History Creator / RobertZemeckis

1st Apr '18 1:09:30 PM costanton11
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CareerResurrection: Zig-zagged: his MotionCapture films barely made a dent in his career, but his critical feedback improved immensely after ''Film/{{Flight}}''.
* ItWillNeverCatchOnCreatorKiller: While ''WesternAnimation/MarsNeedsMoms'' didn't damage his career (as the critical acclaim of ''Film/{{Flight}}'' can attest to), it did lead to the closure of Image Movers Studio and convince him to return to live-action.



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* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** Zemeckis planned to do a DarkerAndEdgier MotionCapture remake of ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' but the bombing of ''WesternAnimation/MarsNeedsMoms'' shut down Image Movers and canceled the project outright.
** He was approached by Creator/GeorgeLucas to direct ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', but he declined.
** He was in talks to direct a live-action ''Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks'' movie for Creator/{{Universal}} in the mid-90s, but [[http://articles.latimes.com/2000/sep/12/business/fi-19557 production was halted.]]
26th Feb '18 11:52:33 PM lalalei2001
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At the TurnOfTheMillennium, Zemeckis made several animated films with [[MotionCapture performance capture]] technology, giving us ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' and ''Film/{{A Christmas Carol|2009}}''. Responses to these films are mixed, mostly due to how [[UncannyValley disturbing they all looked]], and this phase of his career is now considered his DorkAge. After the [[BoxOfficeBomb box office cataclysm]] that was ''WesternAnimation/MarsNeedsMoms'' [[CreatorKiller caused his studio to shut down]], he then had to head back to live-action cinema. In 2012 he released ''Film/{{Flight}}'' starring Creator/DenzelWashington, his first live-action movie in 12 years (and his first R-rated movie as a director since 1980's ''Used Cars'' - The Bobs' script ''The Looters'', written in the pre-[=McFly=] era, was made by Creator/WalterHill Hill in 1992 as ''Trespass''). It was a critical and commercial success, and helped usher in a CareerResurrection.

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At the TurnOfTheMillennium, Zemeckis made several animated films with [[MotionCapture performance capture]] technology, giving us ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' and ''Film/{{A ''WesternAnimation/{{A Christmas Carol|2009}}''. Responses to these films are mixed, mostly due to how [[UncannyValley disturbing they all looked]], and this phase of his career is now considered his DorkAge. After the [[BoxOfficeBomb box office cataclysm]] that was ''WesternAnimation/MarsNeedsMoms'' [[CreatorKiller caused his studio to shut down]], he then had to head back to live-action cinema. In 2012 he released ''Film/{{Flight}}'' starring Creator/DenzelWashington, his first live-action movie in 12 years (and his first R-rated movie as a director since 1980's ''Used Cars'' - The Bobs' script ''The Looters'', written in the pre-[=McFly=] era, was made by Creator/WalterHill Hill in 1992 as ''Trespass''). It was a critical and commercial success, and helped usher in a CareerResurrection.



* ''Film/{{A Christmas Carol|2009}}'' (2009)

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* ''Film/{{A ''WesternAnimation/{{A Christmas Carol|2009}}'' (2009)
25th Feb '18 5:23:20 PM PaulA
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* GenreRoulette: From making comedies in his early career, to action adventures (Film/RomancingTheStone) to sci-fi (Film/BackToTheFuture) to live-action/animated mysteries (Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit) to westerns (Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII) to black comedy (Film/DeathBecomesHer) comedy-drama's (Film/ForrestGump) to straight up dramas (CastAway and Flight) to horror-suspense (Film/WhatLiesBeneath) to Christmas movies (WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress) to folklore (WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}) to biographical dramas (Film/TheWalk) to war romance thrillers (Allied) to his upcoming film ''The Women of Marwen'' a fantasy psychological drama. Is there a genre this man hasn't touched?
25th Feb '18 5:21:05 PM PaulA
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At the TurnOfTheMillennium, Zemeckis made several animated films with [[MotionCapture performance capture]] technology, giving us ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf 2007}}'' and ''Film/AChristmasCarol2009''. Responses to these films are mixed, mostly due to how [[UncannyValley disturbing they all looked]], and this phase of his career is now considered his DorkAge. After the [[BoxOfficeBomb box office cataclysm]] that was ''WesternAnimation/MarsNeedsMoms'' [[CreatorKiller caused his studio to shut down]], he then had to head back to live-action cinema. In 2012 he released ''Film/{{Flight}}'' starring Creator/DenzelWashington, his first live-action movie in 12 years (and his first R-rated movie as a director since 1980's ''Used Cars'' - The Bobs' script ''The Looters'', written in the pre-[=McFly=] era, was made by Creator/WalterHill Hill in 1992 as ''Trespass''). It was a critical and commercial success, and helped usher in a CareerResurrection.

