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John Sayles

Actor / Film Director / Screenwriter / Writer / Film Producer | * 09/28/1950 (72) | Schenectady, New York (United States of America (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 | Documentaries | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for John Sayles

MacArthur Fellows Program Edgar Awards Phyllis Franklin Award Eugene V. Debs Award 2x Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
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Movies with John Sayles as Actor(41)

as himself2021 Corona Film Club
as Governor Johnson (voice)2021 Texas Red
as Pastor Jim2016 The Umbrella
2014 Algren
as himself2014 That Guy Dick Miller
as himself2012 Casting By
as Himself - Filmmaker2011 Corman's World
as Michael Goldman2009 In the Electric Mist
as himself2009 Great Directors
as Zeke2007 Honeydripper
as himself2004 Tell Them Who You Are
as Science Teacher2000 Girlfight
as Cop #11997 Gridlock'd
as Producer1994 My Life's in Turnaround
as Bob1993 Matinee
as Soap Opera Doctor (uncredited)1992 Passion Fish
as Guy Girardi1992 Straight Talk
as FBI Agent1992 Malcolm X
as Carl1991 City of Hope
as Wayne1989 La fine della notte
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(5)

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

Movies with John Sayles as Crew(85)

Writing/Writer2022 The Nightingale
Writing/Writer2021 Django Lives!
Production/Executive Producer2019 The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot
Production/Executive Producer2016 Dr. Del
Writing/Writer2016 Dr. Del
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
Editing/Editor2010 Amigo
Writing/Screenplay2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles
Production/Executive Producer2007 My Mexican Shivah
Directing/Director2007 Honeydripper
Writing/Writer2007 Honeydripper
Editing/Editor2007 Honeydripper
Directing/Director2004 Silver City
Writing/Writer2004 Silver City
Editing/Editor2004 Silver City
Directing/Director2003 Casa de los Babys
Writing/Writer2003 Casa de los Babys
Editing/Editor2003 Casa de los Babys
Directing/Director2002 Sunshine State
Writing/Writer2002 Sunshine State
Editing/Editor2002 Sunshine State
Production/Executive Producer2000 Girlfight
Directing/Director1999 Limbo
Writing/Writer1999 Limbo
Editing/Editor1999 Limbo
Production/Executive Producer1999 Santitos
Writing/Writer1997 Mimic
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
Crew/Additional Writing1995 Apollo 13
Writing/Story1995 Piranha
Writing/Screenplay1994 Men of War
Directing/Director1994 The Secret of Roan Inish
Writing/Screenplay1994 The Secret of Roan Inish
Editing/Editor1994 The Secret of Roan Inish
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 Shannon's Deal
Writing/Writer1989 Breaking In
Directing/Director1988 Eight Men Out
Writing/Screenplay1988 Eight Men Out
Directing/Director1987 Matewan
Writing/Screenplay1987 Matewan
Writing/Writer1987 Matewan
Writing/Screenplay1987 Wild Thing
Writing/Screenplay1986 The Clan of the Cave Bear
Writing/Writer1986 Unnatural Causes
Writing/Teleplay1986 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
Editing/Editor1980 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

Full Name: John Sayles
Born: Thursday, 09/28 1950 (September) in Schenectady, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 72 years + 123 days)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Williams College
Member of: American Academy of Arts and Sciences
John Sayles frequently works together with these people:
Maggie Renzi (24x, Crew)
Mason Daring (17x, Crew)
Joe Dante (11x, Actor)
David Strathairn (10x, Actor)
Roger Corman (8x, Crew)
Dick Miller (7x, Actor)
Peggy Rajski (7x, Crew)
Haskell Wexler (7x, Crew)
Tom Wright (7x, Actor)
Sarah Green (6x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:259935, Added: 08/09/2018, Last updated: 12/31/2022