Biography of Jim Jarmusch / James R. Jarmusch

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Real Name: James R. Jarmusch
Birth: January 22, 1953 (56) Akron, Ohio, USA
Couple: Sara Driver
Chip on: IMDb

Awards won
Cannes Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize
2005 Broken Flowers
Palme d'Or for Best Short Film
1993 Coffee and Cigarettes
Best Artistic Contribution
Mystery Train 1989
Golden Camera
Stranger Than Paradise 1984
Jim Jarmusch (b. Akron, Ohio, USA, January 22, 1953) is an American writer and director of independent films.


Jim Jarmusch initially studied History of English and American literature at Columbia University in New York, and was later, and with literary influences, a student at New York University Film School, where he was assistant to Nicholas Ray. That would begin his film career.

His first film, Permanent Vacation (1981), filmed in 16 mm and low budget, is a story about a young outcast in Manhattan. In 1982 he directed the short film The New World (New World), which in 1984 resulted in the film Stranger Than Paradise which won the Camera d'Or at Cannes. This story of the adventures and misadventures of two friends and a Hungarian girl, set in a typical American landscape, shot in black and white, attracted the attention of critics and Jarmusch went to be considered a new value of cinema.

In 1986 he headed under the weight of the law, the story of three criminals who escape from prison and hide in the swamps of Louisiana. Both films were praised by European critics as evidence of the existence of a new experimental aesthetics minimalist tradition, but Jarmusch's work primarily for its captive sharp and emotional portrait of the figure of losing the margins of society. In his next two films: Mystery Train (The mysterious train, 1989) and Night on Earth (Night on Earth (1991), a collection of five stories that take place in the U.S. and Europe with a taxi as a pretext, abandons the format black and white but continues his obsession with marginalized characters who suffer or rebel against society.

In addition to literary influences, musical influences include for Jarmusch. Musicians such as Tom Waits (which is a known friend), Joe Strummer, Iggy Pop, John Lurie and Screamin Jay Hawkins appear in his films, and its careful choice of songs that are part of the soundtracks of his films.


Permanent Vacation, 1980.
Stranger Than Paradise (short film), 1982.
Stranger Than Paradise, 1984.
Coffee and Cigarettes (short film), 1986.
Down by Law, 1986.
Coffee and Cigarettes II (short film), 1989.
Mystery Train, 1989.
Night on Earth, 1991.
Coffee and Cigarettes III (short film), 1993
Dead Man, 1995.
Year of the Horse, 1997.
Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, 1999.
Coffee & Cigarettes, 2003.
Broken Flowers, 2005
The Limits of Control, 2009 (pre-production)

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