Robert Schwentke

Director Robert Schwentke honed his craft in German cinema before making the move to Hollywood where he found success adapting various best-selling novels, comic books and young adult stories for the big screen. A ... Read more »
Born: 02/15/1968 in Stuttgart, DE

Filmography

Director (8)

The Divergent Series: Allegiant 2016 (Movie)

(Director)

The Divergent Series: Insurgent 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

R.I.P.D. 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Red 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

The Time Traveler's Wife 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Flightplan 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Tattoo 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Eierdiebe 2002 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (1)

Tattoo 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

Director Robert Schwentke honed his craft in German cinema before making the move to Hollywood where he found success adapting various best-selling novels, comic books and young adult stories for the big screen. A graduate of the American Film Institute, Schwentke first attracted attention with the German-language thriller "Tattoo" (2002), and after following it up with the autobiographical "The Family Jewels" (2003), made his first foray into the English-language market with the Jodie Foster-starring mystery "Flightplan" (2005). Schwentke continued to establish a reputation as one of Europe's most talented young auteurs with films based on Audrey Niffenegger's romantic best-seller <i>The Time Traveler's Wife</i> and Warren Ellis & Cully Hamner's graphic novel, <i>RED</i>. And although a misfiring adaptation of Dark Horse comic <i>R.I.P.D.</i> received a scathing critical response, Schwentke quickly got his career back on track when he was hired to helm two installments of the "Divergent" franchise.

EDUCATION

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1993

AFI Conservatory

1993

Milestones

2015

Helms second instalment of Divergent series, "Insurgent"

2010

Scores box-office hit with "RED"

2005

Makes English-language debut, "Flightplan"

2002

Directs first feature film, "Tattoo"

Bonus Trivia

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Schwentke's first credit as a screenwriter/director was on the short film, Heaven (1993).

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Schwentke wrote the lyrics for "I'm The Man," the song Jeff Bridges performs on the soundtrack to "R.I.P.D." (2013).

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