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Chris Columbus [7]


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Born:September 10, 1958 (59)
Filmography Rating:7.20 / 10
IMDB Rating:6.86 / 10
Amazon Rating:4.17 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:67.20%
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List of Titles and Roles/Jobs:
Gremlins [1984](26) => Writer
The Goonies [1985](27) => Writer
Home Alone [1990](32) => Director
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York [1992](34) => Director / Man in Toy Store (uncredited)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone [2001](43) => Director
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets [2002](44) => Director
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief [2010](52) => Director

Trivia that mentions this person:
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade [1989]
  • Chris Columbus wrote a rejected draft in which Indy traveled to Africa and dueled a Monkey prince, but the script was also rejected because of too many negative African stereotypes. However, the tank chase sequence in the film was taken from his draft.
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire [2005]
  • Mike Newell only received $1 million to direct (whereas Chris Columbus received $10 million plus a percentage of the gross to direct Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone).
    Home Alone [1990]
  • Joe Pesci kept forgetting that he was filming a "family" movie during his characters on-screen outbursts so director Chris Columbus advised him to say "fridge" instead of the "F-word".
    Night at the Museum [2006]
  • Larry's inability to remember Christopher Columbus' name is a wink and a nod to producer Chris Columbus.
    Spider-Man [2002]
  • Several names that were considered for various parts (some more seriously than others) over the years in which this project was in development include:
    Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, and Edward Norton as the Goblin; James Franco, Leonardo DiCaprio, Freddie Prinze Jr., Scott Speedman, [?] Jay Rodan, [?] Scott Leva, and Charlie Sheen as Peter Parker/Spiderman; [?] Marion Ross as Aunt May; [?] Tony Scott, Jan de Bont, James Cameron, Roland Emmerich, Ang Lee, David Fincher, and Chris Columbus as Director.