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Chris Columbus

Chris Columbus's biography

Chris Columbus is 64 years old screenwriter born at Spangler. He was born on Wednesday 10th of September 1958. According to year of birth 1958 he belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 10th of September means he is Virgo. Virgo is an earthy sign of Zodiac Belt. People born under this Rising Sign are practical in nature. They believe in reality and represents themselves as a strong person.

He is citizen of United States of America. His primary profession is to be screenwriter. You can know him also as film producer, film director, writer. He is recently known as executive producer.

Chris Columbus's family

He has 1 daughter.

Chris Columbus's daughter: Eleanor Columbus

Chris Columbus's daughter's name is Eleanor Columbus. She is known as actor. His daughter was born on Thursday 12th of October 1989 in Washington.

Chris Columbus's schools

We found 2 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: New York University Tisch School of the Arts, John F. Kennedy High School.

Chris Columbus's career

His main focus is to be screenwriter.

Awards and competitions

Chris Columbus's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture for work The Help in 24 January 2012

What Chris Columbus has done for a first time

  • Lived in England for a year and a half while filming the first two Harry Potter films. Opted out of the third film so he could come home and spend more time with his family.
  • Adventures in Babysitting (1987) was Columbus's first directorial job since his senior thesis film at NYU in 1980. It was his first time working with major lighting, cameras and cinematographers.
  • Started going to the movies at age 10 on Saturday afternoons; one of the first was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). It gave him an escape from the dreary factory town he lived in.

Chris Columbus's quotes

  • I can understand the validity of showing people the ugliness of the world, but I also think there is a place for movies to leave people with a sense of hope. If your film isn't going to do that, I just don't think it's worth making.
  • [Macaulay Culkin] An incredibly charming kid.
  • [Robin Williams doing standup] I was just blown away at his energy. One of the most brilliant minds I have ever come across in terms of comedy. This ball of fire on stage. It was really impressive.
  • Becoming a writer and having films made is probably the best way to become a director.
  • [reading Marvel comics as a child] It was the most magical time of my life. It represented to me everything that was exciting about life.
  • [Adventures in Babysitting, his directorial debut] It gave me the confidence to be back on the set again.
  • [Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid] I had never seen anything like it. It was just such a breath of fresh air. I loved being in that world.
  • My first day being on a set was extremely intimidating and frightening. But after a couple of hours, I just eased into it. I felt very secure and comfortable and I realized this is where I really want to be.
  • Nobody does anything for free in Hollywood. They have to be paid for everything.
  • [Robin Williams improvising in Mrs Doubtfire] Magical.
  • [Steven Spielberg and George Lucas] Two of my cinematic heroes.
  • Always listen to your own instincts. You can never be intimidated by the people you work with.
  • [Robin Williams as Mrs Doubtfire] You never had any concept of where he was going. You just never knew.
  • [recommending Pierce Brosnan to play James Bond to MGM] My little contribution to the James Bond saga.
  • Movies for adults are still great movies. Now we have a bigger genre of movies being made.
  • [Pierce Brosnan] A phenomenal actor.
  • [Sideways] A 70s movie made in contemporary times.
  • [26th Street in Manhattan in the early 80s] Not a particularly great area.
  • There's still an audience for smaller movies.
  • Martin Scorsese was a master of visuals while John Ford and Frank Capra were masters of storytelling.

Chris Columbus's body shape

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