Born and raised in Germany, ROBERT SCHWENTKE (Directed by) most recently helmed the action/comedy Red, which starred Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker. His other feature film credits include The Time Traveler's Wife, which starred Rachel McAdams and Eric Bana, and the Hitchcockian thriller Flightplan, which starred Jodie Foster and Peter Sarsgaard.
Schwentke studied comparative literature and philosophy before attending the directing program at AFI. Upon graduating, he began work on the TV thriller Bildersturm, which was nominated for the Adolf Grimme Award (the German equivalent of an Emmy) in 1998.
In 2002, Schwentke made his feature film debut with the dark and moody thriller Tattoo, which went on to win the International Fantasy Film Award at Fantasporto as well as the Grand Prize European Fantasy Film Award at the Sweden Fantastik Filmfestival. A year later, he began production on The Family Jewels, an autobiographical black comedy about testicular cancer, which took the Audience Award at the Biberacher Film Festival in 2003 and won the Best Drama and Best Overall Awards at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival in 2003.
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