Born and raised in Germany, Schwentke studied comparative literature and philosophy before attending the directing program at the American Film Institute.

ROBERT SCHWENTKE was already an award-winning director in his native Germany when he made his American film debut with the 2005 thriller Flightplan, starring Jodie Foster. From there he went on to direct Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams in The Time Traveler’s Wife, after which he helmed the hit feature film RED starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and Helen Mirren in 2010.

He most recently directed the Jeff Bridges starrer R.I.P.D.