John Lee Hancock

Screenwriter, Director, Assistant director
Texas native John Lee Hancock left the practice of law after four years to pursue a different career path, his work in film evolving from his participation in theater. A former member of the Fountainhead Theater Company ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1956 in Longview, Texas, USA

Filmography

Director (7)

Saving Mr. Banks 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

The Blind Side 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

The Alamo 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

The Rookie 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Falcone 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

L.A. Doctors 1998 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Director

Vaya Con Dios 1990 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (7)

Snow White and the Huntsman 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Blind Side 2009 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Alamo 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Spy Game 2001 (Movie)

(Rewrite) (Screenplay)

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

A Perfect World 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Vaya Con Dios 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (1)

My Dog Skip 2000 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

Texas native John Lee Hancock left the practice of law after four years to pursue a different career path, his work in film evolving from his participation in theater. A former member of the Fountainhead Theater Company in Los Angeles, he founded, along with Brandon Lee, Bill Allen and George Davis, the Legal Aliens Theater (also in L.A.), and wrote and directed the plays "Fullfed Beast", "Riff For Emily" and "Ten to Midnight". As part of his movie apprenticeship he served as a location scout, production coordinator and assistant director before making his feature debut as director and screenwriter of "Vaya Con Dios" (1991). Hancock's breakthrough as a major player came when he scripted Clint Eastwood's "A Perfect World" (1993), and he reteamed with Eastwood for the screen version of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" (1997), adapting the best-selling book by John Berendt.

Relationships

Molly Hancock

Wife

EDUCATION

Baylor University

Waco , Texas

Baylor University

Waco , Texas
Attended Baylor's School of Law

Milestones

2012

Co-wrote screenplay for "Snow White and the Huntsman"

2009

Wrote and directed "The Blind Side," based on the 2006 book by Michael Lewis

2004

Wrote and directed the American war film "The Alamo"

2002

Directed Dennis Quaid in "The Rookie"

2000

Produced the family film "My Dog Skip"

1998

Created and wrote the pilot for the CBS drama series "L.A. Doctors"

1997

Re-teamed with Eastwood to write the screen adaptation of "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil"

1993

First collaboration with director Clint Eastwood, the screenplay for "A Perfect World"

1991

Feature film directing and screenwriting debut, "Vaya Con Dios" (also known by "Hard Time Romance")

Worked as a lawyer for four years prior to making his decision to embark on a film career

Member of the Fountainhead Theater Company in Los Angeles

Grew up in Texas

Served as production coordinator, location scout and assistant director

Worked as freelance writer for the European Press Association and Alpha Press

Founded the Los Angeles based, Legal Aliens Theatre Company, along with Brandon Lee, Bill Allen and George Davis

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