Robert Zemeckis was born on August 14, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
About Robert Zemeckis
He has directed the sci-fi movie Contact (1997).
Academy Award winner for Best Direction in 1994.
Robert Lee Zemeckis (born May 14, 1951) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He first came to public attention as the director of the action-adventure romantic comedy Romancing the Stone (1984), the science-fiction comedy Back to the Future film trilogy (1985–90), and the live-action/animated comedy Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988). He subsequently directed the satirical black comedy Death Becomes Her (1992) and then diversified into more dramatic fare, including Forrest Gump (1994), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director and the film won Best Picture. He has directed films across a wide variety of genres, for both adults and families. (From Wikipedia)
Robert Zemeckis Wins Best Directing: 1995 Oscars
Robert Zemeckis Movies on MCM
And his best movie, Forrest Gump.