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Robert Lee Zemeckis was born on the 14th May 1952, in Chicago, Illinois USA, of Italian and Lithuanian ancestry, and is a director, writer and producer, best known to the world as the lead person behind the camera of the popular franchise film “Back To The Future”. Apart from directing this and it`s sequels, Zemeckis has also directed films such as “Forrest Gump” (1994), “Cast Away” (2004), and “The Walk” (2015), among others. His career has been active since the 1970s.

Have you ever wondered how rich Robert Zemeckis is, as of mid- 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Robert`s net worth is as high as $50 million, an amount he has acquired through his successful career in the entertainment industry, using his many talents.

Robert Zemeckis Net Worth $50 Million

Robert is a half Lithuanian from his father`s side, and half Italian from his mother`s side. He went to a Roman Catholic grade school, after which he attended the Fenger Academy High School. Following matriculation, he enrolled at the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, from which he graduated in 1973. Ever since he was a small by he was fascinated by television, and often used his parent`s camera to film family holidays and birthdays. It was only a matter of time before he would start to chase his dream, which happened the moment he finished high school.

While in university, Robert wrote and directed the film “the A Field of Honor” (1973), which won him the Student Academy Award, and he presented his creation to one and only Steven Spielberg, who immediately became his mentor. Robert`s first film was released in 1978, entitled “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”, co-written by Bob Gale, and although receiving positive critiques it was a commercial failure. Two years later, the two collaborated again, this time on the film “Used Cars”, which, like its predecessor was commercial failure.

In 1984, Robert directed the film “Romancing The Stone”, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner; the film became a complete success, and Robert was encouraged enough to put his own screenplay about a time-travelling teenager onto big screen, which resulted in “Back To The Future”, starring Michael J. Fox, Cristopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson. His film garnered positive critiques, and what was more important it grossed enough for Robert to make the sequels “Back To The Future II” (1989), and “Back To The Future III” (1990). His net worth was well set.

With the beginning of the 1990s, Robert started to become more and more popular, and films such as “Death Becomes Her” (1992), and “Forrest Gump” (1994), which became his top film until present day, and “Contact” (1997), all became extremely successful, and increased his net worth by a large margin.

His next project was the film “What Lies Beneath” (2000), starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pheiffer, which became quite successful, and the same year he directed film “Cast Away”, based on the story of the Robinson Crusoe, written by William Broyles Jr. and starring Tom Hanks and Hellen Hunt. Four years later, Robert worked again with Tom Hanks, this time on the animated film “The Polar Express”, which is based on a book of the same name written by Chris Van Allsburg, for which Robert wrote the screenplay, and also featuring Michael Jeter and Chris Copola. The film incorporated a new technique of filming called performance capture, and Robert did an amazing job, receiving positive critiques.

After that, he started working on another performance capture film, the 2007 “Beowulf”, featuring Angelina Jolie, Ray Winstone and Anthony Hopkins. The film received mostly positive critiques and won two awards, apart from 16 other nominations.

Another Robert`s animations came two years later; a Christmas story written by Charles Dickens was rewritten into movie screenplay by Robert himself, and then directed. With the help of film stars such as Jim Carrey and Gary Oldman, the film received quite positive critiques, however, there were some critics on which the film didn`t have any major impact. Nevertheless, Robert continued with his career, directing films “Flight” (2012), starring Denzel Washington and Nadine Velasquez, “The Walk” (2015), and most recently “Allied” (2016), with stars such as Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard.

His net worth has also benefited from his work as a producer, putting his name on films such as “Thirteen Ghosts” (2001), “House Of Wax” (2005), and “Real Steel” (2011), among others, all of which added a lot to his net worth.

Thanks to his skills, Robert has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Academy Award in category Best Director for the film “Forrest Gump”, and the Golden Globe for the same film, plus the Directors Guild Award in category Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures. In 2004 he was rewarded with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his achievements in motion pictures, among many other awards.

Regarding his personal life, Robert has been married twice; his first wife was Mary Ellen Trainor(1980-2000), with whom he had a son. The next year he married Leslie, and the two now have two children.

Robert is also a pilot, and has more than 1,500 hours in flight; his most used aircraft is the Cirrus SR20.

