James Hetfield

James Hetfield

Highest Rated: 94% American Movie (1999)

Lowest Rated: 17% Spawn (1997)

Birthday: Aug 03, 1963

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Singer-songwriter-guitarist James Hetfield largely defined the sound and scope of the formidable heavy metal band Metallica, which rose from the underground thrash metal scene of the early 1980s to stand astride not only their chosen genre, but much of popular music as a whole during its tumultuous three-decade career. Hetfield's leonine presence and gale force vocals pulled metal away from the spandex- and hairspray-fueled acts that dominated the scene at that time and returned it to its fiercely middle- to lower-class roots, which defined metal not by flash and fashion but by channeling the rage and frustration of its listeners into explosions of sound and force. With drummer Lars Ulrich and a rotating list of guitarists and bassists, Hetfield supercharged Metallica's ferocious sonic impact with the furious speed of punk rock and the high intensity anthems of British metal acts like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden The result was songs like the Grammy-winning "One," "Enter Sandman" and "Nothing Else Matters," which were punishingly loud and emotionally resonant to young listeners who made Metallica the leading metal act by the late 1990s. Their rise to fame came at the expense of Hetfield's health, which collapsed under the weight of alcohol addiction in 2001. After regaining his sobriety, Hetfield and Metallica once again seized the reins of the metal world with such No. 1 albums as St. Anger (2003) and Death Magnetic (2008), which cemented his position as the chief architect of one of the world's most popular musical acts.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 97% Metallica & San Francisco Symphony: S&M2 Unknown (Character) - 2019
54% 57% Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile Officer Bob Hayward (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Addicted to Porn: Chasing the Cardboard Butterfly Narrator - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Come On Feel the Noize: The Story of How Rock Became Metal Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 65% Who the F... Is That Guy? The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago Himself (Character) - 2017
79% 73% Metallica: Through the Never Himself (Character),
Screenwriter,
Executive Producer
$1.6M 2013
67% 74% Anton Corbijn Inside Out Unknown (Character) - 2012
83% 89% Lemmy Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 78% Absent Unknown (Character) - 2010
89% 83% Metallica: Some Kind of Monster Himself (Character) $1.2M 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet South Park: Der Film Original Music - 1999
80% 88% South Park: The Movie Original Music $52M 1999
94% 90% American Movie Original Music $1.2M 1999
17% 36% Spawn Original Music $55M 1997

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fierce Life Guest 2018
No Score Yet 90% American Dad James Hetfield (Guest Voice) 2016
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hunt Narrator 2014
85% 77% The Simpsons Himself as Metallica (Guest Voice) 2006

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