Chris Columbus

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Chris Joseph Columbus
  • Birth Place: Spranger, PA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/10/1958, Virgo
  • Profession: Director; writer; producer
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Chris Columbus Fast Facts:
  • An only child.
  • Father was a coal-miner in Western Pennsylvania; the family eventually moved to Ohio when Columbus was 3.
  • Started his career as a screenwriter at Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment after Spielberg bought his script for Gremlins (1984).
  • Made his directorial debut with Adventures in Babysitting (1987).
  • Often features his family in cameo roles in his movies.
  • His production company, 1492 Pictures, is a nod to his famous namesake.
  • Has an award named for him at his alma mater, New York University, that gives money to alumni directing their first work.
  • Chris Columbus Relationships:
  • Isabella Columbus - Daughter
  • Irene Columbus - Mother
  • Monica Devereux - Wife
  • Violet Columbus - Daughter
  • Alex Columbus - Father
  • Eleanor Columbus - Daughter
  • Brendan Columbus - Son
  • Chris Columbus Awards:
  • 2001 BAFTA Film Awards: The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year - Nominee
  • 2004 BAFTA Film Awards: The Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year - Nominee
  • 2011 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • 2011 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • College:
  • New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY (BFA in Film & Television, 1980)

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