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ROBERT WEIDE started his career in 1982 as producer of The Marx Brothers in a Nutshell, a documentary tribute that became one of the highest-rated programs in PBS history. He went on to produce and direct The Great Standups: Sixty Years of Laughter for HBO, write and direct Mort Sahl: The Loyal Opposition, which aired on PBS' American Masters series. In 1986 he received the national prime-time Emmy® Award for W. C. Fields Straight Up, honored as the year's Outstanding Informational Special.

From 1990-1994 he served as Vice President of Development for Rollins & Joffe Productions (producers of Woody Allen's films) where he executive-produced Larry Gelbart's critically acclaimed political satire, Mastergate for the Showtime Network and Rick Reynolds' one-man confessional, Only The Truth Is Funny. He has also produced the HBO specials But Seriously, Folks and The Lost Minutes of Billy Crystal.

1996 saw the release of Weide's first feature film as writer/producer, Mother Night, based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut, and starring Nick Nolte, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Sheryl Lee, and Kirsten Dunst. Weide also adapted Lois Lowry's Newbery Award-winning novel, The Giver, which is currently in development at Red Wagon Productions for Warner Brothers.

In 1998, Weide completed a twelve-year labor-of-love, his acclaimed documentary, Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth. He received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Feature Documentary, followed in 1999 with an Emmy® award for the film's editing and an Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Non-Fiction Special. Still involved in documentaries, he is part-way through film bios on comedian/ activist Dick Gregory and author Kurt Vonnegut.

In 1999, HBO premiered Weide's comedy special, Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, a faux-documentary chronicling the return to stand-up by Larry David, co-creator of Seinfeld. Weide became the Director and Executive Producer of the spin-off television series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, which premiered on HBO in the Fall of 2000 to great acclaim. Curb has run for six seasons on HBO and continues to enjoy broadcasts to a worldwide audience. The AFI named it the 2001 Comedy Series of the Year and it has gone on to win countless awards, including a Golden Globe® for Best Television Comedy Series. Weide was nominated for a highly prestigious DGA Award (Directors Guild of America) for Comedy Direction and has received several Emmy® nominations for the series, winning his third Emmy® Award (this time for Comedy Direction) for his Curb Your Enthusiasm episode Krazee-Eyez Killa.


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