Rob Epstein, also credited as Robert P. Epstein, is an American director, producer, writer, and editor. He has won two Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature, for the films The Times of Harvey Milk and Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt.
Epstein (right) in 2013
Robert P. Epstein
|Occupation||film director, producer|
|Awards||Best Documentary Feature|
1984 The Times of Harvey Milk
1989 Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt
Emmy Award for "The Celluloid Closet"
Pioneer Award from the International Documentary Association (IDA)
George Gund III Craft of Cinema Award
Epstein has transitioned from nonfiction documentaries into scripted narratives, producing such biopics as HOWL, his award-winning film about Allen Ginsberg's controversial poem by the same name (starring James Franco), and Lovelace, the story about the life and trials of pornographic superstar Linda Lovelace (starring Amanda Seyfried). He is openly gay.
|Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives||1977||Director|
|The Times of Harvey Milk||1984||Director, Producer, Editor||Won one Oscar|
|The AIDS Show||1986||Director, Producer|
|Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt||1989||Director, Producer, Writer||Won one Oscar|
|Where Are We? Our Trip Through America||1989||Director, Producer|
|The Celluloid Closet||1995||Director, Producer, Writer||News & Documentary Emmy Award|
|Paragraph 175||2000||Director, Producer|
|Underground Zero (segment "Isaiah's Rap")||2002||Director|
|Crime & Punishment||2002-2004||Director|
|An Evening with Eddie Gomez||2005||Director|
|10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America: "Gold Rush"||2006||Director|