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Phil Alden Robinson - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography
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Phil Alden Robinson - biography, date of birth, place of birth, filmography, clips, Writer, Director, Producer.
Born March 1, 1950, Long Beach, Long Island, New York is an American screenwriter, director, and producer.
After high school, Robinson attended Union College, New York, Schenectady, where he majored in political science and received his Ph.D. in philology in 1996.
Robinson appeared in cinematography in the mid-1980s. He made his debut as an associate producer in the film "All Me" directed by Karl Reiner in 1984, and he also had a hand in writing the script for this tape. During this period, Robinson practiced his screenwriting skills in the films Rhinestone (directed by Bob Clarke) and the TV series Hunter John.
In 1987, Phil Alden made his debut as a director, creating the melodrama "In the Mood" according to his own script. Two years later, he completed work on his second baseball film (where he also acted as a screenwriter) "Field of Dreams", which starred Kevin Costner. The film turned out to be very successful, the audience loved it, and was also appreciated by professional critics: "Field of Miracles" was nominated for awards from the Writers Guild of America, the Directors Guild of the USA, as well as an Oscar in the category for Best Adapted Screenplay.
In the late 1980s, Phil Alden wrote the crime thriller Ruthless by William Lustig, and a year later wrote the script for the film Ruthless 2: Absolutely (Michael Schroder). Robinson was named Screenwriter of the Year in 1990 by the National Association of Theater Owners. In 1993, Phil co-wrote the third part of Ruthless 3 (directed by James Lemmo), and in 1994 - Ruthless 4: The Redeemer (directed by Olei Sasson).
The next film directed by Robinson was released in the fall of 1992, the detective film "The Silencers" also did not leave indifferent the strict critics who nominated it for the "Edgar Award" (from the Association of American Detective Writers). In 1994, Robinson was awarded the Valentine Davies Award by the Writers Guild of the United States for his contributions to the entertainment industry.
In 2000, Robinson wrote the television drama A Song of Freedom, for which he received a Writers Guild Award for Best Original Screenplay, was nominated twice for an Emmy Award and three times for the NAACP Image Awards (for Best Television movie).
In 2001, Phil Alden joined his colleagues to create the mini-series "Brothers in Arms". This film also received the attention of the Directors Guild of America and received an Emmy for Best Director in a Miniseries.
A year later, Robinson released his new brainchild - the dramatic action film "The Price of Fear" with Morgan Freeman and Ben Affleck in the lead roles, after which he was in a creative lull for some time. After a hiatus in 2009, Robinson was writing the script for the Oscar-81 awards ceremony. A few years later (in 2014) he presented his new film to the audience - the comedy "This Morning in New York". The film became one of the last acting works of Robin Williams, who played the main role of Henry Altman in the film (by the way, the years of his character's life, 1951 - 2014, coincided with the years of the life of the actor himself).