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James Mangold is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Executive Producer American born on 16 december 1963 at New York City (USA)

James Mangold

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Birth name James Allen Mangold
Nationality USA
Birth 16 december 1963 (54 years) at New York City (USA)

James Mangold is an American film director and screenwriter. He is perhaps best known for Walk the Line (2005), which he co-wrote and directed.

Biography

Carrière
Débuts de scénariste/réalisateur (années 1990)
Révélé par l'écriture et la réalisation du drame indépendant Heavy, sorti en 1995, James Mangold enchaîne avec deux films tout aussi noirs, et plus violents : le drame crépusculaire Cop Land, sorti en 1997, et porté par l'interprétation de Sylvester Stallone, puis le thriller psychologique Une vie volée, cette fois-ci construit autour de l'interprétation d'Angelina Jolie, secondée par Winona Ryder. La réception critique est néanmoins beaucoup plus mitigée pour ce troisième essai.


Diversification (années 2000)
Les années 2000 seront celles de la diversification : il signe ainsi la comédie romantique Kate et Léopold en 2001, menée par deux stars, Meg Ryan et Hugh Jackman. En 2003, il revient au thriller , avec Identity, dont il ne signe pas, pour la première fois, le scénario. La réception critique est mitigée.

En 2005, il revient à l'écriture pour Walk the Line, un film biographique sur le chanteur Johnny Cash. Le film est acclamé par la critique, qui salue notamment une direction d'acteurs impeccable. Tandis que Joaquin Phoenix impressionne dans le rôle-titre, Reese Witherspoon rafle l'Oscar de la meilleure actrice dans un second rôle, pour son incarnation de June Carter.

À la suite de cette reconnaissance critique, Mangold passe à la production : en 2006, il réalise l'épisode pilote d'une nouvelle série télévisée, Men in Trees, sur laquelle il officie aussi en tant que producteur durant les deux saisons.

Côté cinéma, il accepte l'offre de Columbia de signer la mise en scène du western 3 h 10 pour Yuma, dont les rôles principaux sont confiés, après de multiples changements, à Christian Bale et Russell Crowe. Ce remake du film du même nom de Delmer Daves de 1957, est le plus gros succès critique du réalisateur, à défaut de vraiment être un succès au box-office 2007.


Passage aux blockbusters (années 2010)

En 2010, il accepte de réaliser un projet plus ouvertement commercial : la comédie d'action Night and Day, menée par le tandem de stars Tom Cruise/Cameron Diaz. Les critiques accueillent fraichement le film.

En 2012, il signe aussi les pilotes de deux autres séries télévisées pour la chaîne CBS : le thriller Vegas et la policière NYC 22. Les deux programmes sont arrêtés au terme d'une seule saison, faute d'audiences.

En juin 2011, il est choisi par la 20th Century Fox pour remplacer à la dernière minute le cinéaste Darren Aronofsky à la réalisation d'un autre blockbuster, The Wolverine, et ce sur recommandation de la star Hugh Jackman.

Il finit aussi par retravailler le scénario, dont l'action se situe au Japon. Sorti en 2013, ce second opus est très bien reçu, et connait un large succès commercial à l'international.

Le cinéaste retrouve donc le poste pour Logan, le troisième et dernier chapitre de la trilogie, sortit en mars 2017.

Il devrait enchaîner par la suite avec le tournage du blockbuster Captain Nemo, une libre adaptation du classique littéraire Vingt mille lieues sous les mers, de Jules Verne, pour les studios Disney.


Vie privée
Marié à la productrice Cathy Konrad depuis le 7 août 1998.

Best films

Logan (2017)
(Director)
The Greatest Showman (2017)
(Executive Producer)
The Wolverine (2013)
(Director)
Knight and Day (2010)
(Director)
Walk the Line (2005)
(Director)
Identity (2003)
(Director)

Usually with

Cathy Konrad
Cathy Konrad
(8 films)
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
(5 films)
Stan Lee
Stan Lee
(2 films)
Paul Massey
Paul Massey
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James Mangold (13 films)

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Actor

The Sweetest Thing, 1h24
Directed by Roger Kumble
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, Political films, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Cameron Diaz, Christina Applegate, Selma Blair, Thomas Jane, Frank Grillo, Jason Bateman
Roles Dr. Greg
Rating51% 2.551092.551092.551092.551092.55109
In an opening scene, a group of men are interviewed regarding Christina Walters (Cameron Diaz) who introduce her as a player and a user of men in the swinging singles market. The men include:

