Chris Weitz

Screenwriter, Producer, Actor
One half of a successful filmmaking partnership with his brother Paul, as well as a solo talent, Chris Weitz was a writer, producer and director whose string of hit films included "American Pie" (1999), "About a Boy" ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1969 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Producer (17)

Good Kids 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Guidance 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Spark: A Burning Man Story 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

American Reunion 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

A Better Life 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

A Single Man 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

American Dreamz 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

See This Movie 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

In Good Company 2004 (Movie)

(Producer)

American Wedding 2003 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Off Centre 2001 - 2003 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

American Pie 2 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Dylan's Run 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

American Pie 1999 (Movie)

(Producer)

55 Holly Star (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (11)

About a Boy 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Source Material

Cinderella 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Golden Compass 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

About a Boy 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Clockstoppers 2002 (Movie)

(Rewrite) (Screenplay)

Down to Earth 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Fantasy Island 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Writer

My Favorite Martian 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Antz 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Madeline 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Director (5)

A Better Life 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

The Twilight Saga: New Moon 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

The Golden Compass 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

About a Boy 2002 (Movie)

(Co-Director) (Director)

Down to Earth 2001 (Movie)

(Director)
Actor (4)

Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas 2005 (Movie)

Sheldon Shmeckler (Actor)

Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 (Movie)

Martin Coleman (Actor)

Chuck and Buck 2000 (Movie)

Charlie 'Chuck' Sitter (Actor)

The Broken Hearts Club 2000 (Movie)

Director (Actor)

Biography

One half of a successful filmmaking partnership with his brother Paul, as well as a solo talent, Chris Weitz was a writer, producer and director whose string of hit films included "American Pie" (1999), "About a Boy" (2002), and "The Golden Compass" (2007). "Pie," with its mix of raucous comedy and heartfelt charm, put the brothers on the comedy map, but the gentler, more mature "Boy" established them as versatile talents. Weitz struggled with "Compass," which marked his debut as a director without Paul, but found his footing again as a producer of his brother's work, among others, and as director of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (2009), the hotly anticipated sequel to the tween sensation, "Twilight" (2007). Weitz's ability to bring a fresh outlook to a wide variety of genres made him one of Hollywood's most versatile and in-demand filmmakers.

Relationships

Heather Graham Actor

Companion
Dated c. 2003 No longer together

Susan Kohner Actor

Mother
Born Nov. 11, 1936; had notable roles in 1950s and early 1960s, including Oscar-nominated turn in Douglas Sirk's "Imitation of Life" (1959); retired after marriage to John Weitz

Paul Kohner Producer

Grandfather
Born May 29, 1902; talent agent for clients including Ingmar Bergman, John Huston, and Billy Wilder Died March 16, 1988

Pancho Kohner Producer

Uncle
Born Jan. 7, 1939

Mercedes Martinez Actor

Wife
Married 2006

Lupita Tovar Actor

Grandmother
Born July 27, 1910; starred in several 1930s Westerns and also Spanish language "Drácula" (1931)

John Weitz

Father
Died of cancer Oct. 3, 2002 in New York

Paul Weitz Screenplay

Brother
Born Nov. 19, 1965 Co-directed films including "American Pie" (1999) and "About a Boy" (2002) with brother

Sebastian Weitz

Son
Born c. 2007; mother, Mercedes Martinez

EDUCATION

Attended secondary school in London, England

University of Cambridge

Cambridge , England

University of Cambridge

Cambridge , England

Milestones

2009

Directed "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

2007

Wrote and directed an adaptation of the first book of His Dark Materials trilogy, "The Golden Compass"

2006

Produced "American Dreamz" a political satire helmed by his brother Paul Weitz

2005

Acted in "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," starring Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

2002

Along with brother Paul and Peter Hedge wrote "About a Boy"; received an Oscar nomination for Adapted Screenplay

2001

Reteamed with brother Paul to co-direct "Down to Earth," a remake of "Heaven Can Wait" starring Chris Rock; also contributed to the screenplay

2001

Will direct the film version of Philip Pullman's popular children's fantasy series "His Dark Materials" (lensed 2005)

2000

Co-starred opposite Mike White in "Chuck & Buck," directed by Miguel Arteta; screened at Sundance Film Festival

1999

Produced the teen comedy "American Pie," directed by brother; reportedly co-directed

1998

Co-wrote (with brother) an episode of the ABC remake of the series "Fantasy Island"

1998

Along with brother and Todd Alcott, credited for the screenplay of the animated comedy "Antz"

Worked as a freelance journalist for British newspapers The Independent and the London Sunday Times after completing his English degree at Cambridge University

With Paul, worked on the screenplay for the children's film "Madeline," produced by uncle Pancho Kohner

Joined the diplomatic corps, but was required to wait a year after passing foreign service exams before beginning tenure

While waiting for clearance to join diplomatic corps, began collaborating with older brother Paul on a screenplay

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