Academy Award-winning movie director from the 1991 film The Silence from the Lambs. He also aimed the critically-acclaimed movies Philadelphia (1993) and Rachel ENGAGED AND GETTING MARRIED (2008). He went to the College or university of Florida. He got his begin in the film market working with self-employed film icon Roger Corman. He aimed the 1984 concert film Prevent Making Feeling, which showcased the brand new wave rock-band Talking Heads. He previously three kids with Joanne Howard called Ramona, Josephine, and Brooklyn. His film Philadelphia gained Tom Hanks an Academy Award for Greatest Actor.
Full Name Jonathan Demme
Date Of Birth February 22, 1944
Died April 26, 2017, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Long Island, NY
Height 1.77 m
Education University of Florida
Spouse Joanne Howard, Evelyn Purcell
Children Brooklyn Demme, Josephine Demme, Ramona Demme
Parents Dorothy Louise Rogers, Robert Eugene Demme
Awards Academy Award for Best Director, Persol Tribute to Visionary Talent Award, Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film, National Board of Review Award for Best Director, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Director, National Board of Review Award for Best Film, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Documentary, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Film, Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Director, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Non-Fiction Film, Gotham Independent Film Tribute Award
Nominations Golden Lion, Golden Globe Award for Best Director - Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Direction, Grand Jury Prize, Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, BAFTA Award for Best Film, César Award for Best Foreign Film, Independent Spirit Award for Best Director, Silver Lion for Best Director, Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Director, Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture, Orizzonti Doc Award, Prix du Public UBS, Variety Piazza Grande Award, Golden Lion – New Cinema Award
Movies The Silence of the Lambs, Philadelphia, Stop Making Sense, Something Wild, Rachel Getting Married, Married to the Mob, The Manchurian Candidate, Ricki and the Flash, Melvin and Howard, Caged Heat, Beloved, Justin Timberlake + the Tennessee Kids, Swing Shift, Handle with Care, Swimming to Cambodia, The Truth About Charlie, Neil Young: Heart of Gold, Man from Plains, Neil Young Journeys, Crazy Mama, A Master Builder, Last Embrace, The Agronomist, Fighting Mad, Cousin Bobby, Neil Young Trunk Show, Angels Hard as They Come, Adaptation, Who Am I This Time?, That Thing You Do!, I'm Carolyn Parker: The Good, the Mad, and the Beautiful, The Hot Box, Enzo Avitabile Music Life, Haiti:Dreams of Democracy, Subway Stories, Song One, Miami Blues, Black Mama White Mama, Storefront Hitchcock, Into the Night, One Foot on a Banana Peel, the Other Foot in the Grave, Shadrach, Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000, Beah: A Black Woman Speaks, What's Motivating Hayes, Women & Men 2, Mandela, I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!!, Ulee's Gold, Another Telepathic Thing, Made in Texas
Star Sign Pisces
Writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson is one of his biggest fans and as a result, pays homage to Demme (his famous close-ups, for example) in his work.
[on Lu bian ye can (2015)] What if a brazen first-time filmmaker decided - beyond audaciously - that they didn't want to cut from one location to another (all quite distant from each other) for about oh, half their new movie, and instead chose to dare to go with one super-duper-transcendental half-hour plus single take? Answer: you wind up with Gan Bi's absolutely extraordinary "Kaili Blues". Fair warning here: you need to be a seriously open and accessible film buff / cineaste / movie lover to be right for this picture. The cinema muse-deities have inspired and blessed "Kaili Blues" with a magic and mystery that is utterly unique. This film is capable of generating giant cinema joyfulness in those who are ready to bring an open heart, mind and eye to this viewing experience. Director Bi Gan won 'Best Emerging Director' and 'Best First Feature' at the 2015 Locarno Film Festival. I had the thrill of seeing this film first at last year's Venice Film Festival, and two months later at the Lisbon and Estoril Film Festivals. The screenings I attended gave rise to audience-ecstasy in both situations. I loved it even more the second time. 
[on Michelle Pfeiffer] I would love to team up with Michelle again. She's underutilized.
I was really hooked on movies at a very young age. The Manchurian Candidate (1962), along with Seven Days in May (1964), Fail-Safe (1964) and Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) were this quartet of anarchistic black-and-white American movies, each of which did things that you just didn't do in American movies, especially in the realm of irreverence toward politics and government institutions and the Army. I was what, 16, it was shocking, it was thrilling and, interestingly, it predated my exposure to the French New Wave so, in a way, this was the American, a certain kind of new wave in American movies.
I don't think it's sacrilegious to remake any movie, including a good or even great movie. I think what's sacrilegious is to make a bad movie, whether it's a remake or an original. It's what I always tell my actor friends, anybody who's in this, this [business], you've gotta try to hold out and only do the scripts, do the material that offers you the opportunity to do your best work. Because if you do stuff that doesn't give you that opportunity? Your work's not gonna be good. And you're gonna suffer in the long run from that. So I don't care if it's a remake if it's a great script with parts in it that can attract fantastic actors, God, you know, to make the movie.