James Mangold

James Mangold

Highest Rated: 93% Logan (2017)

Lowest Rated: 26% The Sweetest Thing (2002)

Birthday: Dec 16, 1963

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Though he almost gave up trying to make it in Hollywood after being fired by Disney from his first gig, writer-director James Mangold re-emerged from a short hiatus with his acclaimed feature debut, "Heavy" (1995), which brought him industrywide recognition. Mangold followed up with the critical darling "Cop Land" (1997), which earned him a reputation as a practitioner of hard-hitting and gritty independent films. After helping make Angelina Jolie a star with "Girl, Interrupted" (1999), the director began to slip a little with critics when he helmed the Meg Ryan romantic comedy "Kate & Leopold" (2001). But once again, Mangold surprised his critics with the deft supernatural thriller "Identity" (2003), while receiving a ton of critical kudos for his popular biopic "Walk the Line" (2005), which brought about renewed interest in the music of outlaw country star Johnny Cash. With the remake of the Western "3:10 to Yuma" (2007) and Tom Cruise action comedy "Knight and Day" (2010), Mangold demonstrated that he was comfortable directing any genre he chose. He brought that eclectic sensibility to the superhero universe, directing two tonally very different films starring Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, "The Wolverine" (2013) and "Logan" (2017).

Highest rated movies

The Sweetest Thing

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Indiana Jones 5 Director - 2023
92% 98% Ford v Ferrari Director,
Producer
$117.6M 2019
57% 86% The Greatest Showman Executive Producer $174.0M 2017
93% 90% Logan Director,
Screenwriter
$226.3M 2017
71% 69% The Wolverine Director $132.5M 2013
52% 49% Knight and Day Director $76.4M 2010
89% 86% 3:10 to Yuma Director,
Writer
$53.6M 2007
82% 90% Walk the Line Director,
Writer
$119.5M 2005
62% 75% Identity Director,
Screenwriter
$51.5M 2003
26% 65% The Sweetest Thing Dr. Greg (Character) $24.4M 2002
51% 62% Kate & Leopold Director,
Screenwriter
$47.1M 2001
53% 84% Girl, Interrupted Director,
Screenwriter
- 1999
76% 67% Cop Land Director,
Writer
$44.9M 1997
86% 68% Heavy Director,
Screenwriter
$985.7K 1995
50% 62% Oliver & Company Screenwriter - 1988

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 81% City on a Hill Executive Producer 2019 2021
82% 64% Zoo Executive Producer 2015-2016
67% 75% Vegas Executive Producer,
Director
2012-2013
43% 66% NYC 22 Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
2012
56% No Score Yet Men in Trees Executive Producer,
Director
2006-2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free SHOWTIME: City on a Hill Executive Producer