Matthew Robbins (screenwriter)

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Matthew Robbins
Matthew Robbins in 2005.jpg
Born July 15, 1945
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Occupation Screenwriter, film director
Years active Since 1971
Spouse(s) Janet Robbins
Awards Best Screenplay Award (Cannes Film Festival)
1974 The Sugarland Express

Matthew Robbins (born 1945) is an American screenwriter, film producer and film director.[1]

He has worked with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Guillermo del Toro, Walter Murch and Vishal Bhardwaj, and has had cameo appearances in THX 1138 and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Robbins frequently worked with Hal Barwood.

Prior to attending USC School of Cinematic Arts, Robbins graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1965 where he was classmate and friends with Walter Murch and Caleb Deschanel. In 2004, Robbins received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from Johns Hopkins.[2]

In 2014, he made his debut in Indian cinema by penning the screenplay for the Bollywood thriller 7 Khoon Maaf, along with Vishal Bhardwaj.[3] His second Indian film Rangoon, was helmed by the same director.



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