Dead Ringers (film)

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Dead Ringers is a 1988 Canadian-American psychological thriller starring Jeremy Irons in a dual role as identical twin gynecologists.wikipedia
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Jeremy Irons

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Dead Ringers is a 1988 Canadian-American psychological thriller starring Jeremy Irons in a dual role as identical twin gynecologists.
After starring in dramas, such as Moonlighting (1982), Betrayal (1983), and The Mission (1986), he was praised for portraying twin gynaecologists in David Cronenberg's psychological thriller Dead Ringers (1988).

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The film won numerous honors, including for Irons' performance, and 10 Genie Awards, notably Best Motion Picture.
The awards were dominated by David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers, which won ten awards.

David Cronenberg

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David Cronenberg directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Norman Snider.
This trajectory culminates in Dead Ringers in which a twin pair of gynecologists spiral into codependency and drug addiction.

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Toronto International Film Festival critics have ranked it among the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time.

Canadian Screen Award for Best Motion Picture

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The film won numerous honors, including for Irons' performance, and 10 Genie Awards, notably Best Motion Picture.

Stewart and Cyril Marcus

Their script was based on the lives of Stewart and Cyril Marcus and on the novel Twins by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland, a "highly fictionalized" version of the Marcus' story.
The Marcus brothers' lives and the circumstances of their deaths are the subject of an article in Ron Rosenbaum's collection of essays, The Secret Parts of Fortune. Film director David Cronenberg drew on elements from the biography of the Marcus brothers for his 1988 movie Dead Ringers, in particular their decline and their deaths.

Jill Hennessy

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This movie marked the screen debut of actress Jill Hennessy and her twin sister Jacqueline, who play call girls in one scene of the film.
Hennessy and her sister made their acting debut playing twin call girls in 1988's Dead Ringers.

Bari Wood

Their script was based on the lives of Stewart and Cyril Marcus and on the novel Twins by Bari Wood and Jack Geasland, a "highly fictionalized" version of the Marcus' story.
In 1988 the novel was adapted into a film under the title Dead Ringers with Jeremy Irons in the eponymous lead roles.

Geneviève Bujold

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Subsequent film credits include The Trojan Women (1971), Earthquake (1974), Obsession (1976), Coma (1978), Murder by Decree (1979), Tightrope (1984), Dead Ringers (1988), The House of Yes (1997), and Still Mine (2012).

Peter Suschitzky

Suschitzky succeeded Mark Irwin as Cronenberg's regular cinematographer when Irwin left during the pre-production of Dead Ringers (1988), and has been the cinematographer for all of Cronenberg's films since.

Jacqueline Hennessy

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This movie marked the screen debut of actress Jill Hennessy and her twin sister Jacqueline, who play call girls in one scene of the film.
In 1988, the two appeared as twin call girls in the David Cronenberg film, Dead Ringers.

Canadian Screen Award for Best Screenplay

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Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress

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Canadian Screen Award for Best Art Direction/Production Design

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Canadian Screen Award for Best Costume Design

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Howard Shore

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He then scored two more of David Cronenberg's films: Dead Ringers (1988) and Naked Lunch (1991).