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Chris Joseph Columbus for wider audience better known as Chris Columbus is famous American film director, producer and screenwriter. Chris Columbus net worth has recently reached 50 million dollars. Chris Columbus is known as a director of films as follows ‘Home Alone’, ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’, ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’, ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’, ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’, ‘The Help’ and others. His films were nominated and won such Awards as BAFTA, AFI, Christopher, Black Reel and others.

Chris Columbus Net Worth $50 Million

Chris Joseph Columbus was born in Spangler, Pennsylvania, US, in 1958. His parents named him after famous Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. He was born in the family of workers, mother, Mary Irene, worked in a factory and father, Alex Michael Columbus, was a coal miner. Chris Columbus was studying together with Charlie Kaufman and graduated from New York University’s film school at the Tisch School of Arts.

Chris Columbus net worth has been accumulated since he began his career as a screenwriter in films as follows ‘Reckless’ directed by James Foley, ‘Gremlins’ directed by Joe Dante, ‘The Goonies’ by Richard Donner and ‘Young Sherlock Holmes’ by Barry Levinson. In 1987 Chris increased his net worth showing to be capable to direct films and presented his film ‘Adventures in babysitting’. Moreover, Columbus added up the net worth after he managed to work as a writer and director in the same film, he created comedy ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ and romantic comedy drama film ‘Only the Lonely’. Later, Chris Columbus net worth rose significantly after he directed outstanding comedy ‘Home Alone’ starring Macauly Culkin which box office grossed 476 million dollars while the budget of the film was just 18 million dollars. Its sequel ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’ was also very successful and earned 358 million dollars worldwide. Chris net worth jumped after the film ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ was awarded for the Best Picture in 51st Golden Globe Awards. ‘Nine Months’ was the film where Columbus showed himself as a producer, director and screenwriter. In 2001 Chris directed fantasy film ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ which was highly evaluated by critics, won the number of Awards and its box office grossed 974 million dollars. The sequel ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ also increased Columbus net worth as his box office made 878 million dollars and also got positive reviews and several Awards. ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ was produced by Chris Columbus whereas directed by Alfonso Cuaron. During the period between 2005 and 2007 Chris usually worked as a producer on films like ‘Christmas with the Kranks’, ‘Fantastic Four’, ‘Night at the Museum’ and ‘Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer’. Later, he directed and produced films like ‘I Love You, Beth Cooper’, ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’, ‘Applebaum’, ‘Acts of Faith’ and others.

Chris Columbus married Monica Devereux in 1983. They have four children. Many of his family members took part in cameo roles in his films.


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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Kill Giants 2017 producer filming
Gremlins 3 executive producer announced
French Exchange 2017 Short executive producer
The Young Messiah 2016 producer
Tallulah 2016 producer
It Had to Be You 2015 executive producer
Pixels 2015 producer
Mediterranea 2015 producer
The VVitch: A New-England Folktale 2015 executive producer
Night at the Museum 3 2014 producer
Little Accidents 2014 executive producer
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 2013 producer
Scary Larry 2012 TV Series producer
3 2012 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Applebaum 2012 TV Movie executive producer
The Help 2011 producer
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 2010 producer
I Love You, Beth Cooper 2009 producer
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009 producer
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007 executive producer
Night at the Museum 2006 producer
3-D Rocks 2005 Documentary producer
Rent 2005 producer
Fantastic Four 2005/I executive producer
Christmas with the Kranks 2004 producer
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004 producer
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002 executive producer
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 executive producer
Monkeybone 2001 executive producer
Bicentennial Man 1999 producer
Stepmom 1998 producer
Jingle All the Way 1996 producer
Nine Months 1995 producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gremlins 3 characters announced
The Goonies 2 characters announced
Christmas with the Kranks 2004 screenplay
Gremlins: Stripe Versus Gizmo 2002 Video Game characters
Gremlins: Unleashed! 2001 Video Game characters
Nine Months 1995 screenplay
Only the Lonely 1991 written by
Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990 characters
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland 1989 screenplay
Heartbreak Hotel 1988 written by
The Goonies II 1987 Video Game characters
Galaxy High School TV Series developer - 13 episodes, 1986 writer - 1 episode, 1986
Gremlins 1985 Video Game characters
Young Sherlock Holmes 1985 screenplay
The Goonies 1985 screenplay
Gremlins 1984 written by
Reckless 1984

