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David Rubin began his career in New York on the production staff of Saturday Night Live, before working on the casting of Ragtime, Silkwood and Amadeus. David then moved to Los Angeles to team with veteran casting director Lynn Stalmaster on 'The Name of the Rose', 'The Big Easy', 'Spaceballs' and many other films.

Opening his own casting office, David was responsible for assembling the casts of such films as: 'The Addams Family', 'Fried Green Tomatoes', 'My Cousin Vinny', 'The Firm', 'Four Weddings and a Funeral', 'Get Shorty', 'Romeo + Juliet', 'The English Patient', 'Men in Black', 'My Best Friend's Wedding' and 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'.

For six years, from 1998 until 2004, Rubin closed his casting office to develop and produce films with Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella at Mirage Enterprises.

In recent years, he assembled the casts of such films and television programs as 'Hairspray', 'Lars and the Real Girl', 'Yes Man', 'Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay', 'On the Road', 'Game Change' (HBO) for which he won an Emmy Award, 'Gravity', 'Wild', 'Trumbo' and 'Big Little Lies' (HBO) for which he won his second Emmy.

In 2001, David was the recipient of the Hollywood Film Festival Award for Outstanding Career Achievement in the field of Casting, presented by Sydney Pollack. In 2002, Baz Luhrmann presented him with an honorary Career Achievement Award from the Casting Society of America.

David is an officer of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and serves on the Academy's Board of Governors, representing the Casting Directors Branch.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: A. Freedman

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