FORA.tv Speaker - John Patrick Shanley
John Patrick Shanley is a playwright from the Bronx. He was educated by the Irish Christian Brothers and the Sisters of Charity. He is famous for insisting in his contract that not a single word can be changed in the screenplays that he writes. He is a graduate of New York University.
For his script for the 1987 film, Moonstruck, Shanley won the Academy Award for Writing Original Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. In 2004 Shanley was inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame.
In 2005, John Patrick Shanley's play Doubt was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Drama Desk Award and Tony Award for Best Play.
01.23.07 | 01:24:11 min
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