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mrs. Doubtfire 1993
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992
Only the Lonely 1991
Home Alone 1990
Heartbreak Hotel 1988
Adventures in Babysitting 1987
Melody 2017 attached announced
The Secret Lives of Road Crews rumored announced
Pixels 2015
Applebaum 2012 TV Movie
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 2010
I Love You, Beth Cooper 2009
3-D Rocks 2005 Documentary
Rent 2005
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001
Bicentennial Man 1999
Stepmom 1998
Nine Months 1995

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Galaxy High School 1986 TV Series creative consultant - 13 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rent 2005 Angry Man in Car (uncredited)
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 Man in Toy Store (uncredited)

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
All Eyes and Ears 2015 Documentary very special thanks
Chasing Ice 2012 Documentary the filmmakers wish to thank
The Cove 2009 Documentary special thanks
The Myth, the Magic, the Man 1993 TV Movie special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to John Williams 2016 TV Movie Himself
Today 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2015 TV Series Himself
Janela Indiscreta 2015 TV Series Himself
Good Morning America 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Gremlins: Cute. Clever. Mischievous. Intelligent. Dangerous: Making Gremlins 2014 Video short Himself
Gremlins: From Gizmo to Gremlins - Creating the Creatures 2014 Video short Himself
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
Tavis Smiley 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 8: Growing Up 2012 Video documentary Himself
Warner Bros. Studio Tour London: The Making of Harry Potter 2012 Video short Himself
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 5: Evolution 2011 Video documentary Himself
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 6: Magical Effects 2011 Video documentary Himself
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 3: Creatures 2010 Video documentary Himself
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 4: Sound and Music 2010 Documentary Himself
Made in Hollywood 2010 TV Series Himself
Días de cine 2010 TV Series Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself
Creating the World of Harry Potter, Part 1: The Magic Begins 2009 Video documentary Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2009 TV Series Himself
Hollywood's Best Film Directors 2009 TV Series Himself - interviewee / film director
Aging Gracefully: A Look Back at 'Mrs. Doubtfire' 2008 Video documentary short Himself
From Man to Mrs.: The Evolution of 'Mrs. Doubtfire' 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Fog City Mavericks 2007 Documentary Himself
The Making of 'Home Alone' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
No Day But Today: The Story of 'Rent' 2006 Video documentary Himself
Care of Magical Creatures 2004 Video documentary short Himself
Creating the Vision 2004 Video documentary short Himself
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing 2004 Documentary Himself
HBO First Look 2001-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Biography 1995-2004 TV Series documentary Himself
Build a Scene 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Charlie Rose 2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Capturing the Stone: A Conversation with the Filmmakers 2002 Video documentary short Himself
'Harry Potter': Behind the Magic 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
Sammy the Screenplay 1997 Video short Himself - at 'Nine Months' premiere (uncredited)
The Making of 'Mrs. Doubtfire' 1993 Video short Himself
The Making of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Himself - Director, Home Alone / Himself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Himself - Director

