Robert Zemeckis - Details


Robert ZemeckisROBERT ZEMECKIS won an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe and a Directors Guild of America Award for Best Director for the hugely successful Forrest Gump. The film’s numerous honors also included Oscars® for Best Actor (Tom Hanks) and Best Picture.

Zemeckis reunited with Tom Hanks for the contemporary drama Cast Away, the filming of which was split into two sections, bookending production on What Lies Beneath. Zemeckis and Hanks also serve as producers on Cast Away, along with Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke.
Earlier in his career, Zemeckis co-wrote (with Bob Gale) and directed Back to the Future, which was the top-grossing release of 1985, and for which Zemeckis shared Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Screenplay. He went on to helm Back to the Future, Parts II and III, completing one of the most successful film franchises ever.


  • 14th May 1952 - Birth