Jonathan Demme Net Worth, Height, Bio, Facts

Jonathan Demme Biography
  • Name: Jonathan Demme
  • Age at Death: 73 years old
  • Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
  • Occupation: Film Director
  • Net Worth: US $40 Million
  • Status: Deceased

Jonathan Demme was an American filmmaker. He’s directed, produced and written a wide range of feature films and documentaries. His popular projects include The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Philadelphia (1993) and Rachel Getting Married (2008). Robert Jonathan Demme was born on February 22, 1944 in Baldwin, New York. His parents were Dorothy and Robert. He had two brothers, Rick and Peter. Demme attended Southwest Miami High School followed by the University of Florida. He dropped out before completing a degree.

Demme started out as a film critic for his school’s newspaper during college. He then worked with producer Joseph E. Levine and later as a publicist for director Roger Corman. Demme co-wrote and produced Angels Hard as They Come (1971) and The Hot Box (1972). His directorial debut was the exploitation film, Caged Heat (1974). Other films followed including Crazy Mama (1975), Handle with Care (1977) and Melvin and Howard (1980). Demme directed the romantic war drama, Swing Shift (1984), starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell. He won the National Society of Film Critics Award for best documentary for the concert film, Stop Making Sense (1984).

Demme won the Academy Award for best director for the horror-thriller, The Silence of the Lambs (1991). The film stars Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. Demme continued his success with the drama, Philadelphia (1993), which focuses on the AIDS crisis and homophobia. Actor Tom Hanks won his first Oscar for best actor for his role as “Andrew Beckett”. Demme’s other films include Beloved (1998), The Manchurian Candidate (2004) and Rachel Getting Married (2008). He’s also directed a handful of music videos and television shows.

Jonathan Demme died on April 26, 2017 at the age of 73. His official cause of death was complications from esophageal cancer and heart disease. Demme was married twice, first to ‘Evelyn Purcell’ and later to ‘Joanne Howard’. He had three children, Ramona, Brooklyn and Josephine. His net worth was estimated at $40 million.

Jonathan Demme Bio, Net Worth, Facts
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Jonathan Demme Age, Birthday, Salary, Wiki

  • Birth Name: Robert Jonathan Demme
  • Birthday: February 22, 1944
  • Place of Birth: Baldwin, New York, United States
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • How Tall : Height: 5ft 10in (178 cm)
  • Occupation: Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter
  • Years Active: 1971-2017
  • Net Worth & Salary: US $40 Million
  • Marriage(s): Evelyn Purcell, Joanne Howard
  • Death-O-Meter: Dead
  • Died: April 26, 2017
  • Cause of Death: Esophageal Cancer, Heart Disease
  • Place of Death: Manhattan, New York, U.S.

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