Brian De Palma is celebrating his 79th birthday today. As a number of online tributes attest, he is one of the most acclaimed directors of his generation.
Popular director Brian De Palma (Mission: Impossible, The Untouchables, Scarface, ...) has always liked to keep a bit of himself hidden from view. At 79th birthday, he remains a man of many facets.
De Palma, a cultural icon
Born in Newark on September 11, 1940, Brian De Palma's career spans an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. De Palma's not just a great director, he's an inspiration, an icon and a successful business man. At this point in his career, there seems to be little Brian hasn't done.
And we've got a feeling the next 12 months are going to be even bigger and better for Brian De Palma as he promises more to come. After all, he's only 79.
Happy Birthday, Brian, you're the best!
Brian De Palma career in pictures
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