Chuck Jones, 1912 -
Chuck Jones was a director at Warner Bros. Studio from 1938 to 1962, creating such popular Looney Tunes characters as the Road Runner, Pepe le Pew, Marvin Martian, and Wile E. Coyote, among a host of others. In a career that has spanned over sixty years, he has made more than 300 films, won two Academy Awards, and was nominated for two others. In 1996 he received an Honorary Lifetime Membership from the Directors Guild of America, a Smithsonian 150th Anniversary Medal of Achievement, and an honorary Oscar from the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, "For the Creation of Classic Cartoons Which Brought Worldwide Joy for More than Half a Century." His work has been featured in art exhibits, film festivals, and museums worldwide, and continues to influence contemporary filmmakers such as George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Ron Howard. Today Chuck lives in Corona Del Mar, California, with his wife, Marian. He is busy fulfilling his new ten-year contract with Warner Bros. Studios through his production company, Chuck Jones Film Productions.