FILM DIRECTOR

Robert Zemeckis

1952 - Today

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Robert Lee Zemeckis (born May 14, 1951) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter who is frequently credited as an innovator in visual effects. He first came to public attention in the 1980s as the director of Romancing the Stone (1984) and the science-fiction comedy Back to the Future film trilogy, as well as the live-action/animated comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). In the 1990s, he directed Death Becomes Her and then diversified into more dramatic fare, including 1994's Forrest Gump, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director; the film itself won Best Picture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Zemeckis has received more than 4,941,089 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). Robert Zemeckis is the 67th most popular film director (up from 70th in 2019), the 488th most popular biography from United States (up from 520th in 2019) and the 15th 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

Among film directors, Robert Zemeckis ranks 67 out of 1,580Before him are Emir Kusturica, Elia Kazan, Paul Verhoeven, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Abbas Kiarostami, and Frank Capra. After him are Alain Resnais, F. W. Murnau, Luc Besson, Terrence Malick, George A. Romero, and Ernst Lubitsch.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1952, Robert Zemeckis ranks 13Before him are Vajiralongkorn, Roberto Benigni, Park Geun-hye, Christopher Reeve, Mickey Rourke, and Jostein Gaarder. After him are Sylvia Kristel, Gary Moore, Nelson Piquet, Francis Fukuyama, John Goodman, and Roger Milla.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Robert Zemeckis ranks 488 out of 15,968Before him are Richard Chamberlain (1934), Duke Ellington (1899), Jeffrey Epstein (1953), Joseph Barbera (1911), Cliff Burton (1962), and Jared Leto (1971). After him are Steve Wozniak (1950), D. B. Cooper (1931), Yehudi Menuhin (1916), Immanuel Wallerstein (1930), Nat King Cole (1919), and Viggo Mortensen (1958).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, Robert Zemeckis ranks 15Before him are Brian De Palma (1940), John Ford (1894), Sydney Pollack (1934), Tim Burton (1958), Chuck Jones (1912), and Terry Gilliam (1940). After him are Terrence Malick (1943), George A. Romero (1940), Howard Hawks (1896), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), William Hanna (1910), and Joel Schumacher (1939).

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