team Award Directors Guild of Canada Feature Film A Dangerous Method (2011) Alastair Gray (Dialogue Editor/ADR Editor)

Michael Madden (Set Designer)

Lori A. Waters (Post Production Supervisor)

Patrick Arias (2nd Assistant Director)

James McAteer (Production Designer)

Nan Brown (Production Accountant)

Rob Bertola (Sound Effects Editor)

Michael O'Farrell (Supervising Sound Editor)

Sandy Pereira (Assistant Editor)

Gren-Erich Zwicker (Assistant Sound Editor)

Tony Currie (Dialogue Editor/ADR Editor)

Ronald Sanders (Picture Editor)

Walter Gasparovic (1st Assistant Director)
2012 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director - Canadian Film A Dangerous Method (2011)
2011 Tribute Award Gotham Awards
2008 DGC Team Award Directors Guild of Canada Feature Film Eastern Promises (2007) Walter Gasparovic (first assistant director)

Catherine Currie (post production accountant)

Madeleine Wazana (post production accountant)

Carol Spier (production designer)

Ronald Sanders (picture editor)

Tad Seaborn (first assistant picture editor)

Wayne Griffin (supervising sound editor)

Michael O'Farrell (supervising sound editor)

Tony Currie (dialogue editor)

Rob Bertola (sound effects editor)

Alastair Gray (adr editor)

Matthew Hussey (first assistant sound editor)

Gren-Erich Zwicker (first assistant sound editor)
2008 DGC Craft Award Directors Guild of Canada Direction - Feature Film Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 Fotogramas de Plata Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director in a Canadian Film Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 Douglas Sirk Award Hamburg Film Festival
2007 People's Choice Award Toronto International Film Festival Eastern Promises (2007)
2006 Golden Coach Cannes Film Festival
2006 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Director A History of Violence (2005)
2006 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Director A History of Violence (2005)
2006 DGC Craft Award Directors Guild of Canada Outstanding Direction - Feature Film A History of Violence (2005)
2006 DGC Team Award Directors Guild of Canada Outstanding Feature Film A History of Violence (2005) Heather Meehan (Unit Production Manager)

Robin Greavette (Assistant Location Manager)

Tad Seaborn (1st Assistant Picture Editor)

Aaron Marshall (1st Assistant Picture Editor)

Sandy Pereira (2nd Assistant Picture Editor)

Wayne Griffin (Supervising Sound Editor)

Michael O'Farrell (Supervising Sound Editor)

Debra Beers (Location Manager)

Rob Bertola (Sound Editor)

Clive Turner (SFX Editor)

Alastair Gray (Dialogue Editor)

Gren-Erich Zwicker (1st Assistant Sound Editor)

Matthew Hussey (1st Assistant Sound Editor)

Ronald Sanders (Editor)

Carol Spier (Production Designer)

Justis Greene (Production Ma
2006 Critics Award French Syndicate of Cinema Critics Best Foreign Film A History of Violence (2005)
2006 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Director A History of Violence (2005)
2006 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director A History of Violence (2005)
2006 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director A History of Violence (2005)
2006 Sonny Bono Visionary Award Palm Springs International Film Festival
2006 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera) A History of Violence (2005)
2006 Audience Award SESC Film Festival, Brazil Best Foreign Film (Melhor Filme Estrangeiro) A History of Violence (2005)
2006 Bodil Bodil Awards Best American Film (Bedste amerikanske film) A History of Violence (2005)
2005 Billy Wilder Award National Board of Review, USA
2005 Lifetime Achievement Award Stockholm Film Festival
2005 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director A History of Violence (2005)
2005 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Director A History of Violence (2005)
2003 DGC Team Award Directors Guild of Canada Outstanding Achievement in a Feature Film Spider (2002) Ronald Sanders (picture editor)

Marilyn Stonehouse (unit production manager)

Walter Gasparovic (first assistant director)

Penny Charter (second assistant director)

Arvinder Grewal (art director)

Jon Hunter (second assistant art director)

Abbie Weinberg (third assistant art director)

Barbara Pullan (location manager)

George Ploszczansky (assistant location manager)

John Rakich (location production assistant)

Anna Beben (production coordinator)

John Roy (accountant)

Sue Sparling (first assistant accountant)

Rachel Clarke (second assistant accountant)

Jody K. MacPherson (construction accountant)

