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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 16 December 1963New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameJames Allen Mangold
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

James Mangold was born on December 16, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA as James Allen Mangold. He is a producer and director, known for Walk the Line (2005), Girl, Interrupted (1999) and The Wolverine (2013).

Spouse (1)

Cathy Konrad (7 August 1998 - ?)

Trade Mark (3)

Frequently casts Dallas Roberts
Characters become unlikely couples
Strong lead female characters

Trivia (6)

Is an alumnus of the Film Division of Columbia University's School of the Arts.
Has made two biographies into movies--Susanna Kaysen and Johnny Cash.
His CalArts student film "Barn" was about a barn that was alive and swallowed a boy.
Went to Washingtonville High School, NY.
Has directed 3 different actors in Oscar-nominated performances: Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted (1999), and Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the Line (2005). Both Jolie and Witherspoon won Oscars for their performances in his films.
Actively searching for a studio to finance his next film, 3:10 to Yuma (2007), with Russell Crowe attached in the lead role. Aiming for an October start date. [July 2006]

Personal Quotes (2)

We should be writing more great roles for women, period. Another problem is that movies are generally made for 14-year-old boys and 14-year-old boys want to watch 25-year-old action heroes.
[on Joaquin Phoenix] The boundary between real life and acting is hard to find. Working with him day to day you really feel for him, because he's either hitting it out of the park or struggling to find the ball. Another actor can be having a bad day, but he can reach into his bag of tricks and fake his way through. Joaq can never fake his way through.

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