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Name:  Robert Zemeckis  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

-- Robert Zemeckis on WorldCat --

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* Born in Chicago

Biographical and Professional Information

Robert Zemeckis is a director, screenwriter, producer, and editor. He received an Academy Award nomination (with Robert Gale), for best original screenplay, 1986, for Back to the Future; A Golden Globe Award, best director, Academy Award, best director, and NATO/ShoWest's Director of the Year Award, all 1995, all for Forrest Gump. In 2004 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.


Director of such films as Romancing the Stone, Back to the Future, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Forrest Gump. Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, 2004.

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