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(From Right to Left) Robert Zemeckis, Michelle Pfeiffer and Harrison Ford on the set of What Lies Beneath (2000)

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Robert Lee Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an American filmmaker, and screenwriter. Zemeckis is credited as one of the greatest "visual storytellers" in film and is a pioneer of visual effects. Zemeckis has directed some of the biggest blockbuster hits of the past few decades. He first came to public attention in the 1980s as the director and co-creator of the classic science fiction comedy Back to the Future film series, as well as the Academy Award-winning live-action/animated family comedy 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. The films he has directed has ranged from a wide variety of genres, for both adults and families.

Fact file

  • Born: Robert Lee Zemeckis May 14, 1952 (age 63) Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
  • Residence: Santa Barbara, California, U.S.
  • Nationality: American
  • Alma mater: University of Southern California
  • Occupation: Film director film producer writer
  • Years active: 1972–present
  • Notable work: Romancing the Stone Back to the Future trilogy Who Framed Roger Rabbit Forrest Gump Cast Away The Polar Express Contact Flight
  • Spouse(s): Mary Ellen Trainor (1980–2000; divorced) Leslie Harter (2001–present)
  • Children: 3

Read more about Robert Zemeckis at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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Variety, 2017-12-13 17:00:26
“Death Becomes Her” is becoming a musical, with Universal Theatrical Group developing a stage adaptation of the 1992 Robert Zemeckis film and Broadway favorite Kristin Chenoweth attached to play one of the leads. Chenoweth, the Tony and Emmy winner who originated the role of Glinda in “Wicked” and has appeared ...

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Variety, 2017-08-23 18:07:11
Robert Zemeckis and Jeff Rake have gotten a put pilot order at NBC for a new series that centers around a plane that mysteriously disappeared, Variety has confirmed. The series, currently titled “Manifest,” follows the passengers of a plane that disappeared from radar and returns five years later after being ...

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Variety, 2017-08-17 16:30:05
A “Jetsons” live action series has scored a put pilot order at ABC, Variety has learned. Based on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon, the series would be a multi-cam sitcom set 100 years in the future that follows the exploits of the Jetson family. Robert Zemeckis will executive produce along with ...

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