TROUBLE WITH THE CURVE
ROBERT LORENZ (Director/Producer) continues his progression
as a filmmaker making his feature directorial debut with "Trouble with the
Curve." Already a prolific producer, Lorenz has earned two Academy Award
nominations in the last decade producing films for Clint Eastwood at his Malpaso
Lorenz received his first Oscar nomination in 2004 for producing "Mystic
River." The following year he served as executive producer on the Best Picture
winner "Million Dollar Baby." Lorenz went on to produce Eastwood's World War II
companion pieces, "Flags of Our Fathers" and "Letters from Iwo Jima." The
latter, which he produced along with Eastwood and Steven Spielberg, brought
Lorenz his second Academy Award nomination. Shot almost entirely in Japanese,
"Letters from Iwo Jima" also won the Los Angeles Film Critics and National Board
of Review Awards for Best Picture, as well as the Golden Globe and Critics
Choice Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
In 2008, Lorenz worked with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard to produce Eastwood's
true-life drama "Changeling," which went on to receive three Academy Award
nominations, including one for Angelina Jolie as Best Actress. The same year,
Lorenz and Eastwood produced "Gran Torino," Malpaso's highest grossing film to
Lorenz most recently produced Eastwood's "J. Edgar," with Leonardo DiCaprio;
"Hereafter," starring Matt Damon; and "Invictus," which earned a Producers Guild
of America Award nomination. Starring Damon and Morgan
Freeman in Oscar -nominated performances, the film received Golden Globe Award
nominations for Best Picture and Director.
Lorenz grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and moved to Los Angeles to start
his film career in 1989. He began his association with Eastwood as an assistant
director on "The Bridges of Madison County." Their subsequent collaborations
include "Space Cowboys," "True Crime," "Midnight in the Garden of Good and
Evil," "Absolute Power" and "Blood Work."
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