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Robin Swicord is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Co-Producer American born on 23 october 1952 at Columbia (USA)

Robin Swicord

Robin Swicord
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Birth name Robin Stender Swicord
Nationality USA
Birth 23 october 1952 (66 years) at Columbia (USA)

Robin Swicord (born 1952) is an American screenwriter and film director. She wrote the screenplay for the film Memoirs of a Geisha, based on the novel of the same name by Arthur Golden. Her other screenplay credits include Little Women, Practical Magic, Matilda, The Perez Family, and Shag.

Her directorial debut was with the 1993 short film The Red Coat, for which she also wrote the screenplay. Swicord wrote the screenplay for Karen Joy Fowler's 2004 novel The Jane Austen Book Club and directed the film, which was released in the United States on September 21, 2007. She also collaborated with Eric Roth on the screen adaptation of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, based on the short story of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Swicord was born in Columbia, South Carolina. She is married to screenwriter Nicholas Kazan, son of director Elia Kazan. Their daughter is actress Zoe Kazan.

Biography

Robin Swicord est née à Columbia en Caroline du Sud, elle est la fille d'Henry « Hank » Grady Swicord II, un homme d'affaires, et de Jean Carroll Swicord (née Stender). Le père de Swicord était dans l'armée, la famille déménageait donc souvent, elle passe une grande partie de son enfance à Barcelone, en Espagne, jusqu'à finalement s'installer en Floride. Elle a un frère, Steven Swicord.

Swicord explique qu'elle a toujours écrit durant son enfance, et que plus tard, comme elle a continué à le faire à l'université, elle est devenu intéressé par les scénarios parce qu'elle les trouve visuels par nature.

Elle est diplômée de l'université d'État de Floride, où elle obtient un double diplôme en anglais et en théâtre, avec une spécialité sur la scénographie. Pendant ses études, Swicord travaille comme photographe au journal de l'université, Florida Flambeau.

Best films

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
(Scriptwriter)
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
(Scriptwriter)
Practical Magic (1998)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Mira Nair
Mira Nair
(1 films)
Amy Brenneman
Amy Brenneman
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Robin Swicord (12 films)

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Actress

The Jane Austen Book Club, 1h46
Directed by Robin Swicord
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Maggie Grace, Hugh Dancy
Rating67% 3.3989953.3989953.3989953.3989953.398995
The book club is the brainchild of fiftysomething six-time divorcée Bernadette, who latches onto the idea when she meets Prudie, a prim, married high school French teacher in her mid-20s, at a Jane Austen film festival. Her concept is to have six members discuss all of Austen's six novels, with each member hosting the group once a month. Also inducted into the club are Sylvia, a fortysomething librarian who recently has separated from her philandering lawyer husband Daniel after more than two decades of marriage; Sylvia's 20-something lesbian daughter Allegra; Jocelyn, a happily unmarried control freak and breeder of Rhodesian Ridgebacks who has been Sylvia's friend since childhood; and Grigg, a science fiction fan who's roped into the group by Jocelyn with the hope he and Sylvia will prove to be a compatible match.

Director

Wakefield
Wakefield (2017)
, 1h36
Directed by Robin Swicord
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Jason O'Mara, Beverly D'Angelo, Ian Anthony Dale, Pippa Bennett-Warner
Rating62% 3.1499453.1499453.1499453.1499453.149945
Howard Wakefield est un avocat qui a tout pour lui. Une belle situation, une femme dont il est follement amoureux et de beaux enfants. Jusqu’au jour où, dépressif, il décide de tout plaquer pour s’installer secrètement en face de chez lui pour espionner ses proches.
The Jane Austen Book Club, 1h46
Directed by Robin Swicord
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Maggie Grace, Hugh Dancy
Rating67% 3.3989953.3989953.3989953.3989953.398995
The book club is the brainchild of fiftysomething six-time divorcée Bernadette, who latches onto the idea when she meets Prudie, a prim, married high school French teacher in her mid-20s, at a Jane Austen film festival. Her concept is to have six members discuss all of Austen's six novels, with each member hosting the group once a month. Also inducted into the club are Sylvia, a fortysomething librarian who recently has separated from her philandering lawyer husband Daniel after more than two decades of marriage; Sylvia's 20-something lesbian daughter Allegra; Jocelyn, a happily unmarried control freak and breeder of Rhodesian Ridgebacks who has been Sylvia's friend since childhood; and Grigg, a science fiction fan who's roped into the group by Jocelyn with the hope he and Sylvia will prove to be a compatible match.

