Marc Webb

Marc Webb
Webb in San Diego Comic-Con, July 2013
Born Marc Preston Webb
(1974-08-31) August 31, 1974
Bloomington, Indiana, U.S.
Occupation Music video director, film director
Years active 1996–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, its 2014 sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and the 2017 drama films Gifted and The Only Living Boy in New York.

Life and career

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] He returned to direct the sequel, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which was released on May 2, 2014.

In 2015, Marc Webb directed promotional ads for a partnership between Samsung and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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

Webb's lamb

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.




Music videos


Editor videography

  • MxPx – "Everything Sucks (When You're Gone)" (November 2003)
  • Brand New – "Sic Transit Gloria.... Glory Fades" (December 2003)


  1. 1 2 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". Retrieved 2010-07-06.
  3. 1 2 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.
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