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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)

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 Red Hot and Blue (TV Movie) (segment "It's All Right With Me")
 1990 Tom Waits: It's All Right with Me (Video short)
 1989 Mystery Train
 1989 Coffee and Cigarettes II (Short)
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed the music video for the song "Steady, As She Goes" by The Raconteurs, off their "Broken Boy Soldiers" album (2006). 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:

Robby Müller, I learned so much from this man about filmmaking, about a lot of things, about life in general and about light and about recording things and about capturing things in-the-moment and about trusting instincts. Robby and I had a really wonderful way of working: No storyboard, a shot list only if really necessary for ourselves. I still don't like making a shot list each day when I'm ... See more »

Trivia:

Chris Parker, who starred in Jarmusch's first film Permanent Vacation (1980) was a friend of Jarmusch's and had never acted before (according to a 2/2/94 interview with Jarmusch). When Jarmusch submitted "Permanent Vacation" to Tisch as his film thesis/project, they wouldn't accept it - apparently, they didn't think it was worth their time. See more »

Trademark:

Salt & pepper hair See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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