Robert Schwentke

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Robert Schwentke
Born 1968 (age 46–47)
Stuttgart, Germany
Occupation Film director
Years active 1993–present

Robert Schwentke (born 1968) is a German film director best known for the films Tattoo and Flightplan.

Personal life and career[edit]

Robert Schwentke graduated from Los Angeles film school, Columbia College Hollywood (CCH), in 1992.

He directed two feature films in Germany, the thriller Tattoo and the comedy Eierdiebe, the latter a semi-autobiographical film about a man being treated for testicular cancer, a disease he had been diagnosed with and survived himself in 1995.[1]

Schwentke directed 2009's The Time Traveler's Wife, based on the best-selling novel, and starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams.

In 2008 Summit Entertainment optioned Red, the 2003 graphic novel thriller by writer Warren Ellis and artist Cully Hamner, as a feature film. Schwentke directed the film, Red, from a script by Whiteout screenwriters Erich and Jon Hoeber, and the adaptation was produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian of Transformers.[2] Principal photography began in January 2010 in Toronto and Louisiana with stars Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman.[3]

Schwentke directed the action-comedy crime film R.I.P.D., based on the comic book Rest in Peace Department by Peter M. Lenkov. The film starred Ryan Reynolds as Nick Walker[4] and Jeff Bridges as Roycephus Pulsipher.[5] R.I.P.D. was released on July 19, 2013 in the United States by Universal Pictures.[6] In 2014, he was hired to direct The Divergent Series: Insurgent, the sequel to the Divergent it is set to be released on March 20, 2015 and will return for Part 1 of Allegiant a two-part finale with a script by Noah Oppenheim.[7]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Eierdiebe - Ein Gespräch mit Robert Schwentke". (in German). 2004-01-22. Retrieved 2011-06-26. 
  2. ^ "RED Aims For Green Light, Hollywood Reporter, June 12, 2008
  3. ^ 'Red' To Begin Shooting In January, MTV
  4. ^ Armitage, Hugh (2010-04-02). "Ryan Reynolds joins 'R.I.P.D.' cast". Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  5. ^ Jones, Brandon (2011-05-28). "Jeff Bridges joins Ryan Reynolds for ‘R.I.P.D’ film". Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  6. ^ Marshall, Rick (2011-06-27). "'R.I.P.D.' Gets A Release Date". Retrieved 2011-07-18. 
  7. ^ "‘Insurgent’ Director Robert Schwentke Returning for ‘Allegiant Part 1′ (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. 

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