Scriptwriter

Wakefield
Wakefield (2017)
, 1h36
Directed by Robin Swicord
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Jason O'Mara, Beverly D'Angelo, Ian Anthony Dale, Pippa Bennett-Warner
Roles Writer
Rating62% 3.1499453.1499453.1499453.1499453.149945
Howard Wakefield est un avocat qui a tout pour lui. Une belle situation, une femme dont il est follement amoureux et de beaux enfants. Jusqu’au jour où, dépressif, il décide de tout plaquer pour s’installer secrètement en face de chez lui pour espionner ses proches.
The Promise, 2h14
Directed by Terry George
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Actors Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, James Cromwell, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Jean Reno
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.050483.050483.050483.050483.05048
En 1915, dans les derniers jours de l'Empire ottoman, un étudiant en médecine arménien, fiancé à une jeune femme de son village, fait la rencontre d'un journaliste américain et de son amie et tombe éperdument amoureux de cette dernière. Ils essayent tous trois de survivre au génocide arménien.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, 2h46
Directed by David Fincher
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Vieillesse, Political films
Actors Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Taraji P. Henson, Robert Towers, Tom Everett, Julia Ormond
Rating77% 3.8977053.8977053.8977053.8977053.897705
In 2005, elderly Daisy Fuller is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital; she asks her daughter, Caroline, to read aloud from the diary of Benjamin Button. From the reading, we learn that on the evening of November 11, 1918, a boy is born with the appearance and physical maladies of an elderly man. The baby's mother died after giving birth, and the father, Thomas Button, abandons the infant on the porch of a nursing home. Queenie and Mr. "Tizzy" Weathers, workers at the nursing home, find the baby, and Queenie decides to care of him as her own.
The Jane Austen Book Club, 1h46
Directed by Robin Swicord
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Kathy Baker, Amy Brenneman, Maggie Grace, Hugh Dancy
Rating67% 3.3989953.3989953.3989953.3989953.398995
The book club is the brainchild of fiftysomething six-time divorcée Bernadette, who latches onto the idea when she meets Prudie, a prim, married high school French teacher in her mid-20s, at a Jane Austen film festival. Her concept is to have six members discuss all of Austen's six novels, with each member hosting the group once a month. Also inducted into the club are Sylvia, a fortysomething librarian who recently has separated from her philandering lawyer husband Daniel after more than two decades of marriage; Sylvia's 20-something lesbian daughter Allegra; Jocelyn, a happily unmarried control freak and breeder of Rhodesian Ridgebacks who has been Sylvia's friend since childhood; and Grigg, a science fiction fan who's roped into the group by Jocelyn with the hope he and Sylvia will prove to be a compatible match.
Memoirs of a Geisha, 2h25
Directed by Rob Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films
Actors Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Suzuka Ōgo, Gong Li, Michelle Yeoh, Samantha Futerman
Rating74% 3.7003653.7003653.7003653.7003653.700365
The film tells the story of Chiyo Sakamoto, a poor Japanese girl who has been sold along with her older sister Satsu into a life of servitude by her parents. Chiyo is taken in by the proprietress of a geisha house, Mother, but Satsu is rejected and is sold to another house in the "pleasure district" of the Hanamachi. At the okiya, she meets another young girl named Pumpkin, and also has numerous unpleasant run-ins with the okiya's senior geisha Hatsumomo.
Practical Magic, 1h44
Directed by Griffin Dunne
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films about magic and magicians, Witches in film
Actors Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Goran Višnjić, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest, Aidan Quinn
