Jonathan Demme Biography & Movies

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Born: February 22, 1944

JONATHAN DEMME Date of Birth: February 22, 1944 Jonathan Demme was born in New York, but moved to Florida with his family when he was young. He attended the University of Florida with the idea of becoming a veterinarian, but dropped the idea when it became clear he didn’t have a talent for chemistry. He was writing film reviews for his college newspaper when his father, a public relations director, introduced him to producer Joseph E. Levine. Levine was impressed by Demme’s reviews and... See All


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