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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 Antz (1998). He has been married to Mercedes Martinez since 2006. They have one child. See full bio »

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Hide Hide Show Show Producer: Movie (14 credits)
 2016 Good Kids (producer) (completed)
  Boogeyman Pop (executive producer) (filming)
  Shield of Straw (producer) (announced)
 2012 American Reunion (executive producer)
 2011 A Better Life (producer)
 2009 A Single Man (producer)
 2006 American Dreamz (executive producer)
 2004 In Good Company (producer)
 2004 See This Movie (executive producer)
 2003 American Wedding (executive producer)
 2001 American Pie 2 (executive producer)
 1999 American Pie (producer)
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Feature audio commentary for the film, About a Boy (2002), with Paul Weitz (2002).

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[on the box office failure of The Golden Compass]: The Golden Compass became a bad experience because the studio didn't have faith in the strength of the ideas of the novel, which is ironic because it's one of the greatest fantasy novels ever written, if not the greatest, and they took the religion out of it and tried to turn it into a popcorn movie. We had an inferior product, which was trying ... See more »


Son of Susan Kohner. 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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