Brian De Palma Net Worth

Brian De Palma Net Worth:

$40 Million

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Brian De Palma Net Worth

Brian De Palma

Net worth:

$40 Million

Date of birth:

Sep 11, 1940 (82 Years Old)




5 ft 10in (1.8 m).


Film director, screenwriter, actor, film producer, editor, writer


United States of America

What’s Brian De Palma’s net worth?

American screenwriter and film director Brian De Palma has a net worth of over $40 million. Brian De Palma is well known for his dark psychological thrillers and crime films. His films include “Carrie,” the Untouchables, and “Mission: Impossible”, as well as cult classics like “Sisters,” Phantom of the Paradise,” and “Blow Out.” De Palma, who was heavily influenced by Alfred Hitchcock and other filmmakers, was a prominent member of the New Hollywood era.

Education Early Life and Education

Brian De Palma was the third of three children of Italian-American parents Vivienne (and Anthony) and was born in Newark, New Jersey on September 11, 1940. As a child, he was raised in New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. He attended Quaker and Protestant schools and graduated from Friends Central School. De Palma was in a difficult relationship with his father who was involved in the adulterous activity. The teenage De Palma would often follow his father and record his affairs.

De Palma attended Columbia University to study physics. De Palma graduated in 1962 and enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College to study theater. He was one of the first men to earn his MA at the coed college in 1964. De Palma was influenced by filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Michelangelo Antonioni at Sarah Lawrence.

Career Beginnings in Film

De Palma worked with Cynthia Monroe, a theater professor, and Wilford Leach on “The Wedding Party,” which was shot while she was still at Sarah Lawrence. It also featured an unknown Robert De Niro. The film was shot in 1963 and released in 1969. It was De Palma’s third directorial effort, “Murder a la Mod”, and “Greetings,” which featured De Niro. They reunited in 1970 for “Hi, Mom!,” a black comedy in which De Niro played the role of Jon Rubin, an aspiring filmmaker, and peeping top. De Palma also co-directed “Dionysus In ’69” in same year.

From Hollywood

Brian De Palma Net Worth

De Palma moved to Hollywood in the 1970s to direct “Get to Know Your Rabbit,” starring Tommy Smothers (and Orson Welles). De Palma didn’t enjoy the experience. De Palma directed “Sisters,” which was a psychological horror movie about conjoined twins. Margot Kidder starred as one of the characters. De Palma’s next movie was the rock musical Phantom of the Paradise, starring Paul Williams and featuring the music of Paul Williams. The psychological thriller “Obsession” was then made by De Palma. It was released in 1976. De Palma’s biggest success was the horror supernatural film “Carrie,” which was based on Stephen King’s novel. The film was a box office and critical success and received Academy Award nominations for SissySpacek and Piper Laurie. De Palma continued to gravitate towards the supernatural and directed “The Fury,” which was based on John Farris’ novel. It starred Kirk Douglas, John Cassavetes, and Amy Irving.

The 80s and 90s Film Career

De Palma’s prolific decade in the 80s began with “Home Movies” (and “Dressed To Kill”) releases. De Palma then directed “Blow Out,” a neo-noir thriller starring John Travolta, who plays the role of a movie sound effects technician who accidentally records audio from political assassination. The 1983 film “Scarface”, a remake of the Howard Hawks classic, starred Al Pacino as Tony Montana, a Cuban drug lord. The erotic thriller “Body Double” was next, followed by “Wise Guys”, a black comedy about crime and “Wise Guys”. De Palma’s 1987 hit crime film, “The Untouchables,” earned Sean Connery an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. De Palma’s last film of the decade was “Casualties of War,” starring Sean Penn, and Michael J. Fox.

De Palma started the 1990s with the famous flop “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” which was based on the Tom Wolfe novel. It starred Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis as well as Melanie Griffith. His 1992 psychological thriller, Raising Cain, and his 1993 crime drama, Carlito’s Way, were more successful. They reunited him with Al Pacino as well as Sean Penn. The 1996 spy film Mission: Impossible, based on the TV series, was De Palma’s most successful box-office hit. It starred Tom Cruise and Ethan Hunt. It was one of the most successful films of the year and spawned a long-running movie franchise. De Palma directed “Snake Eyes,” the mystery thriller starring Nicolas Cage.

Additional Film Career

Both audiences and critics were mostly unimpressed with De Palma’s work during the 00s. The science-fiction adventure film “Mission to Mars” was his first movie of the century. He directed “Femme Fatale”, an erotic thriller that was a box office failure that gained a cult following. De Palma returned to neo-noir in 2006 with “The Black Dahlia,” a film based on James Ellroy’s eponymous novel. De Palma was forced to leave Hollywood after the film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography. De Palma continued to finance and film his overseas films, including “Redacted”, the Iraq War movie “Redacted,” and “Passion,” a crime thriller.

Style and Themes

De Palma is known for his unorthodox camera angles and long tracking shots. Split-diopter shots are a signature of De Palma’s. They keep both the background and the foreground elements in the focus simultaneously. De Palma’s favorite themes are voyeurism and misogyny as well as paranoia and obsession.

Personal life

Brian De Palma has been divorced and married multiple times. From 1979 to 1984, he married actress, Nancy Allen. De Palma married Gale Anne Hurd, a film and television producer, from 1991 to 1993. From 1995 to 1997, he was married to Darnell Gregorio. De Palma is the father of Lolita, his second wife, and Piper, his third.

De Palma, in addition to his directorial work, is the subject of a 2015 documentary film directed and produced by Noah Baumbach (Jake Paltrow).

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