Robert Zemeckis

Zemeckis in 2010, image via kathclick/

Birth Name: Robert Lee Zemeckis

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 14, 1951

*Lithuanian (father)
*Italian (mother)

Robert Zemeckis is an American filmmaker, director, writer, and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Forrest Gump (1994).

Robert is the son of Rose (Nespeca) and Alphonse Zemeckis. He is married to actress Leslie Zemeckis. He has a son with his former wife, actress Mary Ellen Trainor; and two children with Leslie.

Robert’s paternal grandfather was named Kazimier/Kazimers Zemeckis (the son of Kazimer Zemeckis and Martha).

Robert’s paternal grandmother was named Marianna/Marion Danta.

Robert’s maternal grandfather was named Pietro Nespeca. Pietro was from Arquata del Tronto, Ascoli Piceno, Marche.

Robert’s maternal grandmother was named Domenica Celani. Domenica was from Arquata del Tronto.


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