Jim McBride

Jim McBride

Highest Rated: 91% David Holzman's Diary (1967)

Lowest Rated: 57% Breathless (1983)

Birthday: Sep 16, 1941

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

McBride received widespread acclaim for his superb debut feature, "David Holzman's Diary" (1967), which was shot on a budget of only $2,500 and influenced both by the cinema verite movement and the French New Wave. "Diary" recorded a day in the life of filmmaker David Holzman, who in turn was recording a day in his own life as part of an obsessive desire to capture "the truth" through the lens of his camera. McBride made intermittent excursions into film in the 1970s, trying his hand at sci-fi ("Glen and Randa" 1971) and comedy ("Hot Times" 1974). After a misguided attempt to update Godard's "Breathless" (1983), he joined the Hollywood mainstream with the atmospheric, New Orleans-set thriller, "The Big Easy" (1986). "Great Balls of Fire" (1989), which, like "The Big Easy," starred Dennis Quaid, was somewhat less successful.

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 57% Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back Director - 2000
No Score Yet 43% The Informant Director - 1997
No Score Yet 67% Pronto Director - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead by Midnight Director - 1997
No Score Yet 46% Uncovered Director,
Writer
- 1994
No Score Yet 44% The Wrong Man Director - 1993
No Score Yet 63% Blood Ties Director - 1991
63% 53% Great Balls of Fire! Director $13.4M 1989
89% 61% The Big Easy Director,
Screenwriter
$15.5M 1986
57% 48% Breathless Director,
Screenwriter
- 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot Times Director - 1974
No Score Yet 61% Glen and Randa Director - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Girlfriend's Wedding Director,
Screenwriter
- 1969
91% 77% David Holzman's Diary Director,
Producer
- 1967

TV

Credit
21% No Score Yet Hack Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
81% 97% Six Feet Under Director 2001
No Score Yet 90% The Wonder Years Director 1990-1991

QUOTES FROM Jim McBride CHARACTERS

Bobby Lee Duke says: Any time someone puts forth the effort to put God in our lives, we should applaud them.