Robert Zemeckis Biography, Age, Wife, Career, Net Worth, Films, Awards and The King

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Robert Zemeckis Biography

Robert Zemeckis (Robert Lee Zemeckis) is an American director, film producer, and screenwriter well Kwon for having been credited as an innovator in visual effects. She is also known for coming to the public in the 1980s as the director of Romancing the Stone of 1984 and the science-fiction comedy Back to the Future film trilogy, She as well directed all as the live-action/animated comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).

Robert Zemeckis Age

Robert was born 14th of May 1952, in Chicago, Illinois, She is 66 years old as of 2018.

Robert Zemeckis Family

He was born the son of Rosa (mother) and Alphonse Zemeckis (father). His father was a Lithuanian-American while his mother was Italian-American. He was raised up in Zemeckis grew up on the south side of the city.

Robert Zemeckis Wife

Zemeckis got married to married actress Mary Ellen Trainor, the pair later divorced On December 4th, in 2001. He later married actress Leslie Harter.

Robert Zemeckis Career

With his first wife, they had a son, Alexander Francis and with his second wife they have with whom he has three children.

Robert Zemeckis Education

He was enrolled at Roman Catholic grade school and later joined Fenger High School. He later joined from NIU to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, California, and went into the Film School on the strength of an essay and a music video based on a Beatles song.

Robert Zemeckis Career

Robert began his career after he won a student Academy Award for his film Field of Honor, He as well showed the film to directors Steven Spielberg and John Milius. He later made it possible for by the filmmakers of Zemeckis and his USC writing partner Bob Gale to get a development deal for their original screenplay 1941 that Spielberg chose to direct. Even though the film had disappointing box office returns, Spielberg was convinced that his protegés were valuable commodities.

He later made his directorial debut in 1978 with a screenplay he as well co-authored with Bob Gale, I Wanna Hold Your Hand. With his films getting a low budget, it as well demonstrated Zemeckis’ ability to combine credible live-action sequences with elaborate special effects devices. The two then teamed again to make Used Cars .

Robert Zemeckis Photo

After him having a semi-successful film such as Romancing the Stone, Death Becomes Her, and The Public Eye, Zemeckis struck gold with the Back to the Future trilogy, which later earned over $350 worldwide. He as well directed the top-grossing film of 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit. In the 90s he got recognized as a director of great technical skill but little personal viewpoint, that later changed with the 1994 release of Forrest Gump. Beyond its top-heavy special effects, the film was a distinctly human drama about a mildly retarded young man who achieves professional and personal success by refusing to see anything but the good in people.

Expected to be a moderately profitable feature, Forrest Gump amazed everyone by being the top money spinner of the summer of 1994—and one of the highest-grossing movies of all time. As an added bonus, it helped Zemeckis snag a Best Director Oscar, as well as several other awards. He has also directed several projects for the small screen, including Tales From the Crypt (on which he also serves as an executive producer) and an episode of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories.

Robert Zemeckis Net Worth

Robert has an estimated net worth of $60 million.

Robert Zemeckis Back To The Future

He directed “Back to the Future” as Fantasy/Science base on the 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the ’50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling with time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he’ll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.

Robert Zemeckis The King

He directed the film where Dwayne Johnson played Hawaiian King Kamehameha in the historical drama “The King” f. Warner Bros. and New Line won an auction for the Randall Wallace script for “The King,” written about the first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

Robert Zemeckis Films

Year

Title

Director

Writer

Producer

Notes

2020

The Witches

Yes

Yes

TBA

Announced

2018

Welcome to Marwen

Yes

Yes

Yes

2016

Allied

Yes

No

Yes

2015

The Walk

Yes

Yes

Yes

2015

Doc Brown Saves the World

Yes

Yes

No

Short film

2012

Flight

Yes

No

Yes

2009

A Christmas Carol

Yes

Yes

Yes

2007

Beowulf

Yes

No

Yes

2004

The Polar Express

Yes

Yes

Yes

2000

What Lies Beneath

Yes

No

Yes

2000

Cast Away

Yes

No

Yes

1999

Robert Zemeckis on Smoking, Drinking and Drugging
in the 20th Century: In Pursuit of Happiness

Yes

No

No

Documentary[39]

1997

Contact

Yes

No

Yes

1996

Tales from the Crypt Presents: Bordello of Blood

No

story

executive

1994

Forrest Gump

Yes

No

No

1992

Death Becomes Her

Yes

No

Yes

1992

Trespass

No

Yes

executive

1990

Back to the Future Part III

Yes

Yes

No

1989

Back to the Future Part II

Yes

Yes

No

1988

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Yes

No

No

1985

Back to the Future

Yes

Yes

No

1984

Romancing the Stone

Yes

No

No

1980

Used Cars

Yes

Yes

No

1979

1941

No

Yes

No

1978

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

Yes

Yes

No

Directorial Debut

TBA

The King

Yes

TBA

Yes

Announced

Robert Zemeckis Awards

YEAR
AWARD
1994
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Best Director – Won
1994
Directors Guild of America
Best Director – Won
1994
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Best Director – Won
1993
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Best Director – Won
1988
Directors Guild of America
Best Director – Nominated
1985
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Best Original Screenplay – Nominated

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