Robert Rodat

Robert Rodat

Highest Rated: 93% Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Lowest Rated: 32% The Catcher Was a Spy (2018)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Keene, New Hampshire, USA

New Hampshire native Robert Rodat moved to Los Angeles thinking he might produce films but began writing scripts during the ten years spent working on his MFA at USC's film school. He received his first screenwriting credit for "Comrades of Summer," a 1992 HBO movie about an American baseball manager (Joe Mantegna) hired to train a Russian team for Olympic competition. Exploring one of the more recent hypotheses about the identity of the notorious British criminal Jack the Ripper, he penned "The Ripper" (Starz!, 1997), which posited the notion that the murderer was a member of the English royal family. After years of writing spec scripts, Rodat received his first feature credit on a project he co-wrote USC pal Steven L Bloom. "Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill" (1995). This well-crafted but unusual fable about a boy who encounters the mythical heroes Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, John Henry and others won critical praise but failed to find an audience. He fared somewhat better with the delightful family picture "Fly Away Home" (1996, co-written with Vince McKewn), the story of a father (Jeff Daniels) and daughter (Anna Paquin) who teach their adopted geese how to migrate. It was, however, his script for Steven Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) that elevated Rodat to the circle of A-list screenwriters by highlighting the enormity of the sacrifice and bravery of World War II combatants in a realistic film which at the same time made a powerful anti-war statement.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
69% 55% The Command Screenwriter - 2018
32% 51% The Catcher Was a Spy Screenwriter $706.6K 2018
61% 81% The Patriot Writer $113.3M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet 36 Hours to Die Writer - 1999
93% 95% Saving Private Ryan Writer - 1998
No Score Yet 38% The Ripper Writer - 1997
87% 70% Fly Away Home Writer $24.6M 1996
50% 52% Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill Screenwriter $8.2M 1995

TV

Credit
79% 69% Falling Skies Executive Producer,
Writer
2011-2015

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