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Jim Jarmusch is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Editor, Original Music Composer and Script American born on 22 january 1953 at Cuyahoga Falls (USA)

Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch
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Birth name James R. Jarmusch
Nationality USA
Birth 22 january 1953 (66 years) at Cuyahoga Falls (USA)

James R. "Jim" Jarmusch (/ˈdʒɑrməʃ/; born January 22, 1953) is an American independent film director, screenwriter, actor, producer, editor and composer. Jarmusch has consistently been a major proponent of independent cinema, since the 1980s.

Biography

La mère de Jim Jarmusch (cadet de trois enfants), d'origine irlandaise et allemande, fut critique de film et de théâtre pour le Akron Beacon Journal avant d'épouser le père de Jim, un homme d'affaires d'origine tchèque et allemande qui travaillait pour la BF Goodrich. Sa mère l'initie au monde du cinéma en le déposant au cinéma local pendant qu'elle fait les courses. Marqué par Antonioni, Mizoguchi, Ozu, qu'il découvre à la cinémathèque de Paris, il s'inscrit à la New York University en section « Cinéma ». Son film de fin d'études Permanent Vacation est présenté dans de nombreux festivals de films en 1980. Les caractéristiques qui définiront le style et les scénarios de Jarmusch sont déjà en partie présentes dans ce film : dandysme désabusé de anti-héros, travail dans l'ascétisme, appétence pour la description des marginaux, tendance à montrer un quotidien étrange, décalé.

Quelques années plus tard, il devient l'assistant de Wim Wenders sur le plateau du film Nick's Movie. En 1984, avec son film Stranger Than Paradise, Jarmusch remporte tour à tour la caméra d'or au festival de Cannes et le Léopard d'or au festival de Locarno. Après avoir fait quelques apparitions comme acteur, notamment dans Brooklyn Boogie, il fait un premier pas dans le monde du documentaire (Year of the Horse) en 1997. Avec la sortie de Coffee and Cigarettes en 2003 dont la réalisation fut étalée sur près de vingt ans, il revient au noir et blanc.

Ses films Broken Flowers et Only Lovers Left Alive, sortis respectivement en 2005 et 2014, sont tous deux sélectionnés en compétition officielle au festival de Cannes.

Musicien claviériste, il a fondé The Del-Byzanteens , groupe post-punk. Il est depuis 2010 membre du groupe de rock SQÜRL. Il signe également deux albums avec Jozef Van Wissem.

En 2016, il présente deux films au Festival de Cannes : Paterson en compétition dans la sélection officielle et Gimme Danger, documentaire sur le groupe The Stooges, en « Séances de minuit ». Cette même année voient le jour sous le titre Jim Jarmusch, une autre allure un essai biographique et une rétrospective accompagnée d'une exposition en Belgique.

Best films

Broken Flowers (2005)
(Director)

Usually with

Sara Driver
Sara Driver
(5 films)
John Lurie
John Lurie
(5 films)
Tom DiCillo
Tom DiCillo
(4 films)
Tom Waits
Tom Waits
(6 films)
Iggy Pop
Iggy Pop
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jim Jarmusch (36 films)

