John Logan

Screenwriter, Producer, Playwright
One of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters, John Logan made a name for himself by crafting extensively researched, thoroughly compelling historical epics. After more than 10 years as a respected playwright in ... Read more »
Born: 09/24/1961 in Chicago, Illinois, USA

Filmography

Writer (23)

Genius 2015 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

Spectre 2015 (Movie)

(previous draft) (Screenplay)

Skyfall 2012 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Coriolanus 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hugo 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Rango 2011 (Movie)

(Story By)

Rango 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 2007 (Movie)

(adaptation) (Screenplay)

The Aviator 2004 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Last Samurai 2003 (Movie)

(Story By)

The Last Samurai 2003 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 (Movie)

(Story By)

Star Trek: Nemesis 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Time Machine 2002 (Movie)

(Adaptation) (Screenplay)

Gladiator 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

from screen story (From Story)

Any Given Sunday 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Bats 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

RKO 281 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

1906 (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Bioshock (Movie)

(Screenwriter)

Tornado! (TV Show)

Screenplay
Producer (7)

Genius 2015 (Movie)

(Producer)

Penny Dreadful 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Jamie Marks is Dead 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Coriolanus 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Time Machine 2002 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Bats 1999 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Actor (1)

Biography

One of Hollywood's most successful screenwriters, John Logan made a name for himself by crafting extensively researched, thoroughly compelling historical epics. After more than 10 years as a respected playwright in Illinois, Logan began his transition to writing for the screen with the Orson Welles biopic "RKO 281" (HBO, 1999) and the Oliver Stone-directed NFL melodrama "Any Given Sunday" (1999). Having attracted the attention of director-producer Ridley Scott, he was brought on to script the Oscar-winning Roman Empire spectacle "Gladiator" (2000), starring Russell Crowe. Logan further cemented his growing reputation with his lauded work on films like Edward Zwick's "The Last Samurai" (2003), Martin Scorsese's "The Aviator" (2004) and Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" (2007). After four years without a credit, he returned to pen the hit animated family feature "Rango" (2011) and reunited with Scorsese for the critically-acclaimed family-adventure "Hugo" (2011). Logan's love of history and knack for finding the often ambiguous human story within a larger, epic narrative rightfully made him one of the most sought-after and recognized screenwriters of the new millennium.

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois

Milestones

2012

Co-wrote Bond film "Skyfall"

2012

Wrote the feature adaptation of Shakespeare's "Coriolanus," directed by Ralph Fiennes

2011

Wrote the screenplay for the Martin Scorsese directed "Hugo," based on Brian Selznick's book The Invention of Hugo Cabret

2010

Wrote the Broadway play "Red" about 20th-century abstract impressionist painter Mark Rothko; earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Play

2007

Scripted the film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"; directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp

2004

Scripted the Howard Hughes biopic "The Aviator," directed by Martin Scorsese; earned Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Original Screenplay

2003

Contributed to the story for the epic drama "The Last Samurai," which was directed and produced by Edward Zwick

2002

Scripted the DreamWorks adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine"

2002

Wrote the screenplay for "Star Trek: Nemesis," the tenth feature film in the "Star Trek" franchise

2000

Co-wrote screenplay for Ridley Scott's blockbuster "Gladiator"; shared an Oscar nomination for Best Original Screenplay

1999

Scripted the Emmy-nominated HBO drama "RKO 281," about the making of Orson Welles' 1941 classic "Citizen Kane"

1999

Executive produced and wrote the horror flick "Bats"

1999

Received writing credit for the football drama "Any Given Sunday"; directed by Oliver Stone and starred Al Pacino and Cameron Diaz

1996

Sold first spec script, a football-themed drama called "Any Given Sunday" to Turner Pictures

1996

Wrote the screenplay for the Fox TV movie "Tornado!"

1995

Revived his play "Never the Sinner" at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater; play was produced off-Broadway in 1997

1992

Directed a New York staging of "Hauptman" at Cherry Lane Theatre

1985

First play "Never the Sinner" was based on the likes of Illinois villains Leopold and Loeb

Worked as a playwright in Chicago for 10 years after college

Penned the stage plays "Hauptmann," about the Lindbergh baby kidnapping and "Riverview," a musical melodrama set at Chicago's famed amusement park

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