Robert Zemeckis

Screenwriter / Film Producer / Film Director / Writer / Actor | * 05/14/1951 (69) | Chicago, Illinois, USA
Robert Lee Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter who is frequently credited as an innovator in visual effects. He first came to public attention in the 1980s as the director of Romancing the Stone (1984) and the science-fiction comedy Back to the Future film trilogy, as well as the live-action/animated comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). In the 1990s, he directed Death Becomes Her and then diversified into more dramatic fare, including 1994's Forrest Gump, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director; the film itself won Best Picture. The films he has directed have ranged across a wide variety of genres, for both adults and families. Zemeckis's films are characterized by an interest in state-of-the-art special effects, including the early use of the insertion of computer graphics into live-action footage... ()
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Robert Lee Zemeckis is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Zemeckis first came to public attention in the 1980s as the director of the comedic time-travel Back to the Future film series, as well as the Academy Award-winning live-action/animation epic Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), though in the 1990s he diversified into more dramatic fare, including 1994's Forrest Gump, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director. His films are characterized by an interest in state-of-the-art special effects, including the early use of match moving in Back to the Future Part II (1989) and the pioneering performance capture techniques seen in The Polar Express (2004), Beowulf (2007) and A Christmas Carol (2009). Though Zemeckis has often been pigeonholed as a director interested only in effects, his work has been defended by several critics, including David Thomson, who wrote that "No other contemporary director has used special effects to more dramatic and narrative purpose.".

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for Robert Zemeckis

Directors Guild of America Award Academy Award for Best Director Golden Globe Award for Best Director National Board of Review Award for Best Film Ordre Des Arts Et Des Lettres Academy Awards Golden Globe Award Saturn Award Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay

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Movies with Robert Zemeckis as Actor(18)

TV Shows/Series with Robert Zemeckis as Actor(1)

1995 MADtv

Movies with Robert Zemeckis as Crew(90)

Production/Producer2021 Chaos Walking
Production/Producer2021 BIOS
Production/Executive Producer2020 School for Scumbags
Directing/Director2020 The King
Production/Producer2020 The King
Directing/Director2020 Roald Dahl's The Witches
Writing/Screenplay2020 Roald Dahl's The Witches
Production/Producer2020 Roald Dahl's The Witches
Directing/Director2020 Ares
Production/Executive Producer2020 Ares
Directing/Director2020 Pinocchio
Writing/Writer2020 Pinocchio
Directing/Director2018 Welcome to Marwen
Production/Producer2018 Welcome to Marwen
Writing/Screenplay2018 Welcome to Marwen
Writing/Story2018 Welcome to Marwen
Directing/Director2016 Allied
Production/Producer2016 Allied
Directing/Director2015 Doc Brown Saves the World
Writing/Writer2015 Doc Brown Saves the World
Directing/Director2015 The Walk
Production/Producer2015 The Walk
Writing/Screenplay2015 The Walk
Production/Executive Producer2012 Bound by Flesh
Directing/Director2012 Flight
Production/Producer2012 Flight
Production/Producer2011 Mars Needs Moms
Production/Executive Producer2011 Real Steel
Production/Executive Producer2010 Behind the Burly Q
Directing/Director2009 A Christmas Carol
Production/Producer2009 A Christmas Carol
Writing/Screenplay2009 A Christmas Carol
Production/Producer2007 The Reaping
Directing/Director2007 Beowulf
Production/Producer2007 Beowulf
Writing/Writer2007 Beowulf
Production/Executive Producer2006 Monster House
Production/Producer2005 House of Wax
Production/Producer2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
Directing/Director2004 The Polar Express
Production/Producer2004 The Polar Express
Writing/Screenplay2004 The Polar Express
Production/Executive Producer2003 Matchstick Men
Production/Producer2003 Gothika
Production/Producer2002 Ritual
Production/Producer2002 Ghost Ship
Production/Producer2001 Thir13en Ghosts
Directing/Director2000 Cast Away
Production/Producer2000 Cast Away
Writing/Writer2000 Cast Away
Directing/Director2000 What Lies Beneath
Production/Producer2000 What Lies Beneath
Production/Producer1999 House on Haunted Hill
Directing/Director1997 Contact
Production/Producer1997 Contact
Production/Executive Producer1996 The Frighteners
Production/Executive Producer1996 Bordello of Blood
Writing/Story1996 Bordello of Blood
Production/Executive Producer1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
Production/Executive Producer1995 W.E.I.R.D. World
Directing/Director1994 Forrest Gump
Directing/Director1992 Death Becomes Her
Production/Producer1992 Death Becomes Her
Production/Executive Producer1992 Trespass
Writing/Writer1992 Trespass
Directing/Director1992 Two-Fisted Tales
Production/Executive Producer1992 Two-Fisted Tales
Directing/Director1990 Back to the Future Part III
Writing/Story1990 Back to the Future Part III
Writing/Characters1990 Back to the Future Part III
Directing/Director1989 Back to the Future Part II
Writing/Characters1989 Back to the Future Part II
Writing/Story1989 Back to the Future Part II
Directing/Director1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Directing/Director1986 Go to the Head of the Class
Directing/Director1986 Amazing Stories
Directing/Director1985 Back to the Future
Writing/Writer1985 Back to the Future
Directing/Director1984 Romancing the Stone
Directing/Director1980 Used Cars
Writing/Writer1980 Used Cars
Writing/Story1979 1941
Writing/Screenplay1979 1941
Directing/Director1978 I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Writing/Writer1978 I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Directing/Director1973 A Field of Honor
Writing/Writer1973 A Field of Honor
Directing/Director1972 The Lift

TV Shows/Series with Robert Zemeckis as Crew(10)

Production/Executive Producer2019 Project Blue Book
Production/Executive Producer2018 Manifest
Production/Producer2018 Manifest
Production/Producer1997 Perversions of Science
Directing/Director1993 Johnny Bago
Production/Producer1993 Tales from the Cryptkeeper
Directing/Director1989 Tales from the Crypt
Production/Producer1989 Tales from the Crypt
Directing/Director1985 Amazing Stories

Born: Monday, 05/14 1951 (May) in Chicago (current age: 69 years + 196 days)
Zodiac sign: Taurus (Chinese zodiac sign: Rabbit)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Southern California, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Northern Illinois University
Spouses (current/former): Mary Ellen Trainor, Leslie Zemeckis
Children: Alexander Zemeckis
Other names for Robert Zemeckis (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"روبرت زيميكس"
"Роберт Земекис"
"โรเบิร์ต เซเม็กคิส"
"로버트 저메키스"
Robert Zemeckis frequently works together with these people:
Bob Gale (42x, Crew)
Alan Silvestri (31x, Crew)
Steve Starkey (28x, Crew)
Steven Spielberg (23x, Crew)
Jack Rapke (19x, Crew)
Randy Thom (18x, Crew)
Joel Silver (16x, Crew)
Michael J. Fox (15x, Actor)
William B. Kaplan (13x, Crew)
Joanna Johnston (13x, Crew)
Christopher Lloyd (12x, Actor)
Gilbert Adler (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1643, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 11/22/2020