John Logan (writer)


John Logan (writer)

John David Gynn Logan (born 24 September 1961) is an American screenwriter.

Early life and career

Logan grew up between New Jersey, Mississippi and California. His parents are Irish immigrants. The youngest of 3 children, he has an older brother and sister. He attended Northwestern University, graduating in 1983. He worked as a playwright in Chicago before turning to screenwriting. One of his plays, "Never the Sinner", tells the story of the infamous Leopold and Loeb case. He has a nephew named Colin, and a nephew named Armin.

Notable screenplays

Logan's screenplays include "Bats", "Any Given Sunday", "RKO 281", "Gladiator" (with William Nicholson and David Franzoni), "The Time Machine", "Tornado!", "Star Trek Nemesis", "The Last Samurai", "The Aviator" and "".

His next big project for Sony-Columbia is "Empire", a story of contemporary global-media-mogul (like Rupert Murdoch); the film will star Will Smith and will be directed by Michael Mann. Another project is the adaptation of "The Merchant of Venice" starring Patrick Stewart. Also he is working on a screenplay called "Rango", a cartoon about a lizard.He is currently in talks to write the script for the upcoming Universal Pictures movie based on the hit video game, BioShock.

Awards and nominations

He has two Academy Award nominations. He earns around 2 million dollars a screenplay. He was also nominated for an Oscar for "The Aviator".

Personal life

Logan lives in Malibu, California with his longtime partner, Martin.

External links

*imdb name|id=0517589|name=John Logan
* [http://www.horrorlair.com/scripts/IAmLegend.txt I Am Legend unused script by John Logan]
* [http://sondheimreview.com/v14n3.htm#sample 2008 Interview with John Logan]


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