Robert Rodat (born Keene, New Hampshire, 1953) is an American film and television writer and television producer.
Well known for writing Saving Private Ryan (1998), Rodat also wrote The Comrades of Summer (1992), Tall Tale (1995), Fly Away Home with Vince McKewin (1996), and The Patriot (2000). He worked on the revision of the script for the 2008 film 10,000 BC and helped with the story of 2013 film Thor: The Dark World. Rodat also contributed to a screenplay for a film adaptation of Warcraft, work that was ultimately rebooted with the exit of the film's then-attached director, Sam Raimi.
In 2009 Rodat created the TNT science-fiction series Falling Skies, produced by Steven Spielberg. The series did not premiere until summer 2011. It has completed its fourth season, and a fifth and final season was broadcast in the summer of 2015. The show revolves around human survivors of a semi-post apocalyptic world due to an alien invasion.