Frank Wilton Marshall (born September 13, 1946) is an American film producer and director, often working in collaboration with his wife, Kathleen Kennedy. With Kennedy and Steven Spielberg, he was one of the founders of Amblin Entertainment. He is a partner with Kennedy in The Kennedy/Marshall Company, a film production company formed in 1991, which signed a new contract with Columbia Pictures effective April 1, 2009 and in force through to October 31, 2011. Life and career, Marshall was born in Glendale, California, the son of composer Jack Marshall. His early years were spent in Van Nuys, California. In 1961, his family moved to Newport Beach, where he attended Newport Harbor High School. Marshall was active in music, drama, cross country, and track. He entered UCLA in 1964 as an engineering major, but that did not last long. Over the next 3 years, he explored many different majors, eventually graduating with a degree in Political Science. While at UCLA, he helped create its first NCAA soccer team, and played collegiate soccer there in 1966, 1967 and 1968. In 1967, he met film director Peter Bogdanovich at a birthday party for the daughter of director John Ford, a friend of his father. Marshall worked in various capacities on Bogdanovich's first film, Targets, and finally found his passion. After graduating in 1968 from UCLA, he had planned to attend law school, but instead left for Archer City, Texas, to become location manager on "The Last Picture Show". He continued to work with Bogadanovich and in 1973, he received his first producing credit on "Paper Moon". They have made nine movies together and are currently collaborating to finish the tenth, Orson Welles final film, "The Other Side of the Wind". In 1981, along with his wife Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg, he co-founded Amblin Entertainment, one of the industry's most productive and profitable production companies. Along the way, Marshall has received five Oscar nominations as a producer for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), "Seabiscuit"(2003), "the Sixth Sense"(1999), "The Color Purple"(1985), and "Raiders of the Lost Ark"(1981). His feature film directing debut was "Arachnophobia"(1990), starring Jeff Daniels. The film did well at the box office, and Marshall followed that up with "Alive"(1993), about a rugby team struggling to survive in the snow after their plane crashes in the Andes. Next, he directed "Congo"(1995), based on Michael Crichton's novel, and most recently, "Eight Below"(2006), an adventure about loyalty and the bonds of friendship set in the extreme wilderness of Antarctica. Marshall is also a former VP, member of the Board of Directors and member of the Executive Committee of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Marshall was awarded the Olympic Shield in 2005, and inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame class of 2008 for his years of service to the USOC. Marshall has long enjoyed magic has been known to perform under the moniker of "Dr. Fantasy". More recently, his interest in music has led him to perform on location, at wrap parties, weddings and birthdays as "DJ Master Frank." , Right to Play: As part of ESPN's anniversary series, 30 for 30, Marshall is directing a documentary about Olympian Johann Olav Koss entitled "Right to Play". According to Marshall, it will seek to capture not only Koss' sporting career and the ideals behind his nonprofit organization, but also his "drive and how it has changed the world." Shooting began in Uganda in early 2009, and has continued in several countries, including Pakistan, Liberia, England, and Canada and will incorporate footage from the 2010 Winter Olympics. The documentary will premiere this Fall on ESPN. Filmography, YearFilmDirector(Executive), ProducerActorNotes 1968 Targets N 1971 The Last Picture Show N 1973 Paper Moon N 1976 Nickelodeon N N 1981 Raiders of the Lost Ark N N 1982 Poltergeist N 1984 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom N N 1985 The Color Purple N Back to the Future N 1986 The Money Pit N 1987 Empire of the Sun N *batteries not included N 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit N The Land Before Time N 1989 Always N 1990 Arachnophobia N N 1991 Hook N 1992 Noises Off N 1993 Alive N 1994 Milk Money N 1995 The Indian in the Cupboard N Congo N 1999 The Sixth Sense N Snow Falling on Cedars N A Map of the World N 2002 Signs N The Bourne Identity N 2003 Seabiscuit N The Young Black Stallion N 2004 The Bourne Supremacy N 2006 Roving Mars N Hoot N N Eight Below N 2007 The Bourne Ultimatum N 2008 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull N The Curious Case of Benjamin Button N 2009 Crossing Over N Ponyo N English edition 2010 The Last Airbender N