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Rob Marshall (born October 17, 1960) is an American theater, film director and choreographer. He is a six-time Tony Award nominee, Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe nominee and Emmy winner whose most noted work includes the 2002 film Chicago and the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret.
Early life and careerEdit
Marshall graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in the year 1982. He is the brother of Kathleen Marshall.
Marshall debuted in the film industry with the TV adaptation of the famous musical Annie by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. After that he went on to direct the much anticipated adaptation of the Kander and Ebb musical Chicago in 2002 for which he received his first Academy Award nomination for directing. Marshall's next film released in December 2009, is the adaptation Nine from the Broadway production with the same name which starred amongst others Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Penélope Cruz, who later worked with him again in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.
Pirates of the CaribbeanEdit
After Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End was released, Gore Verbinski, the director of the first three Pirates of the Caribbean films, decided not to direct the fourth installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, as he wanted to do other projects which included BioShock. After his departure, Marshall replaced Verbinski as the director of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, starring Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Ian McShane and Penélope Cruz.