Robert Rodat

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Robert Rodat
Born1959/1960 (age 60–61)[1]
OccupationWriter, producer
Years active1992–present

Robert Rodat (born c. 1960) is an American film and television writer and television producer. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for writing Steven Spielberg's war epic Saving Private Ryan.[1]


Rodat wrote Saving Private Ryan (1998),[2] The Comrades of Summer (1992), Tall Tale (1995),[3] Fly Away Home with Vince McKewin (1996),[4] and The Patriot (2000).[2] He worked on the revision of the script for the 2008 film 10,000 BC[5] and helped with the story of 2013 film Thor: The Dark World.[2] Rodat also contributed to a screenplay for a film adaptation of Warcraft,[6] work that was ultimately rebooted with the exit of the film's then-attached director, Sam Raimi.

In 2009, Rodat created the TNT science-fiction series Falling Skies, produced by Steven Spielberg. The series did not premiere until summer 2011. Its fifth and final season was broadcast in the summer of 2015. The show is about human survivors of a semi-post apocalyptic world due to an alien invasion.[7]



  1. ^ a b Dretzka, Gary (2000-07-02). "The Patriot Writer Always Combat Ready". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  2. ^ a b c Hipes, Patrick (2015-01-09). "Pulitzer-Hearst Newspaper War Drama Series In Works From Robert Rodat & Gail Berman". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  3. ^ Eller, Claudia (1993-03-25). "Caravan pix has a 'Tall Tale' to tell". Variety. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  4. ^ Schwarzbaum, Lisa (1996-09-20). "Fly Away Home". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  5. ^ "Belle, Strait Flash Back to '10,000 B.C.'". The Baltimore Sun. 2006-02-27. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  6. ^ Goldberg, Matt (2009-10-12). "SAVING PRIVATE RYAN Screenwriter Robert Rodat Will Tell the Tale of Sam Raimi's WORLD OF WARCRAFT". Collider. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  7. ^ ROCO (January 17, 2011). "Falling Skies: Getting Inside The Minds Of The Aliens". Seriable. Retrieved 2012-08-17.

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