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John Patrick Shanley


John Patrick Shanley was born on October 3, 1950 in The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He is a writer, known for Moonstruck (1987), Doubt (2008) and Congo (1995). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Moonstruck Writer
(1987)
Doubt Writer
(2008)
Congo Writer
(1995)

Filmography

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  The Red Coat (Short) (completed)
 2019 Great Performances (TV Series) (libretto - 1 episode)
- Cuomo: Doubt (2019) ... (libretto)
 2008/I Doubt (play) / (screenplay)
 2006 The Red Coat (Short) (written by)
 2002 Live from Baghdad (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 2002 Papillons de nuit (book) / (play "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea")
 1995 Congo (screenplay)
 1993 The Thief and the Cobbler (additional material - uncredited)
 1993 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (screenplay)
 1993 Danny i Roberta (TV Movie) (play "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea")
 1993 Alive (screenplay)
 1990 Joe Versus the Volcano (written by)
 1989 The January Man (written by)
 1987 Moonstruck (written by)
 1987 Five Corners (written by)
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(April 27 to May 22, 2011) His play, "Italian American Reconciliation," was performed at the Long Wharf Theatre (Mainstage) in New Haven, Connecticut. Eric Ting was director. Scott Bradley was set designer. Linda Cho was costume designer. Russell Champa was lighting designer. Sarah Pickett was sound designer. James Calleri was ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Patrick Shanley
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Personal Quote:

[re Doubt (2008) I did "Doubt" as a film, a play and an opera. We were there to use the new materials we'd been offered to express the story in the way it wants to be expressed. I realized that if the priest is giving a sermon, we're going to see the congregation. [The movie] came to life as a filmic idea rather than a theater idea. It's not an obvious thing to be able to get people to go to a ... See more »

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Successful playwright of such works as "Savage In Limbo" and "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea". Whenever possible, he directs his plays as well. See more »

Nickname:

Bard of the Bronx

Star Sign:

Libra

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