Quick Facts

Birth date: May 14, 1951
Birth place: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height:6' (1.83 m)
Profession:Producer, Writer, Director, Filmmaker
Education:Fenger Academy High School, University of Southern California, Northern Illinois University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Leslie Harter Zemeckis (m. 2001), Mary Ellen Trainor (m. 1980–2000)
Children:Alexander Zemeckis, Zane Zemeckis, Rhys Zemeckis
Parents:Rose Zemeckis, Alphonse Zemeckis
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Named Bonnie and Clyde (1967) as his favorite film in an AFI poll.
2He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on November 5, 2004.
3Though many of his movies are rife with CGI effects, his personal favorite 'special effect' is the good old-fashioned closeup due to its uniqueness to filmmaking.
4He and his writing partner Bob Gale considered Wendie Jo Sperber a good luck charm and often cast her in their movies.
5He directed Marc McClure and Wendie Jo Sperber in four films: I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978), Used Cars (1980), Back to the Future (1985) and Back to the Future Part III (1990). Wendie Jo Sperber also appeared in all four films. Although McClure filmed a scene for Back to the Future Part II (1989), this was cut.
6Five of his films were nominated for AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs: Used Cars (1980), Romancing the Stone (1984), Back to the Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Forrest Gump (1994). None of them made the list.
7Has directed three actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Tom Hanks (twice), Gary Sinise and Denzel Washington. Hanks won for his first nominated performance in a Zemeckis feature, Forrest Gump (1994).
8Resides in Santa Barbara, California with his second wife, Leslie Zemeckis, and their two children (2010).
9Has an affinity for Italy. His mother was of Italian descent, he and his second wife Leslie Zemeckis were married in Italy, and they have a vacation home (a villa) in Tuscany, Italy.
10He is rated an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) private pilot.
11Has in his archives a letter of rejection from every studio rejecting Back to the Future (1985), because they thought it was too soft for the type of teen movie at the time, except for Disney who thought it was too racy.
12Ranked #18 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood (2007).
13Spent one year developing Cocoon (1985), but was fired by 20th Century Fox when he screened the final cut of Romancing the Stone (1984) for studio executives, who thought it was a disaster and destined to become Zemeckis' third straight box office failure.
14Interviewed in "Directors Close Up: Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America," ed. by Jeremy Kagan, Scarecrow Press (2006).
15Three of the actors he has worked with have acted on camera for one of his films and provided a character voice in another film. Kurt Russell, who appeared in Used Cars (1980), provided the voice of Elvis Presley in Forrest Gump (1994). He has also played Elvis in a made-for-TV film for John Carpenter. Charles Fleischer, who voiced Roger Rabbit in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), also played a mechanic in the past and future sequences of Back to the Future Part II (1989). Kathleen Turner, the voice of Jessica Rabbit, played the lead role in Romancing the Stone (1984).
16Is good friends with director Peter Jackson. The two of them have used four of the same actors: Michael J. Fox, who appeared in the Back to the Future trilogy, played the lead role in Jackson's The Frighteners (1996), which Zemeckis produced; Peter Dobson, who also appeared in The Frighteners, also played Elvis Presley in Forrest Gump (1994), although Kurt Russell provided the voice; Elijah Wood made his film debut in Back to the Future Part II (1989), then went on to play Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings trilogy; Miranda Otto, who played a distraught neighbor in What Lies Beneath (2000), played Eowyn in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).
17His father was of Lithuanian descent and his mother was of Italian ancestry.
18Owns two production companies - ImageMovers and DarkCastle Entertainment (which he co-owns with Joel Silver).
19Father, with Mary Ellen Trainor, of Alexander Zemeckis.
20Announced through his company ImageMovers that he will direct a film adaptation of the popular horror/fantasy comic book "Route 666". The comic, published by CrossGen Comics, centers on a young woman who is besieged by demons and other strange creatures during the Cold War. [August 2002]
21His first wife, Mary Ellen Trainor, appeared in four of his films: Romancing the Stone (1984) (as Joan Wilder's kidnapped sister, Elaine), Back to the Future Part II (1989) (as Officer Reese), Death Becomes Her (1992) (as Vivian Adams), and Forrest Gump (1994) (as Jenny's babysitter).
22First television script that he and Bob Gale sold in Hollywood was for Kolchak: The Night Stalker: Chopper (1975).
23Attended University of Southern California, School of Cinema. Former classmates included George Lucas, John Milius and others.
24Sits on USC School of Cinema-Television's Board of Councilors.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1[officer names] Frequently has police officers named Foley and/or Reese in his movies. See _Back To The Future II (1989)_ and The Walk (2015) as examples.
2Uses 90-degree angle shots, looking straight up at subjects from below the floor level.
3A main protagonist that unwittingly inspire real-life people, events and things (Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Forrest Gump (1994)).
4During scenes in his films which are shot at night, and outside, he has all cement fixtures and streets soaked with water, for dramatic effect
5Often uses a scene in a restaurant/bar, with the main character starting a fight and then fleeing out into the street, where a complicated chase ensues (Back to the Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990)).
6[Music] Often uses Alan Silvestri for his pictures
7Almost never makes a fixed shot, his camera always moves
8[Opening long-take] Often utilizes long, complicated opening shots (Back to the Future (1985), Forrest Gump (1994), Contact (1997)).
9[State-of-the-art] Often produces movies at the fore-front of technology (Back to the Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Forrest Gump (1994), Contact (1997), The Polar Express (2004)).
10[Celebrities] Frequently includes actual celebrities as characters, generally through the use of archival footage or look-alikes (Forrest Gump (1994)).
11[Citation] Likes to cite/imitate famous movies/commercial spots
12Frequently casts Tom Hanks, Christopher Lloyd and Robin Wright. Generally finds a role for Wendie Jo Sperber and/or Marc McClure.


