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Happy Birthday To LaGrange's John Gatins

Screenwriter John Gatis, who lived in LaGrange while attending high school and college, celebrates his birthday on April 16.
Screenwriter John Gatis, who lived in LaGrange while attending high school and college, celebrates his birthday on April 16. Photo Credit: Hitfix.com

LAGRANGE, N.Y. – Happy birthday to LaGrange's John Gatins.

Gatins, who lived in LaGrange while he attended Arlington High School and Vassar College, celebrates his birthday today.

The writer is best-known for his Academy Award-nominated screenplay for "Flight" and has also contributed scripts for "Need for Speed," "Real Steel," "Varsity Blues," "Summer Catch," "Coach Carter" and "Hardball."

His most recent screenplays are "Kong: Skull Island" and "Power Rangers," both due out next year.

Gatis also has a handful of acting credits, having appeared in "Varsity Blues," "Norbit," "Real Steel" and "Gods and Monsters."

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