John Sayles

Actor / Film Director / Screenwriter / Writer / Film Producer | * 09/28/1950 (69) | Schenectady, New York, USA
John Thomas Sayles (born September 28, 1950) is an American independent film director, screenwriter, editor, actor and novelist. He has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, for Passion Fish (1992) and Lone Star (1996). His film Men with Guns (1997) was nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. His directorial debut, Return of the Secaucus 7 (1980), has been added to the National Film Registry. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Documentaries

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Awards & Nominations for John Sayles

Macarthur Fellows Program Edgar Award 2x Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay

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Movies with John Sayles as Actor(29)

as Pastor Jim2016 The Umbrella
2014 Algren
as himself2014 That Guy Dick Miller
as himself2010 Great Directors
as Michael Goldman2009 In the Electric Mist
as Zeke2007 Honeydripper
as himself2004 Tell Them Who You Are
as Cop #11997 Gridlock'd
as Producer1994 My Life's in Turnaround
as Bob1993 Matinee
as Guy Girardi1992 Straight Talk
as FBI Agent1992 Malcolm X
as Carl1991 City of Hope
as Ring Lardner1988 Eight Men Out
as Hardshell Preacher1987 Matewan
as Motorcycle Cop1986 Something Wild
as Lloyd1986 Unnatural Causes
as Don1985 Hard Choices
as Jerry1983 Lianna
as Morgue Attendant1981 The Howling
as Army Sentry1978 Piranha

TV Shows/Series with John Sayles as Actor(4)

as himself1998 Independent Focus
as himself1994 Baseball
as Roy 'Lefty' Cobbs1987 Square One Television

Movies with John Sayles as Crew(67)

Writing/Writer2021 The Nightingale
Production/Executive Producer2019 The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot
Writing/Writer2019 Django Lives!
Production/Executive Producer2016 Elsie Hooper
Directing/Director2013 Go for Sisters
Writing/Writer2013 Go for Sisters
Editing/Editor2013 Go for Sisters
Directing/Director2010 Amigo
Writing/Writer2010 Amigo
Writing/Screenplay2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles
Directing/Director2007 Honeydripper
Writing/Writer2007 Honeydripper
Directing/Director2004 Silver City
Writing/Writer2004 Silver City
Directing/Director2003 Casa de los Babys
Writing/Writer2003 Casa de los Babys
Directing/Director2002 Sunshine State
Writing/Writer2002 Sunshine State
Production/Executive Producer2000 Girlfight
Directing/Director1999 Limbo
Writing/Writer1999 Limbo
Directing/Director1997 Men with Guns
Writing/Writer1997 Men with Guns
Editing/Editor1997 Men with Guns
Directing/Director1996 Lone Star
Editing/Editor1996 Lone Star
Writing/Writer1996 Lone Star
Directing/Director1995 The Secret of Roan Inish
Writing/Screenplay1995 The Secret of Roan Inish
Editing/Editor1995 The Secret of Roan Inish
Writing/Story1995 Piranha
Writing/Screenplay1994 Men of War
Directing/Director1992 Passion Fish
Writing/Writer1992 Passion Fish
Editing/Editor1992 Passion Fish
Editing/Editor1991 City of Hope
Writing/Author1991 City of Hope
Directing/Director1991 City of Hope
Writing/Writer1989 Breaking In
Directing/Director1988 Eight Men Out
Writing/Screenplay1988 Eight Men Out
Directing/Director1987 Matewan
Writing/Screenplay1987 Matewan
Writing/Screenplay1987 Wild Thing
Writing/Screenplay1986 The Clan of the Cave Bear
Writing/Writer1986 Unnatural Causes
Directing/Director1984 The Brother from Another Planet
Writing/Screenplay1984 The Brother from Another Planet
Directing/Director1983 Baby It's You
Writing/Screenplay1983 Baby It's You
Directing/Director1983 Lianna
Writing/Writer1983 Lianna
Editing/Editor1983 Lianna
Writing/Writer1982 The Challenge
Writing/Screenplay1981 The Howling
Directing/Director1980 Return of the Secaucus Seven
Writing/Writer1980 Return of the Secaucus Seven
Writing/Writer1980 Battle Beyond the Stars
Writing/Story1980 Battle Beyond the Stars
Writing/Screenplay1980 Battle Beyond the Stars
Writing/Screenplay1980 Alligator
Writing/Story1980 Alligator
Writing/Screenplay1979 The Lady in Red
Writing/Screenplay1978 Piranha
Writing/Story1978 Piranha

TV Shows/Series with John Sayles as Crew(3)

Writing/Writer2018 The Alienist
Writing/Teleplay2018 The Alienist
Writing/Writer1986 The ChuckleHounds

Born: Thursday, 09/28 1950 (September) in Schenectady (current age: 69 years + 152 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Williams College
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
John Sayles frequently works together with these people:
Maggie Renzi (18x, Crew)
Mason Daring (10x, Crew)
David Strathairn (9x, Actor)
Joe Dante (7x, Actor)
Haskell Wexler (7x, Crew)
Chris Cooper (6x, Actor)
Tom Wright (6x, Actor)
Vondie Curtis-Hall (5x, Actor)
Dick Miller (5x, Actor)
Ken Burns (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:259935, Added: 08/09/2018, Last updated: 02/13/2020