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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
Inspired to become a filmmaker after seeing "The Godfather"
Began making short super-8 films in high school
Sold first screenplay "Jocks" for $5,000 while at NYU; never produced
Sold screenplay for "Gremlins" to producer Steven Spielberg (produced in 1984)
First produced screenplay, "Reckless"
Last collaboration with producer Spielberg, the screenplay for "Young Sherlock Holmes"; directed by Barry Levinson
Created and wrote the first episodes of the animated series "Galaxy High School" (CBS)
Fired as the screenwriter of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" by Spielberg and George Lucas
Formed production company, 1492 Productions
Feature directorial debut, "Adventures in Babysitting"
Wrote and directed the fictional film "Heartbreak Hotel"
Directed first successful film "Home Alone"; scripted and produced by John Hughes
Wrote and directed "Only the Lonely"; also produced by Hughes
Helmed sequel, "Home Alone 2: Lost in New York"; scripted and produced by Hughes
Directed the comedy hit "Mrs. Doubtfire," starring Robin Williams and Sally Field
Re-teamed with Robin Williams for the comedy film "Nine Months"
Produced "Jingle All the Way," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger
Directed the drama "Stepmom," starring Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris
Re-teamed with Robin Williams as producer and director of "Bicentennial Man"
Directed the film version of popular children's book "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
Helmed the second installment in the series, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets"
Wrote and produced "Christmas with the Kranks," starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis
Directed the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical, "Rent"
Produced "Night at the Museum," starring Ben Stiller
Produced the sequel, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian"
Directed and produced the comedy film "I Love You, Beth Cooper"
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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