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James Schamus


James Schamus is an American film producer, director and screenwriter who is known for his collaborations with Taiwanese film director Ang Lee. He wrote the award winning wuxia film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Eat Drink Man Woman, Pushing Hands, The Ice Storm, the cult classic Marvel film Hulk, Taking Woodstock and Lust, Caution. He is the ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 25 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

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Lust, Caution Producer
(2007)
The Ice Storm Producer
(1997)
(2005)

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  Thrilla in Manila (executive producer) / (producer) (announced)
  Brightwater (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2021 Somos. (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- Somos. (2021) ... (executive producer)
- The Night Belongs to Us (2021) ... (executive producer)
- A Walk with Wolves (2021) ... (executive producer)
- Tell the Moon to Come (2021) ... (executive producer)
- A Mouth Full of Flies (2021) ... (executive producer)
 2019/III The Assistant (producer)
 2019 Driveways (producer)
 2019 The Tomorrow Man (producer)
 2019/I Adam (producer)
 2018/I Benji (executive producer)
 2018 Furlough (executive producer)
 2017 A Prayer Before Dawn (executive producer)
 2017 Casting JonBenet (Documentary) (producer)
 2017 Dayveon (executive producer)
 2016 Alone in Berlin (producer)
 2016 Junction 48 (executive producer)
 2016 Indignation (producer)
 2015 Suffragette (executive producer)
 2014 That Film About Money (Short) (producer)
 2014 We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can't Afford to Miss (Documentary) (producer - segment "That Film About Money")
 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 Office Killer (executive producer)
 1997 The Ice Storm (producer)
 1997 The Myth of Fingerprints (executive producer)
 1997 Arresting Gena (executive producer)
 1996 She's the One (producer)
 1996 Walking and Talking (producer)
 1995 Sense and Sensibility (co-producer)
 1995 Greetings from Africa (Documentary short) (executive producer)
 1995 Safe (executive producer)
 1995 The Brothers McMullen (executive producer)
 1994 Roy Cohn/Jack Smith (producer)
 1994 Eat Drink Man Woman (associate producer)
 1994 What Happened Was... (executive 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 Ambition (Short) (producer)
 1992 In the Soup (associate producer)
 1992 Swoon (executive producer)
 1992 Surviving Desire (associate producer)
 1991 Chicken Delight (Short) (producer)
 1991 Pushing Hands (executive producer)
 1991 Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier (Documentary) (executive producer)
 1991 I Was on Mars (line producer)
 1991 Thank You and Good Night (Documentary) (co-producer)
 1991 Poison (executive producer)
 1990 The Golden Boat (producer)
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Spouse:

Nancy Jean Kricorian  (2 children)
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[on Focus Features] - Focus has a very specific place in film's cultural landscape. It's a place where voices from outside the mainstream speak, but they're speaking face-forward to the rest of the culture. Our zone is very specific. You take really original voices, but you're speaking the language that a lot of people can understand. My own taste often veers into the most obscure and heavily ... See more »

Trivia:

Has the distinction as a producer for three films, all with gay theme/content, which have received Oscar nominations for Best Picture: Dallas Buyers Club (2013), Milk (2008) and Brokeback Mountain (2005). See more »

Trademark:

Known for his collaborations with Ang Lee.

Star Sign:

Virgo

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