Robert Lee Zemeckis is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter who is frequently credited as an innovator in visual effects. Robert Lee Zemeckis (born ) is an American film director, film producer, and screenwriter who is frequently credited as an innovator in visual. Robert Zemeckis, Writer: Back to the Future. A whiz-kid with special effects, Robert is from the Spielberg camp of film-making (Steven Spielberg produced. Robert Zemeckis, American director and screenwriter known for crowd-pleasing films that often made innovative use of special effects. Filmmaker Robert Zemeckis created popular fare, frequently using the latest technology, that left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry. Every Robert Zemeckis Movie, Ranked · A Christmas Carol () · Back to the Future Part III () · Allied () · I Wanna Hold. Robert Zemeckis has received a lot of attention this month: His new film, “The Walk,” opened this year's New York Film Festival and his. Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis developed an interest in film and television at an early age and first worked in his native Chicago. Robert Zemeckis won an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe and a Director's Guild of American Award for Best Director for the hugely successful FORREST GUMP. Robert Lee Zemeckis is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter, known for founding the company ImageMovers. He is perhaps best known for.