Jim Jarmusch

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Jim Jarmusch

American independent film director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor and composer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1953.

Countries: United States (51%), United Kingdom (13%), Louisiana (4%)

Main connections: Down by Law (film), Coffee and Cigarettes, Dead Man

Linked to: The New York Times, American Film Institute, Medill School of Journalism, New York School




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Jim Jarmusch was born in 1953 add something


The first adult film he recalls having seen was the 1958 cult classic "Thunder Road" the violence and darkness of which left an impression on the seven-year-old Jarmusch add something


The film is considered to be an homage to "Le Samourai", a 1967 French New Wave film by auteur Jean-Pierre Melville, which starred renowned French actor Alain Delon in a strikingly similar role and narrative add something


During the late 1970s in New York City, Jarmusch and his contemporaries were part of an alternative culture scene centered on the CBGB music club add something


After graduating from high school in 1971, Jarmusch moved to Chicago and enrolled in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University add something


Jarmusch graduated from Columbia University in 1975 add something


Broke and working as a musician in New York City after returning from Paris in 1976, Jarmusch applied on a whim to the prestigious Graduate Film School of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts add something


Nicholas Ray died in the summer of 1979 after a long fight with cancer add something


In the early 1980s, Jarmusch was part of a revolving lineup of musicians in Robin Crutchfield's Dark Day project, and later became the keyboardist and one of two vocalists for The Del-Byzanteens, a No Wave band whose sole LP "Lies to Live By" was a minor underground hit in the United States and Britain in 1982 add something


Jarmusch has consistently been a major proponent of independent cinema, since the 1980s add something


Jarmusch's final year university project was completed in 1980 as "Permanent Vacation", his first feature film add something


Such perceptions were compounded with the release of his subsequent features in the late 1980s, establishing him as one of the generation's most prominent and influential independent filmmakers add something


John Lurie - In the 1980s Lurie starred in the Jim Jarmusch films "Stranger Than Paradise" and "Down by Law", and made cameos in the films "Permanent Vacation" and "Downtown 81"


It was awarded the Camera d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival as well as the 1985 National Society of Film Critics award for Best Film, and became a landmark work in modern independent film add something


The most influential representative of this trend in recent times is Jim Jarmusch, starting with his "Stranger than Paradise" from 1984 add something


Eszter Balint - She first emerged as a child member of the avant-garde Squat Theatre troupe before making her cinematic debut in 1984 in director Jim Jarmusch's independent film "Stranger Than Paradise"


In 1986, Jarmusch wrote and directed "Down by Law", starring musicians John Lurie and Tom Waits, and Italian comic actor Roberto Benigni as three convicts who escape from a New Orleans jailhouse add something


Jarmusch stopped drinking coffee in 1986, the year of the first installment of "Coffee and Cigarettes", though he remained a smoker add something


The first vignette, "Strange to Meet You", had been shot for and aired on "Saturday Night Live" in 1986, and paired Roberto Benigni with comedian Steven Wright add something


Roberto Benigni - Beginning in 1986, Benigni starred in three films by North American director Jim Jarmusch


Irma Thomas - Down By Law, the 1986 independent film by Jim Jarmusch features "It's Raining" in the soundtrack


Tom Waits - Waits developed his acting career with several supporting roles and a lead role in Jim Jarmusch's "Down by Law" in 1986, which featured two of Waits's songs from "Rain Dogs" in the soundtrack


Down by Law (film) - "'Down by Law"' is a 1986 black-and-white independent film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch


Anne-Marie Ruddock - After the group broke up in 1987, she and two other former members unsuccessfully continued as Amazulu II. In 1987 Ruddock made an appearance in the Alex Cox film, "Straight to Hell", alongside other musicians and actors Joe Strummer, Elvis Costello, Grace Jones, members of The Pogues and The Circle Jerks, Courtney Love, Edward Tudor-Pole, Jim Jarmusch, Dennis_Hopper and Kathy Burke


A film appearance in 1989 as a used car dealer in the cult comedy "Leningrad Cowboys Go America" further solidified his interest and participation in the road movie genre add something


In a 1989 review of his work, Vincent Canby of "The New York Times" called Jarmusch "the most adventurous and arresting film maker to surface in the American cinema in this decade" add something


