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Robert Shapiro began his show business career in the mail room of the William Morris Agency. He rose through the ranks becoming Managing Director in charge of William Morris' London Office and Senior Vice-President and Head of their International Motion Picture Department where he represented some of the industry's most prominent stars and filmmakers. After leaving William Morris, Shapiro became President of Warner Bros. Worldwide Theatrical Production Division, a position he held for over six years. Some of the 50 plus films produced during his tenure at Warner Bros. Include: the "Superman" films, "Hooper," "Private Benjamin," "Going in Style," "The In-Laws," "Altered States," "National Lampoon's Vacation," "Time After Time," "Every Which Way But Loose," "The Shining," and "Chariots of Fire." Shapiro produced Tim Burton's highly acclaimed comedy hit, "Pee Wee's Big Adventure." He was Executive Producer of Steven Speilberg's, "Empire of the Sun," starring John Malkovich and Christian Bale. Shapiro produced "Arthur 2: On the Rocks," starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli and John Gielgud directed by Bud Yorkin. He produced "There Goes My Baby," starring Noah Wylie, Dermot Mulroney, Rick Schroder, Keli Williams and Kristen Minter, written and directed by Floyd Mutrux, which was released by Orion. Shapiro produced the critically acclaimed, "Black Beauty," written and directed by Caroline Thompson, which was released by Warner Bros. He produced the comedy, "Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde," directed by David Price, for Savoy Pictures. Shapiro produced Walt Disney Pictures hit comedy, "My Favorite Martian," starring Jeff Daniels, Christopher Lloyd and Elizabeth Hurley, directed by Donald Petrie. Robert Shapiro Productions produced the made-for-television movie, "The Summer My Father Grew Up," starring John Ritter and directed by Michael Tuchner, which aired on NBC. Shapiro produced "Cadet Kelly," starring Hilary Duff, for the Disney Channel that is among their top ten highest rated movies. He produced the successful comedy, "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen," starring Lindsay Lohan and Megan Fox directed by Sara Sugarman and written by Gail Parent based upon Dyan Sheldon's best selling novel for Walt Disney Pictures. Shapiro also directed the second unit on the film. Films Shapiro has been associated with have garnered several Academy Awards and nominations. He has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and received the prestigious Christopher Award ("Empire of the Sun") as well as the Genesis Award for Best Picture ("Black Beauty"). Shapiro has directed the second unit on several films and directed episodes of Dick Clark and Fox TV Network's, "Beyond Belief." He is producing a film in collaboration with BBC Films entitled "The Children of Willesden Lane" based upon the extraordinary true life memoir written by Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen. The screenplay is written by Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse ("Race", "Frankie and Alice") and executive produced by Christine Langan and Ed Wethered for BBC films. Shapiro is preparing a film entitled, "Fig," which was written and will be directed by Will Geiger ("Elvis & Annabelle" starring Blake Lively & Max Minghella). He is preparing a film based upon the 2016 Athena List Award-winning screenplay entitled, "In The Land of Fire & Ice," written by David MacGregor to be directed by Sarah Knight ("Vino Veritas") and co-starring Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo ("House of Sand & Fog", "24", "House of Saddam"). Shapiro is preparing a film set in Australia written by Sabina Murray ("The Beautiful Country") entitled, "The Way Back," based upon one of the short stories in her Pen/Faulkner Award winning book, "The Caprices." He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences where he serves on the Nicholl Fellowship screenwriting selection committee, The Foreign Language Film Committee, and the Academy Animated Feature Film Committee. Shapiro is a mentor to graduate school filmmakers at the Peter Stark Program at USC. He has taught classes and has been a guest lecturer at USC, UCLA, NYU, Emerson College, University of Nebraska, University of Utah and the Los Angeles Film School.  See full bio on IMDb »

Robert Shapiro Rips Robert Kraft Prosecutors, They Should Be Ashamed!

