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Andrew Adamson

Highest Rated:   92% Ballast (2008)
Lowest Rated:   41% Shrek the Third (2007)
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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

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
47% Mr. Pip
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
2014
46% Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
$12.5M 2012
84% Puss in Boots
  • Executive Producer
$149.3M 2011
50% 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
$0.1M 2008
67% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Producer
$141.7M 2008
41% Shrek the Third
  • Executive Producer
$320.8M 2007
75% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Screenwriter
$291.7M 2005
88% 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

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