History Creator / ChrisColumbus

3rd Dec '16 3:17:26 AM Saveelich
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That guy who directed ''Film/HomeAlone'' (and the first sequel), ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', the first two ''Film/HarryPotter'' films, the movie version of ''Film/{{RENT}}'', and the movie of ''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. A protégé of Creator/StevenSpielberg, Columbus started off as a screenwriter in TheEighties, during which time he wrote the scripts for ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', ''Film/TheGoonies'' and ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes''. He got a reasonably good start as a director in 1987 with ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting''. And, no, we don't know [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous what the hell his parents were thinking]].

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That Chris Joseph Columbus (born September 10, 1958) is the guy who directed ''Film/HomeAlone'' (and the first sequel), ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', the first two ''Film/HarryPotter'' films, the movie version of ''Film/{{RENT}}'', and the movie of ''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. A protégé of Creator/StevenSpielberg, Columbus started off as a screenwriter in TheEighties, during which time he wrote the scripts for ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', ''Film/TheGoonies'' and ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes''. He got a reasonably good start as a director in 1987 with ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting''. And, no, we don't know [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous what the hell his parents were thinking]].
3rd Nov '16 5:46:02 PM nombretomado
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Is well-regarded as being a great director of young children, especially in films where they carry a bulk of the film. His work with Macauley Culkin in ''HomeAlone'' gave him an edge in getting the ''Film/HarryPotter'' gig, as they needed an experienced hand with three children (two of which was their feature film debut) who were going to carry most of the film's two-and-a-half-hour running time. Has also hit box-office gold like few directors have; at various points in his career, he's had the third-highest-grossing domestic film of all time (''Home Alone''), the TWO highest-grossing live-action comedies of all time (''Home Alone'' and ''Mrs. Doubtfire'', which also won a Golden Globe for Best Picture- Musical/Comedy), and then the second-highest-grossing film worldwide of all time with the first ''Harry Potter'' film (all have been surpassed since).

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Is well-regarded as being a great director of young children, especially in films where they carry a bulk of the film. His work with Macauley Culkin in ''HomeAlone'' ''Home Alone'' gave him an edge in getting the ''Film/HarryPotter'' gig, as they needed an experienced hand with three children (two of which was their feature film debut) who were going to carry most of the film's two-and-a-half-hour running time. Has also hit box-office gold like few directors have; at various points in his career, he's had the third-highest-grossing domestic film of all time (''Home Alone''), the TWO highest-grossing live-action comedies of all time (''Home Alone'' and ''Mrs. Doubtfire'', which also won a Golden Globe for Best Picture- Musical/Comedy), and then the second-highest-grossing film worldwide of all time with the first ''Harry Potter'' film (all have been surpassed since).



* ''Film/HomeAlone 2: Lost in New York'' (1992)

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* ''Film/HomeAlone 2: Lost in New York'' ''Film/HomeAlone2LostInNewYork'' (1992)
26th Oct '16 6:33:55 AM Saveelich
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Columbus's production company 1492 Pictures has also produced several movies he did not write or direct, such as the ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' series and the two ''Film/FantasticFour'' movies.

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Columbus's production company [[{{Pun}} 1492 Pictures Pictures]] has also produced several movies he did not write or direct, such as the ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' series and the two ''Film/FantasticFour'' movies.
8th Oct '15 10:36:32 PM nombretomado
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That guy who directed ''Film/HomeAlone'' (and the first sequel), ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', the first two ''Film/HarryPotter'' films, the movie version of ''Film/{{RENT}}'', and the movie of ''PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. A protégé of Creator/StevenSpielberg, Columbus started off as a screenwriter in TheEighties, during which time he wrote the scripts for ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', ''Film/TheGoonies'' and ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes''. He got a reasonably good start as a director in 1987 with ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting''. And, no, we don't know [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous what the hell his parents were thinking]].

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That guy who directed ''Film/HomeAlone'' (and the first sequel), ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', the first two ''Film/HarryPotter'' films, the movie version of ''Film/{{RENT}}'', and the movie of ''PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''.''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. A protégé of Creator/StevenSpielberg, Columbus started off as a screenwriter in TheEighties, during which time he wrote the scripts for ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', ''Film/TheGoonies'' and ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes''. He got a reasonably good start as a director in 1987 with ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting''. And, no, we don't know [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous what the hell his parents were thinking]].
4th Oct '15 1:57:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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3rd Oct '15 8:11:52 AM Anddrix
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24th Jul '15 8:35:44 AM Josef5678
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* ''Film/{{Pixels}}'' (2015)
8th Aug '14 7:15:46 AM Morgenthaler
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That guy who directed ''HomeAlone'' (and the first sequel), ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', the first two ''Film/HarryPotter'' films, the movie version of ''{{RENT}}'', and the movie of ''PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. A protégé of Creator/StevenSpielberg, Columbus started off as a screenwriter in TheEighties, during which time he wrote the scripts for ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', ''Film/TheGoonies'' and ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes''. He got a reasonably good start as a director in 1987 with ''AdventuresInBabysitting''. And, no, we don't know [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous what the hell his parents were thinking]].

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That guy who directed ''HomeAlone'' ''Film/HomeAlone'' (and the first sequel), ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', the first two ''Film/HarryPotter'' films, the movie version of ''{{RENT}}'', ''Film/{{RENT}}'', and the movie of ''PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. A protégé of Creator/StevenSpielberg, Columbus started off as a screenwriter in TheEighties, during which time he wrote the scripts for ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', ''Film/TheGoonies'' and ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes''. He got a reasonably good start as a director in 1987 with ''AdventuresInBabysitting''.''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting''. And, no, we don't know [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous what the hell his parents were thinking]].



