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A bright child, John Sayles began reading novels before age 9. A Williams grad in 1972, he shunned a corporate career to work various blue-collar jobs, moving to east Boston to take a factory job. He wrote stories and submitted them to various magazines, and the Atlantic Monthly gave him the idea of publishing them in a novel--thus "Pride of the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Lone Star Writer
(1996)
Eight Men Out Writer
(1988)
Limbo Writer
(1999)

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 2018 Sonora (written by)
 2018 The Alienist (TV Series) (teleplay by - 3 episodes)
- Castle in the Sky (2018) ... (teleplay by)
- Psychopathia Sexualis (2018) ... (teleplay by)
- Many Sainted Men (2018) ... (teleplay by)
 2016 Dr. Del (TV Movie)
 2010 Amigo (written by)
 2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles (screenplay)
 2007 Honeydripper (written by)
 2004 Silver City (written by)
 2003 Casa de los babys (written by)
 2002 Sunshine State (written by)
 1999 Limbo (written by)
 1997/II Men with Guns (written by)
 1996 Lone Star (written by)
 1995 Piranha (original screenplay) / (story)
 1994 The Secret of Roan Inish (screenplay)
 1994 Men of War (screenplay)
 1992 Passion Fish (written by)
 1991 City of Hope (written by)
 1990 Shannon's Deal (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Custody (1990) ... (written by)
- Words to Music (1990) ... (written by)
 1989 Breaking In (written by)
 1989 Shannon's Deal (TV Movie)
 1988 Eight Men Out (screenplay)
 1987 Matewan (written by)
 1987 Wild Thing (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Unnatural Causes (TV Movie)
 1986 The Clan of the Cave Bear (screenplay)
 1983 Baby It's You (screenplay by)
 1983 Lianna (written by)
 1982 The Challenge (written by)
 1981 The Howling (screenplay)
 1980 Alligator (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 A Perfect Match (TV Movie)
 1980 Battle Beyond the Stars (screenplay) / (story)
 1979 The Lady in Red (written by)
 1978 Piranha (screenplay) / (story)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Anthology: "The Anarchists Convention". Contains the short story "I-80 Nebraska, m.490 =96 m.205" winner of the O. Henry Prize. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 9 Interviews | 16 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

Official Site | ThFacebook | See more »

Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)
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Personal Quote:

There's a basic structure to movies. It's rigid and reductive. In a movie you only deal with core relationships: a protagonist, an antagonist. But in a novel you can do whatever you want. You can introduce characters that disappear for a hundred pages. You can have a dozen plot lines that interweave and overlap. In a novel, you get to be God. That doesn't happen in the movies. See more »

Trivia:

Speaks Spanish fluently. See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and slender frame See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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