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Robert D. Siegel

Film Director / Screenwriter | * 11/12/1971 (52) | New York
Robert D. Siegel is an American screenwriter and film director. He is most known for his work on The Wrestler and The Founder. The Wrestler won the Golden Lion at the 2008 Venice Film Festival and earned several Best Picture nominations. Big Fan premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. It was revealed in an online interview that Siegel attempted to write drafts for a comedy film but it ended up being a drama because of the conflicts in the film as well as avoiding Patton Oswalt being typecast as a comedic character. Big Fan was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award, which honors features made for under $500K, at the Independent Spirit Awards 2010. Siegel is a graduate of the University of Michigan who later became senior editor of The Onion from 1996 to 1999, and editor-in-chief from 1999 to 2003. He is married to voice actress Jen Cohn and has a son with her. ()
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Robert D. Siegel is an American screenwriter known for The Onion Movie and The Wrestler, as well as the writer and director of Big Fan. His movie The Wrestler won the Golden Lion at the 2008 Venice Film Festival and has earned several Best Picture nominations. Big Fan premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. It was revealed in an online interview that Siegel attempted to write drafts for a comedy film but it ended up being a drama because of the conflicts in the film as well as avoiding Patton Oswalt being typecast as a comedic character.Siegel is a graduate of the University of Michigan who later became senior editor of The Onion from 1996 to 1999, and editor-in-chief from 1999 to 2003.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Romance / Love

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Movies with Robert D. Siegel as Actor(2)

as himself2009 Within the Ring
as Autograph Fan #12008 The Wrestler

Movies with Robert D. Siegel as Crew(9)

Writing/Screenplay2023 American Huckster
Directing/Director2018 Cruise
Writing/Writer2018 Cruise
Writing/Writer2016 The Founder
Writing/Screenplay2013 Turbo
Directing/Director2009 Big Fan
Writing/Writer2009 Big Fan
Writing/Screenplay2008 The Wrestler
Writing/Writer2008 The Onion Movie

TV Shows/Series with Robert D. Siegel as Crew(4)

Writing/Writer2022 Pam & Tommy
Creator/Creator2022 Pam & Tommy
Writing/Writer2022 Welcome to Chippendales
Production/Executive Producer2022 Welcome to Chippendales

Full Name: Robert Siegel
Born: Friday, 11/12 1971 (November) in New York (current age: 52 years + 103 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Pig)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: University of Michigan
Other names for Robert D. Siegel (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Robert Siegel"
"Rob Siegel"
"로버트 D. 시겔"
"Robert Siegel (filmmaker)"
Robert D. Siegel frequently works together with these people:
Niko Tavernise (6x, Crew)
Darren Aronofsky (3x, Crew)
Maryse Alberti (3x, Crew)
Jen Cohn (3x, Actress)
Scott Franklin (3x, Crew)
Douglas Crosby (3x, Crew)
Matt Shakman (2x, Crew)
Peter Nolan (2x, Crew)
Andrew Weisblum (2x, Crew)
Jon Trosky (2x, Crew)
Chris Stover (2x, Crew)
Tim Grimes (2x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:368688, Added: 08/16/2018, Last updated: 02/13/2024