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Jay Cocks

Jay Cocks was born on December 1, 1944 in New York City, New York, USA as John Curran Cocks Jr. He is a writer, known for Silence (2016), Strange Days (1995) and Gangs of New York (2002). He was previously married to Verna Bloom. See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Silence Writer
(2016)
Strange Days Writer
(1995)
(2002)
(1993)

Filmography

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 2016/I Silence (screenplay by)
 2004 De-Lovely (written by)
 2002 Gangs of New York (screenplay) / (story)
 1996 The 68th Annual Academy Awards (TV Special) (special material written by)
 1995 Strange Days (screenplay)
 1993 The Age of Innocence (screenplay)
 1990 Made in Milan (Short documentary)
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Personal Quote:

[on Pauline Kael, 1974]: You may not have noticed, but since Pauline Kael departed the "New Yorker" this spring on her annual hiatus, her name has been popping up in ads for movies she didn't review.

Trivia:

Was present the day George Lucas began writing the first draft of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977). Although he does not remember it, everyone present that day claims he came up with the infamous line "In a galaxy far, far away..." when Lucas asked how he should begin the script. See more »

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Like Paul Schrader and Steven Zaillian, he's one of the few recurrent screenwriters to work with Martin Scorsese in more than one film.

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