Biography

As a child growing up in Washington, DC, Ruben Fleischer never dreamed of being a director. But after working as the assistant to Miguel Arteta on Chuck & Buck and The Good Girl, Ruben had incredible first hand access to see what directing was all about. After those experiences, Ruben quit working and spent the next two years making various low budget music videos, short films, and other experiments, thereby putting himself embarrassingly deep into credit card debt in his attempt to be a "director." Luckily, people started to watch and enjoy his videos, which led to him getting signed to a production company where he was able to direct commercials and bigger budget music videos. Through making Six Days In May, a documentary about the Gumball Rally (a modern day Cannonball Run), Ruben met Rob & Big Black, with whom he created and developed Rob & Big, a hit reality television show on MTV. After three successful seasons, the show ended, only to be followed up by Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory. On the feature side, Ruben directed his first feature, Zombieland, a Zom-Com about the post-apocalyptic zombie world starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin.  His second film, 30 Minutes or Less, is a twisted dark comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson and Michael Pena.

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As a child growing up in Washington, DC, Ruben Fleischer never dreamed of being a director. But after working as the assistant to Miguel Arteta on Chuck & Buck and The Good Girl, Ruben had incredible first hand access to see what directing was all about. After those experiences, Ruben quit working and spent the next two years making various low budget music videos, short films, and other experiments, thereby putting himself embarrassingly deep into credit card debt in his attempt to be a "director." Luckily, people started to watch and enjoy his videos, which led to him getting signed to a production company where he was able to direct commercials and bigger budget music videos. Through making Six Days In May, a documentary about the Gumball Rally (a modern day Cannonball Run), Ruben met Rob & Big Black, with whom he created and developed Rob & Big, a hit reality television show on MTV. After three successful seasons, the show ended, only to be followed up by Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory. On the feature side, Ruben directed his first feature, Zombieland, a Zom-Com about the post-apocalyptic zombie world starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin.  His second film, 30 Minutes or Less, is a twisted dark comedy starring Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson and Michael Pena.

Personal Info

Known For Directing

Gender Male

Known Credits 12

Birthday 1974-10-31

Place of Birth Washington D.C., USA

Official Site http://ruben.fm/

Also Known As

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Directing TV ShowsMovies

2018 Zombieland 2Director
2018 VenomDirector
2017 Santa Clarita Diet(1 episode)Director
2015 Superstore(11 episodes)Director
2014 Marry Me(1 episode)Director
2014 A Way InDirector
2013 Gangster SquadDirector
2011 30 Minutes or LessDirector
2009 ZombielandDirector
2005 Gumball 3000: 6 Days in MayDirector

Production

2017 The Bold Type(10 episodes)Executive Producer
2017 Santa Clarita Diet(10 episodes)Executive Producer
2014 Two Night StandProducer

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