Marc Forster

Marc Forster

Highest Rated: 85% Monster's Ball (2001)

Lowest Rated: 27% Stay (2005)

Birthday: Nov 30, 1969

Birthplace: Illertissen, Germany

Some filmmakers arrive at their chosen profession by a childhood or college life spent in the study of classic movies; for others, it takes only one film. Director Marc Forster was part of the latter camp; after seeing his first movie - Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" (1979) - he became fixated on the idea of becoming a director. After studying cinema at New York University in the early 1990s, he launched his career with the indie drama "Everything Put Together" (2000), which netted him the Grand Jury Prize at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. His follow-ups - 2001's "Monster's Ball" and 2004's "Finding Neverland" (2004) - established him as a director of powerful and emotionally complex dramas. But he struggled to maintain critical acclaim with subsequent efforts like "Stay" (2005), "Stranger than Fiction" (2006) and "The Kite Runner" (2007). In 2008, he made a complete about-face and tackled "Quantum of Solace," the second James Bond feature to star Daniel Craig as 007. Though it too garnered mixed reviews, Forster's choice of projects suggested that the versatility he showed in his early films might only be the tip of his talents as a director.




No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Otto Director,
Executive Producer
- 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet White Bird: A Wonder Story Director - 2022
80% 100% My Dog Stupid Executive Producer - 2019
72% 83% Christopher Robin Director $99.2M 2018
69% 57% Come Sunday Executive Producer - 2018
29% 31% All I See Is You Director,
$5.8K 2016
66% 72% World War Z Director,
Executive Producer
$202.4M 2013
70% 75% Disconnect Executive Producer $1.4M 2012
28% 62% Machine Gun Preacher Director,
$537.6K 2011
64% 58% Quantum of Solace Director $168.4M 2008
65% 84% The Kite Runner Director $15.8M 2007
73% 85% Stranger Than Fiction Director $40.1M 2006
43% 36% Sueño Producer - 2005
27% 70% Stay Director $3.6M 2005
83% 87% Finding Neverland Director $51.7M 2004
85% 67% Monster's Ball Director $31.3M 2001
69% 49% Everything Put Together Director - 2000