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Actor

Uncle Howard
Directed by Aaron Brookner
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Howard Brookner, Madonna, Jim Jarmusch, Sara Driver, Andy Warhol, Tom DiCillo
Roles lui-même
Rating67% 3.379943.379943.379943.379943.37994
Director Howard Brookner died of AIDS in NYC in 1989 while in post-production on his breakthrough Hollywood movie. His body of work has been buried for 30 years in William S. Burroughs' bunker until his nephew Aaron Brookner unearths his story and the memory of everything he was.
Gimme Danger
Directed by Jim Jarmusch
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians
Actors Iggy Pop, Jim Jarmusch, Ewan McGregor
Roles Himself
Rating71% 3.5967853.5967853.5967853.5967853.596785
Apparu pour la première fois à Ann Arbor (Michigan) en pleine révolution contre-culturelle, le style de rock'n'roll puissant et agressif des Stooges a fait l’effet d’une bombe dans le paysage musical de la fin des années 60. Soufflant le public avec un mélange de rock, de blues, de R&B et de free jazz, le groupe - au sein duquel débute Iggy Pop - posa les fondations de ce que l’on appellera plus tard le punk et le rock alternatif. GIMME DANGER retrace l’épopée des Stooges et présente le contexte dans lequel l'un des plus grands groupes de rock de tous les temps a émergé musicalement, culturellement, politiquement et historiquement. Jim Jarmusch retrace leurs aventures et leurs mésaventures en montrant leurs inspirations et les motivations de leurs premiers défis commerciaux, jusqu’à leur arrivée au Panthéon du rock.
Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten, 2h3
Directed by Julien Temple
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Brigitte Bardot, Michael Peter Balzary, Steve Buscemi, John Cusack, Johnny Depp, Matt Dillon
Roles Himself
Rating76% 3.845053.845053.845053.845053.84505
En tant que leader du groupe punk Clash à partir de 1977, Joe Strummer a profondément marqué l'existence de ses contemporains. Cinq ans après sa mort, cette influence perdure à travers le monde entier. Joe Strummer : The Future is Unwritten est un portrait sans complaisance de Joe Strummer, décrit non seulement comme musicien et légende du rock, mais aussi comme un véritable témoin de notre temps.
Punk: Attitude
Directed by Don Letts
Genres Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Documentary films about music and musicians, Documentaire sur une personnalité, Musical films
Actors Henry Rollins, Jim Jarmusch, Jello Biafra, Iggy Pop, Mary Harron, John Cale
Roles Himself
Rating75% 3.7901453.7901453.7901453.7901453.790145
The film begins showing the roots of punk music with many views on various artists and genres who accentuated the beginning of the genre, like the MC5 and the Velvet Underground. Punk: Attitude then proceeds chronologically to sort through the various artists and alumni who were central to the movement, drawing light on the general idea or "Attitude" of the punk movement, which spoke out for a generation. Bands such as The Ramones, The Stooges, The Clash and The Sex Pistols feature prominently throughout. The movie offers a canvas of praise and respect given from many interviewees as these bands are heralded commonly as the beginning of Punk progressively through the movie. Rare concert footage and personal accounts of gigs and band meetings highlight the aggression and destructive entities with surprising accuracy. The movie wraps up by emphasizing the influence that punk has on modern music.
Sling Blade, 2h15
Directed by Billy Bob Thornton
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films based on plays
Actors Dwight Yoakam, J. T. Walsh, John Ritter, Lucas Black, Robert Duvall, Billy Bob Thornton
Roles Frostee Cream Boy
Rating79% 3.9988353.9988353.9988353.9988353.998835
Karl Childers (Billy Bob Thornton) is a mentally disabled Arkansas man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for having killed his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly "institutionalized," Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside world. Prior to his release, he is interviewed by a local college newspaper reporter, to whom he recounts the brutal murder of his mother and her boyfriend with a Kaiser blade - during which scene he notes to the reporter that, "Some folks call it a sling blade. I call it a kaiser blade," the line from which the film derives its name. Karl continues, saying that he killed the man because he thought he was raping his mother. When he discovered that his mother was a willing participant in the affair, he killed her too.
Cannes Man
Cannes Man (1996)
, 1h28
Directed by Richard Martini
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes La provence
Actors Francesco Quinn, Seymour Cassel, Johnny Depp, Dennis Hopper, Jack Ong, Luana Anders
Roles Himself
Rating53% 2.6651952.6651952.6651952.6651952.665195
Frank 'Rhino' Rhinoslavsky (Quinn) is a dumb part-time cab driver in New York who wants to break into film business. He doesn't have anything to offer, and just thinks that he can start at the top, as a writer. Opportunity knocks on Frank's door when he goes to the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France to deliver some props to Troma, Inc.
Blue in the Face, 1h23
Directed by Paul Auster, Wayne Wang
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Keith David, Giancarlo Esposito, Roseanne Barr, Lou Reed
Roles Bob
Rating67% 3.3500753.3500753.3500753.3500753.350075
The film once again centers on the Brooklyn Cigar Store and manager Auggie (Harvey Keitel), although most of the other characters are different. The store owner's frustrated wife Dot (Roseanne) is one of them, and one of the plotlines follows her attempts to seduce Auggie. Madonna, Michael J. Fox, Lily Tomlin, and Lou Reed (as himself) also put in appearances. Blue In The Face was shot without a complete script and presents a unique combination of distinctive performances, oddball characters, improvisations, and raffish scenes.
In the Soup, 1h33
Directed by Alexandre Rockwell
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Steve Buscemi, Jennifer Beals, Seymour Cassel, Stanley Tucci, Carol Kane, Will Patton
Roles Monty
Rating70% 3.5458853.5458853.5458853.5458853.545885
Un homme introverti rêve de séduire sa voisine en écrivant un scénario de film. Il trouve un producteur par l'intermédiaire d'une annonce ; celui-ci lui promet de réaliser son rêve.
The Golden Boat
Directed by Raoul Ruiz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Barbet Schroeder, Jim Jarmusch
Roles Stranger
Rating67% 3.361833.361833.361833.361833.36183
Leningrad Cowboys Go America, 1h18
Directed by Aki Kaurismäki
Origin Finlande
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Transport films, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Matti Pellonpää, Kari Väänänen, Jim Jarmusch, Sakari Kuosmanen, Mato Valtonen
Roles Car Dealer
Rating69% 3.4985053.4985053.4985053.4985053.498505
The Leningrad Cowboys, a band with foot-long quiff hairstyles and long Winklepicker shoes to match, are seeking success in Siberia, but nobody seems to like their music, except for the mute village idiot, Igor (Kari Väänänen). Thwarted by a lack of local commercial potential, they are encouraged to move to America, for people will "buy anything" there. They depart for New York, bringing with them a band member who had frozen the previous night while practicing outside.