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J. David Shapiro
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Born Jake David Shapiro
(1969-03-18) March 18, 1969 (age 49)
Other names JD Shapiro, J.D. Shapiro

Jake David Shapiro, also known as J. D. Shapiro (born March 18, 1969), is an American 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[edit]

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[edit]


  1. ^ a b Shapiro, J.D. (March 29, 2010). "'I penned the suckiest movie ever - sorry!'". New York Post. 
  2. ^ a b c Internet Movie Database staff (2009). "Awards for J.D. Shapiro". Internet Movie Database., 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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