David Cronenberg - "Dr. Wimmer"
(March 15, 1943 -      )

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Biography: "Dave 'Deprave' Cronenberg, 'King of venereal horror', 'Baron of blood', as he has often been called, was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the son of a journalist and a piano player. After showing an inclination for literature at an early age (he wrote and published eerie short stories, thus following his father's path), Cronenberg graduated from Toronto University in Literature, after quitting the Scientific Department. He reached the cult status of 'horror meister' with the gore-filled, modern vampire variations of Shivers and Rabid following an experimental apprenticeship in independent filmmaking and in Canadian television programs. Gained popularity with the 'head-exploding', telepathy-based Scanners after the release of the much underrated, controversial and autobiographical The Brood.

Cronenberg become a sort of a mass-medial 'guru' with Videodrome, a shocking investigation of the hazards of reality-morphing television and critical extravaganza on contemporary esthetics. The issues of tech-induced mutation of human body and topics of the prominent dichotomy between body and mind are back again in The Dead Zone and The Fly; bright examples of a personal filmmaking identity, even if both films are based on mass-entertainment materials: the first being a rendition of a Stephen King best-seller, the latter a remake of famous genre horror movie.

With Dead Ringers and Naked Lunch, the Canadian director, no more a mere genre moviemaker but a fully realized author, gets the unconditioned acclaim of international critics. Such profound statements on modern manhood and ever-changing society survive in the provocative Crash and in the virtual reality essay of eXistenZ, both well fared at Cannes and Berlin Film Festivals." - IMDB.com

Quote: "'I play a stupid doctor who deserves to die!' laughs veteran filmmaker David Cronenberg of his cameo role in Jason X." - pg. 243, Crystal Lake Memories

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Jason X (2001)
Resurrection (1999)
Last Night (1998)
The Grace of God (1997)
Extreme Measures (1996)
The Stupids (1996)
Blood & Donuts (1995)
To Die For (1995)
Boozecan (1994)
Henry & Verlin (1994)
Trial by Jury (1994)
Blue (1992)
Nightbreed (1990)
The Fly (1986)
Into the Night (1985)

Writer/Director Filmography
Maps to the Stars (2007)
Eastern Promises (2007)
A History of Violence (2005)
Spider (2002)
Camera (2000)
eXistenZ (1999)
Crash (1996)
M. Butterfly (1993)
Naked Lunch (1991)
Dead Ringers (1988)
The Fly (1986)
The Dead Zone (1983)
Videodrome (1983)
Scanners (1981)
The Brood (1979)
Fast Company (1979)
Rabid (1977)
Shivers (1975)
Crimes of the Future (1970)
Stereo (1969)
From the Drain (1967)
Transfer (1966)

Television Guest Appearances
Alias (2003)
Open Mike with Mike Bullard (2003)
Royal Canadian Air Farce (1999)
The Newsroom (1997)
Maniac Mansion (1992)

Writer/Director Television Series
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Cinematographer/Editor Filmography
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Where Is He Now?: David Cronenberg continues to be an active writer and director, and is currently filming on the movie, Maps to the Stars.

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