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2003 DGC Craft Award Directors Guild of Canada Outstanding Achievement in Direction - Feature Film Spider (2002)
2003 Genie Genie Awards Best Achievement in Direction Spider (2002)
2003 Audience Award Jeonju Film Festival Spider (2002)
2002 Special Jury Prize Ghent International Film Festival For his whole work as a film maker.
2002 Time-Machine Honorary Award Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
2002 Best Director Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Spider (2002)
2002 Best Canadian Feature Film Toronto International Film Festival Spider (2002)
1999 Silver Scream Award Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival eXistenZ (1999)
1999 Silver Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Outstanding Artistic Contribution eXistenZ (1999)
1996 Jury Special Prize Cannes Film Festival Crash (1996)
1996 Genie Genie Awards Best Achievement in Direction Crash (1996)
1996 Genie Genie Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted Crash (1996)
1996 Golden Reel Award Genie Awards Crash (1996) Robert Lantos

Jeremy Thomas
1992 Genie Genie Awards Best Achievement in Direction Naked Lunch (1991)
1992 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Director Naked Lunch (1991)
1992 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Screenplay Naked Lunch (1991)
1991 BSFC Award Boston Society of Film Critics Awards Best Screenplay Naked Lunch (1991)
1991 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Screenplay Naked Lunch (1991)
1989 Genie Genie Awards Best Motion Picture Dead Ringers (1988) Marc Boyman
1989 Genie Genie Awards Best Achievement in Direction Dead Ringers (1988)
1989 Genie Genie Awards Best Screenplay, Adapted Dead Ringers (1988) Norman Snider
1989 Golden Horse Award Golden Horse Film Festival Best Foreign Director Dead Ringers (1988)
1989 Grand Prize Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival Dead Ringers (1988)
1989 C.S.T. Award Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival Dead Ringers (1988)
1988 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Dead Ringers (1988)
1987 Special Jury Award Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival The Fly (1986)
1984 Best Science-Fiction Film Brussels International Festival of Fantasy Film (BIFFF) Videodrome (1983)
1984 Best Film Fantafestival The Dead Zone (1983)
1984 Audience Award Fantafestival The Dead Zone (1983)
1984 Genie Genie Awards Best Achievement in Direction Videodrome (1983)
1984 Suspense Award Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival The Dead Zone (1983)
1984 Critics Award Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival The Dead Zone (1983)
1984 Antennae II Award Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival The Dead Zone (1983)
1983 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film Scanners (1981)
1981 Prize of the International Critics' Jury - Special Mention Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival The Brood (1979)
1977 Medalla Sitges en Plata de Ley Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Best Screenplay Rabid (1977)
1975 Medalla Sitges en Oro de Ley Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Best Director Shivers (1975)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015 Canadian Screen Award Canadian Screen Awards, CA Achievement in Direction Maps to the Stars (2014)
2014 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Maps to the Stars (2014)
2013 Canadian Screen Award Canadian Screen Awards, CA Adapted Screenplay Cosmopolis (2012)
2013 ICS Award International Cinephile Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Cosmopolis (2012)
2013 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Adapted Screenplay Cosmopolis (2012)
2013 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director - Canadian Film Cosmopolis (2012)
2012 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Cosmopolis (2012)
2012 Genie Genie Awards Best Achievement in Direction A Dangerous Method (2011)
2012 Maria Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Best Motion Picture Cosmopolis (2012)
2012 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Director Cosmopolis (2012)
2011 Golden Lion Venice Film Festival A Dangerous Method (2011)
2011 VVFP Award Village Voice Film Poll Best Director A Dangerous Method (2011)
2011 Black Pearl Award Abu Dhabi Film Festival Best Narrative Feature A Dangerous Method (2011)
2008 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 Genie Genie Awards Best Achievement in Direction Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Picture (Miglior film) Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Director (Miglior regia) Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 OFCS Award Online Film Critics Society Awards Best Director Eastern Promises (2007)
2008 Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film BAFTA Awards Eastern Promises (2007) Paul Webster

Robert Lantos

Steven Knight
2008 Bodil Bodil Awards Best Non-American Film (Bedste ikke-amerikanske film) Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 British Independent Film Award British Independent Film Awards Best Director Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Director Eastern Promises (2007)
2007 TFCA Award Toronto Film Critics Association Awards Best Director Eastern Promises (2007)
2006 César César Awards, France Best Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger) A History of Violence (2005)
2006 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero) A History of Violence (2005)
2006 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Motion Picture A History of Violence (2005) Chris Bender

J.C. Spink
2006 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Director A History of Violence (2005)
2006 IOMA Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA) Best Director (Miglior regia) A History of Violence (2005)
2006 ALFS Award London Critics Circle Film Awards Director of the Year A History of Violence (2005)
2006 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture A History of Violence (2005) Chris Bender

