In 1993 Dante directed Matinee, which received positive reviews. Aside from the Gremlins films, Dante also worked with producer Steven Spielberg on comedy adventure Innerspace (1987), in which Dennis Quaid's character is miniaturised and injected inside a human body. As of 2015, he is a member of the board of advisers for the Hollywood Horror Museum.

Corey Feldman. His next feature film, Roger Corman-produced Piranha, was released in 1978. Matinee (1993) featuring John Goodman as a huckster showman premiering his new horror film during the Cuban Missile Crisis, was a production of Dante and partner Michael Finnell's Renfield Productions for Universal in 1993.Dreamworks/Universal's Small Soldiers was released in 1998, followed in 2003 by Warner Bros. Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) featuring one of Dante's favorite actors, Bugs Bunny.Dante's Masters of Horror: Homecoming (2005), debuted in December 2005 to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike and was named to numerous "Top 10" critics lists. Philadelphia College of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Slightly off-topic, I love the Howling. During his tenure at New World, Dante edited Ron Howard's directorial debut Grand Theft Auto (1977) and co-wrote the original story for Rock 'n' Roll High School (1979).For Avco-Embassy Dante next directed the highly praised werewolf thriller The Howling (1981), followed by the It's a Good Life segment of the episodic Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983).Having worked with Steven Spielberg on Twilight Zone, Dante was chosen to helm one of the first Amblin Productions for Warner Bros. Gremlins (1984) became a runaway hit and grossed more than $200 million worldwide.Dante followed up with Explorers (1985) for Paramount, a sci-fi fantasy about three kids who build their own spaceship, and then Innerspace (1987) for Guber/Peters, Amblin and Warner Bros., an action comedy in which miniaturized test pilot Dennis Quaid is injected into the body of supermarket clerk Martin Short.Tom Hanks starred in Dante's next film for Imagine/Universal, The 'Burbs (1989), which was followed by Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) for Warner Bros. in 1990.

The joint collection includes feature films, pre-production elements, and theatrical trailer reels. Joe Dante is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art. His films often take place in small towns and suburbs. He made his directorial debut in 1976 with Hollywood Boulevard (1976) (co-directed with Allan Arkush), a thinly disguised spoof of New World exploitation pictures, shot in ten days for $60,000.In 1977 Dante made his solo debut as a film director with Piranha (1978), which went on to become one of the company's biggest hits and was distributed throughout the rest of the world by United Artists. It was selected to be screened out of competition at the 71st Venice International Film Festival,[15][16] and was released in 2015. [24], "Full text of "Commencement program, 1968, "Joe Dante interview: Meet a matinee idol", "The New Looney Tunes: An Interview with Producer Larry Doyle", "Looney Tunes: Back in Action Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More", Video from the set of Joe Dante's "The Hole", "Netflix's Splatter Launching on October 29th", "Interview: The Movie Orgies of Joe Dante", "International competition of feature films", "Joe Dante-Produced Thriller 'Dark' Alights At Screen Media", "Joe Dante talks about his career at Den of Geek", "A Career-Spanning Conversation with Joe Dante", Interview with Joe Dante on set of The Hole 3D,, Wikipedia articles with SNAC-ID identifiers, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Co-directed with Allan Arkush, uncredited, Segments: "Hairlooming", "Bullshit or Not", "Critics' Corner", "Roast Your Loved One", "French Ventriloquist's Dummy", "Reckless Youth", Episodes: "Quiet Please" and "The Occupant", Episodes: "When a Mandragora Loves a Woman" and "Poe Way Out", Episodes: "The Beckoning Fair One" and "Night's Black Agents", This page was last edited on 4 November 2020, at 21:36. Matinee has a 91 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
They get annoyed. First Name Joe. Sagittarius Named Joe #26. His respect for the screenwriter extends to the point where, in order to make sure Dante can confer with the writer on-set and provide some minor, additional remuneration, he always casts the writer in a small part of the production itself. Photo Credits: Netflix; Pop TV; Robert Viglasky, Hartswood Films; Fred Hayes/Disney+, Fox, PopTV; Bettina Strauss/Netflix; Nicole Rivelli/Amazon, Netflix, Frank Masi/Apple, Disney, Jasper Savage/Hulu; Diyah Pera/CW, What to Watch on Netflix Top 10 Rankings on November 5. Dante directed episodes of cult television series Police Squad!, before Steven Spielberg invited him to join the directing team on anthology movie Twilight Zone: The Movie. Dante directed the 2003 live-action/animation hybrid, Looney Tunes: Back in Action. Most Popular #112224. Always includes a reference to the Warner Bros. cartoons somewhere in each of his works. He then worked as an editor on Grand Theft Auto after co-directing Hollywood Boulevard with Allan Arkush. It's one of my favourite horror movies. [21] Dante's garage is frequently mentioned in audio commentaries as holding many of the props from his various films, including the Peltzer Peeler Juicer from Gremlins, and where the mock-pornographic scene in The Howling was shot. Gremlins proved one of Dante's biggest hits to date, being the third-highest-grossing film of 1984. Because it's never too early to plan Thursday night... two months from now. 73 Year Olds. Dick Miller, for example, has been in all of Dante's feature films and most of his television work, while Belinda Balaski, Archie Hahn, and Robert Picardo come in at close second, third, and fourth, with one less production each, respectively. Joe Dante Fans Also Viewed .