Robert Shapiro
Rips Robert Kraft Prosecutors They Should Be Ashamed!!!

"I think prosecutors in this country should have something much better to do." That's Robert Shapiro -- a famous piece of O.J. Simpson's dream team -- going scorched Earth on prosecutors in the… READ MORE >

Robert Shapiro Says Kim Kardashian Can Join His Firm Once She's a Lawyer

Robert Shapiro
Kim K's Got a Job Waiting with Me ... Once She Passes the Bar

Kim Kardashian has her first job offer in the legal world, and it comes from one of the famed attorneys who worked closely with her dad on O.J. Simpson's dream team. Robert Shapiro, who… READ MORE >

- 40 days ago
Robert Shapiro Says Cosby Guilty Verdict is Victory for #MeToo Movement

Robert Shapiro
Cosby Verdict Huge Victory for #MeToo

Robert Shapiro knows a thing or two about defending guilty clients -- sorry, O.J. -- but he says no one could have successfully defended Bill Cosby. We got the famous lawyer Thursday night… READ MORE >

- 395 days ago
Blac Chyna Gets Restraining Order Against Rob Kardashian

Blac Chyna
Celebrates Court Victory Over Rob Kardashian

Blac Chyna got the restraining order she sought against Rob Kardashian ... and she celebrated outside court with her attorneys. Chyna was flanked by Lisa Bloom and Walter Mosley as… READ MORE >

- 686 days ago
Rob Kardashian Says Slut Shaming was 'Spontaneous Reaction I Regret'

Rob Kardashian
Slut Shaming 'Spontaneous Reaction I Regret'

Rob Kardashian will not fight Blac Chyna in court Monday ... we've learned he will agree to the restraining order she is seeking against him. Rob's lawyer, Robert Shapiro, tells TMZ, Rob's… READ MORE >

- 686 days ago
Rob Kardashian's Lawyer Will Promise Restraining Order Judge He Won't Bully Blac Chyna on Social Media

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Your Honor, I Promise ... No More Slut Shaming Blac Chyna

Rob Kardashian's lawyer will appear in court Monday morning and tell the judge ... his client will voluntarily refrain from attacking/bullying Blac Chyna on social media. Sources connected with… READ MORE >

- 687 days ago
Conrad Hilton To Be Released on Bail if He Agrees to Enter Hospital for Diagnosis

Conrad Hilton
To Be Released on Bail If He Agrees to Enter Hospital for Diagnosis

Conrad Hilton's family will use his arrest after going off the rails at his ex-girlfriend's house to get him help ... TMZ has learned. We broke the story ... Conrad was arrested Saturday at 4 AM… READ MORE >

- 749 days ago
Robert Shapiro -- Calls B.S. On People vs. OJ ... Travolta Was NOTHING Like Me (VIDEO)

Robert Shapiro
Calls B.S. On The People vs. OJ Travolta Was Nothing Like Me

Robert Shapiro tried his best to hide his contempt for the people behind "People vs. OJ Simpson," for a cartoonish-like portrayal of him. We got OJ's real lawyer Friday outside Bristol Farms in… READ MORE >

- 982 days ago
Robert Shapiro -- Disney on the Hook in Alligator Attack (VIDEO)

Robert Shapiro
Disney on the Hook in Gator Attack

Famed attorney Robert Shapiro thinks there's little doubt ... Disney is going to pay dearly for the alligator attack that resulted in the gruesome death of a 2-year-old boy. O.J. Simpson's former… READ MORE >

- 1074 days ago
Marcia Clark -- Calls BS on Robert Shapiro ... He Didn't Try On Glove (VIDEO)

Marcia Clark
Calls BS on Shapiro He Didn't Try On Glove

Marcia Clark thinks Robert Shapiro is taking credit for Johnnie Cochran's trial-turning O.J. Simpson glove demo. We got Marcia leaving Fox Studios in NYC Wednesday and asked about Shapiro's claim… READ MORE >

- 1097 days ago
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