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(born May 15, 1943, Toronto, Ont., Can.) Canadian film director, screenwriter, and actor. He began making horror films in the 1970s and acquired a cult following with films such as Scanners (1981) and Videodrome (1982). He found a wider horror-film audience with The Dead Zone (1983), The Fly (1986), and Dead Ringers (1988). Later films included Naked Lunch (1991), Crash (1996), eXistenZ (1999), A History of Violence (2005), and Eastern Promises (2007).
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