Webb in San Diego Comic-Con, July 2013
|Born||Marc Preston Webb
August 31, 1974
Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.
|Occupation||Music video director, film director|
Marc Preston Webb (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, its 2014 sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and the 2017 drama films Gifted and The Only Living Boy in New York.
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. When he was eighteen months old, Webb's family moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where he was raised. He graduated from Madison West High School in 1992, and subsequently attended Colorado College, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, from which he graduated with an English degree.
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. 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. He returned to direct the sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which was released on May 2, 2014.
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.
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