More Joseph Ruben Bios & Profiles
Biography #2Joseph Ruben is a master of suspense having helmed the hit thrillers Sleeping With The Enemy and The Good Son. His deft touch at stylish, dark dramas in which the main characters struggle against all odds for the right solution plays again in his latest turn behind the camera.
He last directed Sony Pictures' Money Train starring Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson. Before that it was 1993's The Good Son, a hit showcasing then young star Macauley Culkin. The successful thriller Sleeping With The Enemy starring Julia Roberts was released two years prior.
His career spans two decades with credits that include: 1989's True Believer starring James Woods and Robert Downey Jr., which later spun into the series Eddie Dodd; 1987's The Stepfather, a thriller which earned critical acclaim; and, the 1984 thriller Dreamscape starring Dennis Quaid, Christopher Plummer and Kate Capshaw.
In 1976, he wrote and directed the cult classic The Pom-Pom Girls. And, he directed the pilot for the award-winning ABC series Breaking Away.
A native of Briarcliff, N.Y., Ruben made his first film in high school. He studied film and theater at the University of Michigan and later received his bachelor's degree from Brandeis University.