Director

Logan
Logan (2017)
, 2h17
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Chase films
Actors Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant
Rating80% 4.0458654.0458654.0458654.0458654.045865
The film begins with Tyler (Patrick Probst) and little brother Logan (Leo Howard) at the movie theater watching a brand new action film, that Tyler thinks was amazing, while Logan thinks it was bad and had no content. Then Logan tells Tyler about his plans to make a movie. Tyler says that he can make a movie. Then, while looking for actors, and crew workers, he faces rejection from his peers at school and his careless parents at home. Then Logan turns to the one he can always count on- Tyler. But when Tyler gets mad at Logan because of a misunderstanding about losing his jacket for his concert, Tyler tells Logan that the movie was a stupid idea, and that it was so bad he couldn't even finish reading it. He tells Logan, "you're only doing this for the attention anyway. It's not worth it. You're never gonna finish it, Logan". Then, while the parents are out and Tyler is at his band concert, Logan does what Tyler never thought he would- he tries to hang himself. Tyler comes up after getting angry at his orchestra leader, he looks all over the house trying to find Logan- and when he does, he is hanging from a tree in the backyard. Logan lives but if Tyler was two minutes late, he would have been brain dead. Although Tyler tries to get through the tragedy with the help of his friends, Ben (Booboo Stewart) and Carlie (Nicole Cummins), he just cannot. At the turn of the unexpected tragedy, the brothers' relationship is altered forever and Tyler is challenged to do whatever it takes to see his little brother's project succeed, even if that means risking it all.
The Wolverine, 2h6
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Seafaring films, Sports films, Transport films, Aviation films, Martial arts films, Samurai films, Superhero films, Yakuza films, Political films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Gangster films
Actors Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Rila Fukushima, Famke Janssen, Tao Okamoto
Rating66% 3.3471453.3471453.3471453.3471453.347145
In 1945, Logan is held in a Japanese POW camp near Nagasaki. During the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Logan rescues an officer named Ichirō Yashida and shields him from the blast.
Knight and Day, 1h50
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Spy films
Actors Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Maggie Grace, Paul Dano, Marc Blucas
Rating62% 3.1480053.1480053.1480053.1480053.148005
After colliding with Miller twice in the airport departure terminal on the way home from Wichita to pick up car parts, Havens is told she has been bumped to a later flight. C.I.A. Agent John Fitzgerald (Peter Sarsgaard), believing Havens is working with Miller, puts her back on the plane. Completely taken with Miller, Havens goes to the restroom to prep herself up. Meanwhile, Miller fights and kills everyone else on the plane, even the pilots, who were all agents sent by Fitzgerald. After Havens reemerges and gives him a kiss, Miller crash-lands the plane in a cornfield. He drugs a shocked and confused Havens, warning her about the agents who will come after her and that she is not safe with them.
3:10 to Yuma, 2h2
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Western
Actors Russell Crowe, Christian Bale, Ben Foster, Logan Lerman, Dallas Roberts, Alan Tudyk
Rating76% 3.8480653.8480653.8480653.8480653.848065
In August 1884, Dan Evans (Bale) is an impoverished rancher and Civil War veteran. He owes money to Glen Hollander (Loftin) and when he fails to pay, two of Hollander's men set his barn on fire. The next morning, as Evans and his two sons drive their herd, they stumble upon outlaw Ben Wade (Crowe) and his gang who are using Evans' cattle to block the road and ambush an armored stagecoach staffed by Pinkerton agents. As Wade loots the stage, Wade discovers Evans and his two sons watching from the hills. Acknowledging that they pose no threat to him and his gang, Wade takes their horses telling Evans that he will leave them tied up on the road to Bisbee.
Walk the Line, 2h16
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Musical films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Hailey Anne Nelson, Dallas Roberts
Rating78% 3.948543.948543.948543.948543.94854
The film opens in 1968, as an audience of inmates at Folsom State Prison cheer for Johnny Cash's band as he waits backstage near a table saw, reminding him of his early life.
Identity
Identity (2003)
, 1h27
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, Alfred Molina, Clea DuVall, Rebecca De Mornay
Rating72% 3.649163.649163.649163.649163.64916
A convict introduced as "Malcolm Rivers"—who was abandoned as a child at a motel by his prostitute mother—awaits execution for several vicious murders that took place at an apartment building. Malcolm's psychiatrist, Dr. Mallick, has discovered his journal that may explain why he committed the murders. With this late evidence brought forth, a new hearing takes place.
Kate & Leopold, 1h59
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films
Actors Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Breckin Meyer, Natasha Lyonne, Bradley Whitford
Rating63% 3.198673.198673.198673.198673.19867
In 1876, Prince Leopold Mountbatten, Duke of Albany (Hugh Jackman), is a stifled dreamer. His strict uncle Millard (Paxton Whitehead) has no patience for his disrespect for the monarchy, chastising him and telling him he must marry a rich American, as the Mountbatten family finances are depleted. After his uncle told him that on his "thirtieth birthday he had become a blemish to the family name", Leopold counters that the new nobility is to be found in those who pursue initiatives, hence his interest in the sciences.
Girl, Interrupted, 2h7
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Films about psychiatry, Films set in psychiatric hospitals
Actors Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Whoopi Goldberg, Jared Leto, Jeffrey Tambor, Elisabeth Moss
Rating74% 3.700813.700813.700813.700813.70081
In April 1967, 18-year-old Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder), a depressed and unmotivated girl is checked into Claymoore psychiatric hospital, after having a nervous breakdown and taking an overdose of aspirin. She denies the accusation from many that she was attempting to commit suicide, claiming that she was only trying to get rid of her headache. Susanna's mother and father, along with the nurses and therapists, are surprised when Susanna confesses that she does not actually want to go to college and would like to become an independent, free spirited writer.
Cop Land
Cop Land (1997)
, 1h44
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Crime
Themes La corruption policière
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Michael Rapaport, Robert Patrick
Rating68% 3.449193.449193.449193.449193.44919
In the fictional town of Garrison, New Jersey, located across the Hudson River from New York City, a number of residents are NYPD officers. Local Sheriff Freddy Heflin (Sylvester Stallone) is secretly in love with Liz Randone (Annabella Sciorra), whose life he once saved after a car accident. Her rescue cost him the hearing in one ear and made him ineligible to become a New York City cop, as so many of his peers did, including Liz's abusive and unfaithful husband Joey Randone (Peter Berg).
Heavy
Heavy (1995)
, 1h45
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Pruitt Taylor Vince, Shelley Winters, Liv Tyler, Deborah Harry, Joe Grifasi, David Patrick Kelly
Rating68% 3.4488153.4488153.4488153.4488153.448815
The film begins at Pete and Dolly's, a small roadside diner/tavern in sleepy upstate New York, where thirty-something Victor (Pruitt Taylor Vince) is a cook employed by his mother, Dolly (Shelley Winters), the owner of the restaurant. Dolly spends most of her time sitting in a chair in the back of the kitchen, reminiscing about her late husband and antagonizing waitress Delores (Deborah Harry), a lonely woman who has worked at the restaurant for fifteen years, and also had a meaningless affair with Dolly's husband.

