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Epstein in 2015
|Born||Robert P. Epstein
April 6, 1955
New Jersey, United States
|Occupation||film director, producer|
|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.
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.
- Word is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives — Director (1978)
- The Times of Harvey Milk — Director, Producer, Editor (1984)
- The AIDS Show — Director, Producer (1986)
- Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt — Director, Producer, Writer (1989)
- Where Are We? Our Trip Through America — Director, Producer (1989)
- The Celluloid Closet — Director, Producer, Writer (1995)
- Paragraph 175 — Director, Producer (2000)
- Underground Zero (segment "Isaiah's Rap") — Director (2002)
- Crime & Punishment (TV Series) — Director, Producer (2002)
- An Evening with Eddie Gomez — Director (2005)
- 10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America: Gold Rush (TV series) — Director (2006)
- Howl — Director, Writer (2010)
- Lovelace — Director (2013)
- "Rob Epstein Biography". California College of the Arts. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
- "Rob Epstein Biography". Sony Classic Pictures. Archived from the original on June 19, 2008.
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