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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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 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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Other Works:

(December 12 to 14, 1988) His play, "Welcome to the Moon," was performed n Mood Swings (The 1988-1989 Apprentice/Intern Company Winter Showcase) production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with the 1988-1989 Acting Apprentice Company in the cast. William McNulty was director. See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Patrick Shanley
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Personal Quote:

Part of his 2009 commencement speech at College of Mount Saint Vincent: Not to bring up something upsetting, but when you leave here today, you may go through a period of unemployment. My suggestion is this: Enjoy the unemployment. Have a second cup of coffee. Go to the park. Read Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman loved being unemployed. I don't believe he ever did a day's work in his life. As you may ... See more »

Trivia:

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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