J. David Shapiro

J. David Shapiro
Born Jake David Shapiro
(1969-03-18) March 18, 1969
Other names JD Shapiro, J.D. Shapiro
Website http://jdshapiro.com

Jake David Shapiro, also known as J. D. Shapiro (born March 18, 1969), is a filmmaker and stand-up comedian. Shapiro is best known as the original screenwriter of the film Robin Hood: Men in Tights and for writing the screenplay adaptation of L. Ron Hubbard's novel Battlefield Earth.[1]


Awards and nominations

Year Award Work Category Result
2000 The Comedy Festival We Married Margo Audience Award Won[2][3]
Slamdance Film Festival We Married Margo Grand Jury Prize Nominated[2][4]
2001 Golden Raspberry Award Battlefield Earth Worst Screenplay Won[1][2][5]

See also


  1. 1 2 Shapiro, J.D. (March 29, 2010). "'I penned the suckiest movie ever - sorry!'". New York Post.
  2. 1 2 3 Internet Movie Database staff (2009). "Awards for J.D. Shapiro". Internet Movie Database. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
  3. Weiskind, Ron (March 2, 2000). "Film with local ties wins at festival". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. p. D-2.
  4. Vice, Jeff (December 19, 1999). "Slamdance taking on international flavor". The Deseret News. Deseret News Publishing Company. p. E11.
  5. Staff (March 26, 2001). "'Battlefield Earth' Scribe Personally Accepts Razzie Award for Worst Screenplay During a Live Talk Radio Show on Comedy World". Business Wire. Retrieved 2009-12-30.
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