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Today is David Cronenberg‘s birthday. The filmmaker is 76 years old and has spent decades in the industry making audiences cringe. Though Oscar voters have never nominated the man, some of his works have found their way on to the Academy’s radar. For his birthday, it’s a perfect time to honor the director. What are your favorite Cronenberg works? That’s what we’re seeking to find out.
For many, Cronenberg’s height is “The Fly.” One of the staples of the body horror sub-genre, it’s embedded in the minds of many a viewer. Though 33 years old, the work holds up as an iconic and uncomfortable experience. Plus, it helped to make Jeff Goldblum the figure that he is today. More recently, he made one of his most awards-friendly outings in “A History of Violence,” which nearly got him his first career nomination. Cronenberg was able to explore many of the same themes he’s long been fascinated with, just within a slightly more palatable context. In addition, it captured some incredible work on the parts of Maria Bello, William Hurt, and Viggo Mortensen.
Cronenberg has no shortage of other films on his resume that fans appreciate. They include, but are certainly not limited to, “Dead Ringers,” “The Dead Zone,” “Eastern Promises,” “Scanners,” and “Videodrome.” They certainly aren’t the mark of a family-friendly director, but they are the mark of a unique one, that’s for sure.
It’s time to chime in here. Which are your favorite David Cronenberg works? Let us know!