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Christopher Columbus (born September 10, 1958) is an American filmmaker. September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus started in the industry as a screenwriter with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Productions, Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985) and Young Sherlock Holmes (1985). He made his directorial debut with the teen comedy Adventures in Babysitting (1987). He had huge success with Home Alone (1990) starring Macaulay Culkin. His work includes the first two Harry Potter films and Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) and Bicentennial Man (1999). Commercially, he has been hugely successful, despite the occasional flop, but like his one-time mentor, Steven Spielberg, he has met with critical accusations of infantilism and excessive sentimentality. Gremlins is a 1984 movie directed by Joe Dante. ... The Goonies was a hit movie in 1985, produced by Steven Spielberg, and directed by Richard Donner, with the screenplay written by Chris Columbus from Spielbergs story. ... Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), directed by Barry Levinson and written by Chris Columbus, depicts a young Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meeting and solving a mystery together at a boarding school. ... Adventures in Babysitting is a 1987 film directed by Chris Columbus and starring Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Anthony Rapp, and Keith Coogan. ... Home Alone is a popular 1990 holiday film starring Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, an eight year-old who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to France for a Christmas vacation. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the Harry Potter series. ... Mrs. ... The Bicentennial Man is a novella by Isaac Asimov. ... Look up Mentor in Wiktionary, the free dictionary In Greek mythology, Mentor (sometimes Mentês) was the son of Alcumus and, in his old age, a friend of Odysseus. ... Steven Spielberg Steven Allan Spielberg, KBE (born December 18, 1946) is a four time Academy Award winning American film director (three OSCARS and 1 Lifetime Achievement Award), and among the most successful filmmakers in history. ...


His credits include:

Rent is the film adaptation of the award-winning Broadway musical of the same name, released November 23, 2005. ... Fantastic Four is a 2005 movie based on the Marvel Comics comic Fantastic Four, directed by Tim Story and released by 20th Century Fox. ... Starring Daniel Radcliffe Rupert Grint Emma Watson Produced by Michael Barnathan et al. ... Starring Daniel Radcliffe Rupert Grint Emma Watson Produced by David Heyman Distributed by Warner Brothers Release date November 15, 2002 Runtime 161 min. ... Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (also known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone in the United States) was a critically acclaimed and highly successful film released in 2001, based on the fantasy novel of the same name by best-selling author J.K. Rowling. ... The Bicentennial Man is a novella by Isaac Asimov. ... Stepmom is a film directed by Chris Columbus and made in America in 1998. ... Jingle All The Way (1996) is a comedy movie, directed by Brian Levant and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. ... The 1995 romantic comedy film Nine Months stars Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, and Robin Williams. ... Mrs. ... Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) is the sequel to the film Home Alone. ... Home Alone is a popular 1990 holiday film starring Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, an eight year-old who is mistakenly left behind when his family flies to France for a Christmas vacation. ... Adventures in Babysitting is a 1987 film directed by Chris Columbus and starring Elisabeth Shue, Maia Brewton, Anthony Rapp, and Keith Coogan. ... Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), directed by Barry Levinson and written by Chris Columbus, depicts a young Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson meeting and solving a mystery together at a boarding school. ... The Goonies was a hit movie in 1985, produced by Steven Spielberg, and directed by Richard Donner, with the screenplay written by Chris Columbus from Spielbergs story. ... Gremlins is a 1984 movie directed by Joe Dante. ...

Trivia

Chris Columbus's production company is named 1492 Productions, which is intended as a play on Columbus's more famous namesake, Christopher Columbus. Christopher Columbus (1451? – 20 May 1506) was an explorer and trader who crossed the Atlantic Ocean and reached the Americas on October 12, 1492 under the flag of Castile. ...


External links

  • Chris Columbus at the Internet Movie Database
  • BBC Movies article about Chris Columbus
  • The New York Times biography of Chris Columbus
  • Elementary, My Dear Potter - Young Sherlock Holmes / Harry Potter article

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Chris Columbus, the US director of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, says he loves UK culture and finds a UK boarding school a fascinating setting for a story.
Although Columbus does not yet know how many Harry Potter films there will be, he says he would love to make all seven - assuming JK Rowling publishes the expected final three books of the series - and he could easily imagine living in London for several more years.
Columbus says he was delighted to be able to consult her on the detail of the world she had imagined, getting tips on casting and costumes.
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