Frank Marshall
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Kennedy/Marshall Company, The


Principal / Producer / Director

Marshall is a hugely successful producer (and sometime director), Oscar nominated for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “Seabiscuit,” “The Sixth Sense,” “The Color Purple” and “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” With over 110 credits, the list of his movies with such frequent A-list collaborators as Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis and Paul Greengrass reads like Hollywood’s Greatest Hits over the past few decades; the “Bourne,” “Indiana Jones” and “Back to the Future” mega-franchises, “Jurassic World,” along with such prestige pictures as “Sully,” “Snow Falling on Cedars” and “Paper Moon.”

He got his start with Peter Bogdanovich as an actor and location manager on “The Last Picture Show,” and mentored by the director he gradually worked his way up the producing ranks, and then co-founded Amblin Entertainment with future wife and fellow producer Kathleen Kennedy and Spielberg in 1981. Amblin produced such blockbusters as “E.T.,” “The Goonies” and the “Back to the Future” trilogy, Marshall made his directorial debut with “Arachnophobia,” and in 1991, Marshall and Kennedy founded their own company, with Marshall directing Kennedy/Marshall’s first film, “Alive,” followed by “Congo” and “Eight Below.” The duo went on to produce such acclaimed films as “Seabiscuit,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “The Sixth Sense,” and he took over as sole company principal in 2012 when Kennedy was made president of Lucasfilm. Marshall is currently ramping up the fifth “Indiana Jones” installment.


  • Amblin Entertainment


  • University of California–Los Angeles (CA, USA)

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CinemaCon: Frank Marshall Named International Filmmaker of the Decade

CinemaCon: Frank Marshall Named International Filmmaker of the Decade

"Raiders of the Lost Ark" and "Jurassic World" producer Frank Marshall has been named the international filmmaker of the decade and will pick up his honor at CinemaCon, the annual exhibition industry convention and trade show taking place next month in Las Vegas.In addition, Marshall will participate in a one-on-one discussion about his career during CinemaCon's "international day" on April 11. Marshall joins "Birth of a Nation" director Nate Parker and Susan Sarandon among this year's batch of honorees.In a...


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