Chris Weitz

Film Director + Screenwriter + Producer
Born Nov 30, 1969

Christopher John "Chris" Weitz is an American producer, writer, director and actor. He is best known for his work with his brother, Paul Weitz, on the comedy films American Pie and About a Boy, as well as directing the film adaptation of the novel The Golden Compass and the film adaptation of New Moon from the series of Twilight books. His most recent film is A Better Life.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Weitz.


1969 Birth Born on November 30, 1969.


1998 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Weitz began his film career as a co-writer on the 1998 animated film Antz.
1999 29 Years Old In 1999, he and Paul directed and produced American Pie, which was written by Adam Herz, and became a major box office success. … Read More


2000 30 Years Old Weitz will be writing the screen adaption of 21 Years to Midnight, a movie about same-sex marriage documented in the legal case Obergefell v. Hodges, as well as Mountain Between Us for Fox 2000. … Read More
2001 31 Years Old In 2001, along with his brother, he co-directed his second film, the Chris Rock comedy Down To Earth. … Read More
2003 33 Years Old In 2003, Weitz was hired to direct New Line Cinema's adaptation of the first book in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series, The Golden Compass, after approaching the studio with an unsolicited 40-page treatment. … Read More
2005 35 Years Old In 2005, Weitz announced his departure from the film, citing the enormous technical challenges involved, and the fear of being denounced by both the book's fans and detractors; he was subsequently replaced by British director Anand Tucker.
2006 36 Years Old Tucker left the project in 2006 over creative differences with New Line, and Weitz returned to the director's chair after receiving a letter from Pullman asking him to reconsider. … Read More
2008 38 Years Old In December 2008, Weitz was announced as the director of the sequel to Twilight, the film adaptation of the novel New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. … Read More
2009 39 Years Old The Twilight Saga: New Moon opened in November 2009, one year after the first movie was released. … Read More


2011 41 Years Old In June 2011, Summit Entertainment released his film A Better Life, written by Eric Eason about a Hispanic gardener and his son in Los Angeles searching for their stolen truck. … Read More
2012 42 Years Old In 2012, he worked with journalist Jose Antonio Vargas on a series of four documentary shorts directed by Weitz called Is This Alabama?, about the effects of the state of Alabama's anti-immigration legislation, 2011's Alabama HB 56. … Read More
2014 44 Years Old Weitz wrote a young adult novel trilogy series that began with The Young World, in 2014, and The New Order, in 2015. … Read More
2016 46 Years Old Weitz has a production company with his brother Paul Weitz and producer Andrew Miano called Depth of Field. In March 2016, Weitz and his brother signed a two-year first look deal with Amazon Studios.
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