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Bruce Joel Rubin

Bruce Joel Rubin (born March 10, 1943, Detroit, Michigan) is an American screenwriter best known for the supernatural romance Ghost, for which he won the 1991 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He also wrote the screenplay for the 1990 psychological thriller Jacob's Ladder.

Personal life

Rubin is a 1960 graduate of Detroit's Mumford High School; he is sometimes credited as Derek Saunders or simply Bruce Rubin. He is also interested in spirituality and teaches meditation.

He and his wife, Blanche, split their time between Los Angeles and New York. They have two sons, Joshua and Ari - both moderately successful screenwriters. Bruce recently became a grandfather January 7, 2011.

Bruce wrote the story and lyrics for Ghost The Musical, which premiered in the United Kingdom in March 2011, and opened on Broadway in spring 2012.


His writing credits include: Jacob's Ladder, Deep Impact, Brainstorm, Ghost, Deadly Friend (which he adapted from the novel Friend by Diana Henstall), My Life (which he also directed), Stuart Little 2, The Last Mimzy and The Time Traveler's Wife.

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