Robert Zemeckis


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A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced many of his films). Usually working with writing partner Bob Gale, Robert's earlier films show he has a talent for zany comedy (Romancing the Stone (1984), 1941 (1979)) and special effect vehicles (Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Back to... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 35 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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(1985)
Forrest Gump Director
(1994)
Contact Producer
(1997)
Flight Producer
(2012)

Filmography

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  The King (producer) (announced)
 2023 Tooned Out (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode) (announced)
- Episode #1.1 (2023) ... (executive producer)
  The Gafin Academy (executive producer) (pre-production)
  Steel Soldiers (producer)
 2022/I Pinocchio (producer)
 2022 Grandes Horizontales (executive producer)
 2021 Finch (executive producer)
 2018-2021 Manifest (TV Series) (executive producer - 39 episodes)
- Mayday: Part 1 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Mayday: Part 2 (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Duty Free (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Compass Calibration (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Bogey (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2020 The Witches (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2019-2020 Project Blue Book (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Operation Mainbrace (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Broken Arrow (2020) ... (executive producer)
- What Lies Beneath (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Curse of the Skinwalker (2020) ... (executive producer)
- Close Encounters (2020) ... (executive producer)
 2019 What/If (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- What Happened (2019) ... (executive producer)
- What Remains (2019) ... (executive producer)
- WTF (2019) ... (executive producer)
- What Secrets (2019) ... (executive producer)
- What Ghosts (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Welcome to Marwen (producer - produced by, p.g.a.)
 2018 Medal of Honor (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Clint Romesha (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Ty M. Carter (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Hiroshi "Hershey" Miyamura (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Edward Carter (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Sylvester Antolak (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Elemental: Hydrogen Vs. Hindenburg (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2018 Mabel, Mabel, Tiger Trainer (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2016 Allied (producer - produced by)
 2015/II The Walk (producer - produced by)
 2012 Bound by Flesh (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2012/I Flight (producer)
 2011 Back for the Future (Short) (executive producer)
 2011 Real Steel (executive producer)
 2011 Mars Needs Moms (producer)
 2010 Behind the Burly Q (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2009 A Christmas Carol (producer - produced by)
 2007 Beowulf (producer)
 2007 The Reaping (producer)
 2006 Monster House (executive producer)
 2006 Last Holiday (executive producer)
 2005 House of Wax (producer)
 2004 The Polar Express (producer)
 2003 Gothika (producer)
 2003 Matchstick Men (executive producer)
 2002 Ghost Ship (producer)
 2002 Ritual (producer)
 2001 Thir13en Ghosts (producer)
 2000 Cast Away (producer)
 2000 What Lies Beneath (producer - produced by)
 1999 House on Haunted Hill (producer)
 1997 Perversions of Science (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- People's Choice (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Ultimate Weapon (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Snap Ending (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Panic (1997) ... (executive producer)
- Planely Possible (1997) ... (executive producer)
 1997 Contact (producer)
 1996 Secrets of the Cryptkeeper's Haunted House (TV Series) (executive producer - 1997)
 1996 Bordello of Blood (executive producer)
 1989-1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (executive producer - 93 episodes)
- The Third Pig (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Ear Today... Gone Tomorrow (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Confession (1996) ... (executive producer)
- About Face (1996) ... (executive producer)
- Smoke Wrings (1996) ... (executive producer)
 1996 The Frighteners (executive producer)
 1995 W.E.I.R.D. World (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1995 Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight (executive producer)
 1993-1994 Tales from the Cryptkeeper (TV Series) (executive producer - 5 episodes)
- Transylvania Express (1994) ... (executive producer)
- Ghost Ship (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Grounds for Horror (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Pleasant Screams (1993) ... (executive producer)
- While the Cat's Away (1993) ... (executive producer)
 1993 Johnny Bago (TV Series) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- Spotting Elvis (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Johnny Saves the World (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Lady Madonna (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Big Top Bago (1993) ... (executive producer)
- Johnny's Golden Shaft (1993) ... (executive producer)
 1992 Trespass (executive producer)
 1992 The Public Eye (executive producer)
 1992 Death Becomes Her (producer)
 1992 Two-Fisted Tales (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1984 Used Cars (TV Movie) (executive producer)
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1 Print Biography | 7 Interviews | 6 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bob Zemeckis

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Leslie Zemeckis  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Alexander Zemeckis

Parents:

Zemeckis, Rose | Zemeckis, Alphonse
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Personal Quote:

I can't see any reason why a dramatic story can't be in 3-D. I think Lawrence of Arabia (1962) would have been fabulous in 3-D. See more »

Trivia:

Interviewed in "Directors Close Up: Interviews with Directors Nominated for Best Film by the Directors Guild of America," ed. by Jeremy Kagan, Scarecrow Press (2006). See more »

Trademark:

Often uses a scene in a restaurant/bar, with the main character starting a fight and then fleeing out into the street, where a complicated chase ensues (Back to the Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990)). See more »

Nickname:

Bob

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