His most recent film ''Film/{{Allied}}'' starring Creator/BradPitt and Creator/MarionCotillard was released in 2016. His next film, ''The Women Of Marwen'', starring Creator/SteveCarell is to be released in November 2018. He is also attached to direct the sci-fi film ''Steel Soldiers''. A release date for that film has yet to be announced.

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At the TurnOfTheMillennium, Zemeckis made several animated films with [[MotionCapture performance capture]] technology, giving us ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf 2007}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' and ''Film/AChristmasCarol2009''.''Film/{{A Christmas Carol|2009}}''. Responses to these films are mixed, mostly due to how [[UncannyValley disturbing they all looked]], and this phase of his career is now considered his DorkAge. After the [[BoxOfficeBomb box office cataclysm]] that was ''WesternAnimation/MarsNeedsMoms'' [[CreatorKiller caused his studio to shut down]], he then had to head back to live-action cinema. In 2012 he released ''Film/{{Flight}}'' starring Creator/DenzelWashington, his first live-action movie in 12 years (and his first R-rated movie as a director since 1980's ''Used Cars'' - The Bobs' script ''The Looters'', written in the pre-[=McFly=] era, was made by Creator/WalterHill Hill in 1992 as ''Trespass''). It was a critical and commercial success, and helped usher in a CareerResurrection.

His most recent film ''Film/{{Allied}}'' starring Creator/BradPitt and Creator/MarionCotillard was released in 2016. His next film, ''The Women Of Marwen'', starring Creator/SteveCarell is to be released in November 2018. He is also attached to direct the sci-fi film ''Steel Soldiers''. A release date for that film has yet to be announced.



* Film/IWannaHoldYourHand (1978)
* Film/UsedCars (1980)
* Film/RomancingTheStone (1984)
* Film/BackToTheFuture (1985)
* Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit (1988)
* Film/BackToTheFuturePartII (1989)
* Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII (1990)
* Film/DeathBecomesHer
* Film/ForrestGump
* [[Film/Contact1997 Contact]] (1997)
* Film/CastAway (2000)
* Film/WhatLiesBeneath (2000)
* WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress (2004)
* WesternAnimation/Beowulf (2007)
* WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol (2009)
* Film/{{Flight}} (2012)
* Film/TheWalk (2015)
* Film/{{Allied}} (2016)

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* Film/IWannaHoldYourHand ''Film/IWannaHoldYourHand'' (1978)
* Film/UsedCars ''Film/UsedCars'' (1980)
* Film/RomancingTheStone ''Film/RomancingTheStone'' (1984)
* Film/BackToTheFuture ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' (1985)
* Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' (1988)
* Film/BackToTheFuturePartII ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartII'' (1989)
* Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'' (1990)
* Film/DeathBecomesHer
''Film/DeathBecomesHer'' (1992)
* Film/ForrestGump
''Film/ForrestGump'' (1994)
* [[Film/Contact1997 Contact]] ''Film/{{Contact}}'' (1997)
* Film/CastAway ''Film/CastAway'' (2000)
* Film/WhatLiesBeneath ''Film/WhatLiesBeneath'' (2000)
* WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress ''WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress'' (2004)
* WesternAnimation/Beowulf ''WesternAnimation/{{Beowulf|2007}}'' (2007)
* WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol ''Film/{{A Christmas Carol|2009}}'' (2009)
* Film/{{Flight}} ''Film/{{Flight}}'' (2012)
* Film/TheWalk ''Film/TheWalk'' (2015)
* Film/{{Allied}} ''Film/{{Allied}}'' (2016)
25th Feb '18 11:33:13 AM darkchiefy
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* [[Film/Flight]] (2012)

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* [[Film/Flight]] Film/{{Flight}} (2012)



* [[Film/Allied]] (2016)

