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James Toback


James Toback, highly respected as a screenwriter and the director of nine films, was born on November 23, 1944 in New York City to a successful garment manufacturer. A 1966 graduate of Harvard College, Toback later taught creative writing at City College of New York in the early 1970s. He suffered from a gambling compulsion that still plagues him,... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Seduced and Abandoned (Documentary)
 2008 Tyson (Documentary) (writer)
 2005 The Beat That My Heart Skipped (earlier screenplay: d'après le film "Fingers" écrit et réalisé par)
 2004 When Will I Be Loved (written by)
 2001 Harvard Man (written by)
 1999/I Black and White (written by)
 1997 Two Girls and a Guy (written by)
 1991 Bugsy (written by)
 1991 Bugsy: The Dark Passion of an American Dreamer (TV Movie documentary)
 1989 The Big Bang (Documentary) (writer)
 1987 The Pick-up Artist (written by)
 1983 Exposed (writer)
 1982 Love & Money
 1978 Fingers (writer)
 1974 The Gambler (written by)
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Biography: "JIM: The Author's Self-Centered Memoir on the Great Jim Brown"

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Taught writing at the City College of New York (CCNY) in the early 1970s. The James Caan character in The Gambler (1974) was also a college teacher, a professor of English literature at New York University, though scenes from the movie were filmed at CCNY (now known as City University of New York). See more »

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