Chris Weitz

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  • Birth Name: Christopher John Weitz
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Son of the late fashion designer John Weitz.
  • Never studied film before deciding on his career as a producer.
  • In 1999, directed and produced his first feature film, American Pie, which went on to gross more than $100 million worldwide.
  • Occasionally works as an actor; first starring role was in the 2000 comedy-drama Chuck & Buck.
  • The 2009 drama A Single Man was the first film he produced separately from his brother, Paul.

Awards

  • 2003, Writers Guild Awards — Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2003, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Adapted Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2018, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Feature: Nominee
  • 2002, Oscar — Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Nominee
  • 2010, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Feature: Nominee

Relationships

  • Frederick Kohner — Great-uncle
  • Paul Kohner — Grandfather
  • Karen Weitz Curtis — Half Sister
  • Lupita Tovar — Grandmother
  • Robert Weitz — Half Brother
  • Paul Weitz — Brother
  • Pancho Kohner — Uncle
  • John Weitz — Father
  • Mercedes Martinez — Wife
  • Susan Kohner — Mother
  • Sebastian Weitz — Son

College

  • University of Cambridge, Trinity College, Cambridge, England (Master's in English Literature)

Details

  • Birth Name: Christopher John Weitz
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Director, Producer, Actor

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