Date of Birth:14 May 1952, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height:6' (1.83 m)
Trademarks:Frequently casts Tom Hanks, Christopher Lloyd and Robin Wright. Generally finds a role for Wendie Jo Sperber and/or Marc McClure. [Citation] Likes to cite/imitate famous movies/commercial spots [Celebrities] Frequently includes actual celebrities as characters, generally through the use of archival footage or look-alikes (Forrest Gump (1994)). [State-of-the-art] Often produces movies at the fore-front of technology (Back to the Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Forrest Gump (1994), Contact (1997), The Polar Express (2004)). [Opening long-take] Often utilizes long, complicated opening shots (Back to the Future (1985), Forrest Gump (1994), Contact (1997)). Almost never makes a fixed shot, his camera always moves [Music] Often uses Alan Silvestri for his pictures Often uses a scene in a restaurant/bar, with the main character starting a fight and then fleeing out into the street, where a complicated chase ensues (Back to the Future (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Back to the Future Part II (1989), Back to the Future Part III (1990)). During scenes in his films which are shot at night, and outside, he has all cement fixtures and streets soaked with water, for dramatic effect A main protagonist that unwittingly inspire real-life people, events and things (Back to the Future (1985), Back to the Future Part III (1990), Forrest Gump (1994)). Uses 90-degree angle shots, looking straight up at subjects from below the floor level. [officer names] Frequently has police officers named Foley and/or Reese in his movies. See _Back To The Future II (1989)_ and The Walk (2015) as examples.
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