J.C. Spink
2006 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Director A History of Violence (2005)
2006 Scream Award Scream Awards Best Director A History of Violence (2005)
2006 VFCC Award Vancouver Film Critics Circle Best Director A History of Violence (2005)
2005 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival A History of Violence (2005)
2005 Gotham Independent Film Award Gotham Awards Best Feature A History of Violence (2005) Chris Bender

J.C. Spink
2005 SLFCA Award St. Louis Film Critics Association, US Best Director A History of Violence (2005)
2005 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Director A History of Violence (2005)
2002 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Spider (2002)
2002 Screen International Award European Film Awards Spider (2002)
2002 Genie Genie Awards Best Live Action Short Drama Camera (2000) Jody Shapiro
2002 Grand Prix Ghent International Film Festival Spider (2002)
2002 Best Film Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Spider (2002)
2000 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Screenplay eXistenZ (1999)
2000 Genie Genie Awards Best Motion Picture eXistenZ (1999) Robert Lantos

Andras Hamori
1999 Best Film Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival eXistenZ (1999)
1999 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival eXistenZ (1999)
1996 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Crash (1996)
1996 Genie Genie Awards Best Motion Picture Crash (1996)
1992 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film Naked Lunch (1991)
1992 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Naked Lunch (1991)
1990 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Dead Ringers (1988) Norman Snider
1989 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film Dead Ringers (1988)
1989 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero) Dead Ringers (1988)
1987 International Fantasy Film Award Fantasporto Best Film The Fly (1986)
1987 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation The Fly (1986) Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay)

George Langelaan (story)
1987 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director The Fly (1986)
1984 Genie Genie Awards Best Screenplay Videodrome (1983)
1984 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director The Dead Zone (1983)
1984 Grand Prize Avoriaz Fantastic Film Festival The Dead Zone (1983)
1982 Genie Genie Awards Best Achievement in Direction Scanners (1981)
1982 Genie Genie Awards Best Screenplay, Original Scanners (1981)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Director A History of Violence (2005)
2005 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Director A History of Violence (2005)
1989 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Screenplay Dead Ringers (1988) Norman Snider


Filmography

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Consumed 2014 Video
Maps to the Stars 2014
The Nest 2013/II Short
Cosmopolis 2012
A Dangerous Method 2011
Eastern Promises 2007
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence 2007 segment "At the Suicide of the Last Jew in the World in the Last Cinema in the World"
A History of Violence 2005
Spider 2002
Short6 2001 segment "Camera"
Camera 2000/III Short
eXistenZ 1999
Crash 1996
M. Butterfly 1993
Naked Lunch 1991
Scales of Justice 1990-1991 TV Series 2 episodes
Dead Ringers 1988
Friday the 13th: The Series 1988 TV Series 1 episode
The Fly 1986
The Dead Zone 1983
Videodrome 1983
Scanners 1981
The Brood 1979
Fast Company 1979
Rabid 1977
Teleplay 1976 TV Series 1 episode
Peep Show 1976 TV Series 2 episodes
Shivers 1975
Don Valley 1972 TV Short
Fort York 1972 TV Short
In the Dirt 1972 TV Short
Lakeshore 1972 TV Short
Scarborough Bluffs 1972 TV Short
Winter Garden 1972 TV Short
Programme X 1972 TV Series 1 episode
Jim Ritchie Sculptor 1971 TV Movie
Letter from Michelangelo 1971 TV Movie
Tourettes 1971 TV Movie
Crimes of the Future 1970
Stereo 1969
From the Drain 1967 Short
Transfer 1966 Short

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Consumed 2014 Video screenplay / story
Cosmopolis 2012 screenplay
Short6 2001 segment "Camera"
Camera 2000/III Short
eXistenZ 1999 written by
Crash 1996 written by
Scanner Cop II 1995 Video characters
Scanner Cop 1994 Video characters
Naked Lunch 1991 written by
Scanners III: The Takeover 1991 Video characters
Scanners II: The New Order 1991 characters
Dead Ringers 1988 written by
The Fly 1986 screenplay
Videodrome 1983 written by
Scanners 1981 written by
The Brood 1979 written by
Fast Company 1979 screenplay
Rabid 1977 written by
Teleplay 1976 TV Series written by - 1 episode
Shivers 1975 written by
Don Valley 1972 TV Short
Fort York 1972 TV Short
In the Dirt 1972 TV Short
Lakeshore 1972 TV Short
Scarborough Bluffs 1972 TV Short
Winter Garden 1972 TV Short
Jim Ritchie Sculptor 1971 TV Movie
Letter from Michelangelo 1971 TV Movie
Tourettes 1971 TV Movie
Crimes of the Future 1970
Stereo 1969 writer
From the Drain 1967 Short
Transfer 1966 Short

