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James Toback is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 23 november 1944 at New York City (USA)

James Toback

James Toback
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Nationality USA
Birth 23 november 1944 (74 years) at New York City (USA)

James Lee Toback (born November 23, 1944) is an American screenwriter and film director.

Best films

Bugsy (1991)
(Scriptwriter)
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)
(Scriptwriter)

Usually with

Tony Sirico
Tony Sirico
(6 films)
Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(3 films)
Harvey Keitel
Harvey Keitel
(4 films)
Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James Toback (22 films)

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Actor

We Blew It
We Blew It (2017)
, 2h17
Directed by Jean-Baptiste Thoret
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Actors Ronee Blakley, Peter Bogdanovich, Charles Burnett, Tobe Hooper, Peter Hyams, Jeff Lieberman
Roles Himself
Rating60% 3.013783.013783.013783.013783.01378
Jean-Baptiste Thoret revient sur les utopies des années 1960 et 1970 pour comprendre comment l'Amérique est passée d'Easy Rider à Donald Trump.
Mississippi Grind, 1h48
Directed by Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy-drama
Themes Jeu, Transport films, Poker, Road movies, Buddy films
Actors Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Analeigh Tipton, Alfre Woodard, Robin Weigert
Roles Tony Roundtree
Rating63% 3.1973953.1973953.1973953.1973953.197395
A gambler (Ben Mendelsohn) on a losing streak teams up with a younger gambler (Ryan Reynolds), hoping to change his luck.
Death of a Dynasty, 1h32
Directed by Damon Dash
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Musical films
Actors Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Kevin Hart, Rashida Jones, Devon Aoki, Charlie Murphy, Damon Dash
Roles Lyor Cohen
Rating39% 1.995951.995951.995951.995951.99595
A young journalist, David Katz, who writes for a hip-hop magazine called "Mic Check", starts following a music mogul around as part of a story and over time incorrectly starts to think he is part of that world, which leads to him writing an article for a gossip newspaper that starts a rivalry between the producer and his most famous rapper.
When Will I Be Loved, 2h1
Directed by James Toback
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Neve Campbell, Fred Weller, Dominic Chianese, James Toback, Damon Dash, Joelle Carter
Roles Professor Hassan Al-Ibrahim Ben Rabinowitz
Rating45% 2.2543152.2543152.2543152.2543152.254315
The movie begins with a five minute treatment of a nude Neve Campbell masturbating with a shower nozzle, setting the tone for the movie.
Black and White, 1h38
Directed by James Toback
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Gaby Hoffmann, Jared Leto, Stacy Edwards, Method Man, Joe Pantoliano
Roles Arnie Tishman
Rating50% 2.5016052.5016052.5016052.5016052.501605
Rich Bower (Power) is a mover and shaker in the world of rap music (he's involved with a number of other licit and illicit business ventures as well), and his apartment is a favored meeting place for musicians, hangers-on, and hipsters who want to seem cool, including a clique of white kids who want to be on the inside of what they consider the coolest scene of the day. Sam (Shields), a filmmaker, is making a documentary about Rich and his circle, with the help of her husband Terry (Downey), a closeted homosexual who doesn't feel at home in this milieu.
Bugsy
Bugsy (1991)
, 2h15
Directed by Barry Levinson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Mob film, Action, Adventure, Crime, Romance
Themes Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, Harvey Keitel, Ben Kingsley, Elliott Gould, Joe Mantegna
Roles Gus Greenbaum
Rating67% 3.398653.398653.398653.398653.39865
Gangster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, who works for the New York mob, goes to California and instantly falls in love with Virginia Hill, a tough-talking Hollywood starlet. The two meet for the first time when Bugsy visits his friend, actor George Raft, on a film set. He buys a house in Beverly Hills from opera singer Lawrence Tibbett, planning to stay there while his wife and two daughters remain in Scarsdale.
Alice
Alice (1990)
, 1h42
Directed by Woody Allen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Christmas films
Actors Mia Farrow, Alec Baldwin, Joe Mantegna, William Hurt, Rachel Miner, Blythe Danner
Roles Professor
Rating65% 3.299313.299313.299313.299313.29931
Alice Tate is an upper-class New York housewife, who spends her days shopping, getting beauty treatments, and gossiping with her friends. She has been married to wealthy Doug for fifteen years, and they have two children, who are being raised by a nanny.
The Big Bang, 1h21
Directed by James Toback
Origin USA
Actors Don Simpson, Tony Sirico, James Toback
Roles Le narrateur/interviewer
Rating61% 3.0529153.0529153.0529153.0529153.052915
Des anonymes et des célébrités sont invitées à répondre à des questions philosophiques sur le sens de la vie.

Director

Tyson
Tyson (2008)
, 1h30
Directed by James Toback
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Boxing films, Documentary films about sports, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Rating74% 3.747783.747783.747783.747783.74778
This documentary is a self-discovery of a matured Mike Tyson, who reflects on his highly controversial and publicly viewed life. It begins with clips of 20-year-old Tyson's convincing World Boxing Council Heavyweight Championship win over Trevor Berbick, then explores the fighter's upbringing and motivation. It is revealed that he had a fractured family life and difficult childhood in Brownsville, Brooklyn, where his crimes led him to Tryon School for Boys in Johnstown, New York. A father-son relationship with his first professional trainer and only father figure in his life, Cus D'Amato, is expressed as Tyson chokes back tears. He reveals his vulnerability when he relates the fear that he felt when D'Amato died in 1985. Tyson was only 19 years old when he lost the one real parental figure in his life.
When Will I Be Loved, 2h1
Directed by James Toback
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Neve Campbell, Fred Weller, Dominic Chianese, James Toback, Damon Dash, Joelle Carter
Rating45% 2.2543152.2543152.2543152.2543152.254315
The movie begins with a five minute treatment of a nude Neve Campbell masturbating with a shower nozzle, setting the tone for the movie.
Harvard Man, 1h34
Directed by James Toback
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Adrian Grenier, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Joey Lauren Adams, Eric Stoltz, Rebecca Gayheart, Gianni Russo
Rating49% 2.4529352.4529352.4529352.4529352.452935
The story concerns Harvard student Alan Jensen, the point guard of the Harvard basketball team. When his parents' house is destroyed by a tornado, Alan is desperate for $100,000 to replace their home. He is approached by his girlfriend Cindy Bandolino, whose father is an organized crime boss. Cindy convinces Alan to throw a game for the money. She tells Alan that her father is behind the deal, but actually she goes to her father's associate, Teddy Carter, and Carter's assistant, Kelly Morgan for funding. What she does not know is that Carter and Morgan are undercover FBI agents.
Black and White, 1h38
Directed by James Toback
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Musical, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Robert Downey Jr., Gaby Hoffmann, Jared Leto, Stacy Edwards, Method Man, Joe Pantoliano
Rating50% 2.5016052.5016052.5016052.5016052.501605
Rich Bower (Power) is a mover and shaker in the world of rap music (he's involved with a number of other licit and illicit business ventures as well), and his apartment is a favored meeting place for musicians, hangers-on, and hipsters who want to seem cool, including a clique of white kids who want to be on the inside of what they consider the coolest scene of the day. Sam (Shields), a filmmaker, is making a documentary about Rich and his circle, with the help of her husband Terry (Downey), a closeted homosexual who doesn't feel at home in this milieu.