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Rob Cohen

Rob Cohen
Cohen (left) on the bridge of the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN-72) in 2004
Born Robert Cohen
(1949-03-12) March 12, 1949
Cornwall, New York, United States
Alma mater Harvard University
Occupation Film director, producer, actor, screenwriter
Years active 1975–present
Spouse(s) Barbara (Lardera) Cohen (m. 2006)

Robert "Rob" Cohen (born March 12, 1949) is an American film director, producer, and screenwriter.

Contents

  • Early life 1
  • Film career 2
    • Producing 2.1
    • Directing 2.2
  • Personal life 3
  • Filmography 4
    • As director 4.1
    • As producer 4.2
    • As writer 4.3
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Cohen was born in Cornwall, New York. He was raised and spent his childhood in the Town of Newburgh and graduated from Newburgh Free Academy in 1967.[1] Cohen is Jewish.[2] He graduated from Harvard University.[3]

Film career

Producing

As producer, he has been behind many major motion pictures, including The Witches of Eastwick, The Serpent and the Rainbow, and The Running Man.

Directing

As a director, Cohen is mainly known for his hit films Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, Dragonheart, Daylight, xXx, and The Fast and the Furious.[4] He also directed the critical and commercial flop Stealth. Cohen produced the comedy horror flick The Monster Squad and will direct the upcoming remake.[5] He directed Alex Cross in 2012.

Personal life

He has four children: Kyle Cohen, from a previous marriage, and triplets, two daughters Jasi and Zoe (Jasi named after the village he revitalized in Indonesia) and son Sean. Kyle reverted his name to the family's original surname Cashulin.[6] Cohen is married to Barbara (Lardera), an Italian former model; the two married in 2006.[7][8]

Filmography

As director

As producer

As writer

References

  1. ^ Lussier, Germain (August 3, 2008). "'"Rob Cohen, Newburgh native, directs 'The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.  
  2. ^ Adherents.com
  3. ^ Rob Cohen interview at reviewgraveyard.com
  4. ^ Paramount hires cousins to pen 'Monster Squad' remake (exclusive)
  5. ^ "The Monster Squad Remake Scores Scribes".  
  6. ^ Portfolio of Advertising Work
  7. ^ Baltimore Sun
  8. ^ "Barbara Lardera and Rob Cohen". Variety. April 24, 2006. 

External links

  • Rob Cohen at the Internet Movie Database
  • Rare 1989–1990 Footage of Rob Cohen Directing Dick Wolf's "Nasty Boys"
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