Steve Starkey is an American film producer and second unit director who is widely associated with Robert Zemeckis. He served as an assistant film editor for both The Empire Strikes Back (1980) and Return of the Jedi (1983).


All films, he was producer unless otherwise noted.


Year Film Notes
1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit Associate producer
1989 Back to the Future Part II Associate producer
1990 Back to the Future Part III Associate producer
1992 Noises Off Co-producer
Death Becomes Her
1994 Forrest Gump
1997 Contact
2000 What Lies Beneath
Cast Away
2003 Matchstick Men
2004 The Polar Express
2005 The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio
2006 Last Holiday Executive producer
Monster House
2007 Beowulf
2009 A Christmas Carol
2011 Mars Needs Moms
Real Steel Executive producer
2012 Flight
2015 The Walk
2016 Allied
2018 Welcome to Marwen
2020 The Witches
Second unit director or assistant director
Year Film Notes
1994 Forrest Gump Second unit director
1997 Contact Second unit director
2000 What Lies Beneath Second unit director
Cast Away Second unit director
2004 The Polar Express Second unit director
2007 Beowulf Second unit director
2012 Flight Second unit director
Editorial department
Year Film Notes
1980 The Empire Strikes Back Assistant film editor
1983 Return of the Jedi Assistant film editor
Year Film Notes
1995 Congo Special thanks


Year Title Notes
1985−87 Amazing Stories Associate producer
1993 Johnny Bago Executive producer
1999 Robert Zemeckis on Smoking, Drinking and Drugging in the 20th Century: In Pursuit of Happiness Documentary

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