In 2003, Chris won the Reader's Choice Award at the Mainichi Film Concours in the category of Foreign Language Film for his 2002 film Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
In 2005, Chris was nominated for a Satellite Award at the Satellite Awards in the category of Outstanding Director
for his 2005 film Rent.
Salary: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone -- $10,000,000 + gross participations
As of January 2003, Chris lives in San Francisco, California.
Chris stands at 5'8½" or 1.74 m.
Chris has been an active director since 1982.
Chris: 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!".
Chris (about the cast of the movie Rent): These actors embody something that is both rare and tragic. They experienced Jonathan Larson´s death just hours before the show´s first preview. So, besides being amazingly talented, these actors bring something rare to Rent. A richness and depth and understanding for the material that can only come through a shared life experience.