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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, 2018-12-04 23:18:21
Anne Hathaway has been offered a starring role in Warner Bros.’ “Sesame Street” movie, sources tell Variety. Sources close to the situation say Hathaway has not decided whether she will film the movie yet as the actress is also fielding an offer for Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches.” “Portlandia” director and ...

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Variety, 2018-10-16 13:53:14
It started with a long-ago conversation with astronomer Carl Sagan, which awoke an abiding interest in UFOs and the possibility of extraterrestrial life in Robert Zemeckis. That led in part to 1997’s “Contact,” which Zemeckis helmed, and, now, “Project Blue Book,” which he’s executive producing for A+E Studios. The show ...

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Variety, 2018-09-10 20:00:18
Robert Zemeckis is attached to executive produce a drama series currently in development at The CW, Variety has learned. Titled “The Cove,” the one-hour series is described as a soapy, swashbuckling adventure that follows estranged sisters in the aftermath of their father’s death as they return to the Caribbean resort ...

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