John Cameron Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell

  • Highest Rated: 100% Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer (2007)
  • Lowest Rated: 11% Band of the Hand (1986)
  • Birthday: Apr 21, 1963
  • Birthplace: El Paso, Texas, USA
  • Behind every successful transsexual glam rocker there must be a vision, and in the case of Hedwig, the titular transsexual glam rock heroine of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, that vision belonged to actor, director, and writer John Cameron Mitchell. Mitchell, who, with composer Stephen Trask, first brought Hedwig to life back in the early '90s as an act at the Squeezebox, one of New York's most famed drag bars, spent several years on-stage as the star of the successful off-Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, winning two Obie awards in the process, before adapting the play for the big screen. When the film version of Hedwig premiered at the 2001 Sundance Festival, the story of Hedwig, the East German victim of a botched sex change operation with an unhappy love life and equally disastrous career, won Mitchell both the festival's Directing Award and Audience Award, as well as his greatest recognition to date.Born in El Paso, TX, on April 21, 1963, Mitchell's early life had certain aspects which provided the inspiration for the character of Hedwig. When his father, a U.S. Army general, moved the family to Berlin, Mitchell's babysitter, a German army wife who was also a prostitute, became the visual model for Mitchell's later creation.Mitchell broke into the entertainment business in the mid-'80s, appearing on a variety of television shows and little-seen films. During the 1990s, while he was appearing on-stage in Hedwig, he also popped up in films such as Spike Lee's Girl 6 (1996) and the TV spin-off of Party Girl, Daisy von Scherler Mayer's 1995 cult film starring Parker Posey. Mitchell's real screen breakthrough came courtesy of Hedwig and the Angry Inch; following its release, he began to receive attention from both critics and industry figures, many of whom wondered how Mitchell would choose to follow up such a unique and cult-inspiring directing debut.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

46% How to Talk to Girls at Parties Director Screenwriter Producer 2018
84% My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea Brent Daniels $65.8K 2017
74% Danny Says Actor $44.2K 2016
No Score Yet Sigur Ros: Valtari Film Experiment Director 2012
86% Rabbit Hole Director $2.3M 2010
No Score Yet SqueezeBox! Actor 2008
No Score Yet Indie Sex: Censored Actor 2007
100% Anita O'Day: The Life of a Jazz Singer Actor 2007
68% Shortbus Screenwriter Director Producer $1.9M 2006
No Score Yet Follow My Voice: With the Music of Hedwig Actor 2006
92% Tarnation Executive Producer $0.5M 2004
93% Hedwig and the Angry Inch Hedwig Director Screenwriter $1.6M 2001
No Score Yet David Searching Man With Fruit 1997
33% Girl 6 Rob 1996
No Score Yet Daybreak Lennie 1993
No Score Yet Book of Love Floyd 1991
No Score Yet A Friendship in Vienna Actor 1988
No Score Yet One More Saturday Night Teenager 1986
11% Band of the Hand J.L. 1986
No Score Yet American Playhouse Calvin Fitch 1984

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

92% Shrill
2019
Gabe
  • 2019
96% The Good Fight
2017
Felix Staples
  • 2019
89% Girls
2012-2017
David
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
Eddoe Eddie
  • 1995
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Guest Aaron
  • 1988
  • 1987
  • 1986
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Calvin Fitch
  • 1986
No Score Yet The Equalizer
1985-1989
Ed
  • 1986
17% Party Girl
1996
Derrick

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