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John McNaughton

Before becoming a filmmaker, John McNaughton worked for Encyclopedia Britannica, Chicago Bridge and Iron, Republic Steel, Pullman Bank, Campbell Mithun Advertising, as a carnival barker, silversmith, sailboat builder, bartender, carpenter, and operator of a laser light show. In 1986, McNaughton directed, cowrote and coproduced his first feature, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer. Among his many other credits are Mad Dog and Glory, starring Robert De Niro, Bill Murray, and Uma Thurman; Wild Things, starring Matt Dillon, Kevin Bacon, Bill Murray, Neve Campbell, and Denise Richards; and Lansky, written by David Mamet, starring Richard Dreyfuss and Anthony LaPaglia. Most recently he directed The Harvest, starring Academy Award nominees Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, and Peter Fonda. He is currently working with novelist and screenwriter Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) on an adaptation of his book, The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins, and re-teaming with Michael Rooker on a film version of Flannery O’Connor’s short story, “A Good Man is Hard to Find.”