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Robert Greenwald

Robert GreenwaldAKA Robert G. Greenwald

Born: 28-Aug-1945
Birthplace: New York City

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Film/TV Producer, Film Director
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Outfoxed, Xanadu

Early in Greenwald's career, he made TV schlock like Sharon: Portrait of a Mistress and Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold. He also directed Gene Kelly's last musical, Xanadu (1980), for which Greenwald won a Golden Raspberry as Worst Director.

Long driven to make political "message" films, he brought Farrah Fawcett respect in The Burning Bed, a critically-acclaimed 1984 melodrama wherein Fawcett took vengeance on her abusive husband. Greenwald also directed Steal This Movie (2000), based on Abbie Hoffman's Steal This Book, with Vincent D'Onofrio in a frizzy wig playing Hoffman. Greenwald and Hoffman's wife Anita had been friends and neighbors in the 1970s. When Abbie Hoffman became a fugitive from justice on cocaine charges, Greenwald was one of the few people Hoffman occasionally called on the phone.

In recent years, Greenwald has been making leftist political documentaries, like Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election, Uncovered: The War on Iraq, and Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties. Greenwald's documentaries are generally outraged instead of objective. They are rarely screened in movie theaters, and are sneered at if they're mentioned at all by the mainstream media. But the facts Greenwald presents on screen are depressingly not in dispute.

    University: Antioch College

    Dean for America
    Democracy for America
    John Kerry for President
    Progressive Majority

    War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State (19-Apr-2013)
    Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (1-Sep-2006)
    Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price (4-Nov-2005)
    Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War (3-Nov-2004)
    Uncovered: The War on Iraq (20-Aug-2004)
    Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism (13-Jul-2004)
    Steal This Movie (4-Mar-2000)
    Breaking Up (17-Oct-1997)
    A Woman of Independent Means (19-Feb-1995)
    Hear No Evil (26-Mar-1993)
    Sweet Hearts Dance (23-Sep-1988)
    The Burning Bed (8-Oct-1984)
    In the Custody of Strangers (26-May-1982)
    Xanadu (8-Aug-1980)
    Flatbed Annie & Sweetiepie: Lady Truckers (10-Feb-1979)
    Katie: Portrait of a Centerfold (23-Oct-1978)

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