John Lee Hancock

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John Lee Hancock
John Lee Hancock Jr.

(1956-12-15) December 15, 1956 (age 62)
OccupationScreenwriter, director, producer
Years active1987–present

John Lee Hancock Jr. (born December 15, 1956) is an American screenwriter, film director, and producer. He directed the sports drama films The Rookie (2002) and The Blind Side (2009), and the historical drama films Saving Mr. Banks (2013), The Founder (2016) and The Highwaymen (2019).


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 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.


Year Film Director Writer Producer
1991 Hard Time Romance Yes Yes No
1993 A Perfect World No Yes No
1997 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil No Yes No
2000 My Dog Skip No No Yes
2002 The Rookie Yes No No
2004 The Alamo Yes Yes No
2009 The Blind Side Yes Yes No
2012 Snow White and the Huntsman No Yes No
2013 Saving Mr. Banks Yes No No
2016 The Founder Yes No No
2019 The Highwaymen Yes No Yes
2020 Infinite No Yes No
Chaos Walking No Yes No
The Little Things Yes Yes Yes

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