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Also Known As: Frank Wilton Marshall Died:
Born: September 13, 1946 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Newport Beach, California, USA Profession: producer, director, 2nd unit director, actor, guitarist, location manager, production assistant, production supervisor, record producer

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Easily ranking as one of the most successful figures in Hollywood, producer-director Frank Marshall was associated with an astounding percentage of the highest grossing and most beloved films in the history of American cinema. After receiving his start with auteur director Peter Bogdanovich on films such as "The Last Picture Show" (1971), he went on to produce projects for iconic directors Martin Scorsese and Walter Hill, before working with Steven Spielberg on the globe-trotting adventure tale "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981). This began a long-lasting professional relationship with the prolific filmmaker, in addition to introducing Marshall to his future wife and producing partner, Kathleen Kennedy. Under the Amblin Entertainment banner, formed with Spielberg, he and Kennedy produced a slew of hits, including "Gremlins" (1984), "The Goonies" (1985), and "Arachnophobia" (1990), the latter of which also marked his feature film directorial debut. By 1991, he and his wife had formed their own production company, which enjoyed great success with films like "The Sixth Sense" (1999), although efforts such as "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008) provided continued collaboration with...

Easily ranking as one of the most successful figures in Hollywood, producer-director Frank Marshall was associated with an astounding percentage of the highest grossing and most beloved films in the history of American cinema. After receiving his start with auteur director Peter Bogdanovich on films such as "The Last Picture Show" (1971), he went on to produce projects for iconic directors Martin Scorsese and Walter Hill, before working with Steven Spielberg on the globe-trotting adventure tale "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981). This began a long-lasting professional relationship with the prolific filmmaker, in addition to introducing Marshall to his future wife and producing partner, Kathleen Kennedy. Under the Amblin Entertainment banner, formed with Spielberg, he and Kennedy produced a slew of hits, including "Gremlins" (1984), "The Goonies" (1985), and "Arachnophobia" (1990), the latter of which also marked his feature film directorial debut. By 1991, he and his wife had formed their own production company, which enjoyed great success with films like "The Sixth Sense" (1999), although efforts such as "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" (2008) provided continued collaboration with Spielberg. Some 40 years later, Marshall was still working on important films with the very best Hollywood had to offer - Clint Eastwood's "Hereafter" (2008) being one example - continuously adding to one of the most impressive, well-rounded careers in modern filmmaking.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Eight Below (2006) Director
2.
  Seabiscuit (2003) Dir, 2d unit
3.
  Snow Falling on Cedars (1999) 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
4.
  Congo (1995) Director
5.
  Milk Money (1994) 2nd Unit Director (2nd Unit)
6.
  Alive (1993) Director
7.
  Noises Off (1992) Director (2nd Unit) (Crew)
8.
  Rollercoaster Rabbit (1990) Director (Live Action)
9.
  Arachnophobia (1990) Director
10.
  Tummy Trouble (1989) Director (Ending)

CAST: (feature film)

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3.
 Hoot (2006)
4.
 Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981) Pilot
5.
 Nickelodeon (1976) Dinsdale'S Assistant
6.
 The Last Picture Show (1971) Tommy Logan
7.
 Targets (1968) Ticket boy
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1967:
Became a protege of Peter Bogdanovich whom he met at a birthday party for the daughter of director John Ford (a family friend)
1968:
Worked in various capacities on the set of Bogdanovich's debut feature, "Targets"
1968:
Traveled through Europe post-graduation
1971:
Credited as location manager on Bogdanovich's "The Last Picture Show"
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Became a regular member of Bogdanovich's production team
1972:
Was the location manager for Bogdanovich's "What's Up, Doc?"
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Worked as line producer on Orson Welles' unfinished feature "The Other Side of the Wind"
1973:
Feature debut as an associate producer, "Paper Moon"
1978:
First non-Bogdanovich film, Martin Scorsese's documentary, "The Last Waltz"; served as a line producer
1979:
Executive producing debut, Walter Hill's "The Warriors"
1981:
First collaboration with Steven Spielberg, "Raiders of the Lost Ark"; served as producer and also played a bit role
1982:
Collaborated with Spielberg on "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" as a production supervisor
1984:
Co-founded Amblin Entertainment with wife, producer Kathleen Kennedy, and Spielberg
1984:
TV writing and directing debut, "The Making of 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'"
1984:
First credit as second unit director, "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"
1989:
Directed the live-action Roger Rabbit shorts, "Tummy Trouble" and "Roller Coaster Rabbit"
1990:
Feature directing debut, "Arachnophobia"; also co-produced
1991:
Was the production executive for the CBS series, "Back to the Future: The Animated Series"
1991:
Left Amblin Entertainment
1992:
Re-teamed with Bogdanovich, as producer and second unit director, for "Noises Off"
1992:
Formed The Kennedy/Marshall Company with wife, Kathleen Kennedy; signed a three year deal with Paramount Pictures
1993:
First film produed through the newly formed Kennedy/Marshall Company, "Alive"; also directed the film
1995:
Produced and directed "Congo," which is based on the Michael Crichton novel
1998:
Directed one segment of the HBO miniseries, "From the Earth to the Moon"
1999:
Co-produced the M. Night Shyamalan directed, "The Sixth Sense"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture
2002:
Executive produced "The Bourne Identity"; was also involved with its two sequels
2003:
Co-produced the Gary Ross directed, "Seabiscuit"; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Dramatic Picture
2008:
Co-produced "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Fincher; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture
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Education

University of California, Los Angeles: Los Angeles , California - 1968

Notes

Marshall serves on the board of directors of the United States Olympic Committee.

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wife:
Kathleen Kennedy. Producer; executive. Met Marshall c. 1980 on the set of Spielberg's "Raiders of the Lost Ark"; began dating two years later; co-founded (with Marshall and Spielberg) Amblin Entertainment and served as president; married in 1987; formed The Kennedy/Marshall Company.

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father:
Jack Marshall. Musician, composer, arranger, producer. Scored features and TV shows, including the memorable theme from "The Munsters"; produced and arranged records for such artists as Peggy Lee and Vic Damone.
brother:
Philip Elmo Marshall. Born in January 1952.

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