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Chris Columbus

Screenwriter / Film Producer / Film Director / Writer / Executive Producer | * 09/10/1958 (62) | Spangler, Pennsylvania, USA
Chris Joseph Columbus (born September 10, 1958) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. Born in Spangler, Pennsylvania, Columbus studied film at Tisch School of the Arts where he developed an interest in filmmaking. After writing screenplays for several teen comedies in the mid-1980s, he made his directorial debut with a teen adventure, Adventures in Babysitting (1987). Columbus gained recognition soon after with the highly successful Christmas comedy-dramas, Home Alone (1990) and its sequel Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). The comedy Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), starring Robin Williams, was another box office success for Columbus, which won an Academy Award for Best Makeup. He went on to direct several other films throughout the 1990s, which were mostly met with lukewarm reception. However, he found commercial success again for directing the film adaptations of J.K. Rowling's novels, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Ston... ()
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Christopher Joseph Columbus is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Columbus had most success with the first film in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, along with Home Alone, winning a British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Film.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Adventure | Fantasy

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Awards & Nominations for Chris Columbus

Academy Award for Best Picture

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Movies with Chris Columbus as Actor(8)

TV Shows/Series with Chris Columbus as Actor(1)

Movies with Chris Columbus as Crew(69)

Production/Producer2020 Scoob!
Production/Executive Producer2020 Scoob!
Production/Executive Producer2020 Gremlins 3
Writing/Characters2020 Gremlins 3
Directing/Director2020 Five Nights at Freddy's
Writing/Writer2020 Five Nights at Freddy's
Directing/Director2020 The Christmas Chronicles 2
Production/Producer2020 The Christmas Chronicles 2
Writing/Screenplay2020 The Christmas Chronicles 2
Production/Executive Producer2019 The Lighthouse
Production/Producer2018 The Christmas Chronicles
Production/Producer2018 I Kill Giants
Production/Executive Producer2017 Menashe
Production/Producer2017 Patti Cake$
Production/Producer2016 The Young Messiah
Production/Executive Producer2016 It Had to Be You
Production/Producer2016 Tallulah
Directing/Director2015 Pixels
Production/Producer2015 Pixels
Production/Executive Producer2015 The Witch
Production/Executive Producer2015 Little Accidents
Production/Producer2015 Mediterranea
Production/Producer2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
Production/Producer2011 The Help
Crew/Thanks2009 The Cove
Directing/Director2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper
Production/Producer2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper
Production/Executive Producer2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Production/Producer2006 Night at the Museum
Production/Executive Producer2005 Fantastic Four
Directing/Director2005 Rent
Production/Producer2005 Rent
Production/Producer2004 Christmas with the Kranks
Writing/Screenplay2004 Christmas with the Kranks
Production/Executive Producer2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Production/Executive Producer2001 Monkeybone
Production/Executive Producer2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Directing/Director1999 Bicentennial Man
Production/Producer1999 Bicentennial Man
Directing/Director1998 Stepmom
Production/Producer1998 Stepmom
Production/Producer1996 Jingle All the Way
Directing/Director1995 Nine Months
Production/Producer1995 Nine Months
Writing/Screenplay1995 Nine Months
Directing/Director1993 Mrs. Doubtfire
Directing/Director1992 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Directing/Director1991 Only the Lonely
Writing/Screenplay1991 Only the Lonely
Directing/Director1990 Home Alone
Writing/Screenplay1990 Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Directing/Director1988 Heartbreak Hotel
Writing/Writer1988 Heartbreak Hotel
Directing/Director1987 Adventures in Babysitting
Writing/Screenplay1985 The Goonies
Writing/Screenplay1985 Young Sherlock Holmes
Writing/Writer1984 Reckless
Writing/Screenplay1984 Gremlins

Full Name: Chris Columbus
Born: Wednesday, 09/10 1958 (September) in Spangler (current age: 62 years + 82 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Dog)
Educated at: New York University Tisch School of the Arts
Other names for Chris Columbus (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Chris Columbus (filmmaker)"
"Chris Columbus (Filmproduzent)"
Chris Columbus frequently works together with these people:
Mark Radcliffe (23x, Crew)
Michael Barnathan (23x, Crew)
Daniel Radcliffe (14x, Actor)
Emma Watson (13x, Actress)
Rupert Grint (13x, Actor)
David Heyman (13x, Crew)
Eleanor Columbus (12x, Crew)
Robbie Coltrane (9x, Actor)
John Williams (9x, Crew)
Stuart Craig (8x, Crew)
Brian Volk-Weiss (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:5528, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/14/2020