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Frank Marshall Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth NameFrank Wilton Marshall
Nickname Dr. Fantasy
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Frank was born in Glendale, California to musician Jack Marshall. He entered the film world when his parents invited him to a birthday party for the daughter of directing legend John Ford in 1966. There, he met Peter Bogdanovich and soon agreed to work on his first film, Targets (1968), later followed by collaborating on The Last Picture Show (1971) and many other films.

Continuing to branch out into the industry, he served as line producer on Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz (1978) and associate producer on Walter Hill's crime thriller, The Driver (1978). Marshall first worked as executive producer on Hill's cult classic The Warriors (1979). After producing the iconic Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), he co-founded Amblin Entertainment with Steven Spielberg and his future wife Kathleen Kennedy.

He continued producing memorable films with Spielberg including Poltergeist (1982) and Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) (while Kennedy separately produced E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)). He worked as executive producer on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984), Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985) and the Back to the Future (1985) trilogy.

He married Kathleen Kennedy in 1987, and after producing numerous films, he made his feature directing debut with Arachnophobia (1990). In 1993, The Kennedy/Marshall Company was formed and released its first film Alive (1993), directed by Marshall. His productivity has only increased since then, as he took over primary duties of the production company since Kennedy was named president of Lucasfilm in 2012.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Travis Brainerd

Spouse (1)

Kathleen Kennedy (1987 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Often works with Steven Spielberg

Trivia (8)

Son of composer Jack Marshall.
Graduated, with Greg MacGillivray, from Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, California, in 1964. Anthony Zerbe and Paul Le Mat also attended the same school.
Brother of Phil Marshall.
Brother-in-law of Connie Kennedy.
In the novelization for Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), it uses the saying "sixth sense"; Marshall produced this and The Sixth Sense (1999). Steven Spielberg later directed Haley Joel Osment in A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), as well as producing Holmes.
He met Cybill Shepherd on the set of The Last Picture Show (1971) and they worked on several films and albums together for the next ten years. They also had a on-and-off love affair, and Cybill had written that they had an "enduring passion.".
Producer or executive producer for six Best Picture Oscar nominees: Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), The Color Purple (1985), The Sixth Sense (1999), Seabiscuit (2003), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and War Horse (2011).

Personal Quotes (3)

When I made Eight Below (2006), they wanted me to shoot digital, and I didn't want to do it because that's just what I need--to get a great series of takes and then find out the camera was frozen.
I love film, and I love seeing movies on film.
I'm a big fan of documentaries. I've always loved them, and I've just never had the opportunity or the time to make a feature.

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