David Cronenberg is a Canadian director, actor who was born in Toronto, Canada on 5th March 1943. David was from a middle-class Jewish family. His mother, Esther was a musician and his father, Milton Cronenberg was a writer. In 1967, he graduated from Toronto University as the Topper of his batch. While he was in college, he developed interest towards filmmaking by one of his classmate. He made two 16mm films. He formed the Toronto Film Co-operative along with Iain Ewing and the Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman.
He is popularly known for the origination of body horror genre movies. David movies followed a definite pattern. At first, the protagonist is moved to his personal life from the social life he had been living. Then there is the role played by the scientists when they try to change the anatomy of humans by his experiments and later those scientists themselves get altered by their experiment. David has created world-class horror movies, and he has created a different genre for such pictures. David debut movie Stereo was a perfect setup for the movies he directed in the future. In the film, a group of volunteers is provided with telepathic abilities to stimulate sexual relation between them, but they fail to control over the abilities which ultimately alters their original personality and leads to undesirable outcomes involving suicides.
David’s Shivers was another step to his perfection in his field instead of body horror it portrayed an unusual way of using parasites for transplants. As the story continues Hobbes, the one who conducted the experiments kills his wife and then unable to take the trauma kills himself by committing suicide. The parasite injected in the body creates uncontrollable sexual desires and as the story continues we find one of Emil’s sexual partners falls ill and then the parasite escapes from the body and enter a building and strike the people there. The movie received positive reviews and did well at the theaters. David has been great on directing such terrifying films one of those include 1977, Canadian-American horror movie, Rabid is also one of his great creation.
He recently printed his first novel ”Consumed” in 2014 and also released “The Nest” a short film on YouTube receiving positive reviews from the viewers. He ended his seven-year marriage with Margaret Hindson in 1979 with whom he had a daughter, Cassandra. Presently, David has a daughter, Caitlin and a son, Brandon with Caroline Zeifman. He has been a renowned director even
Martin Scorsese confessed he was fascinated by David’s work but was afraid to meet him because of the same. He has blessed with many awards and nominations and has been over many world class directors including Spielberg,
James Cameron, etc.