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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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krollj03
Variety, 2018-06-19 23:43:47
Robert Zemeckis is in final negotiations to direct Warner Bros.’ adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic book “The Witches,” studio sources tell Variety. Sources say a deal is expected shortly. Zemeckis will also pen the script, with his partner Jack Rapke producing through their banner ImageMovers, along with Alfonso Cuaron and ...

NBC's fall schedule: Robert Zemeckis' 'Manifest' and a rescued 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' lead a mix of old and new
LA Times Entertainme, 2018-05-13 18:00:00
NBC’s upcoming fall schedule will feature a mix of the new and the familiar. The network, which will make a formal presentation of its new slate Monday to advertisers to launch the annual upfront week for the major broadcast TV networks, announced several new series, including a drama from “Back...

cynthialittleton
Variety, 2018-05-10 16:30:41
NBC has given a series order to fantasy drama “Manifest,” produced by Robert Zemeckis and Warner Bros. TV. The series revolves around a group of people on a plane who survive a turbulent flight only to discover that the world has progressed five years during the period they were in ...

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