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Steve James (II)


Steve James was born in Hampton, Virginia, USA. He is a director and producer, known for Hoop Dreams (1994), Life Itself (2014) and Stevie (2002). He is married to Judy James. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Hoop Dreams
Hoop Dreams Director
(1994)
Life Itself
Life Itself Director
(2014)
Stevie
Stevie Director
(2002)
The Interrupters
The Interrupters Director
(2011)

Filmography

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 2018 Pep (pre-production)
  Generation Food (Documentary) (filming)
 2012-2017 Frontline (TV Series documentary) (2 episodes)
- The Interrupters (2012)
 2016 Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (Documentary)
 2016 The New Yorker Presents (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.2 (2016)
 2015 Life After Hoop Dreams (Video documentary short)
 2014 A Place Called Pluto (Documentary short)
 2014 Life Itself (Documentary)
 2012 Head Games (Documentary)
 2012 Focus Forward: Short Films, Big Ideas (Documentary short)
 2012 The Music Man (Documentary short)
 2011 The Interrupters (Documentary)
 2010 30 for 30 (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2008 At the Death House Door (Documentary)
 2008 Paradise Regained (Short)
 2005 Reel Paradise (Documentary)
 2004 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (Nigerian story director - 1 episode)
- The New Americans (2004) ... (Nigerian story director)
 2002 Stevie (Documentary)
 2002 Joe and Max (TV Movie)
 1999 Passing Glory (TV Movie)
 1997 Prefontaine
 1994 Hoop Dreams (Documentary)
 1993 Higher Goals (Documentary short)
 1991 Grassroots Chicago (Documentary short)
 1986 Stop Substance Abuse (Documentary)
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(On Harlan County USA) There've been many documentaries over the years that have powerfully impacted me. I think this one came along at the time when I was more interested in being a feature filmmaker than a documentary filmmaker. So it came along at the beginning of a process of moving from an interest in feature film to documentaries, and that's where my career has taken me. It came along at ... See more »

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One of 115 invitees to join AMPAS in 2007.

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