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Chris Weitz

Chris Weitz was born on November 30, 1969 in New York City, New York, USA as Christopher John Weitz. He is a producer and writer, known for About a Boy (2002), The Golden Compass (2007) and Cinderella (2015). He has been married to Mercedes Martinez since 2006. They have one child. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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About a Boy
About a Boy Writer
The Golden Compass
Cinderella Writer
Antz Writer


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 2017 Columbus (producer) (filming)
  Boogeyman Pop (executive producer) (filming)
  Shield of Straw (producer) (announced)
 2016/I Good Kids (producer)
 2013 Spark: A Burning Man Story (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012 American Reunion (executive producer)
 2011 A Better Life (producer)
 2010 Lone Star (TV Series) (consulting producer - 2 episodes)
- One in Every Family (2010) ... (consulting producer)
- Pilot (2010) ... (consulting producer)
 2009 A Single Man (producer)
 2007 Living with Lew (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2006 American Dreamz (executive producer)
 2004 In Good Company (producer)
 2004 Cracking Up (TV Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes)
- Daddy's Home (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Learning Disability (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Grudge Match (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Panic House (2004) ... (executive producer)
- Scared Straight (2004) ... (executive producer)
 2004 See This Movie (executive producer)
 2003 American Wedding (executive producer)
 2002 Dylan's Run (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2001-2002 Off Centre (TV Series) (executive producer - 28 episodes)
- Little House on the Bowery (2002) ... (executive producer)
- The Guys' Guys (2002) ... (executive producer)
- The Deflower Half-Hour (2002) ... (executive producer)
- P.P. Doc II: The Examination Continues (2002) ... (executive producer)
- Unflushable (2002) ... (executive producer)
 2001 American Pie 2 (executive producer)
 1999 American Pie (producer)
 1998-1999 Fantasy Island (TV Series) (co-executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Heroes (1999) ... (co-executive producer)
- The Real Thing (1999) ... (co-executive producer)
- Innocent (1999) ... (co-executive producer)
- Let Go (1998) ... (co-executive producer)
- Wishboned (1998) ... (co-executive producer)
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Feature audio commentary for the film, About a Boy (2002), with Paul Weitz (2002).

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I wouldn't have made The Golden Compass (2007) had I known that the final version put out on screens was not as I intended it. I didn't get to show my version of the film. Unfortunately, that version really can't be finished because it would cost somewhere between 15 and 17 million dollars just to complete the special effects. I look at the film that's out there now and all I can be proud of is ... See more »


His father was a German Jewish immigrant, his maternal grandfather was a Czech Jewish immigrant, and his maternal grandmother was Mexican. See more »

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Chris, you've done an absolutely phenomenal job with New Moon. kate-elizabeth-1
Butchered the Golden Compass Steerpike7
What a horrible director. kissmex
Offered Twilight sequel - New Moon? jgd-5
Open Letter to Mr. Weitz Re: New Moon + Taylor Lautner JodeenSings
This is for Chris Weitz danielmccabe_mustdie
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