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James Toback


James Toback, 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, which was the subject... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Bugsy
Bugsy Writer
(1991)
Tyson
Tyson Writer
(2008)
The Gambler
The Gambler Writer
(2014)
Black & White
Black & White Writer
(1999)

Filmography

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 2014/III The Gambler (1974 screenplay)
 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 & White (written by)
 1997 Two Girls and a Guy (written by)
 1991 Bugsy: The Dark Passion of an American Dreamer (TV Movie documentary)
 1991 Bugsy (written by)
 1989 The Big Bang (Documentary) (writer)
 1987 The Pick-up Artist (written by)
 1983 Exposed (written by)
 1981 Love & Money
 1978 Fingers (written by)
 1974 The Gambler (written by)
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Other Works:

Biography: "JIM: The Author's Self-Centered Memoir on the Great Jim Brown"

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1 Biographical Movie | 2 Interviews | 7 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

The idea is not to have a separation between my life and my movies. [2002]

Trivia:

Toback's first successful screenplay, The Gambler (1974) is substantially autobiographical. For a long time, he was a compulsive gambler, albeit from a well-heeled New York garment-district family See more »

Star Sign:

Sagittarius

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