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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 17 October 1960Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rob Marshall was born on October 17, 1960 in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. He is known for his work on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011), Chicago (2002) and Memoirs of a Geisha (2005).

Trivia (12)

Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1982
Ranked #93 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. It is his first appearance on the list and he becomes one of very few to appear on it after their first film.
Older brother of Kathleen Marshall.
Has been nominated for Broadway's Tony Award six times: as Best Choreographer, in 1993, along with collaborator Vincent Paterson, for "Kiss of the Spider Woman--The Musical;" in 1994, for "Damn Yankees!" and also for "She Loves Me;" in 1998 for "Cabaret;" and in 1999 for "Little Me;" and as Best Director (Musical), with collaborator Sam Mendes, for "Cabaret." He has yet to win.
He was nominated for a 1998 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Theatre Choreographer of the 1997 season for "Damn Yankees!".
Partner of John DeLuca.
Attended Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, PA, which is the same high school that Jeff Goldblum and Curtis Martin attended.
Directed 5 actors in Oscar nominated performances: Renée Zellweger, John C. Reilly, Queen Latifah, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Penélope Cruz. Zeta-Jones won for her performance in Chicago (2002).
Directed both Renée Zellweger and Richard Gere in Golden Globe-winning performances for their roles in Chicago (2002).
Brother-in-law of Scott Landis.
Marshall lives in New York City with his long-time partner, John DeLuca, a stage director and choreographer.
He grew up in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father, Robert D. Marshall, was a professor and, later, a dean at the University of Pittsburgh. Marshall graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School and the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. He is the brother of a twin sister, Maura, an interior decorator, and a younger sister, choreographer Kathleen Marshall.

Personal Quotes (3)

People think of the geisha as a prostitute, because prostitutes started wearing white makeup and silk kimonos and calling themselves geishas, and the line became blurred. But the actual word means 'artist.' Yes, they entertain men. But, more important, they're great dancers and musicians and great conversationalists. They were also the fashionistas of their time. They were like supermodels.
Maybe it took a little time, or we're a little late, but finally we're recognizing that international stars are fantastic. They're the greatest actors in the world, and few people know that.
As a director, you should choose a project that will educate you and enrich your life, because you're going to be doing it for two years.

Salary (2)

Chicago (2002) $500,000
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) $5,000,000 +5% profit

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