Robert Zemeckis
Robert Zemeckis
Biographical information
Date of birthMay 14, 1951
Age (1955)4
Age (1985)34
Age (2015)64
Physical description
Behind-the-scenes information

Robert Zemeckis (born May 14, 1951 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American Academy Award-winning director, Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and producer who directed and co-wrote (with his writing partner Bob Gale) all Back to the Future films.

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Other than the Back to the Future trilogy, Zemeckis is widely known for directing successful films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Death Becomes Her, Forrest Gump (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director), Contact, The Polar Express and a 2009 adaptation of A Christmas Carol (which is also the film's title).

Some of his films, such as Back to the Future Part II, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Death Becomes Her, Forrest Gump and The Polar Express, are characterized by the use of state-of-the-art special effects.

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  1. Info provided in the Bob Brothers All-Star International Circus entry of A Matter of Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Lexicon.
  2. Special "front page wrap" for real life October 22, 2015 issue of USA Today (see 'External links' below)

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