John Patrick Shanley

John Patrick Shanley

Episode:
HIGHER POWERS: Banshee
RENDEZVOUS WITH JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY: Tennessee and Last Night in the Garden I Saw You

John Patrick Shanley is from The Bronx, New York. His plays include Outside MullingarDanny and the Deep Blue SeaSavage in LimboItalian-American ReconciliationWelcome to the MoonFour Dogs and a BoneThe Dreamer Examines His Pillow, Dirty StoryDefianceBeggars in the House of Plenty and Storefront Church. His theatrical work is performed extensively across the United States and around the world. For his play, Doubt, he received both the Tony Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In the arena of screenwriting, he has nine films to his credit, most recently Doubt, with Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams, which was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay. The film of Doubt was also directed by Mr. Shanley. Other films include Five Corners (Special Jury Prize, Barcelona Film Festival), AliveJoe Versus the Volcano, which he also directed, and Live From Baghdad for HBO (Emmy nomination). For his script of Moonstruck he received both the Writers Guild of America Award and an Academy Award for best original screenplay. The Writers Guild of America awarded Mr. Shanley the 2009 Lifetime Achievement InWriting.