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      Tom Waits

      Tom Waits

      Highest Rated: 100% Candy Mountain (1987)

      Lowest Rated: 18% Domino (2005)

      Birthday: Dec 7, 1949

      Birthplace: Pomona, California, USA

      A Grammy Award-winning musician known for his raspy voice, darkly humorous lyrics, and unusual instrumentation, Tom Waits parlayed his unique musical vision into a side career as a character actor specializing in the same down-at-the-heels men who often populated his songs. During his early career in the 1970s, the vivid storyteller's distinctive blend of outdated musical styles and Beat poetry earned him a cult following, but over the next four decades, Waits became highly sought after to contribute music to over 100 film and television productions, while his ever-evolving sound broke through to larger audiences with albums Bone Machine and Mule Variations. On screen, Waits was tapped for over two dozen film roles by directors including Robert Altman, Jim Jarmusch, Terry Gilliam and Francis Ford Coppola. Whether playing a convict on the run in "Down By Law" (1986), a trailer-park dwelling chauffeur in "Short Cuts" (1993), a dapper Devil in "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" (2009), or any number of skid row bums and streetwise hustlers, Waits always offered an inventive, humorous, and ultimately sympathetic portrayal of outcasts from the lower rungs of society.

      Highest rated movies

      Keith Richards: Under the Influence poster
      Keith Richards: Under the Influence
      Candy Mountain poster
      Candy Mountain
      Short Cuts poster
      Short Cuts
      The Old Man & the Gun poster The Old Man & the Gun Licorice Pizza poster Licorice Pizza The Ballad of Buster Scruggs poster The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Down by Law poster
      Down by Law
      Seven Psychopaths poster Seven Psychopaths




      91% 66% Licorice Pizza Rex Blau (Character) $17.3M 2021
      55% 38% The Dead Don't Die Hermit Bob (Character) $6.5M 2019
      89% 78% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Prospector (Segment "All Gold Canyon") (Character) - 2018
      93% 63% The Old Man & the Gun Waller (Character) $11.1M 2018
      100% 69% Keith Richards: Under the Influence Unknown (Character) - 2015
      83% 71% Seven Psychopaths Zachariah (Character) $15.0M 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Brief History of John Baldessari Narrator - 2012
      29% 18% Twixt Narrator - 2011
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Monster of Nix Virgil (Voice) - 2011
      47% 64% The Book of Eli Engineer (Character) $94.8M 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tom Waits: Under the Influence Unknown (Character) - 2010
      64% 60% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Mr. Nick (Character) $7.7M 2009
      67% 82% Wristcutters: A Love Story Kneller (Character) $231.5K 2006
      20% 84% The Tiger and the Snow Himself / Sè stesso (Character) $9.0K 2005
      18% 56% Domino Wanderer (Character) $10.1M 2005
      64% 75% Coffee and Cigarettes Tom (Character) $2.0M 2003
      86% 76% Liberty Heights Original Music $3.7M 1999
      60% 57% Mystery Men Dr. A. Heller (Character) $29.8M 1999
      75% 72% Jerry and Tom Original Music - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Guy Maddin: Waiting for Twilight The Narrator (Character) - 1997
      95% 88% Short Cuts Earl Piggot (Character) $6.1M 1993
      76% 91% Night on Earth Original Music $2.0M 1992
      78% 79% Bram Stoker's Dracula R.M. Renfield (Character) $82.0M 1992
      57% 74% At Play in the Fields of the Lord Wolf (Character) $1.3M 1991
      30% 35% Queens Logic Monte (Character) $301.6K 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale Silva (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Feet Kenny (Character) - 1989
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Time Unknown (Character),
      Original Music
      - 1988
      No Score Yet 89% Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night Self - 1988
      58% 59% Ironweed Rudy (Character) $6.9M 1987
      100% 73% Candy Mountain Al Silk (Character) - 1987
      87% 94% Down by Law Zack (Character) $106.5K 1986
      77% 55% The Cotton Club Irving Stark (Character) - 1984
      75% 80% Rumble Fish Benny (Character) - 1983
      70% 82% The Outsiders Buck Merrill (Character) - 1983
      40% 43% Paradise Alley Mumbles (Character) - 1978


      88% No Score Yet Ultra City Smiths Narrator 2021
      100% 75% Late Show With David Letterman Music Performer 2015
      85% 76% The Simpsons Lloyd (Guest Voice) 2013
      No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2012
      No Score Yet 100% Austin City Limits Music Performer 2011
      No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2006
      No Score Yet 48% Saturday Night Live Music Performer 1977