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Jim Jarmusch


Moved to New York City at the age of seventeen from Akron, Ohio. Graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in English, class of '75. Without any prior film experience, he was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, New York. See full bio »

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Known For

Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers Director
(2005)
Only Lovers Left Alive
(2013)
Stranger Than Paradise
(1984)
Paterson
Paterson Director
(2016)

Filmography

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 2016 Gimme Danger (Documentary)
 2016 Paterson (directed by)
 2002 Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (segment "Int. Trailer Night")
 1997 Year of the Horse (Documentary)
 1996 Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Big Time (Video short)
 1996 Neil Young: Dead Man (Video short)
 1995 Dead Man
 1993 Coffee and Cigarettes III (Short)
 1992 Tom Waits: I Don't Wanna Grow Up (Video short)
 1990 Tom Waits: It's All Right with Me (Video short)
 1990 Red Hot and Blue (TV Movie) (segment "It's All Right With Me")
 1989 Coffee and Cigarettes II (Short)
 1989 Mystery Train
 1987 Big Audio Dynamite: Sightsee MC (Video short)
 1986 Coffee and Cigarettes (Short)
 1986 Down by Law
 1986 Talking Heads: The Lady Don't Mind (Video short)
 1983 Stranger Than Paradise (Short)
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Other Works:

Directed the music video for the song "The Lady Don't Mind" by Talking Heads. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 9 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

SQÜRL

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm happiest when I'm shooting the movie. Filming is like sex. Writing the script is like seduction, then shooting is like sex because you're doing the movie with other people. Editing is like being pregnant, and then you give birth and they take your baby away. After this process is done, I will watch the movie one more time with a paying audience that doesn't know I'm there, and then I will ... See more »

Trivia:

According to Roger Ebert, 'there is a deep embedding of comedy, nostalgia, shabby sadness and visual beauty' in his work. See more »

Trademark:

The narrative structure of his films mostly lack clear plot progression and focus more on mood and character development See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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