John Sayles

Actor · Writer · Director
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John Thomas Sayles 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. read more

John Thomas Sayles 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.

Birth Name

John Thomas Sayles

Born

Thursday, 28 September 1950

Actor Filmography

Texas Red Governor Johnson / Governor Johnson (voice) 2021
Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time- Vol. 2 Horror and Sci-Fi Self / Himself 2020
The Umbrella Pastor Jim 2016
That Guy Dick Miller Himself 2014
Unsung Hollywood Self 2014
TakePart Live Himself - Guest 2013
Costas at the Movies Himself 2013
Let Fury Have The Hour Himself 2012
The Normals Dr. Marx 2012
Casting By Himself 2012
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Actor Filmography

Texas Red Governor Johnson / Governor Johnson (voice) 2021
Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time- Vol. 2 Horror and Sci-Fi Self / Himself 2020
The Umbrella Pastor Jim 2016
That Guy Dick Miller Himself 2014
Unsung Hollywood Self 2014
TakePart Live Himself - Guest 2013
Costas at the Movies Himself 2013
Let Fury Have The Hour Himself 2012
The Normals Dr. Marx 2012
Casting By Himself 2012
The Story of Film: An Odyssey Himself - Interviewee 2011
Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel Himself 2011
Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood Himself - Writer / Director 2010
Overheard with Evan Smith Self - interviewee 2010
Great Directors Himself 2010
Studs Terkel: Listening to America 2009
In the Electric Mist Michael Goldman 2009
Obscene Himself 2008
Honeydripper Zeke 2007
Edge of Outside Himself 2006
Who Needs Sleep? Himself 2006
Tell Them Who You Are Himself 2004
American Storytellers Himself 2003
Shootout Himself 2003
Texas Monthly Talks Himself - Interviewee 2003
Dinner for Five Himself 2001
Girlfight Science Teacher 2000
A Constant Forge Himself 2000
Gridlock'd Cop #1 1997
Baseball Himself 1994
My Life's In Turnaround Marginal Producer 1994
Matinee Bob 1993
Passion Fish Doctor in Soap 1992
Malcolm X Himself - Giving Black Power Salute at Olympics 1992
Straight Talk Guy Girardi 1992
City of Hope Carl 1991
Little Vegas Mike 1990
Shannon's Deal Ronny Nash 1990
Untama giru 1989
Eight Men Out Ring Lardner 1988
Matewan Hardshell Preacher 1987
Square One Television Roy 'Lefty' Cobbs 1987
Mathnet Roy 'Lefty' Cobbs 1987
Unnatural Causes Lloyd 1986
Something Wild Motorcycle Cop 1986
Hard Choices Don 1985
The Brother From Another Planet Man in Black 1984
Lianna Jerry 1983
The Howling Morgue Attendant 1981
Return of the Secaucus Seven Howie 1980
Piranha Army Sentry 1978

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

1997OscarBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
1997Golden GlobeBest Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
1993OscarBest Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Nominated
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