Ruben Fleischer

Ruben Fleischer

Highest Rated: 89% Zombieland (2009)

Lowest Rated: 30% Venom (2018)

Birthday: Oct 31, 1974

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., USA

Just when it seemed as if nothing more could be done with zombies, the walking dead, or the aftermath of an apocalypse, Ruben Fleischer's "Zombieland," from a script by Paul Wernick and Rhet Reese, reinvigorated the seemingly exhausted genre with an irreverent road comedy, complete with self-referential humor and surprising guest stars, all while retaining the outrageous violence of its predecessors. Modestly budgeted, it was met with largely positive reviews and strong word of mouth, eventually becoming the highest-grossing zombie movie of all time, surpassing even Zack Snyder's 2004 "Dawn of the Dead" remake. Fleischer, who cut his teeth directing ads for brands such as Burger King and Cisco, and music videos for artists such as M.I.A. and Electric Six, reteamed with "Zombieland" star and newly-minted Best Actor Oscar nominee Jesse Eisenberg for "30 Minutes or Less," an action comedy about a slacker pizza delivery driver who is forced to rob a bank, under the threat of a set of explosives that have been rigged to his body. Rare for a director working in Hollywood, Fleischer didn't actually study film in an academic setting, instead earning a history degree from Wesleyan University and working for a brief period as an HTML programmer in San Francisco. He landed a Production Assistant post on the WB series "Dawson's Creek," where his friendship with Mike White ("Chuck & Buck, The Good Girl") enabled him to lay the foundation of his career, which ultimately led to directing.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 69% Bad Trip Producer - 2020
68% 88% Zombieland: Double Tap Director,
Executive Producer
$73.1M 2019
30% 81% Venom Director $213.5M 2018
70% 66% The Mule Executive Producer $103.8M 2018
No Score Yet 42% Unicorn Store Producer - 2017
38% 45% Two Night Stand Producer $15.6K 2014
31% 57% Gangster Squad Director,
Executive Producer
$46M 2013
45% 40% 30 Minutes or Less Director $37.1M 2011
89% 86% Zombieland Director $75.6M 2009

TV

Credit
92% 84% Superstore Director,
Executive Producer
2015-2020
95% 87% The Bold Type Executive Producer 2017-2020
92% 84% Stumptown Executive Producer,
Director
2019-2020
No Score Yet 86% American Housewife Executive Producer,
Director
2016-2017

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