David Cronenberg is a Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter, and actor known for his works in the horror and science fiction genres. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1943.Cronenberg's most notable films include "Videodrome," "The Fly," "Dead Ringers," and "A History of Violence." His films often explore themes of technology, identity, and the human body, and are known for their surreal and disturbing imagery.Cronenberg's films have been praised for their innovative and thought-provoking storytelling, as well as their willingness to explore controversial and taboo subjects. He has won numerous awards for his films, including the Cannes Film Festival's Jury Prize and the Genie Award for Best Director.In addition to his film work, Cronenberg has also written several novels, including "Consumed" and "Crash," which was adapted into a film in 1996. He has also worked in television, directing episodes of "Alias," "Friday the 13th: The Series," and "The Knick."Cronenberg continues to work in film and other creative fields, and his legacy as one of the most influential and innovative filmmakers of his generation remains secure.