Robert L. Zemeckis (born May 14, 1951) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. Zemeckis first came to public attention in the 1980s as the director of the comedic time-travel Back to the Future film series, as well as the Academy Award-winning live-action/animation epic Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), though in the 1990s he diversified into more dramatic fare, including 1994's Forrest Gump, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Director. His films are characterized by an interest in state-of-the-art special effects, including the early use of match moving in Back to the Future Part II (1989) and the pioneering performance capture techniques seen in The Polar Express (2004), Beowulf (2007) and A Christmas Carol (2009). Though Zemeckis has often been pigeonholed as a director interested only in effects, his work has been defended by several critics, including David Thomson, who wrote that ",No other contemporary director has used special effects to more dramatic and narrative purpose.",This book is your ultimate resource for Robert Zemeckis. Here you will find the most up-to-date information, photos, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Robert Zemeckis's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Robert Zemeckis, A Christmas Carol (2009 film), Academy Award for Best Director, Alan Silvestri, Back to the Future, Back to the Future (franchise), Back to the Future Part II, Back to the Future Part III, Behind the Burly Q, Beowulf (2007 film), Bob Gale, Contact (film), Crispin Glover, Dark Castle Entertainment, Death Becomes Her, Eddie Deezen, Film director, Flight (2012 film), Forrest Gump, Gary Oldman, Ghost Ship (2002 film), Golden Globe Award for Best Director, Gothika, House of Wax (2005 film), House on Haunted Hill (1999 film), Jack Rapke, James Cameron, Jim Carrey, Lithuanian American, Mars Needs Moms, Mary Ellen Trainor, Michael Douglas, Michael J. Fox, Motion captureand more pages!Contains selected content from the highest rated entries, typeset, printed and shipped, combining the advantages of up-to-date and in-depth knowledge with the convenience of printed books. A portion of the proceeds of each book will be donated to the Wikimedia Foundation to support their mission.