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Chris Joseph Columbus (b. 10 September, 1958 in Spangler, Pennsylvania) is an American filmmaker. He directed the first two Harry Potter films and produced the third, which was directed by Alfonso Cuarón. His work outside of Harry Potter includes Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire and the film version of the Broadway musical Rent.

Personal life[]

Colombus is the son of Alex and Irene Colombus. Columbus has been married to Monica Devereux since 1983.[1] They have four children together, Eleanor, Violet, Isabella and Brendan.

His wife Monica made a small appearance in Home Alone as the red-headed flight attendant, and in Home Alone 2 as the Plaza telephone operator. Columbus lives in San Francisco's Pacific Heights, where his children attend or previously attended Saint Ignatius College Preparatory. He donated money to the school for a new building, which was named after him.

Partial filmography[]

Title Writer Producer Director Year
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief 2010
I Love You, Beth Cooper 2009
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian 2009
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 2007
Night at the Museum 2006
Rent 2005
Fantastic Four 2005
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004
Christmas with the Kranks 2004
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 2001
Bicentennial Man 1999
Stepmom 1998
Nine Months 1995
Mrs. Doubtfire 1993
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 1992
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland 1992
Only the Lonely 1991
Home Alone 1990
Heartbreak Hotel 1988
Adventures in Babysitting 1987
Young Sherlock Holmes 1985
The Goonies 1985
Gremlins 1984
Reckless 1984

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