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James Schamus


James Schamus was born on September 7, 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is a producer and writer, known for Hulk (2003), Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) and The Ice Storm (1997). He is married to Nancy Jean Kricorian. They have two children. See full bio »
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009 Peace, Love and Cinema (Documentary short) (co-producer - uncredited)
 2009 Taking Woodstock (producer)
 2007 Lust, Caution (executive producer)
 2005 Brokeback Mountain (producer)
 2003 Hulk (producer)
 2002 Auto Focus (executive producer)
 2001 Buffalo Soldiers (executive producer)
 2000 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (executive producer)
 1999/I Ride with the Devil (producer)
 1999 The Lifestyle (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1999 Lola and Billy the Kid (executive producer)
 1998 Happiness (executive producer)
 1997 Wonderland (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1997 Love God (executive producer)
 1997 The Sticky Fingers of Time (executive producer)
 1997 The Myth of Fingerprints (executive producer)
 1997 Office Killer (executive producer)
 1997 The Ice Storm (producer)
 1997 Arresting Gena (executive producer)
 1996 She's the One (producer)
 1996 Walking and Talking (producer)
 1995 Sense and Sensibility (co-producer)
 1995 The Brothers McMullen (executive producer)
 1995 Safe (executive producer)
 1994 Roy Cohn/Jack Smith (producer)
 1994 Eat Drink Man Woman (associate producer)
 1994 What Happened Was... (executive producer)
 1993 Surviving Desire (associate producer)
 1993 Dottie Gets Spanked (TV Short) (coordinating producer)
 1993 Terminal USA (executive producer)
 1993 A Psychic Mom (coordinating producer)
 1993 The Wedding Banquet (producer)
 1992 Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1992 Pushing Hands (executive producer)
 1992 In the Soup (associate producer)
 1992 Swoon (executive producer)
 1991/II Ambition (Short) (producer)
 1991 Chicken Delight (Short) (producer)
 1991 Thank You and Good Night (Documentary) (producer)
 1991 I Was on Mars (line producer)
 1991 Poison (executive producer)
 1990 The Golden Boat (producer)
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Show Show Self (16 credits)

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[on dealing with failure at Focus Features] - ... We have our post-mortems, (but) I think it's often a big mistake to have them (quickly). I'd rather wait through the video release. Then people have real perspectives. Everyone at the company is invited and we talk about the challenges, how they were met, how they were not met, and what you learned. People are extremely honest, and everyone is ... See more »

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Was an exchange student in Trondheim, Norway. See more »

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