* ''AdventuresInBabysitting'' (1987)
* ''HeartbreakHotel'' (1988) (also wrote the script)
* ''HomeAlone'' (1990)
* ''OnlyTheLonely'' (1991) (also wrote the script); produced by JohnHughes)
* ''HomeAlone 2: Lost in New York'' (1992)

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* ''AdventuresInBabysitting'' ''Film/AdventuresInBabysitting'' (1987)
* ''HeartbreakHotel'' ''Film/HeartbreakHotel'' (1988) (also wrote the script)
* ''HomeAlone'' ''Film/HomeAlone'' (1990)
* ''OnlyTheLonely'' ''Film/OnlyTheLonely'' (1991) (also wrote the script); produced by JohnHughes)
* ''HomeAlone ''Film/HomeAlone 2: Lost in New York'' (1992)



* ''NineMonths'' (1995) (also wrote the script)
* ''{{Stepmom}}'' (1998)
* ''BicentennialMan'' (1999)
* ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone]]'' (2001)
* ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' (2002)
* ''{{RENT}}'' (2005)
* ''ILoveYouBethCooper'' (2009)
* ''PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians: The Lightning Thief'' (2010)

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* ''NineMonths'' ''Film/NineMonths'' (1995) (also wrote the script)
* ''{{Stepmom}}'' ''Film/{{Stepmom}}'' (1998)
* ''BicentennialMan'' ''Film/BicentennialMan'' (1999)
* ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone]]'' ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'' (2001)
* ''[[Film/HarryPotter Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]'' ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'' (2002)
* ''{{RENT}}'' ''Film/{{RENT}}'' (2005)
* ''ILoveYouBethCooper'' ''Film/ILoveYouBethCooper'' (2009)
* ''PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians: ''Film/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians: The Lightning Thief'' (2010)



* AssociatedComposer: JohnWilliams

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13th Apr '14 11:09:13 AM Cindylover1969
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That guy who directed ''HomeAlone'', ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', the first two ''Film/HarryPotter'' films, the movie version of ''{{RENT}}'', and the movie of ''PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. A protégé of Creator/StevenSpielberg, Columbus started off as a screenwriter in TheEighties, during which time he wrote the scripts for ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', ''Film/TheGoonies'' and ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes''. He got a reasonably good start as a director in 1987 with ''AdventuresInBabysitting''. And, no, we don't know [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous what the hell his parents were thinking]].

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That guy who directed ''HomeAlone'', ''HomeAlone'' (and the first sequel), ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', the first two ''Film/HarryPotter'' films, the movie version of ''{{RENT}}'', and the movie of ''PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. A protégé of Creator/StevenSpielberg, Columbus started off as a screenwriter in TheEighties, during which time he wrote the scripts for ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', ''Film/TheGoonies'' and ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes''. He got a reasonably good start as a director in 1987 with ''AdventuresInBabysitting''. And, no, we don't know [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous what the hell his parents were thinking]].



Columbus's production company 1492 Pictures has also produced several movies he did not write or direct, such as the ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' series and the two ''Film/FantasticFour'' movies.



* ''HeartbreakHotel'' (1988)

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* ''HeartbreakHotel'' (1988)(1988) (also wrote the script)



* ''OnlyTheLonely'' (1991)

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* ''OnlyTheLonely'' (1991)(1991) (also wrote the script); produced by JohnHughes)



* ''NineMonths'' (1995)

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* ''NineMonths'' (1995)(1995) (also wrote the script)
17th Oct '13 7:33:39 AM IMBoring
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That guy who directed ''HomeAlone'', ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', the first two ''Film/HarryPotter'' films, the movie version of ''{{RENT}}'', and the movie of ''PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. A protégé of Creator/StevenSpielberg, Columbus started off as a screenwriter in TheEighties, during which time he wrote the scripts for ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', ''Film/TheGoonies'' and ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes''. He got a reasonably good start as a director in 1987 with ''AdventuresInBabysitting''.

Regrettably, SturgeonsLaw seems to apply to the Chris Columbus canon, which is mostly composed of SoOkayItsAverage schlock like ''{{Stepmom}}'', ''Heartbreak Hotel'' and possibly some of the aforementioned films depending how you might feel about them. The best career advice we can give him is to cut back on the attempts at being heartwarming. And, no, we don't know [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous what the hell his parents were thinking]].

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That guy who directed ''HomeAlone'', ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'', the first two ''Film/HarryPotter'' films, the movie version of ''{{RENT}}'', and the movie of ''PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians''. A protégé of Creator/StevenSpielberg, Columbus started off as a screenwriter in TheEighties, during which time he wrote the scripts for ''Film/{{Gremlins}}'', ''Film/TheGoonies'' and ''Film/YoungSherlockHolmes''. He got a reasonably good start as a director in 1987 with ''AdventuresInBabysitting''.

Regrettably, SturgeonsLaw seems to apply to the Chris Columbus canon, which is mostly composed of SoOkayItsAverage schlock like ''{{Stepmom}}'', ''Heartbreak Hotel'' and possibly some of the aforementioned films depending how you might feel about them. The best career advice we can give him is to cut back on the attempts at being heartwarming.
''AdventuresInBabysitting''. And, no, we don't know [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous what the hell his parents were thinking]].
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