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John S. Lyons

Highest Rated: 94% Fargo (1996)

Lowest Rated: 7% Cocktail (1988)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

John Lyons began his career in the theater as casting director for the Manhattan Theatre Club and Playwrights Horizon, where he assembled such shows as the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Sunday in the Park With George" (1984) by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. He received his first feature "casting" credit for "King Kong Lives" (1986) and then embarked on a long association with Joel and Ethan Coen, serving as casting director on "Raising Arizona" (1987). Although he had cast seven films for the Coens by 1998, Lyons also enjoyed multiple film casting collaborations with directors Frank Oz ("Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" 1988 and "House Sitter" 1992, both with Steve Martin), Bernard Rose ("Paperhouse" 1988 and "Chicago Joe and the Showgirl" 1990), Lapine ("Impromptu" 1991 and "Life With Mikey" 1993) and Andrew Bergman ("It Could Happen to You" 1994 and "Striptease" 1996). He branched into feature producing with Paul Thomas Anderson's directing debut "Hard Eight" (1996) and then shared duties (with Joanne Sellar and Lloyd Levin) on Anderson's "Boogie Nights" (1997). Lapine also worked as a casting director for PBS' "American Playhouse" productions of "The Rise and Fall of Daniel Rocket" (1986) and "Armistead Maupin's 'Tales of the City'" (1994), in addition to producing the TV version of Claudia Shear's one woman show "Blown Sideways Through Life" (1996).

Filmography

Movies

Credit
60% 52% Sisters Producer - 2015
8% 14% Rio, I Love You Executive Producer - 2014
84% 73% Pieces of April Producer $2.4M 2003
53% 44% Austin Powers in Goldmember Producer $213.1M 2002
54% 46% The Opportunists Producer $581.1K 2000
25% 38% Isn't She Great Casting $3.0M 2000
52% 71% Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Producer $206.0M 1999
No Score Yet 24% Pete's Meteor Producer - 1998
83% 93% The Big Lebowski Casting $17.4M 1998
93% 89% Boogie Nights Producer $26.4M 1997
56% 37% City Hall Casting $20.0M 1996
81% 83% Hard Eight Producer $215.6K 1996
94% 92% Fargo Casting $24.5M 1996
46% 75% A Walk in the Clouds Casting $48.0M 1995
60% 79% The Hudsucker Proxy Casting $2.1M 1994
25% 40% Life With Mikey Casting $12.3M 1993
92% 80% Lorenzo's Oil Casting $6.9M 1992
90% 89% Barton Fink Casting $5.7M 1991
92% 90% Miller's Crossing Casting $4.7M 1990
7% 58% Cocktail Casting $77.3M 1988
10% 50% Hello Again Casting $20.3M 1987
91% 85% Raising Arizona Casting $21.1M 1987