Chris Columbus


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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 & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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The Help Producer
(2011)
Rent Producer
(2005)

Filmography

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  Gremlins 3 (executive producer) (announced)
 2020 Scoob (executive producer) (filming)
 2018 The Christmas Chronicles (producer - p.g.a.)
 2017 I Kill Giants (producer - produced by)
 2017 Menashe (executive producer)
 2017 Patti Cake$ (producer)
 2017 French Exchange (Short) (executive producer)
 2016 The Young Messiah (producer)
 2016 Tallulah (producer)
 2015 It Had to Be You (executive producer)
 2015 Mediterranea (producer)
 2015 Pixels (producer)
 2015 The Witch (executive producer)
 2014 Little Accidents (executive producer)
 2013 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (executive producer)
 2012 Applebaum (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 Scary Larry (TV Series) (producer)
 2012 3 (TV Series) (executive producer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... (executive producer)
 2011 The Help (producer)
 2009 I Love You, Beth Cooper (producer)
 2007 Fantastic 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 - produced by)
 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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Other Works:

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:

[Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid] I had never seen anything like it. It was just such a breath of fresh air. I loved being in that world. See more »

Trivia:

In the original script, Gremlins (1984) was meant to be a much darker horror film in which the mother was decapitated, the family dog was eaten, and the adorable Mogwai "Gizmo" actually turned into the infamous Gremlin "Stripe". See more »

Trademark:

His films often have a brief, often humorous, scene after or during the end credits. See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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