Chris Columbus

Chris Columbus


9/10/1958, Spangler,Pennsylvania

Birth Name

Christopher Columbus


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Chris Columbus, born Chris Joseph Columbus on September 10, 1958 in Spangler, Pennsylvania, is an American filmmaker. After graduating from New York University, Columbus would experience almost immediate success when his film Gremlins was purchased by Steven Spielberg. After writing several more screenplays such as The Goonies and…more


Trivia and Quotes

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    • 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.

  • Movie after movie!

    Judging on all of that Chris Columus as either written, produced or directed, Chris would be one of my favourite directors and producers. He has done such movies as Hary Potter 1, 2 and 3, Fantasic Four, Bicentenntial Man, Home Alone 2 and Night At The Musuem. I love alot of them and like 2 others but he is just great!
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    He's pretty good. He's directed several movies including a few Harry Potter movies and one of my other favorites, Night at the Museum. Suggesting that he's done these movies, I think he's pretty good at directing, don't you think?