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|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, producer|
|Years active||1974 – present|
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.
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. His 2013 feature, Penthouse North, stars Michael Keaton and Michelle Monaghan. He will return to direct the serial killer thriller Jack after not working for six years. Ruben is also attached to direct the film The Politician's Wife written by Nicholas Meyer.
|1976||The Pom Pom Girls||Yes||Yes||Yes||Co-written with Robert J. Rosenthal|
|1977||Joyride||Yes||No||Yes||Co-written with Peter Rainer|
|1978||Our Winning Season||Yes||No||No|
|1980||Breaking Away||Yes||No||No||Episode: ''The Cutters''|
|1984||Dreamscape||Yes||No||Yes||Co-written with David Loughery & Chuck Russell|
|1991||Sleeping with the Enemy||Yes||No||No|
|1993||The Good Son||Yes||Yes||No|
|1998||Return to Paradise||Yes||No||No|
|2017||The Ottoman Lieutenant||Yes||No||No|
- Joseph Ruben at the TCM Movie Database
- Joseph Ruben at AllMovie
- Rea, Steven (February 26, 1989). "Ruben's Redemption Finally, Director Joseph Ruben Has Made A Movie He Really Loves. It's Not About Teens. Or Nightmares. It's "True Believer," A Mystery About A Lawyer Who Rediscovers Himself". The Inquirer. Philly.com. Retrieved March 30, 2014.