Robert Zemeckis

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Robert Zemeckis

American film director, producer and screenwriteradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1951.

Countries: United States (77%), United Kingdom (12%), (3%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Bob Gale

Linked to: University of Southern California, Democratic Party, Fenger High School, Apple Corps

 

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Robert Zemeckis was born in 1951 add something


1980

Theresa Saldana - Major film roles include the part of 'Lenore La Motta', the wife of Joe Pesci's character, in the 1980 feature film "Raging Bull" and Robert Zemeckis's Beatle-mania ensemble "I Wanna Hold Your Hand"


1985

Fox, Lea Thompson, and Christopher Lloyd, the 1985 film was wildly successful upon its release, and was followed by two sequels, released as Back to the Future Part II in 1989 and Back to the Future Part III in 1990. add something

 

Guess (clothing) - In the 1985 Robert Zemeckis movie, "Back to the Future", Marty McFly wore distinctive Guess denim clothing, reportedly designed specifically for the film

 

Back to the Future - Michael J. Fox, Robert Zemeckis, Bob_Gale, Steven Spielberg, Alan Silvestri, "The Making of Back to the Future" , 1985, NBC Zemeckis concurred, dubbing "Back to the Future" "the film that would not wrap"


1988

Despite this, Zemeckis has expressed wishes to return to direct the long-awaited sequel to Disney's 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit, which will now remain a combination of 2-D animation and live-action. add something


1990

In 1990, Zemeckis commented, when asked if he would want to make non-comedies, "I would like to be able to do everything. add something


1992

In 1992, Zemeckis directed the black comedy Death Becomes Her, starring Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, and Bruce Willis. add something

 

Death Becomes Her - "'Death Becomes Her"' is a 1992 American screwball comedy fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and scripted by David Koepp and Martin Donovan


1994

Winston Groom - He's best known for his book "Forrest Gump", which was adapted into a film by Robert Zemeckis in 1994


1995

Sherilyn Fenn - In 1995, she starred in an episode of "Tales from the Crypt" directed by Robert Zemeckis, alongside Isabella Rossellini and John Lithgow, in which she played the lover of Humphrey Bogart, who appeared in the episode via CGI special effects


1996

In 1996, Zemeckis had begun developing a project titled The Castaway with Tom Hanks and writer William Broyles, Jr.. add something


1997

In 1997, Zemeckis directed Contact, a long-gestating project based on Carl Sagan's 1985 novel of the same name. add something

 

Overseeing the filming of Contact in 1997. add something

 

Contact (1997 US film) - "'Contact"' is a 1997 American science fiction drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis


1999

He shot the first part of Cast Away in early 1999, and shot What Lies Beneath in fall 1999, completing work on Cast Away in early 2000. add something

 

In 1999, Zemeckis donated $5 million towards the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts at USC, a 35,000-square-foot center that houses production stages, an immense 60-system digital editing lab, and a 50-seat screening room. add something


2000

Fauchon - In Cast Away, the 2000 movie directed by Robert Zemeckis, Chuck Noland, the FedEx executive hands his colleagues before they board the plane, a Fauchon bag containing fresh baguette bread from Paris

 

Mamanuca Islands - One of the islands, Monuriki, was made famous as the anonymous island that featured in the 2000 Robert Zemeckis film, "Cast Away", starring Tom Hanks

 

Mamanuca Islands - One of the islands, Monuriki, was made famous as the anonymous island that featured in the 2000 Robert Zemeckis film, "Cast Away", starring Tom Hanks

 

Cast Away - "'Cast Away"' is a 2000 American adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis and starring Tom Hanks as a FedEx employee stranded on an uninhabited island after his plane crashes in the South Pacific


2001

In 2001, he married actress Leslie Harter. add something

 

When the Center opened in March 2001, Zemeckis spoke in a panel about the future of film, alongside friends Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. add something


2004

In 2004, Zemeckis reteamed with Hanks and directed The Polar Express, based on the children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. add something

 

Tom Hanks - In 2004, he appeared in three films: The Coen Brothers's The Ladykillers, another Spielberg film, The Terminal, and The Polar Express, a family film from Robert Zemeckis.


2005

The Corrections - In January 2005, "Variety" announced that, with Daldry presumably off the project, Robert Zemeckis was developing Hare's script "with an eye toward directing


2006

Steven Spielberg - In 2006, Spielberg co-executive produced with famed filmmaker Robert Zemeckis a CGI children's film called Monster House, marking their eighth collaboration since 1990's Back to the Future Part III. He teamed with Clint Eastwood for the first time in their careers, co-producing Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima with Robert Lorenz and Eastwood himself.

