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Robert Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis's biography

Robert Zemeckis is 70 years old screenwriter born at Chicago. He was born on Wednesday 14th of May 1952. He is often nicknamed as Bob. According to year of birth 1952 he belongs to Boomers. Birthday on 14th of May means he is Taurus. Taurus is most stable sign of Zodiac, that is the reason it is also included in the earthy sign of the Zodiac Belt. One born with this Moon Sign (Not a Rising Sign) is very stable and balanced through their mind.He was married 2 times.

Robert Zemeckis's spouse

He is married to Leslie Zemeckis

He is native english speaker. 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, actor. He is recently known as science fiction writer.

Robert Zemeckis's family

Robert Zemeckis's spouse

She is known as actor. His spouse was born on Wednesday 5th of February 1969 in United States of America.

Robert Zemeckis's ex spouses

Mary Ellen Trainor

Robert Zemeckis and Mary Ellen Trainor have been together since 1980 for 20 years. She is known as actor. His ex spouse was born on Tuesday 8th of July 1952 in San Francisco. His ex spouse died on Wednesday 20th of May 2015 in Montecito. Mary Ellen Trainor was 63 years old, when this happened.

He has 1 son.

Robert Zemeckis's son: Alexander Zemeckis

Robert Zemeckis's son's name is Alexander Zemeckis. He is known as actor. His son was born on Wednesday 11th of December 1985 in Los Angeles.

Robert Zemeckis's schools

We found 4 schools He attended. Complete list of schools: University of Southern California, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Northern Illinois University, Fenger Academy High School.

Detailed informations about his schools

  • Attended University of Southern California, School of Cinema. Former classmates included George Lucas, John Milius and others.

Robert Zemeckis's career

His main focus is to be screenwriter. He is famous thanks to Romancing the Stone.

Awards and competitions

Robert Zemeckis's Awards

  • He received award for Academy Award for Best Director for work Forrest Gump in 1995
  • He received award for Golden Globe Award for Best Director for work Forrest Gump in 1995

Robert Zemeckis's Rankings

  • Ranked #18 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood (2007).

Robert Zemeckis's Nominations

  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Director
  • He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay

What Robert Zemeckis has done for a first time

  • First television script that he and Bob Gale sold in Hollywood was for Kolchak: The Night Stalker: Chopper (1975).
  • Has 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).

Robert Zemeckis's quotes

  • No 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.
  • It'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.
  • From 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.
  • I guess you can say, I have been remaking my student films forever.
  • I'm addicted to documentaries. That's all I watch on television.
  • Most actors that I work with are wonderful. Jodie Foster or Tom Hanks will make anything work.
  • I can't see any reason why a dramatic story can't be in 3-D. I think Lawrence of Arabia (1962) would have been fabulous in 3-D.
  • I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) and Used Cars (1980) were absolute failures at the box office. Complete disasters. I learned some sad news: it's not an automatic thing that, if you make a good movie, everyone wants to see it.
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Robert Zemeckis's body shape

Lets describe how Robert Zemeckis looks. We will focus on his body shape. Body build is average.