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Jimmy Cliff


Jimmy Cliff was born on April 1, 1948 in St. Catherine, Jamaica as James Chambers. See full bio »

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Known For

Rush
Rush Soundtrack
(2013)
Mission: Impossible III
(2006)
Hitch
Hitch Soundtrack
(2005)
Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies Soundtrack
(2013)

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 2013/I Rush (performer: "Many Rivers to Cross") / (writer: "Many Rivers to Cross")
 2013 Warm Bodies (performer: "Sitting in Limbo") / (writer: "Sitting in Limbo")
 2012 The Pirates! Band of Misfits (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 2011 Case départ (performer: "Many Rivers to Cross") / (writer: "Many Rivers to Cross")
 2011 Les neiges du Kilimandjaro (writer: "Many Rivers to Cross")
 2010 Made in Dagenham (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" - as Cliff)
 2010 Animal Kingdom (performer: "Sitting in Limbo") / (writer: "Sitting in Limbo")
 2008/I Fool's Gold (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 2006 Griffin & Phoenix (performer: "I Can See Clearly Now")
 2006 This Is England (writer: "Let's Dance")
 2006 Mission: Impossible III (performer: "Come into My Life") / (writer: "Come into My Life")
 2005 Into the Blue (performer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People") / (writer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People")
 2005 In Her Shoes (performer: "Sitting in Limbo" (1970)) / (writer: "Sitting in Limbo" (1970))
 2005 Runt (performer: "Sitting in Limbo", "The Harder They Come", "Bongo Man", "Wonderful World, Beautiful People") / (writer: "Sitting in Limbo", "The Harder They Come", "Bongo Man", "Wonderful World, Beautiful People")
 2005/I Hitch (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" (1970)) / (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" (1970))
 2003 Something's Gotta Give (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want") / (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 2002 Anita & Me (performer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful people") / (writer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful people" - as J. Cliff)
 2000 Love, Honor and Obey (writer: "The Harder They Come")
 1999 The Muse (performer: "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah") / (writer: "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah")
 1999 The Match (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 1999 East Is East (performer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" (1970)) / (writer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People" (1970))
 1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want") / (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want" - as James E. Chambers)
 1996 Alles nur Tarnung (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight (performer: "Many Rivers To Cross") / (writer: "Many Rivers To Cross")
 1996 Children of the Revolution (performer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People") / (writer: "Wonderful World, Beautiful People")
 1995 Nothing Personal (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want") / (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want")
 1995 Rude (performer: "Many Rivers to Cross") / (writer: "Many Rivers to Cross")
 1995 Roommates (writer: "MANY RIVERS TO CROSS")
 1994 Jason's Lyric (writer: "Many Rivers to Cross")
 1993 Cool Runnings (performer: "I Can See Clearly Now")
 1991 Cool as Ice (writer: "Sitting in Limbo" - as Cliff)
 1990 Marked for Death (performer: "No Justice", "John Crow", "Rebel In Me") / (writer: "No Justice", "John Crow", "Rebel In Me")
 1989 Lost Angels (writer: "Many Rivers to Cross")
 1989 Scandal (writer: "Miss Jamaica" - uncredited)
 1988 Iron Eagle II (writer: "Trapped")
 1988 Cocktail (performer: "Shelter Of Your Love") / (producer: "Shelter Of Your Love") / (writer: "Shelter Of Your Love")
 1986 Something Wild (performer: "You Don't Have to Cry")
 1986 Sitting in Limbo (performer: "Sitting In Limbo", "Struggling Man", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah", "Many Rivers To Cross", "Sooner Or Later") / (writer: "Sitting In Limbo", "Struggling Man", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "Let Your Yeah Be Yeah", "Many Rivers To Cross", "Sooner Or Later")
 1986 Club Paradise (performer: "Club Paradise", "American Plan", "Brightest Star", "The Lion Awakes", "Third World People", "You Cant Keep A Good Man Down", "Seven-Day Weekend", "Island In The Sun") / (writer: "Club Paradise", "American Plan", "Brightest Star", "The Lion Awakes", "Third World People", "You Cant Keep A Good Man Down", "Seven-Day Weekend")
 1983 D.C. Cab (performer: "Vietnam")
 1974 If Mother Could See Me Now (performer: "Sitting Here in Limbo", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "The Harder They Come", "Many Rivers to Cross" - uncredited) / (writer: "Sitting Here in Limbo", "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "The Harder They Come", "Many Rivers to Cross" - uncredited)
 1972 The Harder They Come (performer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "Many Rivers To Cross", "The Harder They Come", "Sitting Here In Limbo") / (writer: "You Can Get It If You Really Want", "Many Rivers To Cross", "The Harder They Come", "Sitting Here In Limbo")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

A member of the "Artists United Against Apartheid" charity project in 1985. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

If you go out to Hollywood you'll find a lot of fantastic plastic people there in the business and a lot of people in life generally. They find it so hard to be themselves that they have to be plastic. See more »

Trivia:

Bob Dylan called Cliff's single "Vietnam" the best protest song he had ever heard. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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