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Born: September 10, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Spangler, Pennsylvania, USA Profession: Producer ...
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Raised in Warren, Ohio
1973:
Inspired to become a filmmaker after seeing "The Godfather"
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Began making short super-8 films in high school
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Sold first screenplay "Jocks" for $5,000 while at NYU; never produced
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Sold screenplay for "Gremlins" to producer Steven Spielberg (produced in 1984)
1984:
First produced screenplay, "Reckless"
1985:
Last collaboration with producer Spielberg, the screenplay for "Young Sherlock Holmes"; directed by Barry Levinson
1986:
Created and wrote the first episodes of the animated series "Galaxy High School" (CBS)
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Fired as the screenwriter of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" by Spielberg and George Lucas
1987:
Formed production company, 1492 Productions
1987:
Feature directorial debut, "Adventures in Babysitting"
1988:
Wrote and directed the fictional film "Heartbreak Hotel"
1990:
Directed first successful film "Home Alone"; scripted and produced by John Hughes
1991:
Wrote and directed "Only the Lonely"; also produced by Hughes
1992:
Helmed sequel, "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"; scripted and produced by Hughes
1993:
Directed the comedy hit "Mrs. Doubtfire," starring Robin Williams and Sally Field
1995:
Re-teamed with Robin Williams for the comedy film "Nine Months"
1996:
Produced "Jingle All the Way," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
1998:
Directed the drama "Stepmom," starring Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris
1999:
Re-teamed with Robin Williams as producer and director of "Bicentennial Man"
2001:
Directed the film version of popular children's book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
2002:
Helmed the second installment in the series, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
2004:
Wrote and produced "Christmas with the Kranks," starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis
2005:
Directed the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical, "Rent"
2006:
Produced "Night at the Museum," starring Ben Stiller
2009:
Produced the sequel, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"
2009:
Directed and produced the comedy film "I Love You, Beth Cooper"
2010:
Directed the film adaptation of "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," the first novel in the series by Rick Riordan

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