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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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Directed the music video for the song "It's All Right With Me" by Tom Waits, from AIDS benefit album Red Hot + Blue, a tribute to songwriter Cole Porter (1990). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I never talk to actors as a group. Only one at a time. I talk to them about being their characters. Never, ever, about the meaning of the scene. I don't want the actors overladen with research, so they grow stale. See more »

Trivia:

Chris Parker, who starred in Jarmusch's first film Permanent Vacation (1980) was a friend of Jarmusch's and had never acted before (according to a 2/2/94 interview with Jarmusch). When Jarmusch submitted "Permanent Vacation" to Tisch as his film thesis/project, they wouldn't accept it - apparently, they didn't think it was worth their time See more »

Trademark:

Stationary camera (deadpan). His films often involve travlers as well as life after midnight. Shows and views the American landscape from a non-commercial viewpoint (e.g. the tavern were everybody knows your name instead of franchised stripmalls) See more »

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Aquarius

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