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John Patrick Shanley


John Patrick Shanley was born on October 3, 1950 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer, known for Doubt (2008), Moonstruck (1987) and Congo (1995). See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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 2008/I Doubt (play) / (screenplay)
 2006 The Red Coat (Short)
 2002 Live from Baghdad (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 2002 Papillons de nuit (book) / (play "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea")
 1995 Congo (screenplay)
 1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (screenplay)
 1993 Danny i Roberta (TV Movie) (play "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea")
 1993 Alive (screenplay)
 1990 Joe Versus the Volcano (written by)
 1989 The January Man (written by)
 1987 Moonstruck (written by)
 1987 Five Corners
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Playwright: "Women of Manhattan" See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Patrick Shanley
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Personal Quote:

Part of his 2009 commencement speech at College of Mount Saint Vincent: Not to bring up something upsetting, but when you leave here today, you may go through a period of unemployment. My suggestion is this: Enjoy the unemployment. Have a second cup of coffee. Go to the park. Read Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman loved being unemployed. I don't believe he ever did a day's work in his life. As you may ... See more »

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His play "Doubt" has won several awards for outstanding dramatic play including: the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, the 2004-2005 Drama Desk Award and the 2005 Tony Award. The play is about a molestation charge in a Catholic school. See more »

Nickname:

Bard of the Bronx

Star Sign:

Libra

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