Robert Zemeckis

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Robert Lee Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an American filmmaker. He first came to public attention as the director of the action-adventure romantic comedy Romancing the Stone (1984), the science-fiction comedy Back to the Future trilogy (1985–1990), and the live-action/animated comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). He subsequently directed the satirical black comedy Death Becomes Her (1992) and then diversified into more dramatic fare, including Forrest Gump (1994), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Zemeckis has received more than 7,803,521 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Robert Zemeckis is the 65th most popular film director (down from 59th in 2019), the 460th most popular biography from United States (down from 436th in 2019) and the 14th most popular American Film Director.

Robert Zemeckis is most famous for directing and producing the Back to the Future trilogy.

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Among film directors, Robert Zemeckis ranks 65 out of 2,041Before him are Werner Herzog, Abbas Kiarostami, Stephen Hillenburg, Jacques Tati, Claude Chabrol, and Sergei Parajanov. After him are Éric Rohmer, David Cronenberg, Chuck Jones, Theo Angelopoulos, Dziga Vertov, and Frank Capra.

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Among people born in 1952, Robert Zemeckis ranks 12Before him are Steven Seagal, Roberto Benigni, Vajiralongkorn, Park Geun-hye, Emomali Rahmon, and Mickey Rourke. After him are Nelson Piquet, Roger Milla, Francis Fukuyama, Sylvia Kristel, Christopher Reeve, and Salome Zourabichvili.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Zemeckis ranks 460 out of 20,380Before him are Diana Ross (1944), Herbert Spencer Gasser (1888), Val Logsdon Fitch (1923), William G. Morgan (1870), Danny Trejo (1944), and Roy Lichtenstein (1923). After him are Ralph Lauren (1939), Elinor Ostrom (1933), Robert Coleman Richardson (1937), Bryan Cranston (1956), Douglas Engelbart (1925), and Iggy Pop (1947).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Robert Zemeckis ranks 14Before him are Tim Burton (1958), John Ford (1894), David Lynch (1946), Oliver Stone (1946), Brian De Palma (1940), and Stephen Hillenburg (1961). After him are Chuck Jones (1912), Sydney Pollack (1934), Terry Gilliam (1940), Jim Jarmusch (1953), William Friedkin (1935), and George Cukor (1899).