American film director Columbus Chris: biography, filmography, achievements
Future film director Columbus Chris was born on September 10, 1958 in the small town of Pennsylvania, Spengler, USA. The best work of Columbus recognized as "Home Alone" and the famous films about Harry Potter.
Brief biographical note
Even as a child, future director Chris Columbus was experiencing an old age for horror films and dreamed of creating comics when he grew up. However, while studying in college, Chris became very interested in video filming and decided that he would build his career in the film industry. Since then, he began to actively work on the realization of his dreams. Fruitful works and natural talent allowed Columbus to quickly translate what he wanted into reality.
He entered the Tisch School of Art and began writing scripts and shooting short films. Young Columbus Chris showed bright signs of talent, and soon his work was noticed.
Career in the film industry
One of the first works by Columbus was the script for the film Gremlins. He was already interested in the then famous director and producer Steven Spielberg, and in 1984 with his help the first film about gremlins was shot, which had quite a great success in the 80s.
Columbus Chris first used his directorial abilities in 1987, removing the comedy babysitter comedy tape. But the family Christmas film “Home Alone”, which he shot in 1990, became a real success. The picture not only collected huge sums at the box office, but was very warmly received by the public and film critics, and today is a cult band that millions of people around the world watch every year before Christmas and New Year.
In 1992, Chris Columbus, whose films have already become highly valued, filmed a sequel to the acclaimed comedy called Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
In addition to the two films "Home Alone", Columbus shot the first and second parts of the Harry Potter film franchise, which achieved fantastic popularity.
They also gained fame among film projects that Chris Columbus was engaged in, the films Night at the Museum and the Servant.
Columbus also co-authored Ned Vizzini in the writing of the novel The House of Secrets. If you list all the director's projects, then you can write a whole book about him. Chris Columbus, whose biography has become the object of our attention, is an outstanding man with an incredible number of all kinds of talents. So, what else works created by him are worthy of attention?
The list of projects that Columbus Chris actively participated in is immense. It has more than 70 works. It is important that among them there are many really worthwhile creations. And this is not only the dilogy "Home Alone", "Gremlins" and sensational Harry Potter films, which we have already mentioned above, but also a lot of other amazing works.
Columbus had a hand in creating the following films:
- The Hotel of Broken Hearts (1988);
- “Only one will understand” (1991);
- Nine Months (1995);
- Stepmother (1998);
- The Bicentennial Man (1999);
- "Boheme" (2005);
- "Night with Beth Cooper" (2009);
- Pixels (2015).
Each of these films is worthy of the highest ratings and praises, and Chris Columbus himself deserves to be called a genius. No wonder his work has won a multimillion army of fans and connoisseurs across the globe.
Columbus - one of the greatest film directors of America, and of the whole world, who worked in the late XX century and early XXI. His achievements in cinema have repeatedly been marked by large film academies and awards that Chris received. In his piggy bank there are several awards "Saturn" and the British Academy, and in 2012, Columbus received two prestigious awards for the same film. His film "Servant" was nominated for an Oscar and an award from the British Academy as the best film. And this is just a brief overview of the achievements of Chris Calambus.
Most of the works, to which the great director and screenwriter related, were either very successful, or became cult. Only an insignificant part of the Chris Columbus movies has remained unknown to the general public and has not received due public attention. However, this does not detract from the merits of these tapes.
Both film critics and ordinary viewers recognize that the work of Chris Columbus is phenomenal. He made an enormous contribution to universal culture and cinema with his vivid works. However, he continues to create masterpieces today, and who knows how many more stunning films he will give to humanity.