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Order of Canada

David Cronenberg, O.C., LL.D.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
David Cronenberg, O.C., LL.D. O.C. Toronto
Honour Appointment Investiture
Officer of the Order of Canada October 10, 2002 February 20, 2004
An internationally celebrated filmmaker, David Cronenberg apprenticed in the burgeoning Canadian underground cinema of the 1970s. Since then, he has pushed cinematic conventions and has left indelible images. His first independent feature films, Shivers and Rabid, earned him widespread attention as one of the most original filmmakers of the horror genre. Crash, perhaps his most controversial film, elicited a strong reaction from all audiences, prompting the Cannes Film Festival jury to create a special prize for audacity. In 1999 he became the first Canadian chosen to preside over the jury. He is hailed as a daring and inimitable director and his stature within the international cinematic community is undisputed.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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