ROBERT LORENZ (Produced by) has worked alongside filmmaker Clint Eastwood for almost 14 years. He currently oversees all aspects of the motion pictures produced at Eastwood’s company, Malpaso Productions, encompassing development, production, marketing and distribution.
In 2007, Lorenz received an Academy Award® nomination for his work on Eastwood’s acclaimed World War II saga Letters From Iwo Jima, which he produced with Eastwood and Steven Spielberg. The companion film to Flags of Our Fathers and shot almost entirely in Japanese, Letters From Iwo Jima also won the Los Angeles Film Critics and National Board of Review Awards for Best Picture, and the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice awards for Best Foreign Language Film. Lorenz had earlier garnered an Oscar® nomination as a producer of Eastwood’s Mystic River. In addition, he served as an executive producer on the Academy Award®-winning Best Picture Million Dollar Baby and Blood Work.
Lorenz grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and began his film career in Los Angeles in 1989. In 1994, he started his association with Eastwood as an assistant director on The Bridges of Madison County. Their subsequent collaborations include Space Cowboys, True Crime, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Absolute Power.
Lorenz has more than 25 films to his credit. He has been a member of the Directors Guild of America since 1993 and the Producers Guild of America since 2005. Lorenz met his wife, Melissa, while working with her on The Bridges of Madison County. They presently live in the Los Angeles area with their two children.