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Jim Jarmusch

Moved to New York City at the age of seventeen from Akron, Ohio. Graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English, class of '75. Without any prior film experience, he was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, New York. See full bio »
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 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (segment "Int. Trailer Night")
 1997 Year of the Horse (Documentary)
 1995 Coffee and Cigarettes III (Short)
 1995 Dead Man
 1990 Red Hot and Blue (TV Movie) (segment "It's All Right With Me")
 1989 Mystery Train
 1989 Coffee and Cigarettes II (Short)
 1986 Coffee and Cigarettes (Short)
 1986 Down by Law
 1983 Stranger Than Paradise (Short)
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Provides the voice for Hunter S. Thompson in the audiobook adaptation of Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" See more »

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1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[on his approach to cinema] When you make these films they do walk on their own after a certain point. Often, when I'm writing dialogue in a script, whatever's on paper for me is a sketch until you film it. It's not like I'm making them say words. I feel like I'm just transcribing what they're saying. See more »


Guest with Johnny Depp of Belgrade Film Festival FEST in 1992. See more »


Often casts musicians as actors in his films See more »

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