Andrew Adamson

Highest Rated: 92% Ballast (2008)
Lowest Rated: 41% Shrek the Third (2007)
Birthday: Dec 1, 1966
Birthplace: Not Available
A director born in New Zealand as the child of Methodist missionary parents, Andrew Adamson came to specialize almost exclusively in fantasy-themed material. He began his career as a special-effects technician on films including Toys (1992), A Time to Kill (1996), and Batman & Robin (1997), but moved into the ranks of Hollywood's elite with his work directing the breakthrough DreamWorks CG-animated comedy Shrek (2001). That film clocked in as a blockbuster hit (to say the least -- grossing a reported 484 million dollars worldwide) and paved the way for several sequels, with the first two also directed by Adamson. Then, beginning in 2004, Walden Media tapped Adamson to write, direct, and executive produce the first two adaptations of the Chronicles of Narnia books by British author C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2007). Audiences turned the franchise into a massive hit and a cash cow for Walden and Walt Disney Pictures, which laid the groundwork for many successive installments. Adamson remained on board as a producer for the third film in the series, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010).

Highest Rated Movies



44% Mr. Pip Screenwriter Producer Director 2014
45% Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away Director Producer Screenwriter $12.5M 2012
85% Puss in Boots Executive Producer $149.3M 2011
49% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Producer $104.4M 2010
58% Shrek Forever After Executive Producer $238.4M 2010
92% Ballast Executive Producer $0.2M 2008
66% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Screenwriter Director Producer $141.7M 2008
41% Shrek the Third Executive Producer $320.8M 2007
76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe Director Executive Producer Screenwriter $291.7M 2005
89% Shrek 2 Captain of the Guards Screenwriter Director $436.5M 2004
88% Shrek Director $267M 2001
No Score Yet Shrek in the Swamp Karaoke Dance Party Director 2001