John Sayles Overview

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Born: September 28, 1950

Born in Schenectady, New York, John Sayles had no interest in academia in high school, preferring to immerse himself in sports such as baseball and football. He went on to Williams College, where in his spare time he joined a theater group and began taking part in plays, then graduated with a degree in psychology in 1972. In spite of his degree, Sayles decided to work in various blue collar jobs after college, taking a position as a factory worker, and later, as an orderly in a nursing home.... See All

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