Marc Webb

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Marc Webb
Marc Webb by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Webb in July 2013
Born Marc Preston Webb
(1974-08-31) August 31, 1974 (age 40)
Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.
Occupation Music video director, film director
Years active 1997–present

Marc Preston Webb[1] (born August 31, 1974) is an American music video, short film, and film director. He made his feature film directorial debut with the 2009 romantic comedy-drama (500) Days of Summer and went on to direct the 2012 Spider-Man reboot The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in 2014.

Life and career[edit]

Webb was born in Bloomington, Indiana, the son of Margaret Ruth (née Stocker) and Norman Lott Webb, who works in math education at the University of Wisconsin.[1][2] When he was eighteen months old, Webb's family moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he was raised.[3][4] He graduated from Madison West High School in 1992, and subsequently attended Colorado College,[3] and the University of Wisconsin–Madison, from which he graduated with an English degree.[5]

His feature length debut, (500) Days of Summer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, was released in July 2009 to a positive critical reception.[6] In January 2010, Columbia Pictures hired Webb to direct The Amazing Spider-Man, a reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise, released in July 2012 and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.[7][8] Webb announced that he will not direct any of The Amazing Spider-Man movies after the third installment, but he did express interest in serving as a creative consultant for future Spider-Man films and spin-offs.[9]

Webb is signed to DNA in Hollywood, California and Academy Productions Ltd in the United Kingdom.

Webb's lamb[edit]

Webb's signature is a white lamb, which has appeared in a few of his videos. In Brand New's "Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades" video, the lamb appears on the door before Jesse Lacey enters the bar. It also appears on the shirt of a girl in the bar. In Yellowcard's "Ocean Avenue" and "Rough Landing, Holly" videos, the lamb appears on the briefcase Ryan Key carries around.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Television[edit]

Music videos[edit]

1997
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010

Editor videography[edit]

  • MxPx – "Everything Sucks" (November 2003)
  • Brand New – "Sic Transit Gloria.... Glory Fades" (December 2003)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lott Clark, Susan (1993). Southern letters and life in the mid 1800s. Wisconsin: the University of Wisconsin - Madison. 
  2. ^ Webb, Marc (2009-06-24). "Marc Webb's 500 Days of Blogging #1 - Dudes in Love". FirstShowing.net. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  3. ^ a b Thomas, Rob (2009-08-09). "Summer in the Spotlight". The Capital Times. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  4. ^ Dudek, Duane (2009-04-01). "Director returning for Madison film debut". Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  5. ^ Osterndorf, Chris (2009-10-26). "Director Marc Webb moves on from "(500) Days of Summer" and visits DePaul". The Depaulia. Archived from the original on November 3, 2009. Retrieved 2010-07-06. 
  6. ^ "500 Days of Summer (2009)". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved September 7, 2009. 
  7. ^ Fleming, Mike (January 13, 2010). "Will Sony Spin Spidey Reboot With Webb?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 20, 2010. 
  8. ^ Sciretta, Peter (January 19, 2010). "Marc Webb To Direct New Spider-Man Trilogy!?". /Film. Retrieved January 20, 2010. 
  9. ^ Khatchatourian, Maane (March 17, 2014). "Marc Webb Will Not Direct Franchise After ‘Amazing Spider-Man 3′". Variety. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 

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