R4, the OP said Joe Dante had never married, which isn't true. The Sitges and Brussels International Film Festivals both honored Homecoming with Special Jury Recognition Awards, and the New Yorker called it the best political film of 2005. [10], Dante's 2009 film The Hole[11] received positive reviews, and was awarded the Premio Persol at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. © 2020 TV GUIDE, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. |  Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices. Watching these has been the silver lining of quarantine, Plus a new sketch comedy series from Down Under, Here's where you can watch and stream coverage.

Dante would later work with Tom Hanks on The 'Burbs (1989), a black comedy in which Hanks' character deals with nightmare neighbours. [23], The moving image collection of Joe Dante and Jon Davison is held at the Academy Film Archive. You can't invoke anything really before 1980 with these people because they don't know what you're talking about. (1982), Night Visions (2001) and Picture Windows (1994). Movie Actor. [7][8], In 2007, Dante launched the web series Trailers From Hell,[9] which provides commentary by directors, producers and screenwriters on trailers for classic and cult movies. Dante was creative consultant on short-lived fantasy series Eerie, Indiana (1991–1992), and directed five episodes. Which is of course not the point, or why you do it. Since he is considered an authority on the subject, he is also frequently interviewed about them for documentaries, television specials, and DVD special features. His 1985 boys meet alien tale Explorers marked the film debuts of actors River Phoenix and Ethan Hawke. He was never offered the chance to direct, [in "Halliwell's Filmgoers and Video Viewers Companion", on producing movie trailers for. TV Actor. Directors. [18], In 2020, Dante returned to the world of Gremlins serving as a consultant on the HBO Max prequel series Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai. Biography. He directed Twilight Zone: The Movie starring John Lithgow.He wanted to be a cartoonist. He also directed the network pilots for The Osiris Chronicles (1998) and the NBC series Eerie, Indiana (1991), on which he was creative consultant throughout its run.Dante received Cable Ace nominations for his direction of Showtime's Rebel Highway: Runaway Daughters (1994) and HBO's The Second Civil War (1997). After a stint as a film reviewer, he ... Born: November 28, 1946 You have to even find a code when you're talking to these people - you can't use the references that you would use when talking to somebody who knows movie history. Read all about Joe Dante with's exclusive biography including their list of awards, celeb facts and more at Directors he has cited as his principal influences include, He was one of the directors considered for. Director Born in New Jersey #10. Dante's films also include Piranha (1978), The Howling (1981), Explorers (1985), Innerspace (1987), The 'Burbs (1989), Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990), Matinee (1993), Small Soldiers (1998), and Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003). 73 Year Old Director #5. I wasn't overreaching by posting that.

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His father, Joseph James Dante, was a professional golfer, though Dante was more interested in becoming a cartoonist. Dante was born in Morristown, New Jersey, and grew up in nearby Livingston.

He played himself in the series finale. Dante served as executive producer on the independent feature length thriller Dark, starring Whitney Able and Alexandra Breckenridge, directed by Nick Basile.
His films—notably Gremlins (1984)—often mix fantastical storylines with comedic elements. The film stars Anton Yelchin and Ashley Greene. [17], In 2019, Dante released Nightmare Cinema, a horror anthology film starring Mickey Rourke and featuring shorts directed by Dante, Alejandro Brugués, Mick Garris, Ryūhei Kitamura, and David Slade.

He made The Movie Orgy in 1968. Official Sites. Dante's long time friend and business associate, Sylvia, played one of the nuns at the concert in Allan Arkush's Rock 'n' Roll High School.