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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 & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Young Messiah (producer) (completed)
  Gremlins 3 (executive producer) (announced)
  I Kill Giants (producer) (pre-production)
 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)
 2011 French Exchange (Short) (executive producer)
 2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper (producer)
 2007 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)
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In 1995, Columbus also wrote a draft of the fourth Indiana Jones film, Indiana Jones and the Lost Continent (2001) See more »

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4 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

I can understand the validity of showing people the ugliness of the world, but I also think there is a place for movies to leave people with a sense of hope. If your film isn't going to do that, I just don't think it's worth making. See more »

Trivia:

He is the only American to have directed a Harry Potter installment. See more »

Trademark:

Common theme in his movies is children triumphing over adults See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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