Quotes

#Quote
1I guess you can say, I have been remaking my student films forever.
2From where I sit, I see the digital cinema creating sloppiness on the part of filmmakers because they know if they really get in trouble they can fix it later. So they don't pay that much attention, and of course it costs a lot of money.
3It's the most unrealistic thing you can do to shoot a close-up, and it's the most unrealistic place you can be as a performer. And yet, actors grouse about having to do visual effect shots. But they love close-ups.
4No matter how many obstacles that are thrown in our path, there are ways to accept them and to live through them. Understand life's mysteries, - as mysteries to be lived.
5I was raised a Catholic on the South Side of Chicago, and I felt I had to undo a lot of serious damage. But as I was getting older, I began coming off my absolutely young, arrogant, agnostic beliefs. I was thinking more about coming to terms with human spirituality.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Director of the Year AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalFlight (2012)
2012Founder's AwardChicago International Film FestivalFlight (2012)
2010Lifetime Achievement AwardPublicists Guild of America
2005Lifetime Achievement AwardVisual Effects Society Awards
2004Career Achievement AwardChicago International Film Festival
2004Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 5 November 2004. At 6925 Hollywood Blvd.
2001Christopher AwardChristopher AwardsFeature FilmsCast Away (2000)· William Broyles Jr. (screenwriter)
· Steve Starkey (producer)
· Tom Hanks (producer)
· Jack Rapke (producer)
· Joan Bradshaw (executive producer)
2001Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Foreign FilmWhat Lies Beneath (2000)
2001Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year AwardAmerican Cinema Editors, USA
1998HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationContact (1997)· James V. Hart (screenplay)
· Michael Goldenberg (screenplay)
· Carl Sagan (story/based on the novel by)
· Ann Druyan (story)
1998OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror PictureContact (1997)· Steve Starkey
1996CINE Golden EagleCINE CompetitionBroadcast Division: Entertainment - DramaTales from the Crypt (1989)
1995Czech LionCzech LionsBest Foreign Language Film (Nejlepsí zahranicní film)Forrest Gump (1994)
1995DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesForrest Gump (1994)· Charles Newirth (unit production manager plaque)
· Bruce Moriarty (first assistant director plaque)
· Cherylanne Martin (second assistant director plaque)
· Dana J. Kuznetzkoff (second assistant director plaque)
1995Showmanship AwardPublicists Guild of AmericaMotion Picture
1995ShoWest AwardShoWest Convention, USADirector of the Year
1995OscarAcademy Awards, USABest DirectorForrest Gump (1994)
1995Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Director - Motion PictureForrest Gump (1994)
1995George Pal Memorial AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA
1995AmandaAmanda Awards, NorwayBest Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm)Forrest Gump (1994)
1990Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
1989CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
1989HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)· Jeffrey Price (screenplay)
· Peter S. Seaman (screenplay)
· Gary K. Wolf (based on the novel)
1989Audience AwardSant Jordi AwardsBest Foreign Film (Mejor Película Extranjera)Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
1988Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International FilmWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
1988Special AwardLos Angeles Film Critics Association AwardsWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
1988Children and Cinema Award - Special MentionVenice Film FestivalWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
1986DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Screenplay (Migliore Sceneggiatura Straniera)Back to the Future (1985)· Bob Gale
1986HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationBack to the Future (1985)· Bob Gale (written by)
1985Jupiter AwardJupiter AwardBest International FilmBack to the Future (1985)
1985Young Venice Award - Special MentionVenice Film FestivalBack to the Future (1985)
1975Special Jury AwardStudent Academy Awards, USADramaticA Field of Honor (1973)
1973CINE Golden EagleCINE CompetitionShort FilmsA Field of Honor (1973)
