Robert Zemeckis

Birthday:

05/14/1952

Place of birth:

Chicago, Illinois, USA :

Biography:

Robert Lee Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) 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."


Production Credits

BIOS (2021)
Producer
Chaos Walking (2021)
Producer
Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020)
Director
Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020)
Screenplay
Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020)
Producer
Project 88: Back to the Future Too (2020)
Creator
Welcome to Marwen (2018)
Director
Welcome to Marwen (2018)
Screenplay
Welcome to Marwen (2018)
Story
Welcome to Marwen (2018)
Producer
Allied (2016)
Director
Allied (2016)
Producer
Doc Brown Saves the World (2015)
Director
Doc Brown Saves the World (2015)
Writer
The Walk (2015)
Director
The Walk (2015)
Screenplay
The Walk (2015)
Producer
Flight (2012)
Director
Flight (2012)
Producer
Bound by Flesh (2012)
Executive Producer
Real Steel (2011)
Executive Producer
Mars Needs Moms (2011)
Producer
Behind the Burly Q (2010)
Executive Producer
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Director
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Screenplay
A Christmas Carol (2009)
Producer
Beowulf (2007)
Director
Beowulf (2007)
Producer
Beowulf (2007)
Writer
The Reaping (2007)
Producer
Monster House (2006)
Executive Producer
Le court des grands (2005)
Director
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Producer
House of Wax (2005)
Producer
The Polar Express (2004)
Director
The Polar Express (2004)
Screenplay
The Polar Express (2004)
Producer
Gothika (2003)
Producer
Matchstick Men (2003)
Executive Producer
Back to the Future: Hilarious Outtakes (2002)
Director
Back to the Future: Hilarious Outtakes (2002)
Writer
Ghost Ship (2002)
Producer
Ritual (2002)
Producer
Thir13en Ghosts (2001)
Producer
Cast Away (2000)
Director
Cast Away (2000)
Producer
Cast Away (2000)
Writer
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Director
What Lies Beneath (2000)
Producer
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
Producer
Robert Zemeckis on Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century: In Pursuit of Happiness (1999)
Director
Tales from the Crypt - The Robert Zemeckis Collection (1999)
Director
Contact (1997)
Director
Contact (1997)
Producer
Bordello of Blood (1996)
Story
Bordello of Blood (1996)
Executive Producer
The Frighteners (1996)
Executive Producer
W.E.I.R.D. World (1995)
Executive Producer
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (1995)
Executive Producer
Forrest Gump (1994)
Director
Trespass (1992)
Writer
Trespass (1992)
Executive Producer
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Director
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Producer
Two-Fisted Tales (1992)
Director
Two-Fisted Tales (1992)
Executive Producer
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Director
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Story
Back to the Future Part III (1990)
Characters
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Director
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Characters
Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Story
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Director
Go to the Head of the Class (1986)
Director
Amazing Stories (1986)
Director
Back to the Future (1985)
Director
Back to the Future (1985)
Writer
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Director
Used Cars (1980)
Director
Used Cars (1980)
Writer
1941 (1979)
Story
1941 (1979)
Screenplay
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
Writer
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978)
Director
A Field of Honor (1973)
Director
A Field of Honor (1973)
Writer
The Lift (1972)
Director
The King ()
Director
The King ()
Producer
Pinocchio ()
Director
Pinocchio ()
Writer
Ares ()
Director
Ares ()
Executive Producer
School for Scumbags ()
Executive Producer