The man whose “Fifties” inspired “Citizen Kane” is about to go into retirement.
Robert Zemeckis’ film “Citizenship” was the first film he shot that didn’t include his own voice, and he’s done a lot to make it that way.
But Zemecker, 65, says he’s been doing this job for about 20 years.
He is in a bit of a rush to retire, and after working on his films for two decades, he’s looking for something to get him back in his groove.
Zemeckins”Fiftys” were his best work to date, and the last movie he directed before retiring in 2009 was “Camelot,” a feature about a group of friends who travel to an ancient Atlantis.
He directed it in 2007 and says he was “proud” of it.
“I had no idea what I was getting into, and I was very impressed,” he said.
“I think that’s what people really like about me.”
Zemecker has never stopped working, even though he says he spends most of his time in Los Angeles.
He was born in the U.S. to a German-born father and Polish-born mother in Germany and is the son of an English teacher.
He spent his early childhood in England, and moved to New York when he was 8.
“My mother was a very, very good cook,” Zemez says.
“She had this beautiful house in Greenwich Village that she and her husband built for me.
It was the perfect place to raise me.”
While living in the neighborhood, Zemekis got to know his parents, who he says were good friends with his older brother.
“They were a wonderful couple,” he says.
He says he had a “dream job” as a teen.
But he says it didn’t take long for his career to take off.
“It was a job that didn’ even require me to know the language,” he recalls.
“It was all about acting.”
Zemz started out with “Cherry Blossoms” and “The Big Lebowski” and has worked on many movies, including “The Muppet Show,” “American History X” and many more.
He’s also made several short films, including the music video for “Crazy Stupid Love,” which has since become a viral hit.
Zemkis also directs the film, “Fifty Shades of Grey,” which is a sequel to his 2014 film “A Night to Remember.”
The “F50” soundtrack, which was produced by his wife, Sarah, was also a big hit.
It included songs from his albums, “Civic Duty,” “I’ll Always Love You,” “My Hero,” “Songs From the Heart” and more.
Zemockis has also directed some musicals, including an HBO film that starred the Broadway singer Amy Poehler, and produced the Broadway musical “Sisters,” which opened in the summer.
Zemickis is in his final year of his contract with Warner Bros., and his films are set to hit theaters July 16, 2018.
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