Robert Zemeckis

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Robert Lee Zemeckis is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Zemeckis first came to public attention in the 1980s as the director of the comedic time-travel Back to the Future film series, as well as the Academy Award-winning live-action/animation epic Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), though in the 1990s he diversified into more dramatic fare, including 1994's Forrest Gump, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director.

His films are characterized by an interest in state-of-the-art special effects, including the early use of match moving in Back to the Future Part II (1989) and the pioneering performance capture techniques seen in The Polar Express (2004), Beowulf (2007) and A Christmas Carol (2009). Though Zemeckis has often been pigeonholed as a director interested only in effects, his work has been defended by several critics, including David Thomson, who wrote that "No other contemporary director has used special effects to more dramatic and narrative purpose."

MOVIE CREDITS:
2020: Creator - Project 88: Back to the Future Too
1994: Director - Forrest Gump
1985: Director - Back to the Future
1989: Director - Back to the Future Part II
1990: Director - Back to the Future Part III
1997: Director - Contact
1988: Director - Who Framed Roger Rabbit
2007: Director - Beowulf
2000: Director - What Lies Beneath
2004: Director - The Polar Express
2000: Director - Cast Away
1984: Director - Romancing the Stone
1992: Director - Death Becomes Her
1980: Director - Used Cars
2009: Director - A Christmas Carol
1978: Director - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
2012: Director - Flight
1972: Director - The Lift
1992: Director - Two-Fisted Tales
1973: Director - A Field of Honor
2015: Director - The Walk
2005: Director - Le court des grands
2018: Director - Welcome to Marwen
2016: Director - Allied
2002: Director - Back to the Future: Hilarious Outtakes
Director - The Witches
Director - The King
2015: Director - Doc Brown Saves the World
1986: Director - Amazing Stories
Director - Pinocchio
Director - Ares
1997: Producer - Contact
2005: Producer - House of Wax
2007: Producer - Beowulf
2000: Producer - What Lies Beneath
2003: Producer - Gothika
2004: Producer - The Polar Express
1999: Producer - House on Haunted Hill
2000: Producer - Cast Away
1992: Producer - Death Becomes Her
2001: Producer - Thir13en Ghosts
2002: Producer - Ghost Ship
2002: Producer - Ritual
2011: Executive Producer - Real Steel
2012: Producer - Flight
2012: Executive Producer - Bound by Flesh
2007: Producer - The Reaping
1992: Executive Producer - Trespass
1995: Executive Producer - Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight
2006: Executive Producer - Monster House
2005: Producer - The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
2015: Producer - The Walk
2016: Producer - Allied
Executive Producer - School for Scumbags
2003: Executive Producer - Matchstick Men
1992: Executive Producer - Two-Fisted Tales
2021: Producer - Chaos Walking
2021: Producer - BIOS
2018: Producer - Welcome to Marwen
Producer - The King
1996: Executive Producer - Bordello of Blood
1995: Executive Producer - W.E.I.R.D. World
1996: Executive Producer - The Frighteners
Executive Producer - Ares
2011: Producer - Mars Needs Moms
2010: Executive Producer - Behind the Burly Q
2009: Producer - A Christmas Carol
1985: Writer - Back to the Future
1989: Characters - Back to the Future Part II
1989: Story - Back to the Future Part II
1990: Story - Back to the Future Part III
1990: Characters - Back to the Future Part III
2004: Screenplay - The Polar Express
1980: Writer - Used Cars
2009: Screenplay - A Christmas Carol
1978: Writer - I Wanna Hold Your Hand
1973: Writer - A Field of Honor
2015: Screenplay - The Walk
1992: Writer - Trespass
1996: Story - Bordello of Blood
2018: Screenplay - Welcome to Marwen
2002: Writer - Back to the Future: Hilarious Outtakes
2007: Writer - Beowulf
2000: Writer - Cast Away
Screenplay - The Witches
2018: Story - Welcome to Marwen
2015: Writer - Doc Brown Saves the World
1979: Story - 1941
1979: Screenplay - 1941
Writer - Pinocchio

TV CREDITS:
1989: Director - Tales from the Crypt
1985: Director - Amazing Stories
1993: Director - Johnny Bago
1989: Producer - Tales from the Crypt
1997: Producer - Perversions of Science
1993: Producer - Tales from the Cryptkeeper
2019: Executive Producer - Project Blue Book
2018: Executive Producer - Manifest
1991: Characters - Back to the Future: The Animated Series