David Paul Cronenberg, OC, FRSC (born March 15, 1943) is a Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter and actor. He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or venereal horror genre. This style of filmmaking explores people's fears of bodily transformation and infection. In his films, the psychological is typically intertwined with the physical. In the first half of his career, he explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction, although his work has since expanded beyond these genres. He has been called "the most audacious and challenging narrative director in the English-speaking world."
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“All fables, indeed, have their morals; but the innocent enjoy the story.”
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“All stereotypes turn out to be true. This is a horrifying thing about life. All those things you fought against as a youth: you begin to realize theyre stereotypes because theyre true.”
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