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Rick Rubin

Rick Rubin was born on March 10, 1963 in Long Island, New York, USA as Frederick Jay Rubin. See full bio »

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 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight (writer: "Going Back To Cali")
 2017 Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Carnival Magic (2017) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)" - uncredited)
 2017 Family Guy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cop and a Half-Wit (2017) ... (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" - uncredited)
 2016 The Secret Life of Pets (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 2014-2016 The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Will Ferrell/Christina Aguilera/2 Chainz & Lil Wayne (2016) ... (writer: "Going Back to Cali" - uncredited)
- Justin Timberlake/Ellen DeGeneres/Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (2015) ... (writer: "Rock the Bells" - uncredited)
- Justin Timberlake (2014) ... (writer: "No Sleep Til Brooklyn" - uncredited)
 2015 Lip Sync Battle (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Queen Latifah vs. Marlon Wayans (2015) ... (writer: "Rock the Bells")
- Salt vs. Pepa (2015) ... (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2015 The Brit Awards 2015 (TV Special) (producer: "Bloodstream")
 2015 Fresh Dressed (Documentary) (writer: "My Adidas")
 2012-2014 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Party Night (2014) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" - uncredited)
- 2012 Grand Finale (2012) ... (writer: "It's Tricky" - uncredited)
 2014 Wimbledon (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- 2014: Day 9, Part 3 (2014) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" - uncredited)
- 2014: Day 9, Part 1 (2014) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" - uncredited)
 2014 Blondie at BBC Maida Vale (TV Movie) (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)")
 2014 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Days of Future Future (2014) ... (writer: "Girls" - uncredited)
 2014 Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show (TV Movie) (producer: "Give It Away")
 2014 The Raid 2 (writer: "A Light That Never Comes")
 2013 Saturday Night Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Kerry Washington/Eminem (2013) ... (writer: "Berzerk")
 2013 Eminem: Berzerk (Video short) (writer: "Berzerk")
 2013 Turbo (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2012 Fun Size (writer: "(YOU'VE GOTTA) FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT (TO PARTY)")
 2012 Grave Encounters 2 (producer: "Given Up")
 2012 Atop the Fourth Wall (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rock and Roll #31: Vanilla Ice (2012) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight for your Right (To Party)")
 2012 June Brown: Respect Your Elders (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)" - uncredited)
 2012 The Central Park Five (Documentary) (writer: "Jack the Ripper")
 2012 Battleship (producer: "Super Battle")
 2011 Misfits (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #3.6 (2011) ... (writer: "Girls" - uncredited)
 2011/I Jack and Jill (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2011 The Footy Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Grand Final Footy Show (2011) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" - uncredited)
 2011 The Change-Up (writer: "Brass Monkey")
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 (producer: "Iridescent")
 2011 Spread Eagle Cross the Block (Short) (writer: "Spread Eagle Cross the Block")
 2008-2011 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (writer - 4 episodes)
- Hollywood Twists (2011) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)" - uncredited)
- Greatest Sports Movies of All Time (2010) ... (writer: "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)" - uncredited)
- Adults Only 20 to 01: Saucy Songs (2009) ... (writer: " (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)")
- Music with a Message (2008) ... (writer: " (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)")
 2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited (Short) (writer: "Fight for Your Right")
 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.147 (2010) ... (writer: "Paul Revere" - uncredited)
 2010 8213: Gacy House (Video) (producer: "Be Yourself" - uncredited)
 2010 Angel Camouflaged (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2010/I The Bounty Hunter (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2010 Cop Out (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 2010 Super Bowl XLIV (TV Special) (producer: "Cyanide" - uncredited)
 2010 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #5.4 (2010) ... (writer: " (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)")
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.73 (2010) ... (writer: " (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!)" - uncredited)
 2009 17 Again (writer: "Drop")
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 2007 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Video Game) (writer: "Sabotage")
 2006 Final Fight: Streetwise (Video Game) (producer: "Pulse of the Maggots")
 2005 Get Rich or Die Tryin' ("Fight for Your Right to Party", "I Can't Live without My Radio")
 2005 The World's Greatest Gigs (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "No Sleep till Brooklyn", "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party!)" - uncredited)
 2004 UFC 50: The War of '04 (TV Special) (writer: "Brass Monkey" - uncredited)
 2004 Friday Night Lights (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2004 Spider-Man 2 (producer: "Someone To Die For")
 2004 White Chicks (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2004 Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (writer: "Going Back to Cali")
 2003 Malibu's Most Wanted (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2002 I Love the '80s (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- 1987 (2002) ... (writer: "Fight For Your Right")
 2002 The Hot Chick (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2002 Pro BMX 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Rock the Bells")
 2002 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (Video Game) (writer: "My Adidas")
 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Video Game) (writer: "Rock Box" - as R. Rubin)
 2001 Lindenstraße (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Planeta (2001) ... (writer: "Girls" - uncredited)
 2001 Summer Catch (writer: "Going Back to Cali")
 2001 Scratch (Documentary) (writer: "Rock the Bells")
 2000 Little Nicky (producer: "School of Hard Knocks")
 2000 Road Trip (writer: "It's Tricky")
 2000 Heavy Metal 2000 (producer: "Storaged")
 1999 Big Daddy (producer: "Ga Ga", "Sweet Child o' Mine")
 1998 Can't Hardly Wait (writer: "It's Tricky")
 1997 Edge (writer: "March of the Pigs")
 1996 She's the One (producer: "Walls (Circus)", "Walls (No. 3)", "Angel Dream", "California", "Grew Up Fast", "Hung Up & Overdue", "Hope You Never")
 1996 Twister (producer: "Melancholy Mechanics")
 1995 The Addiction (producer: "Addiction")
 1992 Cool World (producer: "The Witch")
 1991 Out for Justice (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 1990 Look Who's Talking Too (writer: "Fight For Your Right (To Party)")
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (writer: "Scenario")
 1988 Hot to Trot (writer: "Fight for Your Right")
 1988 Day by Day (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Birthday Presence (1988) ... (writer: "Fight for Your Right to Party" - uncredited)
 1987 Less Than Zero (writer: "Going Back To Cali", "You And Me" ("Less Than Zero"))
 1987 The Pick-up Artist (writer: "She's Crafty" - as R. Rubin)
 1987 White Water Summer (producer: "Aphrodisiac Jacket")
 1987 Top of the Pops (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 11 June 1987 (1987) ... (writer: "No Sleep Till Brooklyn")
 1985 Krush Groove (writer: "Can You Rock It Like This", "Krush Groovin'" - as R. Rubin) / (writer: "I Can't Live Without My Radio", "She's on It")
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Music video for Eminem: "Berzerk"

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I never decide if an idea is good or bad until I try it. So much of what gets in the way of things being good is thinking that we know. And the more that we can remove any baggage we're carrying with us, and just be in the moment, use our ears, and pay attention to what's happening, and just listen to the inner voice that directs us, the better. See more »


Produced the critically acclaimed Neil Diamond album "12 Songs", released Nov. 8, 2005. See more »


Thick, huge beard, and eyes always covered with sunglasses See more »

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