1972CINE Golden EagleCINE CompetitionShort FilmsThe Lift (1972)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Oglethorpe Award for Excellence in Georgia CinemaGeorgia Film Critics Association (GFCA)Flight (2012)· John Gatins
2013Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest FilmFlight (2012)· Laurie MacDonald
· Walter F. Parkes
· Jack Rapke
· Steve Starkey
2005OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Animated PictureThe Polar Express (2004)· Gary Goetzman
· Steve Starkey
· William Teitler
2005BAFTA Children's AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Feature FilmThe Polar Express (2004)· Steve Starkey
2003DVD Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest Audio Commentary, Library ReleaseUsed Cars (1980)· Kurt Russell
· Bob Gale
2001CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorCast Away (2000)
2001Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorWhat Lies Beneath (2000)
2000Sierra AwardLas Vegas Film Critics Society AwardsBest DirectorCast Away (2000)
1998Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorContact (1997)
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Audience Participation Show/Game ShowSecrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House (1996)· Eytan Keller (executive producer)
· Jack Wohl (executive producer)
· Richard Donner (executive producer)
· David Giler (executive producer)
· Walter Hill (executive producer)
· Joel Silver (executive producer)
· Grant Johnson (supervising producer)
· Stephanie Keane (senior coordinating producer)
· Philip Wallnutt (coordinating producer)
· Julia Gilbert (co-producer)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsDramatic SeriesTales from the Crypt (1989)· Richard Donner (executive producer)
· David Giler (executive producer)
· Walter Hill (executive producer)
· Joel Silver (executive producer)
· Gilbert Adler (producer/co-producer/writer)
· A L Katz (producer/co-producer/writer)
· William Malone (director)
· Russell Mulcahy (director)
· Dick Beebe (writer)
· Ron Finley (writer)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsDirecting a Dramatic Special or SeriesTales from the Crypt (1989)
1995CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorForrest Gump (1994)
1995DavidDavid di Donatello AwardsBest Foreign Film (Miglior Film Straniero)Forrest Gump (1994)
1995GuldbaggeGuldbagge AwardsBest Foreign Film (Bästa utländska film)Forrest Gump (1994)
1995David Lean Award for DirectionBAFTA AwardsForrest Gump (1994)
1995BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmForrest Gump (1994)· Wendy Finerman
· Steve Tisch
· Steve Starkey
1995Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorForrest Gump (1994)
1995CableACECableACE AwardsDramatic SeriesTales from the Crypt (1989)· Richard Donner
· David Giler
· Walter Hill
· Joel Silver
1994CableACECableACE AwardsDramatic SeriesTales from the Crypt (1989)· Richard Donner (executive producer)
· David Giler (executive producer)
· Walter Hill (executive producer)
· Joel Silver (executive producer)
· Gilbert Adler (producer)
· A L Katz (producer)
1993CableACECableACE AwardsDramatic SeriesTales from the Crypt (1989)· Richard Donner (executive producer)
· David Giler (executive producer)
· Walter Hill (executive producer)
· Joel Silver (executive producer)
· Gilbert Adler (producer)
1993Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorDeath Becomes Her (1992)
1991HugoHugo AwardsBest Dramatic PresentationBack to the Future Part III (1990)· Bob Gale (story/screenplaybased on characters created by)
1991Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorBack to the Future Part III (1990)
1989CésarCésar Awards, FranceBest Foreign Film (Meilleur film étranger)Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
1989DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion PicturesWho Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
1986WGA Award (Screen)Writers Guild of America, USABest Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenBack to the Future (1985)· Bob Gale
1986OscarAcademy Awards, USABest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenBack to the Future (1985)· Bob Gale
1986Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Screenplay - Motion PictureBack to the Future (1985)· Bob Gale
1986BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest FilmBack to the Future (1985)· Bob Gale
· Neil Canton
1986BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Screenplay - OriginalBack to the Future (1985)· Bob Gale
1986Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest DirectorBack to the Future (1985)