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Grace of God 1998 Psychiatrist
Last Night 1998/I Duncan
Extreme Measures 1996 Hospital Lawyer
The Stupids 1996 Postal Supervisor
Henry & Verlin 1996 Doc Fisher
Crash 1996 Auto Wreck Salesman (voice, uncredited)
Moonshine Highway 1996 TV Movie Clem Clayton
Blood & Donuts 1995 Crime Boss
To Die For 1995 Man at Lake
Trial by Jury 1994 Director
Boozecan 1994 Stan Coleburn
Blue 1992 Short
Nightbreed 1990 Dr. Philip K. Decker
Dead Ringers 1988 Obstetrician (uncredited)
The Fly 1986 Gynecologist
Into the Night 1985 Group Supervisor
Videodrome 1983 Max Renn in helmet (uncredited)
Shivers 1975 Infected in the crowd / The stabbed shoulder (uncredited)
Alias Grace 2017 TV Series post-production
Tomorrow's Shadows 2016 Short completed G.O.D.
Pig Goat Banana Cricket 2017 TV Series Dr. Cronenbird
Ape Sodom 2016 Short Narrator (voice)
Consumed 2014 Video Interviewer (voice)
The Nest 2013/II Short Dr. Molnar (voice)
Rewind 2013 TV Movie Rourke
Happy Town 2010 TV Series Dr. Leichman
Barney's Version 2010 O'Malley Director #2
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence 2007 The suicidal man (segment "At the suicide of the last Jew in the world in the last cinema in the world")
Alias 2003 TV Series Dr. Brezzel
Jason X 2001 Dr. Wimmer
The Judge 2001 TV Movie Det. Stobel
Resurrection 1999 Father Rousell

Cinematographer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don Valley 1972 TV Short
Fort York 1972 TV Short
In the Dirt 1972 TV Short
Lakeshore 1972 TV Short
Scarborough Bluffs 1972 TV Short
Winter Garden 1972 TV Short
Jim Ritchie Sculptor 1971 TV Movie
Letter from Michelangelo 1971 TV Movie
Tourettes 1971 TV Movie
Crimes of the Future 1970
Stereo 1969
From the Drain 1967 Short
Transfer 1966 Short

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Don Valley 1972 TV Short
Fort York 1972 TV Short
In the Dirt 1972 TV Short
Lakeshore 1972 TV Short
Scarborough Bluffs 1972 TV Short
Winter Garden 1972 TV Short
Jim Ritchie Sculptor 1971 TV Movie
Letter from Michelangelo 1971 TV Movie
Tourettes 1971 TV Movie
Crimes of the Future 1970
Stereo 1969
From the Drain 1967 Short
Transfer 1966 Short

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Consumed 2014 Video executive producer
The Plan 2008/I Short executive producer
Spider 2002 producer
eXistenZ 1999 producer
I'm Losing You 1998 executive producer
Crash 1996 producer
Dead Ringers 1988 producer
Jim Ritchie Sculptor 1971 TV Movie producer
Crimes of the Future 1970 producer
Stereo 1969 producer
Transfer 1966 Short producer

Production Manager

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Across This Land with Stompin' Tom Connors 1973 Documentary assistant production manager

Sound Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Transfer 1966 Short sound

