Robert Kubilos is an American film director, producer, and writer who has had a hand in some of the most critically acclaimed and successful films of recent years. He is best known for his work on the Academy Award-winning film The Departed, as well as the cult classics Adaptation and Being John Malkovich.
Kubilos began his career in the mid-1990s working as an assistant director on low-budget independent films before making his directorial debut in 1999 with the short film, The Suburbans. His feature-length directorial debut came in 2002 with the critically acclaimed comedy-drama Adaptation starring Nicolas Cage and Meryl Streep. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay, and won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture.
In 2006, Kubilos directed the Academy Award-winning crime drama The Departed, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon. The film was a critical and commercial success, earning $290 million at the box office and winning four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Kubilos’s other notable works include the 2002 fantasy comedy Being John Malkovich, starring John Cusack, Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener, and the 2007 drama The Good Shepherd, starring Matt Damon and Angelina Jolie. He also executive produced the 2010 biographical drama The Social Network, which won three Academy Awards.
In addition to his work in film, Kubilos has directed several television series, including the HBO drama The Leftovers and the Netflix comedy series Grace and Frankie. He has also directed several music videos throughout his career, including ones for the bands Coldplay and U2.
Kubilos is renowned for his ability to bring emotion and depth to his films, and for his attention to detail. His films have won numerous awards and have earned him numerous nominations, including four Academy Award nominations. He continues to direct and produce films, as well as direct television series.