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 AFI Award AFI Awards, USA Movie of the Year The Help (2011) · Brunson Green
· Michael Barnathan
2012 Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award Art Directors Guild Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) · David Heyman (producer)
· David Barron (producer)
· David Yates (director)
· Mike Newell (director)
· Alfonso Cuarón (director)
· J.K. Rowling (creator and author)
· Steve Kloves (screenwriter)
· Michael Goldenberg (screenwriter)
· Stuart Craig (production designer)
· Neil Lamont (supervising art director)
· Stephenie McMillan (set decorator)
2012 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Best Film The Help (2011) · Michael Barnathan
· Brunson Green
2012 Christopher Award Christopher Awards Feature Films The Help (2011) · Tate Taylor (screenplay director executive producer)
· Mohamed Khalaf Al-Mazrouei (executive producer)
· Michael Barnathan (producer)
· Jennifer Blum (producer)
· Brunson Green (producer)
· L. Dean Jones Jr. (executive producer)
· Sonya Lunsford (co-producer)
· John Norris (executive producer)
· Mark Radcliffe (executive producer)
· Jeff Skoll (executive producer)
2004 BAFTA Children's Award BAFTA Awards Best Feature Film Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) · David Heyman
· Mark Radcliffe
· Alfonso Cuarón
2003 Readers' Choice Award Mainichi Film Concours Best Foreign Language Film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Independent Spirit Award Independent Spirit Awards Best First Feature Mediterranea (2015) · Jonas Carpignano
· Jason Michael Berman
· Jon Coplon
· Christoph Daniel
· Andrew Kortschak
· John Lesher
· Ryan Andrej Lough
· Justin Nappi
· Alain Peyrollaz
· Gwyn Sannia
· Marc Schmidheiny
· Victor Shapiro
· Ryan Zacarias
2012 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Motion Picture of the Year The Help (2011) · Brunson Green
· Michael Barnathan
2012 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film The Help (2011) · Brunson Green
· Michael Barnathan
2012 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Motion Picture The Help (2011) · Michael Barnathan
· Brunson Green
2012 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures The Help (2011) · Michael Barnathan
· Brunson Green
2011 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Motion Picture The Help (2011) · Michael Barnathan
· Brunson Green
2005 Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film BAFTA Awards Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) · David Heyman
· Mark Radcliffe
· Alfonso Cuarón
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Director Rent (2005)
2003 BAFTA Children's Award BAFTA Awards Best Feature Film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) · David Heyman
· Steve Kloves
2003 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
2003 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
2003 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) · Steve Kloves (screenplay)
· J.K. Rowling (novel)
2002 BAFTA Children's Award BAFTA Awards Best Feature Film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) · David Heyman
· Steve Kloves
2002 Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film BAFTA Awards Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) · David Heyman
2002 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Director Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
2002 Amanda Amanda Awards, Norway Best Foreign Feature Film (Årets utenlandske spillefilm) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
2002 Hugo Hugo Awards Best Dramatic Presentation Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) · Steve Kloves (screenplay)
· David Heyman (producer)
· Michael Barnathan (executive producer)
· Duncan Henderson (executive producer)
· Mark Radcliffe (executive producer)
1986 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
1985 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Writing Gremlins (1984)

TitleSalary
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) $10,000,000 + gross participations

#Fact
1 Columbus dedicated Stepmom (1998) to his mother, Irene Columbus which was about losing a mother. She died of cancer in 1997.
2 Nine Months (1995) derived from Columbus wanting to tell the world about fatherhood.
3 After having a great working relationship with Steven Spielberg on Gremlins (1984), Spielberg produced the next two films Columbus scripted, The Goonies (1985), based on an idea Spielberg had, and Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) which was Columbus's idea, which altogether was two years working on those three films. Spielberg then wanted Columbus to script Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), a big step for Columbus as a writer. He accepted and went to meet Spielberg and George Lucas, two men he was very intimidated by, even though he had worked with Spielberg three times. Columbus acted as Spielberg and Lucas's secretary on The Last Crusade for five days taking down all their ideas. Lucas dictated the screenplay to Columbus making him fearful of changing any of it, and that went against what Columbus had learned at film school. To Columbus, the script seemed lifeless and without energy and there was nothing of Columbus in it. Columbus assumed Spielberg hired him for that last reason and when Columbus turned in the the draft, he was fired from the picture for all the above flaws in the script. It was a defining moment in Columbus's career, to never again ignore his base instincts on a movie.
4 Back in the early 1980s, Columbus lived in a loft on 26th Street in Manhattan. He threw down the key to his girlfriend who later became his wife.
5 One of Columbus's daughters had trouble reading until she read Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in two days which opened her eyes to the world of books. After reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, she asked Columbus to make films out of them, but there were 50 other directors already interested. Columbus fell in love with the first two books and sat down with Warner Bros saying how obsessed he was with making the Philosopher's Stone more than anything else. Columbus asked to be the last director Warner Bros saw which took about ten days. Columbus stayed up until 3am rewriting the script each day. It was already a good script but Columbus wanted to talk about the visuals. He told Warner Bros he had rewritten the script for free and that made an impression on them. Because Columbus had done that without any pressure from them, it made the difference and after subsequent meetings and five weeks later, he got the job of directing.
6 There are several versions of Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) because of the sheer volume of improv Robin Williams came up with, so it was difficult to edit the film to something resembling the script. Columbus likened it to editing a documentary. These other versions were unworkable because tonally they were all over the place.
7 On the set of Home Alone (1990), Macaulay Culkin would jokingly direct the film for Columbus.
8 Columbus was amazed how far Robin Williams took his performance in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993); first he played each scene as scripted 2-3 times and then was allowed to improvise, or "playing" as Williams called it. Columbus allowed Williams to do a lot of improv because he felt that was where the film's funniest material came from. Scenes were shot between 15-22 times until Williams was satisfied he had the scene worked out of his system.
9 During the restaurant scene when Mrs Doubtfire's teeth fell into the wine glass, the cast didn't know Robin Williams would do that, so their reactions on film were genuine, mirroring the shock of the crew.
10 Columbus was amazed how beautifully Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint matured over the Harry Potter series, both physically and as actors, compared to some child actors who start out adorable or lose that and become bad actors as they grow older.
11 Casting Harry Potter was a big challenge; they saw 5000 auditions and none of them felt right. Columbus saw Daniel Radcliffe in David Copperfield (1999) and showed it to the casting director and said Radcliffe was the one and that he was amazing. But she said they wouldn't get him because his parents want him to focus on his schoolwork and not acting as well as all the attention he'd get. So they interviewed Harry Potter's of different nationalities all over the world and still hadn't found him. She got frustrated with Columbus because he had his heart set on Radcliffe. By sheer coincidence, the producer and screenwriter of went to the theatre and in the front row was Radcliffe with his father, so they talked and slowly persuaded him to cast Radcliffe.
12 Columbus is a big James Bond fan and he was crushed when Pierce Brosnan didn't get cast when he was offered the part during the making of Remington Steele (1982) but they wouldn't release him from his contract. When they worked together on Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Columbus told Brosnan he'd make a great James Bond but he thought that ship had sailed. In 1995, MGM called Columbus telling him they're looking for the next James Bond and Brosnan was one of the choices so Columbus recommended him; his little contribution to the James Bond saga.
13 Has a figure of Dobby the Elf from the Harry Potter films in his office.
14 After securing Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern for Home Alone (1990), Columbus felt confident enough to cast actors who were his heroes growing up like Catherine O'Hara after seeing her work on SCTV (1976), as well as John Heard, and later Tim Curry and Rob Schneider on Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) because they were all open to the films.
15 Columbus cast Joe Pesci in Home Alone (1990) because he was one of his heroes although he didn't think he'd get him for such a broadly comedic role.
16 After finishing Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992), Columbus wanted a new project and was sent the script for Mrs. Doubtfire (1993). He was initially critical of it saying it didn't work for him; he discussed it with them why he felt it didn't work.
17 When making Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), he and Robin Williams would often clown around between takes, with Mrs Doubtfire introducing Columbus as his son.
18 While staying at his wife's parents house in Chicago, after they just had their first child, Columbus was sent two scripts by John Hughes. One was for Home Alone (1990), which he fell in love with and struck a chord with him, and he felt he could make a really strong film out of it. He and Hughes hit it off instantly so Hughes gave him the job of directing it.
