Rob Cohen

Rob Cohen

producer, director, actor

Rob Cohen was born on Mar 12, 1949 in USA. Rob Cohen's big-screen debut came with Mahogany directed by Berry Gordy in 1975. Rob Cohen is known for Vanishing Son directed by John Nicolella, Russell Wong stars as Jian-Wa and Chi Muoi Lo as Wago. Rob Cohen has got 1 awards and 3 nominations so far. The most recent award Rob Cohen achieved is ShoWest Convention, USA. The upcoming new movie Rob Cohen plays is The Hurricane Heist which will be released on Mar 09, 2018.

Rob Cohen is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. One of the 1970's "baby moguls", he built a thriving career as a producer, before concentrating full time on directing from the 1990's, with high adrenaline action blockbusters such as xXx (2002) and Dragon : L'Histoire de Bruce Lee (1993). He is the creator of Fast and Furious (2001), Universal Pictures' biggest franchise of all time.Born on March 12, 1949 in Cornwall, New York, USA. He attended Harvard University and graduated magna cum laude in the class of '71, concentrating in a cross major between anthropology and visual studies. His first endeavor in filmmaking was a commissioned recruiting film for Harvard's Admissions Office in 1970. With a career in film and television spanning more than 40 years, Cohen has distinguished himself both as a celebrated screenwriter, producer and director. In 1973, Cohen became Fox's Vice President of TV Movies, before being poached by Gordon L. Berry and becoming Head of Production at Motown Records at the age of just 24. He went on to produce and direct some of the most iconic films and television series of the 1980's, including Deux flics à Miami (1984), Les Sorcières d'Eastwick (1987), Ironweed - La force du destin (1987) and The Wiz (1978)_. From 1990 onward, Cohen moved into directing full time. Much success followed with early 90's hits such as Dragon : L'Histoire de Bruce Lee (1993), Cœur de dragon (1996), Daylight (1996) and the Golden Globe award winning film Les rois de Las Vegas (1998). At 52, Cohen had become a hit action director of youth films, directing the 2001 blockbuster, Fast and Furious (2001). With the enormous success of Fast, he partnered up with Vin Diesel again the following year to direct yet another box office hit, xXx (2002). Cohen directed the third installed of La Momie : La Tombe de l'empereur dragon (2008) in 2008, grossing $405million world-wide, and Blumhouse Production's Un voisin trop parfait (2015) with Jennifer Lopez, which went on to gross five times it's budget.Currently on location in Sofia, Bulgaria, Cohen is shooting his next film, Hurricane (2018). Starring Toby Kebbell, Maggie Grace, Ryan Kwanten and Ralph Ineson, the action/adventure tells the tale of a $600 million heist of a U.S. treasury facility in a small Sou then town, during the worst storm to ever hit the coastal United States. The screenplay was written by Rob Cohen, Scott Windhauser, and Jeff Dixon.Cohen is also an accomplished commercials director, housed at Original Film, having made over 150 spots for products such as Disney's Star Wars, Verizon, Ford, GM, Mercedes, Chevy, Saab and Burger King among many others.

  • Birthday

    Mar 12, 1949
  • Place of Birth

    Cornwall, New York, USA
  • Also known

    Robert Cohen, 罗伯·科恩, Ρομπ Κοέν, Robert "Rob" Cohen

Known For


1 wins & 3 nominations

ShoWest Convention, USA
Director of the Year
Winner - ShoWest Award

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows