Robert Luketic

Director, Screenwriter
Australian-born director Robert Luketic had an early triumph with filmmaking. At the age of 15 he won a Best Film award at the ATOM film festival. Although barely in high school, the award propelled Luketic to pursue ... Read more »
Born: 11/01/1973 in Sydney, New South Wales, AU

Filmography

Director (8)

Paranoia 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Killers 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Ugly Truth 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

21 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Monster-in-Law 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Legally Blonde 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Titsiana Booberini 1996 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Reclaim 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Australian-born director Robert Luketic had an early triumph with filmmaking. At the age of 15 he won a Best Film award at the ATOM film festival. Although barely in high school, the award propelled Luketic to pursue directing as a profession, rather than a hobby. He studied filmmaking at the Victorian College of Arts, one of Australia's most revered film schools, and in 1997 won acclaim for his comedic short, "Titsiana Booberini". The short film, about an uneasy supermarket worker, caught the attention of studio executives at MGM, who hired Luketic to direct Reese Witherspoon in the 2001 romantic comedy, "Legally Blonde". The film was an unlikely hit, grossing over $100 million at the box office, as well as catapulting Witherspoon into A-list status. Luketic's next two films, 2004's "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!"and 2005's "Monster-in-Law", were both comedies. In 2008, however, he ventured into drama with "21". That film, about a group of MIT students who learn to count cards in order to beat the house at Las Vegas casinos, was also a huge success, proving Luketic's versatility as a filmmaker. The director returned to romantic comedies in 2009 with "The Ugly Truth", starring Gerard Butler and Katherine Heigl, before directing Heigl again in the 2010 action-comedy, "Killers".

Relationships

Marie Luketic

Sister

EDUCATION

Victorian College of the Arts

Milestones

2010

Re-teamed with Katherine Heigl for the action-comedy "Killers," also starring Ashton Kutcher

2009

Directed Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler in the romantic comedy "The Ugly Truth"

2008

Directed the feature adaptation of Ben Mezrich's best-selling book Bringing Down the House, entitled "21"

2005

Directed Jane Fonda and Jennifer Lopez in "Monster-in-Law"

2004

Helmed second film "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!"

2001

Made feature directorial debut with the comedy hit "Legally Blonde"

1997

First gained notice with his award-winning short film "Titsiana Booberini"

Won his first award for "Best Film" at the ATOM Film Festival at the age of 15

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