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mental Saboteur 2014 Video short special thanks
The Scanners Way: Creating the Special Effects in 'Scanners' 2014 Video documentary short special thanks
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk 2014 special thanks
Candy 2013/I Short special thanks
The Double 2013 thanks
Pacific Rim 2013 special thanks
Citizens of Cosmopolis 2012 Video documentary very special thanks
Acid Head: The Buzzard Nuts County Slaughter 2011 special thanks
Down to Sleep 2011 special thanks
Crank Up 2010 Short special thanks
Tub 2010 Short special thanks
Skinwalkers 2006 the producers wish to thank
Shortbus 2006 thanks
Fear of the Flesh: The Making of 'The Fly' 2005 Video documentary very special thanks
Imagining 'Total Recall' 2001 Video documentary short special thanks
Resolving Power 2001 Short thanks
The Directors 1999 TV Series documentary acknowledgment - 1 episode
Highway 61 1991 special thanks
Escape from New York 1981 special thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Le petit journal 2016 TV Series Himself
Breakthrough 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Cinema 3 1989-2015 TV Series Himself
Rencontres de cinéma 2011-2014 TV Series Himself
Katie Chats 2014 TV Series Himself
Tales from the Organ Trade 2013 TV Movie documentary Narrator (voice)
In Studio: Genie Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Citizens of Cosmopolis 2012 Video documentary Himself
The Hour 2012 TV Series Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2011-2012 TV Series Himself
Kulturzeit 2012 TV Series Himself
Une journée particulière 2012 Documentary Himself
Film '72 2012 TV Series Himself
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2005-2011 TV Series documentary Himself
Días de cine 2011 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2011 TV Series Himself
55th BFI London Film Festival 2011 TV Special Himself
At the Movies 2011 TV Series Himself
Produce Your Own Damn Movie! 2011 Video documentary Himself
Long Story Short: CBC Turns 75 2011 TV Special Himself
Cronenberg: The Early Years 2011 Video documentary short Himself
William S. Burroughs: A Man Within 2010 Documentary Himself
Jornal Nacional 2009 TV Series Himself
Deutschland, deine Künstler 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
28th Annual Genie Awards 2008 TV Special Himself - Presenter
On Screen! 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
Eastern Promises: Secrets and Stories 2007 Video short Himself
Eastern Promises: Two Guys Walk Into a Bathhouse 2007 Video short Himself
The Culture Show 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Ceremonia de apertura - 55º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2007 TV Movie Himself
El blog de Cayetana 2007 TV Series Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007 TV Series Himself
Tracks 2007 TV Series documentary Himself
Memories from 'The Dead Zone' 2006 Video short Himself
The Look of 'The Dead Zone' 2006 Video short Himself
The Politics of 'The Dead Zone' 2006 Video short Himself
Visions and Horror from 'The Dead Zone' 2006 Video short Himself
Torrent 2006 TV Series Himself
L'hebdo cinéma 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
Too Commercial for Cannes 2006 Short Himself
Acts of Violence 2006 Video documentary Himself
The Unmaking of Scene 44 2006 Video short Himself
Violence's History: United States Version vs. International Version 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Dusty Wright's Culture CatchCulture Catch 2005 TV Series Himself
SexTV 2003-2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Tout le monde en parle 2005 TV Series Himself
El Magacine 2005 TV Series Himself
Go' morgen Danmark 2005 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 2005 TV Series documentary short Himself
Comme au cinéma 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Best of Secter & the Rest of Secter 2005 Documentary Himself
Je t'aime... moi non plus: Artistes et critiques 2004 Documentary Himself
La caja negra 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
100 Greatest Sexy Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Open Mike with Mike Bullard 2003 TV Series Himself
Charlie Rose 2003 TV Series
By Any Means Necessary: The Making of 'Jason X' 2002 Video short documentary Himself
Masters of Horror 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Record Man: The Life and Times of Sam Sniderman 2002 Documentary short Himself
Festival Pass with Chris Gore 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The American Nightmare 2000 Documentary Himself
Royal Canadian Air Farce 1999 TV Series Himself
Cinéma, de notre temps 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Festival international de Cannes 1996-1999 TV Series Himself
The Directors 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Cronenberg Interview: Rabid 1998 Video documentary short Himself
Cronenberg Interview: Shivers 1998 Video documentary short Himself
David Cronenberg and the Cinema of the Extreme 1997 TV Short documentary Himself
The Newsroom 1997 TV Series Himself
Late Review 1996 TV Series Himself - Interview at London Film Festival
Naked Making Lunch 1992 Documentary Himself
Maniac Mansion 1992 TV Series Himself
Late Night with David Letterman 1992 TV Series Himself - Guest
Untitled 'Naked Lunch' Featurette 1991 Short Himself
The Media Show 1988-1989 TV Series documentary Himself
Long Live the New Flesh: The Films of David Cronenberg 1987 TV Movie documentary Himself
De película 1987 TV Series Himself - Interviewee
Take One: Fear on Film 1982 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Welcome to the Basement 2013 TV Series Himself
Secret Origin: The Story of DC Comics 2010 Video documentary Himself
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián 2008 TV Movie Himself (uncredited)
Un écran nommé désir 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fear of the Flesh: The Making of 'The Fly' 2005 Video documentary Himself
Cinema mil 2005 TV Series Himself
X-Rated 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Weird Sex and Snowshoes: A Trek Through the Canadian Cinematic Psyche 2004 TV Movie documentary Duncan
The Fly Papers: The Buzz on Hollywood's Scariest Insect 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
To the Galaxy and Beyond with Mark Hamill 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Nightbreed: The Interactive Movie 1990 Video Game Dr. Philip K. Decker
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