J. David Shapiro

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J. David Shapiro
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Jake David Shapiro

(1969-03-18) March 18, 1969 (age 50)
Other namesJD Shapiro, J.D. Shapiro

Jake David Shapiro (born March 18, 1969) is an American filmmaker and stand-up comedian. Shapiro is best known as the original screenwriter of the film Robin Hood: Men in Tights and for writing the screenplay adaptation of L. Ron Hubbard's novel Battlefield Earth, which won more Golden Raspberry Awards than any other film and for which Shapiro later apologized.[1]


Year Name Role Notes
1987 Duet Screenwriter (episode ''I Never Played for My Father: Part 1'') TV Series
1990 Charles in Charge Screenwriter (episode "Buddy Flips a Disc") TV Series
1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights Screenwriter Theatrical film
2000 We Married Margo Director, screenwriter, actor (as ''Jake'') Theatrical film
Battlefield Earth Screenwriter Theatrical film
2006 Pucked Actor (as ''Alan'') Theatrical film
2007 The Strand Actor Direct-to-video
2008 X-Treme Biography: Santa Screenwriter, actor (as ''AA Attendee / Death'') TV Short
2011 Juan Hombre Co-director, screenwriter Short
2012 unCONventional Creative consultant (12 episodes) TV Series
2015 A Date Special thanks Short
2016 Actors Actor (as ''Walk of fame actor'') Short
2017 Extraordinary: Stan Lee Himself Direct-to-video documentary
Best Thanksgiving Ever Director Theatrical film
2018 Hard Day's Nights Co-director, screenwriter, executive producer Short
597 Días Desaparecido Actor (as ''Tom Springfield'') Short

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Work Category Result
2000 The Comedy Festival We Married Margo Audience Award Won[2][3]
Slamdance Film Festival We Married Margo Grand Jury Prize Nominated[2][4]
2001 Golden Raspberry Award Battlefield Earth Worst Screenplay Won[1][2][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Shapiro, J.D. (March 29, 2010). "'I penned the suckiest movie ever - sorry!'". New York Post.
  2. ^ a b c Internet Movie Database staff (2009). "Awards for J.D. Shapiro". Internet Movie Database. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  3. ^ Weiskind, Ron (March 2, 2000). "Film with local ties wins at festival". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. D-2.
  4. ^ Vice, Jeff (December 19, 1999). "Slamdance taking on international flavor". The Deseret News. Deseret News Publishing Company. p. E11.
  5. ^ Staff (March 26, 2001). "'Battlefield Earth' Scribe Personally Accepts Razzie Award for Worst Screenplay During a Live Talk Radio Show on Comedy World". Business Wire. Retrieved 2009-12-30.

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