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Jim McBride was born on September 16, 1941 in New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and writer, known for Great Balls of Fire! (1989), Breathless (1983) and The Big Easy (1986). He has been married to Tracy Tynan since 1982. They have two children. He was previously married to Fern Dulman. See full bio »
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 2009 My Son's Wedding to My Sister-in-Law (Documentary short)
 2004 Welcome to São Paulo (Documentary) (segment "Novo Mundo")
 2001 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Brotherhood (2001)
 2000 Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (TV Movie)
 1997 Dead by Midnight (TV Movie)
 1997 The Informant
 1997 Pronto (TV Movie)
 1995 Fallen Angels (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Fearless (1995)
 1994 Uncovered
 1993 The Wrong Man
 1990-1991 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Christmas Party (1991)
- The Glee Club (1990)
 1991 Blood Ties (TV Movie)
 1986 The Big Easy
 1986 The Twilight Zone (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Once and Future King/A Saucer of Loneliness (1986) ... (segment "The Once and Future King")
 1983 Breathless
 1971 Pictures from Life's Other Side (Documentary)
 1969 My Girlfriend's Wedding (Documentary)
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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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I don't think you can avoid expressing yourself through what you do. Take the example of even a rotten, hack director. His films are dishonest and pretentious. Yet they're a perfect expression of what he is. Because he made them. And you see him through them. He's a false person. If he were a more open and real person, more honest with himself, he would make good films instead of bad films.


He was the son-in-law of writer, Elaine Dundy, and British theater critic, Kenneth Tynan. See more »

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