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Chris Columbus

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "Gremlins", with no success, until Steven Spielberg ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 2017 I Kill Giants (producer) (filming)
  Gremlins 3 (executive producer) (announced)
 2017 French Exchange (Short) (executive producer)
 2016 The Young Messiah (producer)
 2016 Tallulah (producer)
 2015 It Had to Be You (executive producer)
 2015 Pixels (producer)
 2015 Mediterranea (producer)
 2015 The Witch (executive producer)
 2014 Little Accidents (executive producer)
 2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (producer)
 2012 Scary Larry (TV Series) (producer)
 2012 3 (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2012 Applebaum (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011 The Help (producer)
 2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper (producer)
 2007 Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (executive producer)
 2006 Night at the Museum (producer)
 2005 3-D Rocks (Documentary) (producer)
 2005 Rent (producer)
 2005/I Fantastic Four (executive producer)
 2004 Christmas with the Kranks (producer)
 2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (executive producer)
 2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (executive producer)
 2001 Monkeybone (executive producer)
 1999 Bicentennial Man (producer)
 1998 Stepmom (producer)
 1996 Jingle All the Way (producer)
 1995 Nine Months (producer)
  Welcome to Hitchcock (TV Series) (executive producer)
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Wrote a rejected draft of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) See more »

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4 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »


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Personal Quote:

[Steven Spielberg and George Lucas] Two of my cinematic heroes. See more »


Got the directing gig on Harry Potter after longtime front-runner Steven Spielberg passed on the project. He met author J.K. Rowling in England and won the job over several other candidates after promising her he would film entirely in the U.K. and use an all-British cast. Most of the crew was also British. See more »


Leading characters who are underage and develops through situations See more »

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