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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 29 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Lone Star Writer
(1996)
Eight Men Out Writer
(1988)
Men with Guns Writer
(1997)

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 2018/I Sonora, the Devil's Highway (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/I Limbo (written by)
 1997/II Men with Guns (written by)
 1996 Lone Star (written by)
 1995 Piranha (TV Movie) (original screenplay) / (story)
 1994 Men of War (screenplay)
 1994 The Secret of Roan Inish (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)
 1984 The Brother from Another Planet (written by)
 1983 Baby It's You (screenplay by)
 1983 Lianna (written by)
 1982 The Challenge (written by)
 1981 The Howling (screenplay by)
 1980 Alligator (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 A Perfect Match (TV Movie)
 1980 Battle Beyond the Stars (screenplay by) / (story by)
 1979 The Lady in Red (written by)
 1978 Piranha (screenplay) / (story)
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Other Works:

Music video: Directed "I'm On Fire" for Bruce Springsteen. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

6' 4" (1.93 m)

Parents:

Sayles, Donald John | Sayles, Mary
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Personal Quote:

[on The Brother from Another Planet (1984)] I couldn't afford to hire a production manager, a first assistant director, and a second assistant director. Their minimums would have been high enough to make up a third of my budget. See more »

Trivia:

In the 2008 Empire Magazine movie poll, Sayles listed his ten favorite films as: Yojimbo (1961), The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948), Two Women (1960), The Organizer (1963), The Spirit of the Beehive (1973), Seven Samurai (1954), Sawdust and Tinsel (1953), Raging Bull (1980), The Wages of Fear (1953), Port of Shadows (1938). See more »

Trademark:

Towering height and slender frame See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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