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      Robert B. Weide

      Robert B. Weide

      Highest Rated: 93% Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time (2021)

      Lowest Rated: 35% The Giver (2014)

      Birthday: Jun 20, 1959

      Birthplace: Orange County, California, USA

      Just as Larry David worked closely with pal Jerry Seinfeld during the NBC run of "Seinfeld," so too has producer Robert B. Weide worked with David for the subsequent six-season run of HBO's subversive and largely improvised hit "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Weide was a producer on the original 1999 one-off pay cable network special, which was never intended to go beyond that form. But it did well enough for HBO to order a series spinoff, which helped popularize to a much broader audience the intricate narrative construction talents of David. On both "Seinfeld" and "Curb," seemingly unrelated sub-plots all come together in the end. Weide is a self-professed fan of the Marx Brothers, and it makes sense that his adulation of Groucho and the gang eventually paved the way for a classic collaboration with the very grouchy David. Weide's other major comedy achievements are the 1998 documentary "Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth," which was nominated for an Academy Award, and the 1986 Emmy Award-winning PBS special "W.C. Fields: Straight Up," to which he contributed as a writer. He has also worked intermittently as both a director and editor, in 2008 guiding the failed feature comedy "How To Lose Friends and Alienate People."

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      WOODY ALLEN: A DOCUMENTARY, American Masters, from left: Woody Allen, director Robert Weide, 2011. ©PBS

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      93% 93% Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time Self,
      Director,
      Writer,
      Producer,
      Screenwriter
      $60.0K 2021
      35% 55% The Giver Screenwriter $45.1M 2014
      90% 88% Woody Allen: A Documentary Director,
      Screenwriter,
      Film Editing,
      Producer
      - 2012
      37% 42% How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Director $2.8M 2008
      No Score Yet 83% Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm Director - 1999
      No Score Yet 89% Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth Director,
      Writer,
      Producer,
      Film Editing
      - 1998
      64% 75% Mother Night Producer $390.5K 1996

      TV

      Credit
      92% 90% Curb Your Enthusiasm Man with Cell (Guest Star),
      Director
      2000-2001 2011 2017