Actor, director, and screenwriter John Gatins was born on April 16, 1968, in Manhattan,
, U.S. His father is a police officer at Manhattan. He went to Arlington High School and graduated in drama in 1990 from Vassar College. He had an enormous amount of Irish culture within him, and he tried to imbibe the culture in his screenwriting and mostly executed them well. He introduced many real life incidents into his scripts.
Soon after his graduation, John Gatins moved to Los Angeles, the city of stars, to pursue his career in acting. In Los Angeles, he used to search for acting roles during the day time, and he worked at the bar during the night time. He tried and tried and finally, got a chance to act in the movie Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway, a horror film with a huge budget in 1993. He appeared in his next role in 1994 in Pumpkinhead II: Blood Wings. He next took his roles in Big Fat Liar, Summer Catch. He was famous for his drapery 'Hardball'.
He wrote for Coach Carter which released in 2005. With all the above works, he got the required recognition in Hollywood. His later films and his roles speak about him.
, a 2011 sci-fi movie had a great change in its screenplay. John took the script and thought it to be profoundly dark and slow paced. So he did a creative job by introducing family aspects into the sci-fi plot, and it hit the screens on October 7, 2011. It received an outstanding positive criticism which had an impressive impact on his career.
After a great combined effort for ten years, i.e., from 1999 to 2009, John came up with an original and compressed script for ‘
’. It came to the audience in 2012 and as a scriptwriter, he received a critical response. He got a nomination for Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay). He produced as well as wrote the story for the movie Need for Speed, which was based on the popular video game of the same name. Legendary Pictures hired John to rewrite Kong: Skull Island in 2014.
Though he entered the film industry for becoming an actor, he did his best in screenwriting and directing. In many interviews, he stated that his Irish culture always comes to his mind, and so he tried his level best to imbibe that culture in the scripts. He had some bitter experiences in his 20's and those moments were used in his scripts to give some lively taste to his stories.