Martin Brest Movies and Career Information

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Aug 08, 1951
The Bronx
Actor, Director, Producer and Writer

Martin Brest (born August 8, 1951) is an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. Brest graduated from Stuyvesant High School in 1969, from New York University's School of the Arts in 1973 and from the AFI Conservatory with an M.F.A. degree in 1977. His debut as a writer/director for a major studio was with 1979's Going in Style, which starred George Burns, Art Carney and Lee Strasberg. Brest was next hired to direct the film WarGames but was fired during production. Brest's next project was his first major hit film 1984's Beverly Hills Cop, starring Eddie Murphy. The film earned well over $300 million and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay as well as earning Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for Eddie Murphy. Brest's next film was 1988's Midnight Run, starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. The film earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for De Niro and Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for Brest. His work on 1992's Scent of a Woman earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama. The film

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