Robert Zemeckis – Biography of Robert Zemeckis

Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois (USA)


In 1984 he reached popularity with his first outstanding film, “After the green heart”, where it tells an adventure of a couple in Africa. A year later he was recognized by critics and the public, when he co-wrote (with Bob Gale) and directed “Return to the future”, which was the highest-grossing premiere of 1985, and for which Robert went on to earn Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for Best Original Screenplay. Then would come the time for the aftermath, he continued directing “Back to the Future II” Y “Back to the Future III”, completing one of the most incredible sci-fi film series of all time.

His filmography would extend somewhat more, with very successful films at the box office but without so much criticism in his favor, until he directed the successful “Forrest Gump” in 1994 for which he won the Oscar for best director. The film marked a before and after in the history of cinema.

Robert Zemeckis, Steve Starkey and Jack Rapke partnered in 1998 to found ImageMovers, a film and television production company.
They debuted as a company producing “What the truth hides”, it was the first film they released under the ImageMovers brand, then it would follow “Castaway”, film acclaimed by the public and critics, and finally “The Imposters”.

In March 2001, the USC School of Cinema-Television inaugurated the “Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts”. This avant-garde center is the first in the nation; It has a fully digital equipment that houses the latest developments in non-linear production and post-production equipment, other stages, a 50-seat projection room and a television studio for USC students, Trojan Vision.

Among several of the awards that his most awarded film took: “Forest Gump” We find: His personal Academy Award, a Golden Globe and a Directors Guild of America Award, in the shortlist for best director; as for the film itself, it won the Oscar for Best Picture; and finally, as for its protagonists, Tom Hanks won the Oscar for Best Actor.
Zemeckis would work with Hanks again in the drama “Castaway”, which tells the misadventures of a man surviving a shipwreck, who fends for himself for 4 years on a tropical island; and in the classic children’s story “The Polar Express”.


  • Crazy About Them (1978)
  • Broken brakes, crazy cars (1980)
  • After the green heart (1984)
  • Back to the Future (1985)
  • Who cheated on roger rabbit? (1988)
  • Back to the Future II (1989)
  • Back to the Future III (1990)
  • Death suits you so well (1992)
  • Forrest Gump (1994)
  • Contact (1997)
  • What the truth hides (2000)
  • Cast Away (2000)
  • The Polar Express (2004)


  • Oscar for Best Director for “Forrest Gump” (1994, winner)
  • Golden Globe for Best Director for “Forrest Gump” (1994, winner)
  • Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “Back to the Future” (1985, nominated)