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John Sayles

A bright child, John Sayles began reading novels before age 9. A Williams grad in 1972, he shunned a corporate career to work various blue-collar jobs, moving to east Boston to take a factory job. He wrote stories and submitted them to various magazines, and the Atlantic Monthly gave him the idea of publishing them in a novel--thus "Pride of the ...

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Sep 28, 1950 In Schenectady, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie American Storytellers
Latest Project:
Series TakePart Live 2013-08-01

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 29 nominations.

Known For
Poster of The Spiderwick Chronicles
Poster of Lone Star
Poster of Eight Men Out
Poster of Piranha
Movie Django Lives! Unknown 2017
Movie I Am You Unknown 2016
Movie Dr. Del Unknown 2016
Movie An Unsafe Place: Making 'Men of War' Unknown 2016
Series Talents Unknown 2015
Movie Rivertown Film Society Meet Director John Sayles Unknown 2014
Series Overheard Unknown 2014
Movie That Guy Dick Miller Unknown 2014
Movie The Films of Avi Krum Unknown 2014
Movie Algren Unknown 2014
Movie Go for Sisters Unknown 2013
Series Trip Flip Unknown 2013
Movie Disney Cruise Line: Behind the Magic Unknown 2013
Series VOD Indie Unknown 2013
Series TakePart Live Unknown 2013-08-01
Series Costas at the Movies Unknown 2013
Movie The Normals Unknown 2012
Movie Let Fury Have the Hour Unknown 2012-12-14
Movie Casting By Unknown 2012
Movie The Mexican Suitcase Unknown 2011
Movie Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel Unknown 2011
Movie Union Square Unknown 2011
Series The Story of Film: An Odyssey Unknown 2011
Movie Amigo Unknown 2011-07-06
Movie The Legend of Ivan Tors Unknown 2011
Series Democracy Now! Unknown 2011
Series Bottomline Unknown 2011
Movie La maleta mexicana Unknown 2011
Series My First Sale Unknown 2010
Series P.O.V. Unknown 2010
Series Miradas 2 Unknown 2010
Series Sodankylä Forever Unknown 2010
Movie Committed: The Toronto International Film Festival Unknown 2010
Movie Ceremonia de clausura - 58 Festival Internacional de San Sebastián Unknown 2010
Series Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood Unknown 2010
Movie Accidents Happen Unknown 2009
Movie Great Directors Unknown 2009
Movie In the Electric Mist Unknown 2009
Movie The Toe Tactic Unknown 2009-01-28
Movie Studs Terkel: Listening to America Unknown 2009
Movie 39th NAACP Image Awards Unknown 2008-02-14
Movie The Spiderwick Chronicles Unknown 2008-02-14
Movie Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián Unknown 2008-09-18
Movie Honeydripper Unknown 2008-05-09
Movie IFP's Independent Filmmaker Conference Unknown 2007
Movie Obscene Unknown 2007
Movie My Mexican Shivah Unknown 2007
Series Up Close with Carrie Keagan Unknown 2007-02-21
Movie Ceremonia de clausura - 55º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián Unknown 2007-09-29
Movie Lost Revolution Unknown 2007-07-01
Series Trailers from Hell Unknown 2007
Series Texas Monthly Talks Unknown 2006
Movie Who Needs Sleep? Unknown 2006-01-01
Movie Edge of Outside Unknown 2006
Movie American Pets Unknown 2006
Movie Tell Them Who You Are Unknown 2004
Movie Silver City Unknown 2004-09-24
Series Tavis Smiley Unknown 2004-01-05
Movie The Difference Unknown 2004
Series Scene by Scene Unknown 2003
Movie Unleashing the Beast: Making 'The Howling' Unknown 2003
Movie Casa de los babys Unknown 2003
Movie Secondhand Lions Unknown 2003
Movie American Storytellers Unknown 2003
Movie Beyond Borders: John Sayles in Mexico Unknown 2003
Series Shootout Unknown 2003-10-12
Movie Sunshine State Unknown 2002
Series Now Unknown 2002-02-01
Series Cinema 3 Unknown 2002
Movie Bruce Springsteen: The Complete Video Anthology 1978-2000 Unknown 2001
Series Dinner for Five Unknown 2001-07-07
Movie Girlfight Unknown 2000
Movie A Constant Forge Unknown 2000
Series The Panel Unknown 2000
Movie Limbo Unknown 1999
Movie Santitos Unknown 1999
Movie Film-Fest DVD: Issue 2 - Cannes Unknown 1999
Movie The Newton Boys Unknown 1998
Movie Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western Unknown 1997-07-27
Movie Men with Guns Unknown 1997
Movie Gridlock'd Cop #1 1997-01-29
Movie Lone Star Unknown 1996
Movie Piranha Unknown 1995
Movie The Secret of Roan Inish Unknown 1994
Series Baseball Unknown 1994-09-18
Movie Men of War Unknown 1994
Movie My Life's in Turnaround Unknown 1993
Movie Matinee Unknown 1993
Series Late Show with David Letterman Unknown 1993-08-30
Movie Passion Fish Unknown 1992
Movie Malcolm X Unknown 1992-11-18
Movie Straight Talk Guy Girardi 1992-04-03
Series Charlie Rose Unknown 1991-09-30
Series Naked Hollywood Unknown 1991
Movie City of Hope Unknown 1991
Series Shannon's Deal Unknown 1990
Movie American Dream Unknown 1990-10-06
Movie Little Vegas Unknown 1990-11-16
Movie La fine della notte Unknown 1989
Movie Bruce Springsteen: Video Anthology 1978-1988 Unknown 1989
Movie Breaking In Unknown 1989-10-13
Movie Shannon's Deal Unknown 1989
Movie Untama giru Unknown 1989
Movie Eight Men Out Unknown 1988
Series Square One TV Unknown 1988
Series Mathnet Unknown 1987-01-26
Movie Matewan Unknown 1987
Series The Media Show Unknown 1987-03-18
Movie Wild Thing Unknown 1987-04-17
Movie Unnatural Causes Lloyd 1986-11-10
Movie The Clan of the Cave Bear Unknown 1986
Movie Something Wild Unknown 1986
Movie Hard Choices Unknown 1985
Movie Bruce Springsteen: Born in the U.S.A. Unknown 1984
Movie The Brother from Another Planet Unknown 1984
Movie Enormous Changes at the Last Minute Unknown 1983
Movie Lianna Unknown 1983
Movie Baby It's You Unknown 1983
Movie The Challenge Unknown 1982
Movie The Howling Unknown 1981-04-10
Movie A Perfect Match Unknown 1980
Movie Battle Beyond the Stars Unknown 1980
Movie Alligator Unknown 1980-07-02
Movie The Lady in Red Unknown 1979
Movie Return of the Secaucus Seven Unknown 1979
Movie Piranha Unknown 1978