Leif Erikson vs Chris Columbus

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First European to reach North America
Director, Producer and Screenwriter
Net worth 2018
$50 Million
Miscellaneous
Industry
T V & Movie Producers
Iceland
Residence
Spangler, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Icelander
Country
United States
BirthDay
10/09/1958
1020
Died On
Height
1.74 m
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
1964

While celebrations were limited to Wisconsin earlier, in 1964 the United State Congress authorized and requested nation-wide celebrations

1960

In 1960s, a research was carried out by the Norwegian couple, Helge Ingstad an explorer and his wife Anne Stine Ingstad an archaeologist

1492

This European explorer discovered North America 500 years before Christopher Columbus did in 1492

1019

Though nothing concrete is known of Erikson’s death, he is believed to have died between 1019 and 1025

2011

In 2011 he co-produced the drama film ‘The Help’ which is the story of a young white woman and her relationship with two black maids during the Civil Rights era in 1963

2009

He directed and co-produced the 2009 comedy film, ‘I Love You, Beth Cooper’ which was based on the novel of the same name by Larry Doyle

2004

The third installment in the Harry Potter series, ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’ was released in 2004

2002

In 2002, he directed the film ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’, the second one in the Harry Potter franchise

2001

He got the opportunity to direct the movie ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone’ in 2001 which went on to become a big hit and was nominated for an Academy Award

1998

In 1998, he directed and also co-produced the comedy-drama, ‘Stepmom’ starring Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris

1993

Doubtfire’ in 1993 which starred Robin Williams in the title role

1985

Having made movies like ‘The Goonies’ (1985) and ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ (1988) during the 1980s, he directed ‘Home Alone’ in 1990

1984

‘Gremlins’, released in 1984, was a horror comedy about a strange creature that gives birth to other creatures that transform into tiny, evil monsters

1958

He was born on September 10, 1958 as the only son of Mary Irene and Alex Michael Columbus