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Robert Harling

  • Highest Rated: 72% Sister Act (1992)
  • Lowest Rated: 6% A Smile like Yours (1997)
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  • Robert Harling often bases his plays and screenplays on his past personal experiences. He originally studied to become a lawyer, but shortly before graduating from the Tulane University School of Law, he decided that acting was the better profession and never took his Bar exam. He lived in New York for several years, acting and working as a voiceover artist before penning the script for what remains his most famous work, Steel Magnolias, which he adapted, in 1989, into a popular film starring Shirley MacLaine, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton, and Sally Field. The story behind Harling's second screenwriting effort, Soapdish (1991), came from his personal experience as an actor. He made his directorial debut with his adaptation of novelist Larry McMurty's The Evening Star (1997), which in turn was a sequel to the popular melodrama Terms of Endearment (1983).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

18% Laws of Attraction Screenwriter $17.9M 2004
6% A Smile like Yours Executive Producer 1997
49% The First Wives Club Screenwriter 1996
22% The Evening Star Producer Director Screenwriter 1996
72% Sister Act Screenwriter $139.7M 1992
69% Soapdish Screenwriter 1991
70% Steel Magnolias Minister Screenwriter 1989

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

63% Telenovela
2015-2016
Creator
  • 2016
  • 2015
43% GCB
2012
Executive Producer Screenwriter Producer
  • 2012

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