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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:

(September 22 to October 29, 2006) His play, "Doubt," was performed in a Mark Taper Forum production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Doug Hughes was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

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 »

Trivia:

The New York City area in which he grew up was the setting of his first script, Five Corners (1987). See more »

Nickname:

Bard of the Bronx

Star Sign:

Libra

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