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Joseph Ruben

Born on May 10, 1950 in Briarcliff Manor, NY
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Filmmaker Joseph Ruben has gained a reputation for his offbeat, psychological, and dark examinations of modern American family life. His 1987 film The Stepfather, which looks at an outwardly normal dad whose bland face masks the ruthless heart of a ... Read Full Biography
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