Matthew Robbins (screenwriter)
|Born||July 15, 1945
San Antonio, Texas, United States
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film director|
|Years active||Since 1971|
|Awards||Best Screenplay Award (Cannes Film Festival)
1974 The Sugarland Express
Matthew Robbins (born 1945) is an American screenwriter, film producer and film director.
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.
In 2014, he made his debut in Indian cinema by penning the screenplay for the Bollywood thriller 7 Khoon Maaf, along with Vishal Bhardwaj. His second Indian film Rangoon, was helmed by the same director.
- THX 1138 (1971) uncredited
- The Sugarland Express (1974) story and screenplay
- The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976) writer
- Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) actor and uncredited writer
- MacArthur (1977) writer
- Corvette Summer (1978) writer and director
- Dragonslayer (1981) writer and director
- The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) director
- Warning Sign (1985) writer and executive producer
- Batteries Not Included (1987) writer and director
- Mothers, Daughters and Lovers (1989) director (television film)
- Bingo (1991) director
- Mimic (1997) screen story and screenplay
- Blood Brothers (2007) writer (short film)
- Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011) screenplay
- 7 Khoon Maaf (2011) screenplay
- Crimson Peak (2015) screenplay
- At the Mountains of Madness (TBA) screenplay
- Rangoon (2017) screenplay
- The Haunted Mansion (TBA) screenplay
- Ray Gunn (Unproduced screenplay with Brad Bird)
- Maslin, Janet (August 4, 1978). "Screen: Saga of a Car In 'Corvette Summer': A Double Debut". The New York Times. Retrieved May 18, 2009.
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