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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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Playwright: "Women of Manhattan" See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

I always knew I'd have to come home eventually. I'm Irish as hell: Kelly on one side, Shanley on the other. My father had been born on a farm in the Irish Midlands. He and his brothers had been shepherds there, cattle and sheep, back in the early 1920s. I grew up surrounded by brogues and Irish music, but stayed away from the old country till I was over 40. I just couldn't own being Irish. See more »

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The New York City area in which he grew up was the setting of his first script, Five Corners (1987). See more »

Nickname:

Bard of the Bronx

Star Sign:

Libra

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