Brian De PalmaBrian Russell De Palma (born September 11, 1940) is an American film director and screenwriter. With a career spanning over 50 years, he is best known for his work in the suspense, crime and psychological thriller genres. His prominent films include mainstream box office hits such as ''Carrie'' (1976), ''Dressed to Kill'' (1980), ''Scarface'' (1983), ''The Untouchables'' (1987), and ''Mission: Impossible'' (1996), as well as cult favorites such as ''Sisters'' (1973), ''Blow Out'' (1981), ''Body Double'' (1984), ''Casualties of War'' (1989), ''Carlito's Way'' (1993), and ''Femme Fatale'' (2002).
De Palma is often cited as a leading member of the New Hollywood generation of film directors. His directing style often makes use of quotations from other films or cinematic styles, and bears the influence of filmmakers such as Alfred Hitchcock and Jean-Luc Godard. His films have been criticised for their violence and sexual content but have also been championed by prominent critics such as Roger Ebert and Pauline Kael. Provided by Wikipedia