Scriptwriter

Logan
Logan (2017)
, 2h17
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Films set in the future, Superhero films, Road movies, Dystopian films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Chase films
Actors Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant
Roles Story
Rating80% 4.0458654.0458654.0458654.0458654.045865
The film begins with Tyler (Patrick Probst) and little brother Logan (Leo Howard) at the movie theater watching a brand new action film, that Tyler thinks was amazing, while Logan thinks it was bad and had no content. Then Logan tells Tyler about his plans to make a movie. Tyler says that he can make a movie. Then, while looking for actors, and crew workers, he faces rejection from his peers at school and his careless parents at home. Then Logan turns to the one he can always count on- Tyler. But when Tyler gets mad at Logan because of a misunderstanding about losing his jacket for his concert, Tyler tells Logan that the movie was a stupid idea, and that it was so bad he couldn't even finish reading it. He tells Logan, "you're only doing this for the attention anyway. It's not worth it. You're never gonna finish it, Logan". Then, while the parents are out and Tyler is at his band concert, Logan does what Tyler never thought he would- he tries to hang himself. Tyler comes up after getting angry at his orchestra leader, he looks all over the house trying to find Logan- and when he does, he is hanging from a tree in the backyard. Logan lives but if Tyler was two minutes late, he would have been brain dead. Although Tyler tries to get through the tragedy with the help of his friends, Ben (Booboo Stewart) and Carlie (Nicole Cummins), he just cannot. At the turn of the unexpected tragedy, the brothers' relationship is altered forever and Tyler is challenged to do whatever it takes to see his little brother's project succeed, even if that means risking it all.
Walk the Line, 2h16
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Musical films
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Hailey Anne Nelson, Dallas Roberts
Rating78% 3.948543.948543.948543.948543.94854
The film opens in 1968, as an audience of inmates at Folsom State Prison cheer for Johnny Cash's band as he waits backstage near a table saw, reminding him of his early life.
Identity
Identity (2003)
, 1h27
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors John Cusack, Ray Liotta, Amanda Peet, Alfred Molina, Clea DuVall, Rebecca De Mornay
Rating72% 3.649163.649163.649163.649163.64916
A convict introduced as "Malcolm Rivers"—who was abandoned as a child at a motel by his prostitute mother—awaits execution for several vicious murders that took place at an apartment building. Malcolm's psychiatrist, Dr. Mallick, has discovered his journal that may explain why he committed the murders. With this late evidence brought forth, a new hearing takes place.
Kate & Leopold, 1h59
Directed by James Mangold
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Time travel films, Comedy science fiction films
Actors Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Breckin Meyer, Natasha Lyonne, Bradley Whitford
Rating63% 3.198673.198673.198673.198673.19867
In 1876, Prince Leopold Mountbatten, Duke of Albany (Hugh Jackman), is a stifled dreamer. His strict uncle Millard (Paxton Whitehead) has no patience for his disrespect for the monarchy, chastising him and telling him he must marry a rich American, as the Mountbatten family finances are depleted. After his uncle told him that on his "thirtieth birthday he had become a blemish to the family name", Leopold counters that the new nobility is to be found in those who pursue initiatives, hence his interest in the sciences.