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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

Dead Man
Dead Man Director
(1995)
Broken Flowers
Broken Flowers Director
(2005)
Only Lovers Left Alive
(2013)

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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:

You see, I start with actors that I want to make a character for. Then I collect a whole lot of details and then I sit down with them and make a connect the dots drawing out of them; see what for of picture it is becoming. I don't know what the story is or where it's going, at all. I just sort of jump in and start. In fact, I think I do it backwards. Most people have a story idea and in the end ... See more »

Trivia:

Founder member of "the Sons of Lee Marvin". Other members include Tom Waits, Thurston Moore, John Lurie, Nick Cave. Membership requires a plausible likeness to Lee Marvin such that you could be rumored to be his son. See more »

Trademark:

Japanese tourist See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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