John Sayles

Highest Rated:
100% Passion Fish (1992)
Lowest Rated:
10% The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
Birthday:
Sep 28
Birthplace:
Not Available
Bio:
One of America's preeminent and best-respected independent filmmakers, John Sayles has established a reputation for refusing to abandon his values in favor of becoming a studio filmmaker. As a result, his films tend to be rich, nuanced explorations of personal and political relationships, a style…

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Filmography


MOVIES   

Rating Title Credit Box Office Year
72% Go For Sisters
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
$56.0k 2013
93% Casting By
  • Actor
$17.9k 2013
The Normals
  • Actor
-- 2012
42% Let Fury Have The Hour
  • Actor
$3.4k 2012
62% Amigo
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
$0.2M 2011
92% Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel
  • John Sayles
$7.0k 2011
64% Great Directors
  • Actor
$17.9k 2010
60% In the Electric Mist
  • Michael Goldman
-- 2009
50% The Toe Tactic
  • Cramden
-- 2009
80% The Spiderwick Chronicles
  • Screenwriter
$71.1M 2008
92% Obscene
  • Actor
-- 2008
67% Honeydripper
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
-- 2007
Howard Zinn: Voices of a People's History of the USA
  • Actor
-- 2005
88% Tell Them Who You Are
  • Actor
-- 2005
48% Silver City
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • Director
$0.9M 2004
American Storytellers
  • Actor
  • Director
-- 2003
58% Casa de los Babys
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
$0.3M 2003
American Storytellers
  • Actor
-- 2003
80% Sunshine State
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
$2.8M 2002
86% Lianna
  • Director
  • Jerry
-- 2001
Bruce Springsteen: Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000
  • Director
-- 2000
87% Girlfight
  • Science Teacher
$0.8M 2000
72% Limbo
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
-- 1999
89% Men With Guns
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
-- 1997
88% Gridlock'd
  • Cop #1
-- 1997
93% Lone Star
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
-- 1996
98% The Secret of Roan Inish
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
-- 1995
91% Malcolm X
  • FBI Agent
-- 1992
93% Matinee
  • Bob
-- 1992
44% Straight Talk
  • Guy Girardi
-- 1992
100% Passion Fish
  • Director
-- 1992
94% City of Hope
  • Director
  • Carl
-- 1991
Little Vegas
  • Actor
-- 1990
Bruce Springsteen - Video Anthology, 1978-1988
  • Director
-- 1989
The Big Turnaround
  • Marginal Producer
-- 1988
85% Eight Men Out
  • Ring Lardner
  • Director
-- 1988
93% Matewan
  • Screenwriter
  • Director
  • Hardshell Preacher
-- 1987
Hard Choices
  • Don
-- 1986
88% Something Wild
  • Motorcycle Cop
-- 1986
Unnatural Causes
  • Actor
-- 1986
10% The Clan of the Cave Bear
  • Screenwriter
-- 1986
92% Brother From Another Planet
  • Director
  • Man In Black
  • Screenwriter
-- 1984
94% Baby It's You
  • Director
$1.9M 1983
The Challenge (Equals) (Sword of the Ninja)
  • Screenwriter
-- 1982
66% The Howling
  • Screenwriter
  • Morgue Attendant (Uncredited)
-- 1981
80% Return of the Secaucus Seven
  • Screenwriter
  • Howie
  • Director
-- 1980
67% Alligator
  • Actor
  • Screenwriter
-- 1980
45% Battle Beyond the Stars
  • Screenwriter
-- 1980
72% Piranha
  • Screenwriter
-- 1978

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Quotes from John Sayles's Characters

    1. Chris: (looking in what was Eddie Quist's morgue locker) - He's not here!
    2. Morgue Attendant (Uncredited): He was here this morning!
    3. Terry Fisher: (noticing the damage on the inside of the locker door) - Look at the door!
    4. Chris: You think somebody took him?
    5. Morgue Attendant (Uncredited): Well, he didn't just get up and walk away!
    From The Howling. Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
    1. Morgue Attendant (Uncredited): (knocking on mortuary-vault door) - Visitors, Eddie!
    From The Howling. Submitted by Creep F (3 years ago)
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