Rating62% 3.1013853.1013853.1013853.1013853.101385
Maria Owens, a young witch, is exiled to Maria's Island in Massachusetts with her unborn child for escaping her execution. When her lover does not come to rescue her, she desperately casts a spell upon herself to stop falling in love due to heartbreak, only to die soon after. The spell becomes a curse for several generations. Gillian and Sally Owens, two descendants of the Owens family, are taken in by their aunts Frances and Jet after the death of their parents. Sally is the more gifted of the two while Gillian's talents are more in charm and persuasion, and have been subject to ridicule during their youth. After witnessing their aunts cast a spell on a man for a woman who seems obsessed with having his love, Gillian decides to fall in love and Sally casts a true love spell to protect herself.
Matilda
Matilda (1996)
, 1h38
Directed by Danny DeVito
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about education, Films about children, Films about families, Children's films
Actors Rhea Perlman, Embeth Davidtz, Amanda and Caitlin Fein, Pam Ferris, Aileen Quinn, Mara Wilson
Rating69% 3.4508053.4508053.4508053.4508053.450805
Matilda Wormwood is a child prodigy with a bright personality, but her parents, Harry and Zinnia (Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman), neglect and mistreat her. At age four, she discovers the local library and walks there every day to read while her father is at work, her mother playing bingo and her older brother, Michael (Brian Levinson), is at school.
Little Women, 1h55
Directed by Gillian Armstrong
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about families, Feminist films, Political films, Children's films
Actors Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Trini Alvarado, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale
Rating72% 3.649263.649263.649263.649263.64926
The film focuses on the March sisters: beautiful Meg (Trini Alvarado), tempestuous Jo (Winona Ryder), tender Beth (Claire Danes), and romantic Amy (Kirsten Dunst), who are growing up in Concord, Massachusetts during and after the American Civil War. With their father away fighting in the war, the girls struggle with major and minor problems under the guidance of their strong-willed mother, affectionately called Marmee (Susan Sarandon). As a means of escaping some of their problems, the sisters revel in performing in romantic plays written by Jo in their attic theater.
Shag
Shag (1989)
, 1h38
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Phoebe Cates, Bridget Fonda, Annabeth Gish, Page Hannah, Robert Rusler, Scott Coffey
Rating62% 3.1498453.1498453.1498453.1498453.149845
The film is a lighthearted story of four teenage girlfriends of various temperaments who escape from their parents for a few days in 1963 for an adventure in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where the big spring festival promises a dance contest, beer blasts and lots of cute boys. Carson (Phoebe Cates) is engaged to a rich but square young man, Melaina (Bridget Fonda) fancies herself as a Hollywood sexpot, Luanne (Page Hannah) wears glasses and is a prim and proper senator's daughter, and Pudge (Annabeth Gish) has recently lost weight but has always been called "Pudge" and suffers from low self-esteem.
Murder at the Gallop, 1h21
Directed by George Pollock
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Actors Margaret Rutherford, Stringer Davis, Robert Morley, Flora Robson, Bud Tingwell, Gordon Harris
Rating72% 3.646113.646113.646113.646113.64611
While Miss Marple (Margaret Rutherford) and Mr Stringer (Stringer Davis) are soliciting donations for a charity, they visit Mr. Enderby (Finlay Currie), a rich and eccentric recluse. He tumbles down a staircase, apparently the victim of a fatal heart attack. Knowing that Enderby had a pathological fear of cats, Miss Marple becomes suspicious when she finds one in the house. She also finds a piece of mud bearing the print of a riding boot, but when she goes to Inspector Craddock (Bud Tingwell), he is sceptical, believing that Enderby died of natural causes.