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Cronenberg Filmography: how one Toronto director changed filmmaking and turned actors into megastars

Cronenberg Filmography: how one Toronto director changed filmmaking and turned actors into megastars
A Dangerous Method (Image: Sony Pictures Classics and Entertainment One)

Over a 40-year obsession with mutants, fetishists and freaks, David Cronenberg has transformed from avant-garde boy wonder into one of Canada’s most famous director (you can read our feature profile of him here). Below, a film-by-film guide that reveals how Cronenberg influenced filmmaking the world over—by turning actors into megastars, challenging ratings boards and earning Oscar nominations.

See our guide to the Cronenberg effect »

A Dangerous Method, 2011
eXistenz, 1999
Spider, 2002
A History of Violence, 2005
Fast Company, 1979
Dead Zone, 1983
Cosmopolis, 2012
Maps to the Stars, 2014
The Fly, 1986
Crash, 1996
Naked Lunch, 1991
Videodrome, 1983
Dead Ringers, 1988
Rabid, 1977
The Cronenberg Filmography: How one Toronto director turns actors into megastars
Eastern Promises, 2007
Scanners, 1981

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