19 Started going to the movies at age 10 on Saturday afternoons; one of the first was Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969). It gave him an escape from the dreary factory town he lived in.
20 A big fan of Marvel Comics as a child in the 1960s, he was especially impressed with the artwork because it was almost the same as filmmaking. He later moved to New York because Marvel Comics were largely set there. He wanted to write or draw for Marvel but decided against it because it's an isolated existence and he liked working with people. Columbus drew comic book panels in his basement like early storyboards as a child. When he later directed Adventures in Babysitting (1987), one of the characters, Sara is also a big Marvel fan.
21 Financially, his two greatest successes were Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002).
22 When he scripted Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) and directed Home Alone (1990), both films have the line "it's Christmastime".
23 When he scripted Gremlins (1984), The Goonies (1985) and Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), all films have characters who are the inventors of eccentric inventions and all were produced by Steven Spielberg. Both men are big James Bond fans, and may reflect they're love of Bond style gadgetry.
24 When Columbus scripted Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) it foreshadowed his future association with the Harry Potter series; the teenage Watson resembles Harry Potter; school experiments; Holmes has a rivalry with another student, Dudley similar to Harry's with Draco Malfoy's; Dudley and Malfoy both come from rich parents; cavernous libraries; sweets; train stations; the novelization uses the word potty/Potter; students being injured and needing to see the school nurse; teachers and students eating in the Great Hall; Holmes, Watson and a third character Elizabeth solving mysteries at school while Harry, Ron and Hermione do the same at Hogwarts; staircases; Harry/Holmes and Watson creeping through a school library at night; both Watson and Hagrid say "sorry about that"; the end of school term; the threat of expulsion; no family for Harry to return to, even at Christmas; Harry has a scar on his forehead while Holmes has one on his cheek; seemingly innocent teaching staff exposed as the opposite; head boys, etc.
25 Columbus was expected to follow in his parents footsteps which meant working in an automotive or aluminum factory.
26 Before making Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Columbus had already seen Robin Williams in comedy clubs in Los Angeles.
27 When he scripted Young Sherlock Holmes (1985), Watson believed Holmes obsessed over a case even at Christmas, because unlike other boys his age, he had no family to return to, like Harry Potter or Kevin McCallister; Columbus has ties to both the Harry Potter and Home Alone franchises.
28 The novelization for Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) uses the word omen; Richard Donner directed the The Omen (1976) and The Goonies (1985) the same year as Holmes, and both were scripted by Columbus.
29 Writing screenplays seemed an inexpensive way for Columbus to graduate towards the directors chair.
30 When casting the role of Kevin McCallister in Home Alone (1990), Columbus had already seen Macaulay Culkin in Uncle Buck (1989) but he wanted to audition some other kids first while John Hughes had his heart set on Culkin. So Columbus met Culkin in New York and was very charmed by him and thought he was fantastic. Columbus auditioned five other kids and none of them shaped up to Culkin. Columbus went with Culkin because he was not as picture perfect and he had an instant relatability to the kids in the audience. Columbus knew the cameras would love him and he was immensely funny.
31 While in high school, he read an article in Time magazine about film school, and these magical words would teach him about the art of filmmaking.
32 Adventures in Babysitting (1987) was Columbus's first directorial job since his senior thesis film at NYU in 1980. It was his first time working with major lighting, cameras and cinematographers.
33 The only Harry Potter director to not make a cameo appearance in one of the films.
34 Lives in San Francisco, California [January 2003]
35 Brother-in-law of actor Doyle Devereux, who is the bailiff on the Judge Mathis show.
36 He wrote a rejected script for Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in which Indy traveled to Africa and dueled a Monkey prince. It was rejected because of too many negative African stereotypes but the tank chase sequence in the the script was used in the film.
37 He is the only American to have directed a Harry Potter installment.
38 All of his four children made cameos in the Harry Potter films he worked on.
39 Is of Italian and Czech descent.
40 At one point, was attached to direct Fantastic Four (2005).
41 Frequently is involved with composer John Williams.
42 During its early stages of production, he was originally attached to direct Daredevil (2003).
43 Considered directing Spider-Man (2002), however passed that up to direct Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001).
44 Son of Irene Columbus.
45 In the original script, Gremlins (1984) was meant to be a much darker horror film in which the mother was decapitated, the family dog was eaten, and the adorable Mogwai "Gizmo" actually turned into the infamous Gremlin "Stripe".
46 Had a cameo in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) as a man in the toy store. He was holding his daughter Eleanor Columbus.
47 At one time lived in River Forest, Illinois which shares a high school with the suburb, Oak Park, in which Adventures in Babysitting (1987) was based. Oak Park and River Forest High School's name was changed for the movie, however, to Hemingway High because Ernest Hemingway went there. They kept the style of the high school's jackets for the film, however.
48 Lived in England for a year and a half while filming the first two Harry Potter films. Opted out of the third film so he could come home and spend more time with his family.
49 Father of Eleanor Columbus, Violet Columbus, Brendan Columbus & Isabella Columbus.
50 Got the directing gig on Harry Potter after longtime front-runner Steven Spielberg passed on the project. He met author J.K. Rowling in England and won the job over several other candidates after promising her he would film entirely in the U.K. and use an all-British cast. Most of the crew was also British.
51 Gremlins (1984), Columbus's fourth script, was written as a dark satire of It's a Wonderful Life (1946).

