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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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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:

You see, I start with actors that I want to make a character for. Then I collect a whole lot of details and then I sit down with them and make a connect the dots drawing out of them; see what for of picture it is becoming. I don't know what the story is or where it's going, at all. I just sort of jump in and start. In fact, I think I do it backwards. Most people have a story idea and in the end ... See more »

Trivia:

He owns the negatives to all his own films, except one, Year of the Horse (1997), which he made for Neil Young. See more »

Trademark:

Offscreen distant train whistle See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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