John Logan is an American playwright, screenwriter and film producer. Logan wrote Oliver Stone's Any Given Sunday and the television movie RKO 281 (about the making of Citizen Kane), before gaining an Academy Award nomination for co-writing the Best Picture-winner, Gladiator in 2000. He gained another nomination for writing 2004's The Aviator.
Other notable films written by Logan include The Time Machine, The Last Samurai, and the Tim Burton-directed musical, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, for which he received a Golden Globe Award. In 2011, Logan penned two Oscar-nominated films: Rango, an animated feature starring Johnny Depp and directed by Gore Verbinski, and Hugo, the film adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret directed by Martin Scorsese.
Academy Award Nominations Edit
- 73rd Academy Awards, 2000
- Best Original Screenplay for Gladiator (shared with David Franzoni, William Nicholson)
- 77th Academy Awards, 2004
- Best Original Screenplay for The Aviator