Rob Epstein

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Rob Epstein
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Epstein in 2015
Born Robert P. Epstein
(1955-04-06) April 6, 1955 (age 61)
New Jersey, United States
Occupation film director, producer
Years active 1978–present
Awards Best Documentary Feature
1984 The Times of Harvey Milk
1989 Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt

Rob Epstein, also credited as Robert P. Epstein (born April 6, 1955), is an American director, producer, writer and editor. Epstein has won two Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature, for the films The Times of Harvey Milk and Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt.[1][2]

Recently, Epstein has transitioned from non-fiction documentaries into scripted narratives, producing such biopics as HOWL, his award-winning film about Allen Ginsberg’s controversial poem by the same name (starring James Franco), and Lovelace, the story about the life and trials of pornographic superstar Linda Lovelace (starring Amanda Seyfried). He is openly gay.[3]



  1. ^ "Rob Epstein Biography". California College of the Arts. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rob Epstein Biography". Sony Classic Pictures. Archived from the original on June 19, 2008. 
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