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Man ordered to stay away from actress Ellen Page after tweeting threat ... Pacino, De Palma teaming up for Paterno bio-picture ... 'Pawn Stars' personality Rick Harrison sets wedding date ... Bruno Mars' 'Heaven' No. 1 on U.S. record chart for a sixth week ... News from United Press International.
Pacino, De Palma teaming up for Paterno bio-picture

Pacino, De Palma teaming up for Paterno bio-picture

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Actor Al Pacino is reuniting with his "Scarface" and "Carlito's Way" director Brian De Palma for a film about disgraced Penn State football coach Joe Paterno.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
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Moore, Moretz begin work on 'Carrie' redo

Moore, Moretz begin work on 'Carrie' redo

TORONTO, June 27 (UPI) -- A remake of the horror classic "Carrie," starring Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore and Judy Greer, has begun shooting in Toronto, MGM said Wednesday.

Underground film auteur George Kuchar dies

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Cult filmmaker George Kuchar has died of cancer at the age of 69, the San Francisco Art Institute announced.
Sinise produces pro-military documentary

Sinise produces pro-military documentary

CHICAGO, March 11 (UPI) -- Actor Gary Sinise says the new documentary he produced, "Brothers at War," shows his support of the U.S. military.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008.
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De Palma to direct 'Boston Stranglers'

De Palma to direct 'Boston Stranglers'

LOS ANGELES, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. director Brian De Palma has signed on to direct the big-screen adaptation of Susan Kelly's non-fiction book "The Boston Stranglers."

De Palma: 'Redacted' was censored

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Brian De Palma claims producer Mark Cuban censored part of his Iraq war film, "Redacted," the New York Daily News reported.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2007.
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‘Lust, Caution’ takes Golden Lion at Venic

VENICE, Italy, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Director Ang Lee's controversial drama, "Lust, Caution," Saturday won the Golden Lion award for best picture at the Venice Film Festival.

'Scarface' mansion on sale for $29.5M

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 19 (UPI) -- A 10,000-square-foot U.S. mansion made famous as home to Cuban gangster Tony Montana in the film "Scarface" has been put up for sale for $29.5 million. While the popular 1983 movie by director Brian de Palma placed the locale in Miami, the actual five-bed

Two films focus on 'Black Dahlia' killings

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Two U.S. movies about the same Hollywood killer are in the works -- Brian De Palma's "The Black Dahlia" and New Line's adaptation of "Black Dahlia Avenger."
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Brian De Palma
Director Brian de Palma arrives on the red carpet at the 33rd American Film Festival of Deauville in Deauville, France on September 3, 2007. De Palma is in Deauville with his film "Redacted". (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

Brian Russell De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and writer. In a career spanning over 40 years, he is probably best known for his suspense and crime thriller films, including such box office successes as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Scarface, The Untouchables, and Mission: Impossible.

Throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, De Palma worked repeatedly with actors Jennifer Salt, Amy Irving, Nancy Allen (his wife from 1979 to 1983), Gary Sinise, John Lithgow, William Finley, Charles Durning, Gerrit Graham, cinematographers Stephen H. Burum and Vilmos Zsigmond (see List of noted film director and cinematographer collaborations), set designer Jack Fisk, and composers Bernard Herrmann and Pino Donaggio. De Palma is credited with fostering the careers of or outright discovering Robert De Niro, Jill Clayburgh, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo, Andy Garcia and Margot Kidder.

De Palma, whose background is Italian Roman Catholic, was born in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Vivienne (née Muti) and Anthony Frederick De Palma, an orthopedic surgeon. He was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire in various Protestant and Quaker schools, eventually graduating from Friends' Central School. He won a regional science-fair prize for a project titled "An Analog Computer to Solve Differential Equations".

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