Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch

Highest Rated: 96% Paterson (2016)

Lowest Rated: 41% Blue in the Face (1995)

Birthday: Jan 22, 1953

Birthplace: Akron, Ohio, USA

Jim Jarmusch was an American independent filmmaker whose long list of films, among them "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai" (1999), "Broken Flowers" (2005), and "Paterson" (2016), received widespread critical praise. Born and raised in 1950s Akron, Ohio, Jarmusch first became fascinated with movies as a young boy. His mother would drop him off at the local cinema while she ran errands, and it was there that Jarmusch would catch double features of monster movies like "Creature from the Black Lagoon" (1954). By the time he was a teenager, Jarmusch knew he wanted to create art for a living, so he enrolled in Columbia University in New York. He studied English and Literature while attending the University, and began writing poetry and short fiction pieces. After graduating in 1975 Jarmusch enrolled in the film program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. During his final year at Columbia Jarmusch worked as an assistant for the legendary film director Nicholas Ray. The experience was transformative for the aspiring young filmmaker, as Ray encouraged Jarmusch to make his first feature film on his terms. Jarmusch followed Ray's advice and in 1980 he released his first feature film "Permanent Vacation" (1980). That film, which was made for about $15,000, was about a young man who drifts around Manhattan aimlessly. "Permanent Vacation" showed a good deal of promise, but was never released theatrically. Jarmusch's next film, "Stranger Than Paradise" (1984), received widespread praise, and earned the young director the Camera d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. Over the next two decades Jarmusch cemented his reputation as one of the most respected indie filmmakers of his generation, with his films like "Mystery Train" (1989), "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai," and "Broken Flowers," now considered landmarks of independent cinema. In 2019 Jarmusch wrote and directed the zombie comedy "The Dead Don't Die." That film, which starred Bill Murray, Adam Driver and Tom Waits, was nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.


Highest Rated Movies



54% 38% The Dead Don't Die Director,
$6.5M 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ravenite Unknown (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Living the Light: Robby Müller Original Music - 2018
88% 41% Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat Self $164.5K 2017
52% 40% Porto Executive Producer $11.8K 2016
96% 72% Paterson Director,
$2.1M 2016
91% 60% Uncle Howard Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2016
95% 70% Gimme Danger Director,
$440K 2016
No Score Yet 50% Hot Sugar's Cold World Unknown (Character) - 2015
85% 75% Only Lovers Left Alive Director,
$1.9M 2013
42% 43% The Limits of Control Director,
$425K 2009
52% 39% Explicit Ills Executive Producer $28.6K 2008
87% 70% Broken Flowers Producer,
$13.7M 2005
33% 50% Rockets Redglare! Unknown (Character) - 2004
64% 75% Coffee and Cigarettes Director,
Writer (Screenplay)
$2M 2003
86% 78% Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet Director - 2002
83% 86% Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Director,
$3.3M 1999
80% 85% Divine Trash Unknown (Character) $39.8K 1998
48% 74% Year of the Horse Self,
$255.7K 1997
96% 92% Sling Blade Frostee Cream Boy (Character) $24.5M 1996
71% 88% Dead Man Director,
$1.1M 1995
41% 76% Blue in the Face Bob (Character) $586.3K 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iron Horsemen Silver Rider (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 55% Tigrero: A Film That Was Never Made Self - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet When Pigs Fly Executive Producer - 1993
No Score Yet 86% Fishing With John Unknown (Character) - 1992
75% 91% Night on Earth Director,
$2M 1992
92% 75% In the Soup Monty (Character) $13.9K 1992
No Score Yet 80% The Golden Boat Stranger (Character) - 1990
89% 87% Mystery Train Director,
- 1989
No Score Yet 43% Sleepwalk Cinematographer - 1986
87% 94% Down by Law Director,
$106.5K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Autobahn Movie Producer (Character) - 1984
96% 88% Stranger Than Paradise Director,
Film Editor
- 1984
No Score Yet 56% Permanent Vacation Director,
- 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet You Are Not I Screenwriter,
- 1981


85% 76% The Simpsons Himself (Guest Voice) 2008
No Score Yet 77% Sponge Bob Unknown (Guest Voice) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Space Ghost: Coast to Coast Guest 1998


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