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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 Alive (1993). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Doubt
Doubt Writer
(2008)
Moonstruck
Moonstruck Writer
(1987)
Alive
Alive Writer
(1993)
Congo
Congo Writer
(1995)

Filmography

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 2008/I Doubt (play) / (screenplay)
 2006 The Red Coat (Short) (written by)
 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)
 1993 The Princess and the Cobbler (additional material - uncredited)
 1990 Joe Versus the Volcano (written by)
 1989 The January Man (written by)
 1987 Moonstruck (written by)
 1987 Five Corners (written by)
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Other Works:

Playwright: "The Big Funk" See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Patrick Shanley
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Personal Quote:

[Part of 1988 Oscar acceptance speech] "I'd like to thank everybody who ever punched or kissed me in my life and everybody who I ever punched or kissed." See more »

Trivia:

After he was thrown out of Catholic school in New York, he attended the private Thomas Moore Prep School in Harrisville, New Hampshire. He then returned to New York and attended New York University, left to enlist in the military and then returned to finish university on the G.I. Bill. He graduated in 1977 as valedictorian. See more »

Nickname:

Bard of the Bronx

Star Sign:

Libra

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