2nd Place Awards

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest DirectorForrest Gump (1994)
1994ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest DirectorForrest Gump (1994)


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flight2012/Iproducer
Back for the Future2011Short executive producer
Real Steel2011executive producer
Mars Needs Moms2011producer
Behind the Burly Q2010Documentary executive producer
A Christmas Carol2009producer
Beowulf2007producer
The Reaping2007producer
Monster House2006executive producer
Last Holiday2006executive producer
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio2005producer
House of Wax2005producer
The Polar Express2004producer
Gothika2003producer
Matchstick Men2003executive producer
Ghost Ship2002producer
Ritual2002producer
Thir13en Ghosts2001producer
Cast Away2000producer
What Lies Beneath2000producer
House on Haunted Hill1999producer
Perversions of Science1997TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Contact1997producer
Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House1996TV Series executive producer - 1997
Bordello of Blood1996executive producer
Tales from the Crypt1989-1996TV Series executive producer - 93 episodes
The Frighteners1996executive producer
W.E.I.R.D. World1995TV Movie executive producer
Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight1995executive producer
Tales from the Cryptkeeper1993-1994TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
Johnny Bago1993TV Series producer
Trespass1992executive producer
The Public Eye1992executive producer
Death Becomes Her1992producer
Two-Fisted Tales1992TV Movie executive producer
Used Cars1984TV Movie executive producer
Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer2016Documentary executive producer post-production
School for Scumbagsexecutive producer pre-production
The ArkTV Series executive producer announced
Allied2016producer - produced by
The Walk2015/IIproducer
Bound by Flesh2012Documentary executive producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doc and Marty Teach Climate Change2016Short characters
Arthur2015TV Series 1 episode
Back to the Future: Doc Brown Saves the World2015Video short
Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition2015Video Game characters
The Walk2015/IIscreenplay
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5, Outatime2011Video Game characters
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 4, Double Visions2011Video Game characters
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 3, Citizen Brown2011Video Game characters
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 2, Get Tannen2011Video Game characters
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1, It's About Time2010Video Game characters
A Christmas Carol2009screenplay
The Polar Express2004screenplay
Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure2001Video Game concept: Back to the Future
Bordello of Blood1996story
Back to the Future1991-1992TV Series creator - 26 episodes
Trespass1992written by
Back to the Future Part III1991Video Game characters
Back to the Future... The Ride1991Short characters - uncredited
Back to the Future Part III1990characters / story
Back to the Future Part II1989characters / story
Back to the Future1985written by
Used Cars1984TV Movie creator
Used Cars1980written by
19411979screenplay / story
I Wanna Hold Your Hand1978written by
Kolchak: The Night Stalker1975TV Series story - 1 episode
A Field of Honor1973Short written by
The Lift1972Short written by

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Allied2016directed by
Back to the Future: Doc Brown Saves the World2015Video short
The Walk2015/II
Flight2012/I
A Christmas Carol2009
Beowulf2007
The Polar Express2004
Cast Away2000
What Lies Beneath2000
Robert Zemeckis on Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century: In Pursuit of Happiness1999TV Movie documentary
Contact1997
Tales from the Crypt1989-1995TV Series 3 episodes
Forrest Gump1994
Johnny Bago1993TV Series 1 episode
Death Becomes Her1992
Two-Fisted Tales1992TV Movie segment "Yellow"
Back to the Future Part III1990
Back to the Future Part II1989
Who Framed Roger Rabbit1988
Amazing Stories1986TV Series 1 episode
Back to the Future1985
Romancing the Stone1984
Used Cars1980
I Wanna Hold Your Hand1978
A Field of Honor1973Short
The Lift1972Short

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Director's Chair2015TV Series
Make It Happen1991Video short

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Idle2003Short project mentor

