John August

1970 - Today

John August

John August is an American screenwriter, director, producer, and novelist. He is known for writing the films Go (1999), Charlie's Angels (2000), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Big Fish (2003), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Frankenweenie (2012), the Disney live-action adaptation of Aladdin (2019) and the novel Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire (2018). He hosts the popular screenwriting podcast Scriptnotes with Craig Mazin, maintains an eponymous screenwriting blog and develops screenwriter-targeted software through his company, Quote-Unquote Apps.He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, voting in the Writers branch. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John August has received more than 255,881 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,264th most popular film director.

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  • 3.17

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Among film directors, John August ranks 1,263 out of 1,305Before him are Lisandro Alonso, Chris Cunningham, Jonathan Liebesman, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Miranda July, and Ryan Coogler. After him are Michelle MacLaren, Joachim Rønning, Ciro Guerra, Virgil Widrich, Gareth Evans, and Kiran Rao.

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Among people born in 1970, John August ranks 532Before him are Barbara Paulus, Kimiya Yui, Gavin McInnes, Anna Kinberg Batra, Padma Lakshmi, and Harjit Sajjan. After him are Rintje Ritsma, Niko Eeckhout, Rekha Sharma, Brigita Bukovec, Daniel Conceicao Silva, and Holger Apfel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John August ranks 10,421 out of 12,171Before him are Ryan Coogler (1986), Steven Levitt (1967), Nick Young (1985), John Lynch (1952), Rachel Platten (1981), and Eric Lively (1981). After him are Hunter Parrish (1987), Miles Heizer (1994), Terry W. Virts (1967), Jill Bolte Taylor (1959), Jeff Foxworthy (1958), and Shareef Abdur-Rahim (1976).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United States

Among film directors born in United States, John August ranks 368Before him are Peter Joseph (1978), Jeff Nichols (1978), David Dobkin (1969), Dan Povenmire (null), Miranda July (1974), and Ryan Coogler (1986). After him are Darren Lynn Bousman (1979), Joshua Oppenheimer (null), Jake Kasdan (1974), Kasi Lemmons (1961), Chris Terrio (1976), and Kevin Clash (1960).

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