On his narrative focus, Jarmusch remarked in a 1989 interview, "I'd rather make a movie about a guy walking his dog than about the emperor of China add something


Steve Buscemi - Before his work with the Coen Brothers, he appeared in Jim Jarmusch's anthology film "Mystery Train," released in 1989, for which he received an Independent Spirit *award nomination for Best Supporting Male


Tony Garnier (musician) - Before joining Dylan's Neverdending Tour Band in 1989, Tony added bass tracks to films by Jim Jarmusch, most notably Down by Lawed in Louisiana


Joe Strummer - In 1989, Strummer played a substantial role in Jim Jarmusch's film "Mystery Train", as a drunken, short-tempered drifter named Johnny


Mystery Train - Presley's version appeared in Jim Jarmusch's 1989 independent film "Mystery Train"


Iggy Pop - In the 1990s, Pop developed a friendship with Johnny Depp, Jim Jarmusch and tattoo artist Jonathan Shaw


In 1991 Jim Jarmusch appeared as himself in Episode One of John Lurie's cult television series "Fishing With John" add something


Kari Vaananen - He starred in Jim Jarmusch's 1991 film "Night on Earth"


Winona Ryder - In 1991, Ryder played a young taxicab driver who dreams of becoming a mechanic in Jim Jarmusch's Night on Earth.


Beatrice Dalle - She made her debut to American audiences in Jim Jarmusch's "Night on Earth" in 1991


Tom Waits - The only collection of exclusively Waits-performed material of 1991 appeared when Waits composed and conducted the almost exclusively instrumental music for Jim Jarmusch's 1991 film "Night on Earth", which was released as an album the following year


Night on Earth - "'Night on Earth"' is a 1991 film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch


This had been followed three years later by "Twins", a segment featuring actors Steve Buscemi and Joie and Cinqué Lee, and in 1993 with the Short Film Palme d'Or-winning "Somewhere in California", starring musicians Tom Waits and Iggy Pop add something


A retrospective of the director's films was hosted at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, during February 1994, and another, "The Sad and Beautiful World of Jim Jarmusch", by the American Film Institute in August 2005 add something


In 1995, Jarmusch released "Dead Man", a period film set in the 19th century American West starring Johnny Depp and Gary Farmer add something


Gibby Haynes - Haynes appeared briefly in Jim Jarmusch's 1995 film "Dead Man" as a man being fellated in an alley


Michael Wincott - In 1995, Wincott played the loquacious bounty hunter, Conway Twill, in the Jim Jarmusch black comedy, "Dead Man"


Neil Young - Young's next collaborative partner was filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, who asked Young to compose a soundtrack to his 1995 black and white western film "Dead Man"


Dead Man - "'Dead Man"' is a 1995 American Western film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch


The film was shot in black and white by Robby Müller, and features a score composed and performed by Neil Young, for whom Jarmusch subsequently filmed the tour documentary "Year of the Horse", released to tepid reviews in 1997 add something


Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai - "'Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai"' is a 1999 American crime action film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch


Steve Coogan - First, in one of the vignettes of Jim Jarmusch's 2003 film "Coffee and Cigarettes", alongside Alfred Molina


Meg White - Meg White has appeared on the cover of Whirlwind Heat's single "Pink", in a Detroit Cobras music video "Cha Cha Twist" as Little Red Riding Hood, and appeared with Jack White in a segment of Jim Jarmusch's 2003 film "Coffee and Cigarettes"


Jack White - The 2003 Jim Jarmusch film "Coffee and Cigarettes" featured both Jack and Meg in the segment "Jack Shows Meg His Tesla Coil


Coffee and Cigarettes - "'Coffee and Cigarettes"' is the title of three short films and a 2003 anthology film by independent film director Jim Jarmusch


Provincetown International Film Festival - In 2004, Jarmusch was honored with the Filmmaker on the Edge award at the Provincetown International Film Festival add something


GZA - GZA spent 2004 touring, both solo and with the Clan, and made an appearance with RZA in Jim Jarmusch's film Coffee & Cigarettes, opposite Bill Murray.


