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Robert Jonathan Demme (Feburary 22, 1944 – April 26, 2017) was an American filmmaker and a documentarian.

He is known for directing such films as Melvin and Howard (1980), Something Wild (1986), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Philadelphia (1993), and Rachel Getting Married (2008).

Aside from feature films, Demme was also a music lover and his filmography also includes concert films, music videos and documentaries. He re-defined the concert film with the innovative Talking Heads' Stop Making Sense (1984).

Demme has gained a cult following among film buffs. However, he did not achieve mainstream success until he made The Silence of the Lambs (1991), where it managed to grab both audiences and critics and won all major awards at the 1992 Oscars (including Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Picture and Best Director). Today is has been cited at one of the greatest films ever made.


Paul Thomas Anderson has cited Demme as a major influence on his work.

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