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Chris Columbus

Director, Producer and Screenwriter
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Net worth 2018: $50 Million
Residence: Spangler, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Country: United States
BirthDay: 10 September 1958
Sigh: Libra
Height: 1.74 m

Chris Columbus was bornon 10 September 1958 in Spangler, Pennsylvania, U.S., American, is Director, Producer and Screenwriter. Chris Joseph Columbus is a name every Harry Potter fan would be familiar with. The American director though already successful by the time he directed movies in the Harry Potter film franchise, was catapulted to worldwide acclaim when the Harry Potter movies based on the novels of J. K. Rowling became phenomenally popular among children and youth. A fan of fantasy and horror comics from a young age, little Chris was very creative and had an imaginative mind. He loved to conjure up images in his mind and build them into interesting stories. On growing up he realized he wanted to work in films and joined the New York University's film school. He started writing screenplays while he was still a student and even managed to sell one of his screenplays to the legendary director Steven Spielberg! As a director he believes in making films that give people hope and a reason to dream. Thus he always models his characters after real-life people who struggle to achieve a balance in their chaotic lives. In spite of being such a successful and wealthy man, Columbus is surprisingly simple and down-to-earth. A happy and optimistic person, he is a devoted family man who loves spending time with his wife and four children.


$50 Million


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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