Bruce Joel Rubin


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Bruce Joel Rubin was born on March 10, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Ghost (1990), Deep Impact (1998) and Jacob's Ladder (1990). He has been married to Blanche Rubin since January 29, 1970. They have two children. See full bio »

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Ghost Writer
(1990)
Deep Impact Writer
(1998)
(1990)

Filmography

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 2019 Jacob's Ladder (based on the screenplay "Jacob's Ladder" by)
 2010 Ghost (based upon the screenplay by)
 2009 The Time Traveler's Wife (screenplay)
 2007 The Last Mimzy (screenplay)
 2002 Stuart Little 2 (screenplay) / (story)
 1998 Deep Impact (written by)
 1993 My Life (written by)
 1991 Deceived (screenplay - as Derek Saunders)
 1990/I Jacob's Ladder (written by)
 1990 Ghost (written by)
 1986 Deadly Friend (screenplay by)
 1983 Brainstorm (story)
 1971 Come Together (additional dialogue - as Bruce Rubin)
 1964 Jennifer (Short) (written by)
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Show Show Thanks (11 credits)
Show Show Self (21 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage play: Ghost the Musical, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, Broadway, Manhattan, NY

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Bruce Rubin | Derek Saunders

Spouse:

Blanche Rubin  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

The script idea for Jacob's Ladder (1990) began as a dream: A subway late at night; I am traveling through the bowels of New York City. There are very few people on the train. A terrible loneliness grips me. The train pulls into the station and I get off. The platform is deserted. I walk to the nearest exit, and discover the gate is locked. A feeling of terrible despair begins to pulse through me... See more »

Trivia:

In 1984, on the same day Bruce and his wife sold their Illinois home, two weeks before they were to leave for LA, Bruce's LA agent called and said he would no longer represent him because his work was "too metaphysical and nobody wanted to make movies about ghosts." Bruce was devastated, but his wife was not. "So we ended up moving to Hollywood with no money, and within a week I had a house and ... See more »

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