John Lee Hancock
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|John Lee Hancock|
John Lee Hancock, Jr.|
December 15, 1956
Longview, Texas, U.S.
|Occupation||Screenwriter, director, producer|
John Lee Hancock, Jr. (born December 15, 1956) is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is best known for directing the sports drama films The Rookie (2002) and The Blind Side (2009), and the historical drama films Saving Mr. Banks (2013) and The Founder (2016).
Hancock's debut as a screenwriter and director came in 1991 with Hard Time Romance. He worked on two more films as a screenwriter with A Perfect World and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil before making his next directing effort in 2002 with the sports drama The Rookie, which was a critical and commercial success. In 2004, he wrote and directed The Alamo, which was a box office bomb. Five years later, his film The Blind Side was a box office success and received an Academy Award for Best Picture nomination.
In 2013 Hancock directed Saving Mr. Banks, a film about the life of P.L. Travers and her difficult negotiations with Walt Disney over adapting her famous novel Mary Poppins into a feature film. He also directed The Founder (2016), about the McDonald's fast food chain, and co-wrote the upcoming musical film The Goree Girls.
|1991||Hard Time Romance|
|1993||A Perfect World|
|1997||Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil|
|2000||My Dog Skip|
|2009||The Blind Side|
|2012||Snow White and the Huntsman|
|2013||Saving Mr. Banks|
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