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Encyclopedia > Chris Columbus (filmmaker)

Chris Columbus (born in Spangler, Pennsylvania, on September 10, 1958) is an American filmmaker. Spangler, Pennsylvania was a former borough located in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, USA. It existed from 1893 to 2000 when it merged with the adjacent borough of Barnesboro to create the Borough of Northern Cambria. ... 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. ...

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Start in the industry

Chris graduated from Warren JFK High School in Warren, Ohio then started in the industry as a screenwriter with Steven Spielberg's Amblin Productions, working on Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985) and Young Sherlock Holmes (1985). He created and wrote the first episode of the animated series Galaxy High (1986-87). He made his directorial debut with the teen comedy Adventures in Babysitting (1987). He had huge success with the first Home Alone film (1990) starring Macaulay Culkin. Warren is a city located in Trumbull County, Ohio. ... Gremlins is an American horror-comedy film directed by Joe Dante and released in 1984. ... 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. ... Galaxy High was an American animated series that premiered on September 13, 1986 on CBS and ran for 13 episodes until September 5, 1987. ... Adventures in Babysitting is a 1987 film written by David Simkins and 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. ... Macaulay Carson Culkin (born August 26, 1980 in New York City) is an American actor. ...


Return to prominence

His later directorial work includes the first two Harry Potter films, Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Bicentennial Man (1999), and Rent (2005), an adaptation of the popular Broadway musical. Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (also known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone in the United States and some other countries) is a 2001 fantasy film, based on the novel of the same name. ... Mrs. ... Bicentennial Man is a 1999 film starring Robin Williams based on the well-known novella of the same name by Isaac Asimov. ... Rent is the cinematographic adaptation of a musical drama in Broadway musical of the same name, released November 23, 2005. ... Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theater combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ...


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 excessive sentimentality and catering to children. Look up Mentor in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Steven Allan Spielberg (honourary) KBE (born December 18, 1946) is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and producer. ...


Recently, Chris Columbus had been rumored to direct the sixth Harry Potter movie, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince; this has not been confirmed by either Warner Bros. or Columbus himself. Some Harry Potter fans are not thrilled with this prospect.[citation needed] Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a planned future movie based on J.K. Rowlings sixth book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. ...


Film credits

Rent is the cinematographic adaptation of a musical drama in 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. ... Bicentennial Man is a 1999 film starring Robin Williams based on the well-known novella of the same name by Isaac Asimov. ... Stepmom is a film directed by Chris Columbus and made in America in 1998. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that may be overly long, confusing, or ambiguous. ... 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. ... About a really hot guy named cotey green and he was soo cool and sexy i wanna bone him ... Home Alone is a classic 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 written by David Simkins and 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 an American horror-comedy film directed by Joe Dante and released in 1984. ...

Trivia

Christopher Columbus is the incorrectly Latinized name of Don Cristoval Colon, and his actual Italian name was Cristoforo Colombo, the navigator and maritime explorer credited as the discoverer of the Americas. ... The following are minor actors and actresses who are best or only known for their smaller roles in Harry Potter films. ... The following are minor characters from the Harry Potter series who belong to Hufflepuff House. ... Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the second film in the popular Harry Potter series, was released on November 15, 2002 in the United Kingdom, the United States, and elsewhere. ... Final Fantasy VIII ) is a console and computer role-playing game created by Square Co. ... Squall Leonhart ) is the main protagonist from Squaresofts (now Square Enix) role-playing game Final Fantasy VIII. He was designed by Tetsuya Nomura with heavy influences coming from game director Yoshinori Kitase. ... Selphie Tilmitt is one of the central playable characters in Squaresofts (now Square Enix) RPG Final Fantasy VIII. Selphies first appearance in the game comes when she runs into Squall Leonhart while late for her class. ... Seifer Almasy ) (the first syllable is pronounced with a long i sound) is both a playable character and an antagonist in Squaresofts (now Square Enix) role-playing game Final Fantasy VIII. He has short blond hair, green eyes, and a scar across his forehead mirroring Squall Leonharts. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christopher Moore (born 1957 in Toledo, Ohio[1]) is an American writer of absurdist fiction. ... A Dirty Job is the ninth novel by Christopher Moore, published in 2006. ...

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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