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nosferatu vs. Father Pipecock & Sister Funk2014special thanks
Consumed2014/IShort special thanks
Star Wars Droids: The Jawa Adventure2012Short special thanks
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5, Outatime2011Video Game special thanks
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 4, Double Visions2011Video Game special thanks
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 3, Citizen Brown2011Video Game special thanks
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 2, Get Tannen2011Video Game special thanks
Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1, It's About Time2010Video Game special thanks
Payback in Bolts2010Short special thanks for inspiration
The Macabre World of Lavender Williams2009Short very special thanks
Super Capers: The Origins of Ed and the Missing Bullion2009special thanks
Looking Back to the Future2009Video documentary special thanks
Weird Science Whatever2008Short special thanks for inspiration
A Hero's Journey: The Making of Beowulf2008Video documentary short special thanks
Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert2008Documentary special thanks
Call This a Cry for Help2007Video very special thanks
Enfants terribles2005special thanks
Back to the Future: Making the Trilogy2002Video documentary special thanks
S1m0ne2002special thanks
Tales from the Cryptkeeper1999TV Series special thanks - 13 episodes
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory1998TV Movie documentary special thanks
The Crypt Keeper Presents: A Spine-Tingling Look at Tales from the Crypt1995Documentary short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
First Steps: Learning to Walk the Wire2016Video documentary shortHimself
The Amazing Walk2016Video documentary shortHimself
The Walk: Pillars of Support2016Video documentary shortHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Back in Time2015DocumentaryHimself
Milius2013DocumentaryHimself
Cinema 32013TV SeriesHimself
AFI's Master Class: The Art of Collaboration2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose1994-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Hour2012TV SeriesHimself
Brian May's Brief History of 3D2011DocumentaryHimself
Ace of Cakes2011TV SeriesHimself
Tales from the Future2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
Looking Back to the Future2009Video documentaryHimself
A Hero's Journey: The Making of Beowulf2008Video documentary shortHimself
Beasts of Burden Designing the Creatures of Beowulf2008Video documentary shortHimself
Beowulf: Mapping the Journey2008Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Creating the Ultimate Beowulf2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Art of Beowulf2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Origins of Beowulf2008Video documentary shortHimself
Rekindling the Romance: A Look Back at 'Romancing the Stone'2006Video documentary shortHimself
Looking Back at the Future2006DocumentaryHimself
Biography2005TV Series documentaryHimself
4Pop2004TV Series documentaryHimself
HBO First Look1997-2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Shootout2004TV SeriesHimself
Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit2003Video documentary shortHimself
Who Framed Roger Rabbit: On Set!2003Video shortHimself
Who Framed Roger Rabbit: Toon Stand-Ins2003Video shortHimself
Back to the Future: Making the Trilogy2002Video documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks2002TV SpecialHimself
The Island2001Video shortHimself
The Making of 'Cast Away'2001Video documentary shortHimself
Wilson: The Life and Death of a Hollywood Extra2001Video documentary shortHimself
MADtv2001TV SeriesHimself
Gomorron1994-2001TV SeriesHimself - Regissör
Behind the Scenes: Cast Away2000Video documentaryHimself
From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Warner Bros. 75th Anniversary: No Guts, No Glory1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'The Frighteners'1998Video documentaryHimself
The Directors1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Mundo VIP1997TV SeriesHimself
Bl!tz1997TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of '1941'1996Video documentaryHimself
The 68th Annual Academy Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Director
Lights, Camera, Action!: A Century of the Cinema1996TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
MST3K Little Gold Statue Preview Special1995TV SpecialHimself - Interviewee
The 67th Annual Academy Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Director
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Director
Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump1994TV Movie documentaryHimself - Director
Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects1994TV Special documentaryHimself
Parker Lewis Can't Lose1991TV SeriesHimself
The Media Show1991TV SeriesHimself
The Secrets of the Back to the Future Trilogy1990TV Special documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Back to the Future III'1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Back to the Future Part II Behind-the-Scenes Special Presentation1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
First Works1989TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Making of 'Back to the Future II'1989Video shortHimself
Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toon Town1988TV Special documentaryHimself
Citizen Steve1987Documentary shortHimself - Writer
The Making of 'Back to the Future'1985TV Short documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Some Jerk with a Camera2015TV Series documentaryHimself
The Goldbergs2014TV SeriesHimself
A to Z2014TV SeriesHimself
Persistence of Vision2012DocumentaryHimself
Troldspejlet2011TV SeriesHimself - Director
Waking Sleeping Beauty2009DocumentaryHimself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters2006DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing2004DocumentaryHimself
Who Made Roger Rabbit2003Video documentary shortHimself

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