John Gatins

John Gatins

Highest Rated: 93% Harmony and Me (2009)

Lowest Rated: 8% Summer Catch (2001)

Birthday: Apr 16, 1968

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York, USA

Writer John Gatins rose from relative obscurity as a bit player in features to an Oscar nominee for penning "Flight" (2012), a harrowing drama about courage starring Denzel Washington. The nomination was the culmination of a decade-long transition from in front of the camera to a much-in-demand career as a script doctor on major Hollywood features and writer of sports-themed pictures like "Summer Catch" (2001) and "Hard Ball" (2005) for producers Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin. After making his directorial debut with the family drama "Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story" (2005), with Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning, Gatins brought the long-gestating script for "Flight" to the screen with Washington and director Robert Zemeckis on board. His script, which took an unflinching look at a deeply flawed man who finds himself thrust into the role of hero after rescuing a troubled flight from crashing, earned an Oscar nomination in 2013, among other laurels. The honor was a clear indication of Gatins' ascent to becoming an A-list scribe in the Hollywood community.

Highest rated movies

Harmony and Me
7 Chinese Brothers
Frances Ferguson




70% 54% Frances Ferguson Warden (Character) - 2019
51% 65% Saban's Power Rangers Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$85.3M 2017
78% 44% 7 Chinese Brothers Dinsmore (Character) - 2015
22% 57% Need for Speed Producer $43.6M 2014
77% 75% Flight Screenwriter $93.7M 2012
60% 73% Real Steel Screenwriter $85.5M 2011
93% 69% Harmony and Me Homeless Tom (Character) - 2009
64% 78% Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story Director,
$32.7M 2005
41% 70% Hardball Screenwriter $40.2M 2001
8% 40% Summer Catch Screenwriter,
$19.7M 2001
23% 52% Ready to Rumble Co-Producer $12.4M 2000
No Score Yet 34% Leprechaun 3 Scott McCoy (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 26% Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway Russel (Character) - 1993


No Score Yet 88% Chicago Fire Sam Mullins (Guest Star) 2017