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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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28 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dead Man
Dead Man Director
(1995)
Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers Director
(2005)
Only Lovers Left Alive
(2013)

Filmography

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 2016 Gimme Danger (Documentary)
 2016 Paterson (directed by)
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (segment "Int. Trailer Night")
 1997 Year of the Horse (Documentary)
 1995 Dead Man
 1993 Coffee and Cigarettes III (Short)
 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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Other Works:

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:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

SQÜRL

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

...the beauty of a movie is that you walk in, you don't know anything about it, you enter a world that's new to you, and that's the magic of being transported. If you make a film, that magic is not there, because you were there while shooting it. After writing a film and shooting it and being in the editing room every day, you can never see it clearly. I think other people's perception of your ... See more »

Trivia:

Stated that his goal was "to approximate real time for the audience.". See more »

Trademark:

Sense of place/historical figures from movie's location See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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