Frank Marshall is an American director and producer. He is mostly known for his works with his wife,
Kathleen Kennedy. He is the founder of Amblin Entertainment along with
Steven Spielberg, and wife Kathleen Kennedy. He founded The Kennedy/Marshall Company, in 1991 along with his wife which later contracted with DreamWorks. He has often done his work with collaboration with many well-known directors such as Robert Zemeckis,
Peter Bogdanovich, and Steven Spielberg. He was born in California. He was the son of Jack Marshall who was guitarist and composer. He went to Newport Harbor High School, when his family shifted to Newport Beach, in 1961. He went to UCLA in which engineering was his major subject. In 1968, he graduated with a degree in Political Science. He was used to be a part in the music, and drama. He played soccer in 1966, 1967 and 1968. He came in contact with Peter Bogdanovich, who was a film director in a party. He worked in Targets (1968) which was Bogdanovich's first movie. The movie was great appreciated by the audience. During his graduation, he worked with Aspen and Marina Del Rey. He worked as a waiter/guitar at a restaurant. In 1970, he was again offered to work with Bogdanovich in The Last Picture Show. Under his guidance, he received work as an assistant producer in five more movies. His next work was with Martin Scorsese for a music documentary The Last Waltz. He worked as an associate producer for Walter Hill in The Driver. He bought him the role of executive producer for the first time in The Warriors a film by Hill cult.
With his wife and Steven Spielberg, he founded Amblin Entertainment in 1981 which is one of the most profitable companies. He made his debut as a director with Arachnophobia in 1990. The movie starred Jeff Daniels. The first movie directed by The Kennedy/Marshall Company which founded by him and his wife was Alive in 1993. Their next direction was Congo, which was based on a novel by Michael Crichton. He directed the episodes for "Mare Tranquilitatis," which got him an Emmy Award. He directed a documentary Right to Play in 2012 which was on Olympian Johann Olav Koss. He became the vice president of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). He has received Oscar nominations for such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sixth Sense, Seabiscuit and The Color Purple. These all movies were under the banner of Amblin Entertainment. He was awarded by the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame as Olympic Shield in the year 2005. Currently, he is the member of the board of Athletes for Hope. He is also involved in the education area and is a trustee of The Archer School for Girls. His best of work include The Sixth Sense, War Horse, Lincoln, and The Armstrong Lie, which was a feature documentary. His recent was the Jurassic World in 2015 which grossed a lot of profit. He is lined up with movies such as Sully, Jason Bourne, and Assassin's Creed in 2016.