Matthew Robbins (screenwriter)
|Born||July 15, 1945
San Antonio, Texas, U.S.
|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 director.
He has worked with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Guillermo del Toro and Walter Murch, 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.
- 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
- Pinocchio (TBA) screenplay
- The Haunted Mansion (TBA) screenplay
- Maslin, Janet. "Screen: Saga of a Car In 'Corvette Summer': A Double Debut", New York Times (August 4, 1978). Accessed May 18, 2009.
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