Sayles, John

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John Sayles
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Name
Sayles, John Gender: M
John Thomas Sayles
born on 28 September 1950 at 05:50 (= 05:50 AM )
Place Schenectady, New York, 42n49, 73w56
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 04°44' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 00°21 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 04°03'



Biography

American actor, screenwriter, producer, editor and director of low-budget films. His first big hit was "Return Of The Secaucus Seven," in 1980. It was the surprise hit of the Los Angeles Filmex festival and was also selected as one of the ten best films of 1980 by several magazines. Sayles, tall and gawky, rumpled and talented has been winning awards since he was 25, when he won an O'Henry short story award.

In school he earned letters in basketball, football, baseball and track. In college he had the revelation that people earn a living, so while writing and watching foreign films, he worked as an orderly in a nursing home then as a day laborer. He was fired from a sausage factory and spent 37 weeks on unemployment insurance before getting an advance on his first novel, "Price Of The Bimbos," 1973 .

His first film script was "Piranha." He also wrote, "Alligator", "The Howling" and "Battle Beyond The Stars" and directed "Lianna," 1983, "Baby It's You," 1983 and "The Brother From Another Planet," 1984.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

B.R. in hand from Steinbrecher

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Size (Very tall)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Letterman in school)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Minor)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script

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