Brian Russell De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and screenwriter. He is considered part of the New Hollywood wave of filmmaking.


Brian De Palma on the set of Carrie (1976).

In a career spanning over 50 years, he is best known for his suspense, psychological thriller, and crime films. He directed successful and popular films such as the supernatural horror Carrie, The Fury (1978), the erotic crime thriller Dressed to Kill, the thriller Blow Out, the  crime dramas Scarface, The UntouchablesCarlito's Way, and the action spy film Mission: Impossible.


Feature films

Short films

  • Icarus (1960)
  • 660124: The Story of an IBM Card (1961)
  • Woton's Wake (1962)
  • Jennifer (1964)
  • Bridge That Gap (1965)
  • Show Me a Strong Town and I'll Show You a Strong Bank (1966)

Documentary films

  • The Responsive Eye (1966)
  • De Palma (2015)