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Encyclopedia > Martin Brest

Martin Brest (August 8, 1951) is an American filmmaker, producer, screenwriter, film editor, and actor. He attended the AFI Conservatory and graduated with an M.F.A. degree in 1977. August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... :-* 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer oversees the making of movies. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... A film editor is a person who practices film editing by assembling separate takes into a coherent film. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...


Brest's first major hit film was 1984's Beverly Hills Cop, starring Eddie Murphy. The film earned well over $200 million at the North American box office. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is an American comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy. ... Edward Eddie Regan Murphy (born April 3, 1961, Brooklyn, New York) is an African-American comedian and actor. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the... The term box office can refer to either: A place where tickets are sold to the public for admission to a venue The amount of business a particular production, such as a movie or theatre show, does. ...


His work on 1992's Scent of a Woman earning him a Golden Globe for Best Picture, and the film was nominated several Academy Awards. While he lost Best Picture and Best Director to Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven), the film gave Al Pacino an Oscar for Best Actor, 20 years after Pacino's first nomination for Supporting Actor in The Godfather. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Scent of a Woman is a 1992 film which tells the story of a preparatory school student who takes a job as an assistant to an irascible blind former military officer. ... The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... Clint Eastwood Clinton Eastwood, Jr. ... Unforgiven is a 1992 Western film which tells the story of a retired gunslinger who takes on one more job for the money. ... Al Pacino, pictured in a mugshot at the age of 21. ... The Godfather is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name (see The Godfather (novel)) written by Mario Puzo, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. ...


Six years later, Brest released Meet Joe Black, a remake of Death Takes a Holiday. Meet Joe Black received fairly good reviews but was not considered an awards contender like Scent of a Woman. Meet Joe Black is a 1998 remake of the 1934 film, Death Takes a Holiday, starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, and Claire Forlani. ... Video cover showing Fredric March and Evelyn Venable. ...


Five years later, Brest released the box-office bomb Gigli, starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. This film was critically panned throughout the U.S. and was a financial disaster. Costing more than $54 million, it made only $3.8 million its opening weekend. The critical and financial failure of Gigli led to it receiving six Razzies as the celebrated Worst Picture of the Year. Brest himself received three of those awards. DVD cover of Gigli Gigli (pronounced zhee-lee) is a film released in 2003 which was written and directed by Martin Brest, starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. ... Ben Affleck Benjamin Geza Affleck (born August 15, 1972) in Berkeley, California, is an American actor and Oscar-winning screenwriter. ... Jennifer López, also known as J. Lo, (born July 24, 1969) is a well-known Puerto Rican-American actress, Latin Pop singer, fashion designer, and dancer. ... The Golden Raspberries or Razzies were created by John Wilson in 1980, intended to complement the Academy Awards by dishonoring the worst acting, screenwriting, songwriting, directing, and films that the film industry had to offer. ...


Brest was born in the Bronx, New York, New York. The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ...


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Producer: DVD cover of Gigli Gigli (pronounced zhee-lee) is a film released in 2003 which was written and directed by Martin Brest, starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Meet Joe Black is a 1998 remake of the 1934 film, Death Takes a Holiday, starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, and Claire Forlani. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Scent of a Woman is a 1992 film which tells the story of a preparatory school student who takes a job as an assistant to an irascible blind former military officer. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Beverly Hills Cop (1984) is an American comedy film directed by Martin Brest and starring Eddie Murphy. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the 1983 US movie. ... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ...

  • Gigli (2003)
  • Meet Joe Black (1998)
  • Josh and S.A.M. (1993)
  • Scent of a Woman (1992)
  • Midnight Run (1988)
  • Hot Tomorrows (1977)

Actor:

  • Midnight Run (1988) (uncredited) ... as Airline Ticket Clerk
  • Spies Like Us (1985) ... as Drive-In Security
  • Beverly Hills Cop (1984) (uncredited) ... as Hotel Check-out Clerk
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) ... as Dr. Miller
  • Hot Dogs for Gauguin (1972) ... Man on Ferry

Writer: Fast Times at Ridgemont High is a 1982 American teen film directed by Amy Heckerling and written by Cameron Crowe (who wrote both the screenplay and a book of the same name which inspired the movie). ...

  • Gigli (2003)
  • Going in Style (1979)
  • Hot Tomorrows (1977)
  • Hot Dogs for Gauguin (1972)

Editor:

  • Hot Tomorrows (1977)
  • Hot Dogs for Gauguin (1972)

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Lycos Movies - Biography - Martin Brest (340 words)
Brest next developed the sci-fi thriller "War Games" (released in 1983) but was pushed off in favor of John Badham.
Brest then joined the succession of major filmmakers who were involved in but did not make "Rain Man" before directing Robert De Niro in an effective light-hearted role, opposite Charles Grodin in "Midnight Run" (1988), which also marked his producing debut.
Released at the height of public interest in the Affleck-Lopez romance, the film underwent much tinkering and reshooting to accomodate the public expectation of an on-screen dalliance between the two, despite the fact that Lopez's character was written and originally shot as a confirmed lesbian.
Martin Brest - Biography - Moviefone (205 words)
While attending New York University, Martin Brest directed the award-winning student project Hot Dogs for Gaugin, starring a then-unknown Danny De Vito.
Brest went on to produce, direct, write, and edit Hot Tomorrows (1977) for the American Film Institute.
Brest developed the teenage-oriented suspense film WarGames, but the project was wrested from his control after an on-set tiff with the producers.
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