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Robert Nelson Jacobs grew up in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Jacobs attended Yale University, where he received the Curtis Literary Prize for his short fiction and graduated with honors. He earned his master's degree from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Jacobs began his career as a writer of short stories that were published in little, prestigious magazines that generated little, prestigious income. Jacobs' love of movies brought him to California, where it took a number of years for his work to finally start paying the rent. In 2000, Jacobs received an Academy Award nomination for best adapted screenplay for Chocolat. In 2014, Jacobs was elected president of the Writers Guild Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting and preserving the craft of writing for the screen.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Robert Nelson Jacobs' Publicist

Robert Jacobs was born to Merle and Harold Jacobs on 24 February 1954. Growing up in Stroudsburg, Monroe County, Pennsylvania he was a regular visitor to the Sherman cinema, where he first realized that he wanted to write for the movies. He began writing for the Pocono Record before attending Yale University and University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, where he obtained a masters degree in Fine Arts. He moved to Los Angeles where he met his wife, Hilary Nelson, adding Nelson to his name. After several years as a short story writer he penned his first screenplay 'Out to Sea' for Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau in 1997. Two collaborations with Lasse Hallstrom have followed, including the Academy Award nominated 'Chocolat.'

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