Robin Swicord

Writer, Producer, Playwright
Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated screenwriter Robin Swicord was well known in Hollywood for her literary adaptations and for deftly translating multi-dimensional female characters and female-oriented stories ... Read more »
Born: in Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Filmography

Writer (9)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 2008 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Jane Austen Book Club 2007 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Practical Magic 1998 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Red Coat 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Matilda 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Perez Family 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Little Women 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Shag: The Movie 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

You Ruined My Life (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (4)

Practical Magic 1998 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Matilda 1996 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

The Perez Family 1995 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Little Women 1994 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Director (2)

The Jane Austen Book Club 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

The Red Coat 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated screenwriter Robin Swicord was well known in Hollywood for her literary adaptations and for deftly translating multi-dimensional female characters and female-oriented stories successfully onto the movie screen. Her first notoriety came with "Little Women" (1994), and she was thereafter tapped to pen comedies and dramas that centered on female characters ("Matilda," 1996), non-traditional families ("The Perez Family," 1995) and sometimes both, as with the internationally acclaimed "Memoirs of Geisha" (2005). Her track record adapting bestsellers and literary classics alike made her an excellent choice for David Fincher's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (2008), which earned Swicord Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. After having served as producer on a number of the aforementioned projects, Swicord moved into feature film directing with "The Jane Austen Book Club" (2007), effectively advancing from her position as one of Hollywood's most respected screenwriters to one of its most powerful female executives and creative voices.

Relationships

Nicholas Kazan

Husband
married in 1984 collaborated on 1996's "Matilda"

Zoe Kazan Actor

Daughter
Born Sept. 9, 1983; father, Nicholas Kazan

Elia Kazan

Father-In-Law

EDUCATION

Florida State University

Tallahassee , Florida

Florida State University

Tallahassee , Florida

Milestones

2008

Adapted (with Eric Roth) the story for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button"; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay

2007

Wrote the screenplay for Karen Joy Fowler's novel "The Jane Austen Book Club" starring an ensemble cast; also directed the film

2005

Penned the screenplay adatation for "Memoirs of a Geisha"

1998

Penned the adaptation of Alic Hoffman's novel "Practical Magic"

1996

Collaborated with husband Nicholas Kazan on the script for "Matilda"

1995

Scripted "The Perez Family"

1994

Returned to feature films as adaptor of "Little Women"

1993

Directorial debut with short film "The Red Coat"; also scripted

1989

Feature screenwriting debut, "Shag"

1987

First produced script, the ABC TV-movie "You Ruined My Life"

1979

First play, "Last Days at the Dixie Girl Cafe" produced Off-Broadway

1978

Was advertising copywriter for IBM in New York

Wrote and produced short films for the State of Florida

Worked on THE FLORIDA FLAMBEAU newspaper while in college

Raised in Florida

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