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

(September 22 to October 29, 2006) His play, "Doubt," was performed at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Cherry Jones in the cast. Doug Hughes was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Patrick Shanley
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Personal Quote:

[Referring to Hollywood] "Money is like heroin, and I grew up in a neighborhood that was destroyed by heroin. I've watched addiction all my life. Celebrity is like heroin. And constant praise is like heroin. And, you know, no one can resist constant praise. I had to get out." See more »

Trivia:

His play "Doubt" has won several awards for outstanding dramatic play including: the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, the 2004-2005 Drama Desk Award and the 2005 Tony Award. The play is about a molestation charge in a Catholic school. See more »

Nickname:

Bard of the Bronx

Star Sign:

Libra

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