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|Born||Robert George Barlen
July 27, 1980
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
|Alma mater||Ryerson University
Canadian Film Centre
|Notable work||Escape from Planet Earth|
Robert George Barlen (born July 27, 1980), best known as Bob Barlen, is a Canadian screenwriter. He is best known for having co-written The Weinstein Company's animated film Escape from Planet Earth (2013).
He co-wrote the screenplay for Escape from Planet Earth  released to theaters February 15, 2013. The cast of Escape includes Ricky Gervais, Rob Corddry, Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, William Shatner, Craig Robinson, George Lopez, Jane Lynch, Sofía Vergara, Jonathan Morgan Heit and Steve Zahn.
Escape was the #1 film at the North American box office on President's Day, February 18, 2013.
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