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Encyclopedia > Ted Demme

Ted Demme (October 26, 1963January 13, 2002), born in New York, New York, was an American film director and producer. He was the nephew of movie producer and director Jonathan Demme. His career had modest beginnings — starting as a production assistant at MTV, he later created the cable network's seminal hip-hop show Yo! MTV Raps and directed other projects for them, including the infamous black-and-white rants starring then-unknown chain-smoking comedian Denis Leary. His best known films were The Ref, starring Leary and a then-unknown Kevin Spacey, and Blow which featured Johnny Depp as a high-profile drug dealer during the 1970s. October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World[1], Gotham [2], Metropolis Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... 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 creates the conditions for making movies. ... Jonathan Demme (born February 22, 1944, in Baldwin, New York) is an American film director, producer and writer. ... Yo! MTV Raps was a two-hour American television music video program, which ran from August 1988 to August 1995. ... A chain smoker is, pugnantly, a man or woman who lights each new cigarette from the one he or she is just finishing. ... Denis Leary Denis Colin Leary (born August 18, 1957) is an American actor, comedian, writer and director. ... The Ref is a 1994 comedy film, directed by Ted Demme. ... Spacey as Lex Luthor in Superman Returns Kevin Spacey (born Kevin Matthew Fowler on July 26, 1959) is an American film and stage actor, as well as London-based theatre director. ... A strike may be referred to as a blow. ... Johnny Depp as Donnie Brasco, 1997 Johnny Depp (born John Christopher Depp II on June 9, 1963) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ...


Over the course of his career, he established a group of actors that he chose to work with on more than one occasion. The most frequently used of these was Denis Leary, who he directed as a lead or star in No Cure for Cancer, The Ref, Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load, and Monument Ave. Leary also acted as producer on the film Blow. Other actors he frequently used included were: Denis Leary Denis Colin Leary (born August 18, 1957) is an American actor, comedian, writer and director. ...

On January 13, 2002, while playing a game of basketball, Demme collapsed and died of a heart attack which may have been related to cocaine later found in his system during an autopsy. After his death his wife, Amanda Scheer Demme, opened “celebrity” bars in Hollywood, including "Teddy's" at the Roosevelt Hotel — not named after her late husband, but rather the former president. Noah Emmerich (born in 1966 in New York City, New York, USA) is an American film actor who first broke out in the cult hit Beautiful Girls. ... Max Perlich at the Hollywood premiere of New Lines Blow Character actor Max Perlich spent many years playing bit parts on television and in teen films such as Cant Buy Me Love (1987) and Lost Angels (1989); his roles usually were of the slacker or juvenile delinquent variety. ... Adam LeFevre (born on 11 August 1950 in Albany, New York, USA) is an American character actor. ... A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ... This article is about the drug cocaine. ...


Friend Kevin Spacey tipped a glass to his late friend at the 59th Golden Globe Awards on January 20, 2002 to a full house of film and television professionals, in tribute to Demme. Spacey as Lex Luthor in Superman Returns Kevin Spacey (born Kevin Matthew Fowler on July 26, 1959) is an American film and stage actor, as well as London-based theatre director. ... 59th Golden Globe Awards - Date: 20 January 2002 - Location: Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California Picture, Drama Picture, Musical/Comedy Series, Drama Series, Musical/Comedy Series, Miniseries/Movie The 59th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 2001, were held in 2002. ...


Selected filmography:

Whos The Man? is a 1993 American comedy directed by the late Ted Demme. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... The Ref is a 1994 comedy film, directed by Ted Demme. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal. // Events January Bill Clinton January 1 : North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) goes into effect. ... Beautiful Girls (1996) is a film directed by Ted Demme and starring Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman, Mira Sorvino, Annabeth Gish, Timothy Hutton, Lauren Holly, and Natalie Portman. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Monument Ave. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Life (1999) is a comedy drama starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Blow is a 2001 drama film about an American cocaine smuggler, directed by Ted Demme (who later died of a cocaine-related heart attack). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ...

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