 

Ryan Newman (actress) - Newman has the distinction of being the youngest actor ever to be motion captured for the Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg animated film "Monster House", which was released in 2006


2007

In February 2007, Zemeckis and Walt Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook announced plans for a new performance capture film company devoted to CG-created, 3-D movies. add something

 

The Walt Disney Company - On March 12, ImageMovers Digital, Robert Zemeckis's company which Disney had bought in 2007, was shut down

 

Beowulf (2007 film) - "'Beowulf"' is a 2007 American motion capture computer-animated fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avary, inspired by the Old English epic poem of the same name

 

Beowulf (2007 film) - Several cast members, including director Robert Zemeckis gave interviews for the film podcast Scene Unseen in August 2007


2008

The film began production in February 2008, and was released on November 6, 2009, again to mixed reviews. add something

 

In August 2008, Movies IGN revealed in an interview with Philippe Petit that Zemeckis is working with Petit to turn Petit's memoir To Reach the Clouds into a feature film. add something


2009

On August 19, 2009, it was reported that Zemeckis and his company were in talks with Apple Corps ltd to remake the animated film "Yellow Submarine" in 3-D once again utilizing performance capture add something

 

Arthur Schmidt (film editor) - Schmidt received the 2009 American Cinema Editors Career Achievement *award, which was presented to Schmidt by Robert Zemeckis

 

A Christmas Carol (2009 film) - "'Disney's A Christmas Carol"' is a 2009 American 3D computer animated motion-capture holiday fantasy comedy-drama film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis


2010

However, on March 12, 2010, with Zemeckis' biggest Disney ally gone, former Chairman Dick Cook, and amid drastic cost-cutting by the new management team, Disney announced that it was ending its relationship with ImageMovers Digital add something

 

Academy Award for Best Animated Feature - In 2010, the Academy enacted a new rule regarding the performance capture technique employed in films such as "Disney's A Christmas Carol" from Robert Zemeckis and "The Adventures of Tintin" from Steven Spielberg, and how they might not be eligible in this category in the future


2011

The studio's final film, 2011's Zemeckis-directed "Mars Needs Moms", was a box office failure add something


2012

Zemeckis made his return to live-action filmmaking with "Flight", a 2012 drama for Paramount, starring Denzel Washington add something

 

He is a pilot who has logged approximately 1,600 hours of flight time as of October 2012 add something

 

Cary Elwes - Yellow Submarine - Elwes was set to portray George Harrison in Zemeckis's 3D performance capture re-telling of "Yellow Submarine"; however in May 2011, Disney withdrew from the project, leaving its fate uncertain

 

Kelly Reilly - In 2012, Reilly starred opposite Denzel Washington in the Robert Zemeckis film "Flight", and in 2013, she will star in the John Michael McDonagh film "Calvary"

 

Kelly Reilly - In 2012, she appeared opposite Sam Rockwell in "A Single Shot", played Brendan Gleeson's character's daughter in John Michael McDonagh's "Calvary", and had a leading role in Robert Zemeckis' "Flight", opposite Denzel Washington

 

Flight (2012 film) - "'Flight"' is a 2012 American drama film directed by Robert Zemeckis


2014

On 31 January 2014, it was announced that a stage musical adaptation of Zemeckis's first Back to the Future film was in production add something

 

As of April 2014, Zemeckis was working on his next movie, entitled "To Reach the Clouds", a biographical film based on the life of French high-wire professional Philippe Petit, the man who tight rope walked between the World Trade Center towers in 1974 add something

 

The Walk (2015 film) - On January 23, 2014, it was announced that Robert Zemeckis would direct a film based on the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit's walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974


2015

The show, which will be co-written by original writers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, is expected to be performed in 2015, on the 30th anniversary year of the film add something

 

In February 2015, it was announced that Zemeckis will direct a "sweeping romantic thriller" film set during World War II. The currently untitled film is based off of a script written by Steven Knight and will star Brad Pitt add something

 

Joseph Gordon-Levitt - In 2015, Gordon-Levitt will star as Philippe Petit in the biographical drama "The Walk", directed by Academy *award-winning director Robert Zemeckis

 

Charlotte Le Bon - Le Bon has been cast with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in "The Walk", a film directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on Philippe Petit's famous tightrope walk in 1974, which is set to be released in 2015

 

Alan Silvestri - The show, which is being co-written by original writers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, is expected to be performed in 2015, on the 30th anniversary year of the film

 

Bob Gale - The show, which is being co-written by original writers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, is expected to be performed in 2015, on the 30th anniversary year of the film

 

Back to the Future (franchise) - The show, which will be co-written by original writers Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, is expected to be performed in 2015


2017

On April 27, 2017, Screen Junkies reported Zemeckis was in talks to direct a movie based on The Flash for the DC Extended Universe add something


2018

"Welcome to Marwen", directed by Zemeckis, was released in December 2018 add something

 

Gwendoline Christie - In 2018, she will appear as a bounty hunter in "The Darkest Minds", an adaptation of the book trilogy "The Darkest Minds series" by Alexandra Bracken, as Anna in the Robert Zemeckis film "The Women of Marwen", and as Gwen in the Peter Strickland film "In Fabric"

 

The Witches (book) - In June, 2018 it was announced that Del Toro and his partner, Cuarón would instead be attached as Executive Producers on the remake along with Robert Zemeckis helming the project as Director and Screenwriter

 

Guillermo del Toro - On June 19, 2018 it was announced that Del Toro and Cuarón would instead be attached as Executive Producers on the remake with Robert Zemeckis helming the project as Director and Screenwriter

 

The Witches (book) - On June 19, 2018, it was announced that Del Toro and his partner, Cuarón would instead be attached as executive producers on the remake along with Robert Zemeckis helming the project as director and screenwriter