Chris Columbus

Film director

1958 –

49

Who is Chris Columbus?

Chris Joseph Columbus is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Columbus is known for directing such movies as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Mrs. Doubtfire, Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York and for writing movies such as Gremlins and The Goonies.

Home Alone received a British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Film. Columbus received an Academy Award nomination for producing The Help. Chris Columbus was named after Christopher Columbus.

Famous Quotes:

  • 'I can understand the validity of showing people the ugliness of the world, but I also think there is a place for movies to leave people with a sense of hope. If your film isn't going to do that, I just don't think it's worth making.'

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Born
Sep 10, 1958
Spangler
Also known as
  • Christopher Columbus
  • Chris Joseph Columbus
Parents
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Italian people
  • Czechs
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • New York University
  • John F. Kennedy High School
  • Tisch School of the Arts
Lived in
  • Warren
  • San Francisco

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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