- 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 Chicagobefore turning to screenwriting. One of his plays, "Never the Sinner", tells the story of the infamous Leopold and Loebcase. He has a nephew named Colin, and a nephew named Armin.
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 Smithand 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".
Logan lives in
Malibu, Californiawith his longtime partner, Martin.
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* [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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