Joseph Ruben

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Joseph Ruben
Born (1950-05-10) May 10, 1950 (age 64)
Briarcliff Manor, New York, USA
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, producer
Years active 1974 – present

Joseph Porter Ruben (born May 10, 1950, in Briarcliff Manor, New York[1]) is an American film director, screenwriter and producer.

Movie career[edit]

His earlier films, such as The Stepfather, have become cult classics. In the 1990s, he went to direct high-grossing mainstream films such as Sleeping with the Enemy starring Julia Roberts (which grossed over $150,000,000 at the box office), the controversial thriller The Good Son starring Macaulay Culkin and Elijah Wood, Money Train starring Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes, and Return to Paradise starring Vince Vaughn and Joaquin Phoenix. He frequently collaborates with film editor George Bowers.[2]

He has won awards at various film festivals for his films The Stepfather, True Believer starring Robert Downey Jr. and James Woods, and Dreamscape starring Dennis Quaid.[3] His most recent feature, Penthouse North, stars Michael Keaton and Michelle Monaghan, and was released in 2013. He will return to direct the serial killer thriller Jack after not working for six years.[4] Ruben is also attached to direct the film The Politician's Wife written by Nicholas Meyer.

Filmography as a director[edit]

Year Film Director Producer Writer Notes
1974 The Sister-in-Law
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1976 The Pom Pom Girls
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1977 Joyride
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1978 Our Winning Season
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1980 Breaking Away
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1984 Dreamscape
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1987 The Stepfather
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1989 True Believer
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1991 Sleeping with the Enemy
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1993 The Good Son
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1995 Money Train
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1998 Return to Paradise
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2004 The Forgotten
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2013 Penthouse North
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