Martin Brest


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Martin Brest was born on August 8, 1951 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and actor, known for Scent of a Woman (1992), Midnight Run (1988) and Beverly Hills Cop (1984). See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Scent of a Woman Director
(1992)
Midnight Run Director
(1988)
(1984)
Meet Joe Black Director
(1998)

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 2003 Gigli
 1988 Midnight Run
 1980 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Jamie Lee Curtis/James Brown/Ellen Shipley (1980) ... (segment "Hot Dogs for Gauguin")
 1977 Hot Tomorrows
 1972 Hot Dogs for Gauguin (Short)
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Made an award winning short subject, "Hot Dogs for Gauguin" with Danny DeVito early in his career.

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[on the character of 'Brian' in Gigli (2003)] I love the idea of a character being challenged in some way. But somehow, he feels he is missing out on something that others in the real world enjoy, a vague desire for something he doesn't fully understand. That's there in Justin's [Justin Bartha] portrayal of Brian....all Brian really wants is to get to this imaginary place where life will be ... See more »

Trivia:

Brest named Chaplin's City Lights (1931) as his all-time favorite film in an AFI-sponsored poll. See more »

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Leo

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