Critic Lynn Hirschberg declared "Stranger than Paradise" in a 2005 profile of the director for "The New York Times" to have "permanently upended the idea of independent film as an intrinsically inaccessible avant-garde form" add something


He followed "Coffee and Cigarettes" in 2005 with "Broken Flowers", which starred Bill Murray as an early retiree who goes in search of the mother of his unknown son in attempt to overcome a midlife crisis add something


Jarmusch and Michel Gondry each contributed a remix to a limited edition release of the track "Blue Orchid" by The White Stripes in 2005 add something


Mulatu Astatke - His Western audience expanded even further when the 2005 Jim Jarmusch film "Broken Flowers" featured seven of Astatke's songs, including one performed by Cambodian-American rock band Dengue Fever


Pell James - In 2005, she briefly appeared in the Jim Jarmusch film "Broken Flowers" and earned her first starring role for the film "The King"


Broken Flowers - "'Broken Flowers"' is a 2005 French-American comedy-drama film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch and produced by Jon Kilik and Stacey Smith


Jarmusch's latest film, "The Limits of Control", opened in the United States on May 22, 2009 add something


In October 2009, Jarmusch appeared as himself in an episode of the HBO series "Bored to Death" add something


Hiam Abbass - In Jim Jarmusch's 2009 film "The Limits of Control", in the role of Driver, she recites in Classical Arabic one of the film's leitmotif-phrases, "He who thinks he is bigger than the rest must go to the cemetery


The Limits of Control - "'The Limits of Control"' is a 2009 American film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, starring Isaach De Bankolé as a lone wolf assassin, carrying out a job in Spain


All Tomorrow's_Parties_(music_festival) - In September 2010, Jarmusch helped to curate the All Tomorrow's Parties music festival in Monticello, New York add something


Jafar Panahi - American film directors Paul Thomas Anderson, Joel & Ethan Coen, Francis Ford Coppola, Jonathan Demme, Robert De Niro, Curtis Hanson, Jim Jarmusch, Ang_Lee, Richard Linklater, Terrence Malick, Michael Moore, Robert Redford, Martin Scorsese, James Schamus, Paul Schrader, Steven Soderbergh, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone and Frederick Wiseman signed a letter on 30 April 2010 urging Panahi's release


Hope Sandoval - The group played the ATP New York 2010 music festival in Monticello, New York in September 2010 at the request of film director Jim Jarmusch


Jozef van Wissem - He released "The Joy That Never Ends", an album with Jim Jarmusch on the label in 2011


In July 2012, Jarmusch began shooting a new film, "Only Lovers Left Alive", with Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, and John Hurt add something


Jozef van Wissem - "Concerning the Entrance into Eternity", his first collaborative album with Jim Jarmusch, was released on Important Records in early 2012


Tilda Swinton - She has joined the cast of Jim Jarmusch's "Only Lovers Left Alive", a vampire film which will start filming in June 2012


High-Rise (film) - Hiddleston had previously worked with Thomas on Jim Jarmusch's 2013 film "Only Lovers Left Alive"


Only Lovers Left Alive - "'Only Lovers Left Alive"' is a 2013 British-German vampire film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, and starring Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, and Jeffrey Wright


In 2014 Jarmusch shunned the "auteur theory" and likened the filmmaking process to human sexual reproduction: add something


In a February 2014 interview, Jarmusch expressed his appreciation for Swinton and women in general, explaining: add something


Jeremy Thomas - In 2014, Thomas released Jim Jarmusch's vampire opus "Only Lovers Left Alive" starring Tilda Swinton, Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska and John Hurt, and Richard Shepard's black comedy "Dom Hemingway" starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir and Emilia Clarke


Jarmusch wrote and directed "Paterson" in 2016 add something


Only Lovers Left Alive - A Jarmusch film that, while not named, is described in enough detail to fairly certainly be "Only Lovers Left Alive" is viewed and briefly discussed by the protagonist and a major secondary character during their first date, in Charles Stross' 2016 novel "The Nightmare Stacks


Ron Padgett - His poetry is featured in the 2016 film "Paterson" by Jim Jarmusch


Paterson, New Jersey - The 2016 film "Paterson" directed by Jim Jarmusch is set in the city, about a bus driver named Paterson who in his free time writes poetry for himself


Gimme Danger - "'Gimme Danger"' is a 2016 American documentary film directed by Jim Jarmusch about the band The Stooges