Robert Zemeckis

American Actor Robert Zemeckis

Career Timeline

Robert Lee Zemeckis 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."

Birth Date
Age 68
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Year Movie Country Role Credit Ratings
2020 The Witches United States Director, Writer 0.00
2018 Welcome to Marwen Writer, Writer, Director 0.00
2015 The Walk United States Director, Writer 0.00
2012 Flight United States Director 0.00
2007 Beowulf United States Director, Writer 0.00
2000 Cast Away Russia, United States, Fiji, Philippines Director, Writer 0.00
2000 What Lies Beneath United States Director 0.00
1997 Contact United States Director 0.00
1994 Forrest Gump United States Director 0.00
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit United States Director 0.00
1985 Back to the Future United States Director, Writer 0.00
1984 Romancing the Stone Mexico, United States Director 0.00

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