Danny Rubin is an American screenwriter and playwright.
Born in 1957, Rubin studied at Brown University, where he received his B.A. in biology, and Northwestern University, receiving his M.A. in radio, television, and film.
Rubin's most well-known work, Groundhog Day, co-written with Harold Ramis and starring Bill Murray, was released in 1993. The script received the 1993 British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Film and the 1994 BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay. The film is considered a modern classic and appears in the American Film Institute's lists of 100 Years...100 Laughs (#34) and the 10 Top 10: Fantasy (#8).
Rubin has also written the scripts for: Hear No Evil, also released in 1993, starring Marlee Matlin, D.B. Sweeney, and Martin Sheen; and S.F.W., released in 1994, starring Stephen Dorff, Jake Busey and Reese Witherspoon.
Groundhog Day was adapted into a musical, premiering on London's West End in 2016. Rubin collaborated with Australian composer/lyricist Tim Minchin to bring his movie to the stage. The London production was a critical and commercial success, winning the Olivier Award for Best New Musical. The production soon after transferred to Broadway, where it was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical.
Rubin is also an educator and a frequent lecturer at numerous universities around the United States. He is currently a Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University.
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