I am thrilled and humbled by this extraordinary opportunity to participate in fashioning a motion picture that can serve as a worthy vessel for the spiritual and musical brilliance of Bob MarleyScorsese drops out of Marley project May 22, 2008
When I heard that we had been denied permission, I was kind of incredulousDemme denied access to key Carter speech Jan 20, 2007
The president's book tour occurs at a crossroads where the world of religion intersects with global politicsDemme to head Jimmy Carter documentary Dec 05, 2006
As an American, I really feel my country is in a lot of troubleFilmmaker Demme hits U.S. foreign policy Sep 03, 2004
Robert Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944) is an American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs, which won him the Academy Award for Best Director.
Demme was born in Baldwin, Nassau County, New York in 1944. He is a graduate of the University of Florida. He also was the uncle of Ted Demme, who died in 2002. He is currently a member of the steering committee of the Friends of the Apollo Theater in Oberlin, Ohio, along with Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman. Demme has three children by two marriages: Ramona, Brooklyn, Josephine.
During the 1980s, Demme had a brief romantic relationship with rock singer Belinda Carlisle, who appeared in his movie Swing Shift.