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Biography:
Birth Name: Robert Zemeckis
Born: 05/14/1952
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Born on May 14, 1951 in Chicago, IL, Zemeckis was raised in a working-class Catholic family where he had little, if any, exposure to the arts. His only education was through television, which informed him via Jerry Lewis being interviewed by Johnny Carson that there was such a thing as film school. By the time he was a junior in high school, he was making 8mm films with his family's home movie camera. After spending his first two years of college at Northern Illinois University, Zemeckis transferred to the University of Southern California to earn his Bachelor of Fine Arts in film. It was while attending USC that he met kindred spirit and future screenwriting partner Bob Gale, who shared Zem... Continue Bio >>

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