[John Patrick] Shanley, whose screenplay for Moonstruck won an Oscar in 1988, received the drama Pulitzer for "Doubt," his Broadway debut. "I have been trawling around for a long time before they let me come up out of the muck."Other credits include: the adaptation of Michael Crichton's Congo; another Frank Marshall film, Alive!; and 1990 writer/director gig he cashed in his Oscar for, Joe Versus the Volcano*.
* Which is a classic, I'm sure, and would we ever have had Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan together in Sleepless in Seattle and You've Got Mail if it weren't for JvtV? I don't even want to think.