Robert Zemeckis

14 May 1951

Producer, Director, Writer

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."

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Filmography (32 titles)

(movie, 2016)
···Allied
Genre: Action, Drama, War, Romance, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2015)
···Doc Brown Saves The World
Genre: Science Fiction
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2015)
···The Walk
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2012)
···Flight
Genre: Drama
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2011)
7.0Real Steel
Genre: Action, Science Fiction, Drama
Role: Producer
(movie, 2009)
···A Christmas Carol
Genre: Animation, Drama
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 2007)
···Beowulf
Genre: Adventure, Action, Animation
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2007)
7.3The Reaping
Genre: Horror
Role: Producer
(movie, 2006)
···Monster House
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Role: Producer
(movie, 2005)
···House of Wax
Genre: Horror
Role: Producer
(movie, 2004)
···The Polar Express
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Family, Fantasy
Role: Director, Producer, Writer
(movie, 2003)
···Gothika
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 2002)
···Ghost Ship
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 2002)
···Ritual
Genre: Horror
Role: Producer
(movie, 2001)
5.5Thir13en Ghosts
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 2000)
···Cast Away
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 2000)
···What Lies Beneath
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1999)
···House on Haunted Hill
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 1997)
···Contact
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction, Mystery
Role: Director, Producer
(movie, 1996)
···Bordello of Blood
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Role: Writer
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Thriller
Role: Producer
(movie, 1994)
7.8Forrest Gump
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1992)
···Trespass
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Role: Producer, Writer
(movie, 1992)
···Death Becomes Her
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Role: Director, Producer
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Writer
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Science Fiction
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1988)
···Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Genre: Fantasy, Animation, Comedy, Crime, Family
Role: Director
(movie, 1985)
7.8Back to the Future
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction, Family
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1984)
···Romancing the Stone
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Role: Director
(movie, 1980)
···Used Cars
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Director, Writer
(movie, 1979)
···1941
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Writer
(movie, 1978)
···I Wanna Hold Your Hand
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Role: Director