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John August's screenwriting credits include Go (1999), Big Fish (2003), Titan A.E. (2000), Charlie's Angels (2000), and Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003). Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, John earned a degree in journalism from Drake University in Iowa and an MFA in film from the Peter Stark program at the University of Southern ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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The Nines Writer
(2007)
Big Fish Writer
(2003)
Corpse Bride Writer
(2005)

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 2019 Aladdin (screenplay) (post-production)
 2012 Frankenweenie (screenplay)
 2012 Dark Shadows (story)
 2007 The Nines (written by)
 2005 Corpse Bride (screenplay)
 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (screenplay)
 2003 Alaska (TV Movie) (written by)
 2003 Big Fish (screenplay)
 2003 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (screenplay) / (story)
 2000 Charlie's Angels (written by)
 2000 Titan A.E. (screenplay)
  D.C. (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 2000) (screenplay - 1 episode, 2000)
- Justice (2000) ... (writer)
- Truth (2000) ... (writer)
- Pilot (2000) ... (screenplay)
 1999 Go (written by)
 1998 God (Short) (written by)
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Show Show Director (2 credits)
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(August to September 2017) He wrote the book for the musical, "Big Fish," in a Washington D.C. premiere at the Keegan Theatre in Washington D.C. Andrew Lippa was composer and lyricist. See more »

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Personal Quote:

You tend to have a lot of ideas you would like to see made into movies, yet the reality is that most things that actually become movies aren't brand-new ideas. At this point in time, the movies that get made are based on some pre-existing piece of intellectual property.

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When he was tapped to write the modern adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, it was revealed that he had never seen the original 70s movie-musical featuring Gene Wilder. Upon asking Tim Burton if he had should see it before going ahead with his work, Burton responded with a resolute "Definitely Not!!!". See more »

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