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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 »

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

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 2018 La Ruta de los Caídos (written by) (post-production)
 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)
 1983 Lianna (written by)
 1982 The Challenge (written by)
 1981 The Howling (screenplay)
 1980 A Perfect Match (TV Movie)
 1980 Battle Beyond the Stars (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 Alligator (screenplay) / (story)
 1979 The Lady in Red (written by)
 1978 Piranha (screenplay) / (story)
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Other Works:

Music video: Directed "Born in the USA" for Bruce Springsteen. 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:

The scariest movie I ever saw was John Carpenter's The Thing (1982) with special effects by Rob Bottin. The theater was full, and I had to sit in the front row. 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:

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Star Sign:

Libra

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