John Gatins

Writer John Gatins rose from relative obscurity as a bit player in features to an Oscar nominee for penning "Flight" (2012), a harrowing drama about courage starring Denzel Washington. The nomination was the culmination ... Read more »
Born: in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (14)

Need for Speed 2014 (Movie)

Air Force Pilot (Actor)

A Thousand Words 2012 (Movie)

Valet (Actor)

Real Steel 2011 (Movie)

Kingpin (Actor)

Terriers 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Meet Dave 2008 (Movie)

Air Traffic Controller (Actor)

Norbit 2007 (Movie)

Attendant (Actor)

The Shaggy Dog 2006 (Movie)

Homeless Guy (Actor)

Big Fat Liar 2002 (Movie)

Tow Truck Driver (Actor)

Impostor 2002 (Movie)

Patient (Actor)

Another Day in Paradise 1998 (Movie)

Phil (Actor)

Gods and Monsters 1998 (Movie)

Kid Saylor (Actor)

Leprechaun 3 1994 (Movie)

Scott McCoy (Actor)

Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings 1994 (Movie)

1st Teen (Actor)

Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway 1993 (Movie)

(Actor)
Writer (8)

Flight 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Real Steel 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Coach Carter 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story 2005 (Movie)

(from pitch) (Source Material)

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hardball 2001 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Summer Catch 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Varsity Blues 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (3)

Need for Speed 2014 (Movie)

(Producer)

Summer Catch 2001 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Ready to Rumble 2000 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Director (1)

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Writer John Gatins rose from relative obscurity as a bit player in features to an Oscar nominee for penning "Flight" (2012), a harrowing drama about courage starring Denzel Washington. The nomination was the culmination of a decade-long transition from in front of the camera to a much-in-demand career as a script doctor on major Hollywood features and writer of sports-themed pictures like "Summer Catch" (2001) and "Hard Ball" (2005) for producers Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin. After making his directorial debut with the family drama "Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story" (2005), with Kurt Russell and Dakota Fanning, Gatins brought the long-gestating script for "Flight" to the screen with Washington and director Robert Zemeckis on board. His script, which took an unflinching look at a deeply flawed man who finds himself thrust into the role of hero after rescuing a troubled flight from crashing, earned an Oscar nomination in 2013, among other laurels. The honor was a clear indication of Gatins' ascent to becoming an A-list scribe in the Hollywood community.

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