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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 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:

(May 29 to June 3, 1984) His play, "Welcome to the Moon," was performed in Blueprints (1983-1984 Apprentice/Intern Company Spring Showcase Production) at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky with the 1983-1984 Acting Apprentice Company in the cast. Larry Deckel 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:

He was awarded the 1996 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Writing for "Psychopathia Sexualis" at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. See more »

Nickname:

Bard of the Bronx

Star Sign:

Libra

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