29 Facts About Roberto Orci


Roberto Gaston Orci was born on July 20,1973 and is a Mexican-American film and television screenwriter and producer.


Roberto Orci began his longtime collaboration with Alex Kurtzman while at school in California.


Roberto Orci first became a film producer with 2008's Eagle Eye and again with 2009's The Proposal.


Roberto Orci created the television series Matador for the El Rey Network, but after this was initially renewed, it was cancelled at the end of the first season.


Roberto Orci was awarded the Norman Lear Writer's Award and the Raul Julia Award for Excellence, in addition to shared awards and nominations including The George Pal Memorial Award.


Roberto Orci was born in Mexico City on July 20,1973, to a Mexican father and a Cuban mother.


Roberto Orci grew up in Mexico, and moved with his family to the United States at the age of 10.


Roberto Orci was raised in Texas, Los Angeles and Canada.


Roberto Orci met his longtime friend and collaborator Alex Kurtzman when both were 17-year-old students at Crossroads, a privately funded school in Santa Monica, California.


Roberto Orci went on to attend the University of Texas at Austin.


Roberto Orci said in an interview with the magazine Extra that he had previously been involved in productions where the producers had writing backgrounds and had looked to them for help, and he was happy to provide that same support to the writers on Eagle Eye.


Roberto Orci took five years to bring the series Matador to television, with it originating from a conversation with his cousin Andrew.


Roberto Orci later explained in an interview that it was an easy decision, and he needed to pretend to consider it.


Roberto Orci felt that while Prime was sophisticated, there were concerns that it was leaving younger viewers behind because of its complexity and intensity.


Roberto Orci suggested rebooting the timeline as seen previously in the films and television series, and adding the return of Leonard Nimoy as Spock from Star Trek: The Original Series.


Roberto Orci considered the first two films in the reboot series to be the origin story for the crew, and that the third film would start where the crew was at the beginning of Star Trek: The Original Series.


Star Trek was profitable at the domestic box-office, resulting in a sequel being greenlit by the studio and Kurtzman and Roberto Orci being asked to write it.


Roberto Orci ruled out the "hero quitting" staple of a second movie, which had featured in the Transformers sequel, saying that the crew of the Enterprise were committed and that type of story does not have to apply to all sequels.


Kurtzman wanted to work on the Spider-Man film franchise, while Roberto Orci was linked to the directorial role for Star Trek 3.


In May 2014, Skydance and Paramount Pictures announced that Roberto Orci was to direct the third installment of the Star Trek reboot franchise, after Abrams moved on to direct Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


Roberto Orci remains credited as a producer on the film, and was replaced by Doug Jung and cast member Simon Pegg as the script writers after Orci's initial script was dropped.


Roberto Orci was replaced as director by Justin Lin, who had previously directed films in The Fast and the Furious franchise.


Roberto Orci created Matador with the idea that the main character would be a "soccer player by day who is a spy by night", and called him a "Latin James Bond".


In March 2020, it was reported that Roberto Orci was hired by Sony to write a script for an untitled Marvel film that would be set in Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters.


Roberto Orci married actress and screenwriter Adele Heather Taylor on June 6,2020 in a private ceremony.


Roberto Orci described the experience of receiving an award without Kurtzman as "bizarre".


Roberto Orci has been awarded the Raul Julia Award for Excellence by the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts.


Together with Kurtzman, Roberto Orci won The George Pal Memorial Award at the 2010 Saturn Awards.


In 2017, Roberto Orci was the recipient of the "Visionary Impact Award" by the National Hispanic Media Coalition.