John Patrick Shanley


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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 »

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

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 2020 Wild Mountain Thyme (based on the play "Outside Mullingar" by) / (written for the screen by)
 2019 The Red Coat (Short)
 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 We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story (screenplay)
 1993 Danny i Roberta (TV Movie) (play "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea")
 1993 The Thief and the Cobbler (additional material - uncredited)
 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:

[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:

After he was thrown out of Catholic school in New York, he attended the private Thomas Moore Prep School in Harrisville, New Hampshire. He then returned to New York and attended New York University, left to enlist in the military and then returned to finish university on the G.I. Bill. He graduated in 1977 as valedictorian. See more »

Nickname:

Bard of the Bronx

Star Sign:

Libra

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