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Chris Columbus is a screenwriter, director, and producer. He sold his screenplay, Gremlins, to Steven Spielberg, and also directed some Harry Potter movies.
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In 1988, Columbus made his directorial debut with the ill-reviewed teen comedy Adventures in Babysitting. The next film he directed, Home Alone was a huge success, followed by another box office hit Mrs. Doubtfire starring Robin Williams. Most recently, Columbus took on the challenge of bringing J.K. Rowling?s Harry Potter to life as director for the much-anticipated Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in 2001 and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in 2002.
Columbus is married to choreographer Monica Devereux. The couple has two daughters and a son.
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