James W. Skotchdopole

James W. Skotchdopole

Highest Rated: 91% Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)

Lowest Rated: 9% Accidental Love (2015)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: Not Available

A versatile and prolific producer-director for more than three decades, James W. Skotchdopole worked steadily from production assistant in the early 1980s to producer on the Oscar-winning "Birdman" (2014), among numerous other film projects. The son of Walter Skotchdopole, an assistant director on Philip D'Antoni's "The Seven-Ups" (1973) and several other New York-lensed crime pictures of the 1970s, Skotchdopole began his own film career as a production assistant on both studio and independent feature films, including "Easy Money" (1983) and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Cotton Club" (1984). By the middle of the decade, he was serving as first or second assistant director on features like "A Chorus Line" (1985) and Brian DePalma's "The Untouchables" (1987); in the 1990s, Skotchdopole was dividing his time between assistant director assignments on "Days of Thunder" (1990) and "Sleepless in Seattle" (1993) and stints as associate or executive producer. In the latter capacity, he forged a lengthy relationship with both writer-director Quentin Tarantino and Scott Free Productions, the company overseen by directors Ridley and Tony Scott. Skotchdopole was co-producer on the Tarantino-penned "True Romance" (1993) for Tony Scott, and continued to work with both Tarantino and Scott on "Crimson Tide" (1994), "Enemy of the State" (1998), "Man on Fire" (2004) and the "Death Proof" segment of Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's "Grindhouse" (2007). By 2005, Skotchdopole had moved exclusively into the producer's chair on, among other titles, Tarantino's Oscar-winning "Django Unchained" (2012) and "Birdman" (2014), which took home the Best Picture Oscar in 2015. That same year, he reteamed with "Birdman" director Alejandro Iñárritu to producer "The Revenant" (2015), a period adventure/drama with Leonardo DiCaprio.



20% 33% Furlough Executive Producer - 2018
48% 34% War Machine Executive Producer - 2017
9% 15% Accidental Love Executive Producer - 2015
78% 84% The Revenant Producer $183.6M 2015
91% 77% Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Producer $42.3M 2014
28% 42% Upside Down Executive Producer $102.1K 2012
87% 91% Django Unchained Executive Producer $162.8M 2012
22% 34% Violet & Daisy Executive Producer $10K 2011
No Score Yet 33% My Own Love Song Executive Producer - 2010
25% 28% Bewitched Executive Producer $62.3M 2005
38% 89% Man on Fire Executive Producer $77.9M 2004
66% 75% Spy Game Executive Producer $62.3M 2001
No Score Yet 42% Sand Producer - 2000
14% 44% Company Man Producer $146K 2000
72% 78% Enemy of the State Executive Producer $111.5M 1998


No Score Yet No Score Yet Mrs. America Co-Executive Producer 2020


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