Caption: Still of Chris Columbus and David Keith in Heartbreak Hotel (1988)
Producer, Writer, Director
Born: September 10, 1958
Star sign: Virgo
Height: 5' 8½" (1.74 m)
Known for: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001), Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002), The Goonies (1985), Home Alone (1990)
Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Ohio, Chris Columbus was first inspired to make movies after seeing "The Godfather" at age 15. After enrolling at NYU film school, he sold his first screenplay (never produced) while a sophomore there. After graduation Columbus tried to sell his fourth script, "Gremlins", with no success, until Steven Spielberg ...