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His work on ''[[Scent of a Woman (1992 film)|Scent of a Woman]]'' (1992) earned him a [[Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama]]. The film also won Golden Globes for [[Al Pacino]] and screenwriter [[Bo Goldman]]. In addition, the film got four Academy Award nominations: [[Academy Award for Best Picture|Best Picture]], [[Academy Award for Best Director|Best Director]], [[Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay|Best Screenplay (Adapted)]], and [[Academy Award for Best Actor|Best Actor]], with Al Pacino winning the last prize.
Brest's next film, ''[[Meet Joe Black]]'' (1998), starring [[Brad Pitt]] and [[Anthony Hopkins]], was a remake of 1934's ''[[Death Takes a Holiday]]''. The film received mixed reviews and had a disappointing American box office return of $44,619,100, though it fared much better overseas, taking in an additional $98,321,000 for a worldwide total of $142,940,100.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Meet Joe Black (1998) - Box Office Mojo|publisher=}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|year=2001|url=|title=Martin Brest|publisher=Universal Studios|accessdate=2006-01-21}}</ref>
Most recently, Brest wrote and directed ''[[Gigli]]'' (2003), starring [[Ben Affleck]] and [[Jennifer Lopez]]. During filming, production company [[Revolution Studios]] took creative control from him, resulting in a radically revised and re-shot version of the original film being released. It became one of the most notorious films of its time, with a scathing critical reception (several critics called it [[List of films considered the worst|one of the worst movies of all time]])<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=A Battle-Scarred Revolution|first1=Michael|last1=Cieply|first2=Claudia|last2=Eller|date=7 August 2003|publisher=LA Times}}</ref> and [[Box office bomb|disastrous box office performance]]. He has not directed another film since ''Gigli''.<ref>{{cite web|url=|title=Feature // Where are you Martin Brest?|publisher=Here Are the Dailies}}</ref>