John Patrick Shanley

John Patrick Shanley

Highest Rated: 94% Moonstruck (1987)

Lowest Rated: 26% Wild Mountain Thyme (2020)

Birthday: Oct 3, 1950

Birthplace: Bronx, New York, USA

In his early years as an off-Broadway playwright, John Patrick Shanley was celebrated for his intense dialogue and for his dysfunctional young New Yorkers in search of identity and love. His big-screen, romantic comedy version of his storytelling was the hit movie "Moonstruck" (1987), which earned the writer an Academy Award for his script. He stayed in Hollywood for a number of years, where he wrote and directed "Joe vs. the Volcano" (1990) and was subsequently pegged as an adventure writer, hired to do script adaptations like "Congo" (1993) and "Alive" (1995). A rare foray into television screenwriting resulted in an Emmy nomination for the fact-based Gulf War drama "Live from Baghdad" (HBO, 2002), but Shanley generally remained a prolific and versatile playwright on the New York stage. In 2004, his play "Doubt" won a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, and Pulitzer Prize Award for Drama. In 2008, Shanley's suspenseful drama about sexual abuse allegations at a Catholic school was adapted and directed by him, making him one of the rare New York theater talents to successfully bring his vision to the screen without sacrificing artistic integrity.




26% 51% Wild Mountain Thyme Director,
$194.9K 2020
79% 78% Doubt Director,
$33.4M 2008
78% 84% Live From Baghdad Writer - 2002
59% 68% Alive Screenwriter $36.3M 1993
38% 49% We're Back! A Dinosaur's Story Screenwriter $8.6M 1993
64% 54% Joe Versus the Volcano Director $39.1M 1990
94% 81% Moonstruck Writer $80.0M 1987


No Score Yet No Score Yet On Story Guest 2017
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