Robert Zemeckis Overview

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Born: May 14, 1952

After winning a student Academy Award for his film Field of Honor, Zemeckis showed the film to directors Steven Spielberg and John Milius. Later, the filmmakers made it possible for Zemeckis and his USC writing partner Bob Gale to get a development deal for their original screenplay 1941 that Spielberg chose to direct. Even though the film had disappointing box office returns, Spielberg was convinced that his proteg├ęs were valuable commodities. Zemeckis made his directorial debut... See All

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