Robert M. Young (director)

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Not be confused with Robert Young.

Robert Milton Young, usually known as Robert M. Young (born November 22, 1924 in New York), is an American multi-award winning screenwriter, director, cinematographer and producer.[1] In 1985 he was a member of the jury at the 14th Moscow International Film Festival.[2] He has frequently cast Edward James Olmos in his movies, directing him in Saving Grace (1986), Triumph of the Spirit (1989), Talent for the Game (1991), Roosters (1993), Slave of Dreams (1995) and Caught (1996). He even produced Olmos's directional debut, American Me (1992).


  • Venice's Primo San Georgio and The City of Venice Prize, at the Venice Film Festival, for Nothing But a Man
  • Camera d'Or for Best First Feature at the Cannes Film Festival for Alambrista!
  • Best Feature at the San Sebastian Film Festival, for Alambrista!
  • Indie Spirit nomination for Best Picture as well as Best Cinematographer, The Plot Against Harry.
  • Indie Spirit Nomination for Best Director, for Caught
  • Cuba's Golden Coral for Best Film
  • Emmy
  • 1960 Peabody Award
  • 1960; 1961 George Polk Award for Journalism
  • 1961 Hillman Prize
  • Academy Award Nomination for Children of Fate: Life and Death in a Sicilian Family
  • Grand Jury Prize at Sundance for Children of Fate: Life and Death in a Sicilian Family



  • Slave of Dreams Showtime filmed on location in Morocco
  • Solomon and Sheba, Showtime, on location in Morocco.
  • Nothing Sacred ABC directed
  • True to the Game, ITVS, directed, written by a young African-American woman about life in Harlem.
  • "La Estrella", American Family directed[3]



  1. ^ "Robert M. Young – Movie and Film Biography, Credits and Filmography". AllMovie. November 22, 1924. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "14th Moscow International Film Festival (1985)". MIFF. Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Latino International Film Institute & festival, LALIFF |". Retrieved March 3, 2012. 

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