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* [[Film/Allied]] Film/{{Allied}} (2016)
16th Feb '18 8:47:49 PM MackWylde
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* Film/WhoFrammedRogerRabbit (1988)

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* Film/WhoFrammedRogerRabbit Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit (1988)
16th Feb '18 8:47:34 PM MackWylde
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* Film/Flight (2012)

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* Film/Flight [[Film/Flight]] (2012)



* Film/Allied (2016)

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* Film/Allied [[Film/Allied]] (2016)
16th Feb '18 8:46:57 PM MackWylde
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His most recent film ''Film/{{Allied}}'' starring Creator/BradPitt and Creator/MarionCotillard was released in 2016. His next film, ''The Women Of Marwen'', starring Creator/SteveCarell is to be released in November 2018.

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His most recent film ''Film/{{Allied}}'' starring Creator/BradPitt and Creator/MarionCotillard was released in 2016. His next film, ''The Women Of Marwen'', starring Creator/SteveCarell is to be released in November 2018. \n He is also attached to direct the sci-fi film ''Steel Soldiers''. A release date for that film has yet to be announced.

''Filmography''

* Film/IWannaHoldYourHand (1978)
* Film/UsedCars (1980)
* Film/RomancingTheStone (1984)
* Film/BackToTheFuture (1985)
* Film/WhoFrammedRogerRabbit (1988)
* Film/BackToTheFuturePartII (1989)
* Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII (1990)
* Film/DeathBecomesHer
* Film/ForrestGump
* [[Film/Contact1997 Contact]] (1997)
* Film/CastAway (2000)
* Film/WhatLiesBeneath (2000)
* WesternAnimation/ThePolarExpress (2004)
* WesternAnimation/Beowulf (2007)
* WesternAnimation/AChristmasCarol (2009)
* Film/Flight (2012)
* Film/TheWalk (2015)
* Film/Allied (2016)
* ''The Women Of Marwen'' (2018)
* ''Steel Soldiers'' (TBA)
22nd Dec '17 7:14:08 PM dlchen145
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Robert Lee Zemeckis[1] (born May 14, 1952) is the Academy Award-winning director of the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy, ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' and ''Film/ForrestGump''. He started off as a protégé of Creator/StevenSpielberg in TheSeventies. Zemeckis and his writing partner Bob Gale (they were collectively known as The Bobs) wrote several cult films which flopped during this time, including ''Film/IWannaHoldYourHand'' (directed by Zemeckis), ''[[Film/NineteenFortyOne 1941]]'' (directed by Spielberg) and ''Used Cars'' (directed by Zemeckis).

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Robert Lee Zemeckis[1] Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is the Academy Award-winning director of the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy, ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' and ''Film/ForrestGump''. He started off as a protégé of Creator/StevenSpielberg in TheSeventies. Zemeckis and his writing partner Bob Gale (they were collectively known as The Bobs) wrote several cult films which flopped during this time, including ''Film/IWannaHoldYourHand'' (directed by Zemeckis), ''[[Film/NineteenFortyOne 1941]]'' (directed by Spielberg) and ''Used Cars'' (directed by Zemeckis).
22nd Dec '17 7:14:02 PM dlchen145
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Academy Award-winning director of the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy, ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' and ''Film/ForrestGump'', Robert Zemeckis started off as a protégé of Creator/StevenSpielberg in TheSeventies. Zemeckis and his writing partner Bob Gale (they were collectively known as The Bobs) wrote several cult films which flopped during this time, including ''Film/IWannaHoldYourHand'' (directed by Zemeckis), ''[[Film/NineteenFortyOne 1941]]'' (directed by Spielberg) and ''Used Cars'' (directed by Zemeckis).

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Robert Lee Zemeckis[1] (born May 14, 1952) is the Academy Award-winning director of the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy, ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' and ''Film/ForrestGump'', Robert Zemeckis ''Film/ForrestGump''. He started off as a protégé of Creator/StevenSpielberg in TheSeventies. Zemeckis and his writing partner Bob Gale (they were collectively known as The Bobs) wrote several cult films which flopped during this time, including ''Film/IWannaHoldYourHand'' (directed by Zemeckis), ''[[Film/NineteenFortyOne 1941]]'' (directed by Spielberg) and ''Used Cars'' (directed by Zemeckis).
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