Rob Cohen

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Rob Cohen
US Navy 040618-N-6817C-090 Director Rob Cohen visits with Commanding Officer, USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Capt. Kendall L. Card, on the bridge after the completion of filming, the upcoming motion picture Stealth (cropped).JPG
Cohen on the bridge of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) in 2004
Born Robert Cohen
(1949-03-12) March 12, 1949 (age 67)
Cornwall, New York, United States
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Film director, producer, actor, screenwriter
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Barbara (Lardera) Cohen (m. 2006)

Robert "Rob" Cohen (born March 12, 1949) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.

Early life[edit]

Cohen was born in Cornwall, New York. He was raised and spent his childhood in the Town of Newburgh and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1967.[1] He graduated from Harvard University.[2]

Film career[edit]


As producer, he has been behind many major motion pictures, including The Witches of Eastwick, The Serpent and the Rainbow, The Wiz (1978 film) and The Running Man.


As a director, Cohen is mainly known for his hit films Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Dragonheart, Daylight, XXX, and The Fast and the Furious.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He has four children: Kyle Cohen, from a previous marriage, and triplets, two daughters Jasi and Zoe (Jasi named after the village he revitalized in Indonesia) and son Sean. Kyle reverted his name to the family's original surname Cashulin.[4] Cohen is married to Barbara (Lardera), an Italian former model; the two married in 2006.[5][6]Although his current marital status is unclear, as of 2016 Cohen began a relationship with Roma Dalmolin Taylor, an Australian working in entertainment production in New York. The pair have temporarily relocated to Sofia, Bulgaria to work on a new film together.[citation needed]


As director[edit]

As producer[edit]

As writer[edit]


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