#Quote
1 Great comedy or dramas are made because someone is really passionate or obsessed by it. If not, it won't be a good film. Great filmmaking is something that can be esoteric which is all about the visual side of filmmaking or storytelling. When you develop a hunger for it, and there's something great out there, I want to see it before I find my great reward somewhere.
2 Martin Scorsese was a master of visuals while John Ford and Frank Capra were masters of storytelling.
3 There's still an audience for smaller movies.
4 [26th Street in Manhattan in the early 80s] Not a particularly great area.
5 [Sideways] A 70s movie made in contemporary times.
6 [Pierce Brosnan] A phenomenal actor.
7 Movies for adults are still great movies. Now we have a bigger genre of movies being made.
8 [recommending Pierce Brosnan to play James Bond to MGM] My little contribution to the James Bond saga.
9 [Robin Williams as Mrs Doubtfire] You never had any concept of where he was going. You just never knew.
10 Always listen to your own instincts. You can never be intimidated by the people you work with.
11 [Steven Spielberg and George Lucas] Two of my cinematic heroes.
12 [Robin Williams improvising in Mrs Doubtfire] Magical.
13 Nobody does anything for free in Hollywood. They have to be paid for everything.
14 My first day being on a set was extremely intimidating and frightening. But after a couple of hours, I just eased into it. I felt very secure and comfortable and I realized this is where I really want to be.
15 [Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid] I had never seen anything like it. It was just such a breath of fresh air. I loved being in that world.
16 [Adventures in Babysitting, his directorial debut] It gave me the confidence to be back on the set again.
17 [reading Marvel comics as a child] It was the most magical time of my life. It represented to me everything that was exciting about life.
18 Becoming a writer and having films made is probably the best way to become a director.
19 [Robin Williams doing standup] I was just blown away at his energy. One of the most brilliant minds I have ever come across in terms of comedy. This ball of fire on stage. It was really impressive.
20 [Macaulay Culkin] An incredibly charming kid.
21 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.
22 I was up on 140th Street in Harlem, in 1992. It was 3 in the morning, and I was walking back to get a cup of coffee. These two young kids came up to me and said to me, "What movie is this?" I said, "Home Alone 2," and they said, "What do you do?" And I said, "I'm the director." They said, "Oh, you're John Hughes!"

#Trademark
1 Common theme in his movies is children triumphing over adults
2 His films often have a brief, often humorous, scene after or during the end credits.
3 Leading characters who are underage and develops through situations
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