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John Sayles

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 14 films, with $41,374,271 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,287)
Best-known technical roles: The Spiderwick Chronicles (Screenwriter), Girlfight (Executive Producer), Baby It's You (Director), Baby It's You (Screenwriter), Amigo (Screenwriter)
Best-known acting roles: Guy Girardi (Straight Talk), (Gridlock'd), Motorcycle cop (Something Wild), Ring Lardner (Eight Men Out), Science Teacher (Girlfight)
Most productive collaborators: Freddie Highmore, Mark Waters, Mary-Louise Parker, David Berenbaum, Nick Nolte

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorSupporting1$1,523,941$0$1,523,941
(Unclassified)9$56,715,809$0$56,715,809
In Technical RolesDirector14$40,719,215$655,056$41,374,271
Screenwriter6$72,762,726$91,644,614$164,407,340
Executive Producer1$1,523,941$0$1,523,941
Editor1$184,705$0$184,705

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for August 19th, 2014

August 19th, 2014

There are a number of big releases on this week's list, especially if you like TV on DVD. However, there are not a lot of releases in total. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is the biggest release by a wide margin, but it is not the best. For that honor, I would have to chose Boardwalk Empire: Season 4 on Blu-ray. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/28/2007 Honeydripper Zeke  $267,880 $0 $267,880
11/7/2003 American Storytellers Himself  $24,082 $0 $24,082
9/29/2000 Girlfight Science Teacher  $1,523,941 $0 $1,523,941
1/29/1997 Gridlock'd   $5,573,929 $0 $5,573,929
1/29/1993 Matinee Bob  $8,925,775 $0 $8,925,775
12/11/1992 Passion Fish Doctor in soap  $5,414,619 $0 $5,414,619
4/3/1992 Straight Talk Guy Girardi  $21,202,099 $0 $21,202,099
10/11/1991 City of Hope Carl  $1,264,910 $0 $1,264,910
9/1/1988 Eight Men Out Ring Lardner  $5,680,515 $0 $5,680,515
10/22/1986 Something Wild Motorcycle cop  $8,362,000 $0 $8,362,000
Movies: 10Totals:$58,239,750$0$58,239,750
  Averages:$5,823,975$0$5,823,975


Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
9/29/2000 Girlfight $197,896 253 $1,523,941 $1,523,941 100.0%
Movies: 1Totals:  $1,523,941$1,523,941 
 Averages:$197,896253$1,523,941$1,523,941100.0%

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All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/31/2017 Django Lives! Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
12/31/2016 Soul Catcher Screenwriter $0 $0 $0
11/8/2013 Go For Sisters Director,
Screenwriter 
$70,495 $0 $70,495
8/19/2011 Amigo Screenwriter,
Director,
Editor 
$184,705 $0 $184,705
2/14/2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles Screenwriter $71,195,053 $91,644,614 $162,839,667
12/28/2007 Honeydripper Director $267,880 $0 $267,880
9/17/2004 Silver City Director $1,017,376 $0 $1,017,376
9/19/2003 Casa de los Babys Director $475,940 $0 $475,940
6/21/2002 Sunshine State Director $3,064,356 $217,542 $3,281,898
9/29/2000 Girlfight Executive Producer $1,523,941 $0 $1,523,941
6/4/1999 Limbo Director $2,160,710 $437,514 $2,598,224
3/6/1998 Men with Guns Director $742,032 $0 $742,032
6/21/1996 Lone Star Director $12,961,389 $0 $12,961,389
2/3/1995 The Secret of Roan Inish Director $6,101,815 $0 $6,101,815
12/11/1992 Passion Fish Director $5,414,619 $0 $5,414,619
10/11/1991 City of Hope Director $1,264,910 $0 $1,264,910
9/1/1988 Eight Men Out Director $5,680,515 $0 $5,680,515
3/4/1983 Baby It's You Screenwriter,
Director 
$1,312,473 $0 $1,312,473
Movies: 18Totals:$113,438,209$92,299,670$205,737,879
  Averages:$6,302,123$5,127,759$11,429,882

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
11/8/2013 Go For Sisters $6,001 12 $70,495 $70,495 100.0%
8/19/2011 Amigo $37,324 10 $184,705 $184,705 100.0%
12/28/2007 Honeydripper $7,376 26 $267,880 $267,880 100.0%
9/17/2004 Silver City $337,484 162 $1,017,376 $1,017,376 100.0%
9/19/2003 Casa de los Babys $36,456 71 $475,940 $475,940 100.0%
6/21/2002 Sunshine State $93,072 79 $3,064,356 $3,281,898 93.4%
6/4/1999 Limbo $139,634 111 $2,160,710 $2,598,224 83.2%
3/6/1998 Men with Guns $0 57 $742,032 $742,032 100.0%
6/21/1996 Lone Star $232,184 214 $12,961,389 $12,961,389 100.0%
2/3/1995 The Secret of Roan Inish $82,601 104 $6,101,815 $6,101,815 100.0%
12/11/1992 Passion Fish $0 132 $5,414,619 $5,414,619 100.0%
10/11/1991 City of Hope $0 73 $1,264,910 $1,264,910 100.0%
9/1/1988 Eight Men Out $0 0 $5,680,515 $5,680,515 100.0%
3/4/1983 Baby It's You $0 30 $1,312,473 $1,312,473 100.0%
Movies: 14Totals:  $40,719,215$41,374,271 
 Averages:$69,43877$2,908,515$2,955,30598.3%


Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/31/2017 Django Lives! $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/31/2016 Soul Catcher $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
11/8/2013 Go For Sisters $6,001 12 $70,495 $70,495 100.0%
8/19/2011 Amigo $37,324 10 $184,705 $184,705 100.0%
2/14/2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles $19,004,058 3,847 $71,195,053 $162,839,667 43.7%
3/4/1983 Baby It's You $0 30 $1,312,473 $1,312,473 100.0%
Movies: 6Totals:  $72,762,726$164,407,340 
 Averages:$3,174,564650$12,127,121$27,401,22385.9%


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