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John Guare

John Guare was born on February 5, 1938 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for Six Degrees of Separation (1993), Atlantic City (1980) and Taking Off (1971). See full bio »
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 1997 SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (TV Movie) (segment "The Red Shoes")
 1993 Six Degrees of Separation (play) / (screenplay)
  American Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1987) (screenplay - 1 episode, 1987)
- The House of Blue Leaves (1987) ... (play) / (screenplay)
 1980 Atlantic City (written by)
 1971 Taking Off (written by)
 1970 NET Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Foul!/Actor's Choice (1970) ... (segment "Kissing Sweet")
 1969 New York Television Theatre (TV Series) (play: "Kissing Sweet" - 1 episode)
- Foul! (1969) ... (play: "Kissing Sweet")
 1968 NBC Experiment in Television (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- To Wally Pantoni We Leave a Credenza (1968) ... (writer)
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Stage: Wrote "A Free Man of Color", produced on Broadway. See more »

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[re Six Degrees of Separation (1993)] I was the one who got to choose who got to direct it. I got a chance to meet a lot of directors. I auditioned them. I was shocked by what they wanted to do to the play, like straightening out the chronology. [Fred Schepisi] said he loved the play and wanted to follow the play. The only caveat MGM put on the movie was we had to cast Will Smith. I said, very ... See more »


He was awarded the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 1993 (1992 season) and BBC Award for Best Play for his "Six Degrees of Separation". See more »

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