Jim Jarmusch

James Robert "Jim" Jarmusch (born January 22, 1953 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) is an American writer-director and musician. Jarmusch has been a major figure in American independent cinema since the 1980s. He is best known for his work on "Dead Man" (1995), "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai" (1999), "Broken Flowers" (2005), and "Only Lovers Left Alive" (2013).

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Broken Flowers (2005)

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As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Julie Delpy  •  Sharon Stone  •  Tilda Swinton

As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Bill Murray  •  Julie Delpy  •  Sharon Stone  •  Tilda Swinton

Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Steven Wright  •  Joie Lee  •  Cinqué Lee

Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Steven Wright  •  Joie Lee  •  Cinqué Lee

Dead Man (1995)

A fatally wounded white man is found by an outcast Native American who prepares him for the afterlife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Gary Farmer  •  Crispin Glover  •  Lance Henriksen

A fatally wounded white man is found by an outcast Native American who prepares him for the afterlife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Gary Farmer  •  Crispin Glover  •  Lance Henriksen

Down by Law (1986)

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A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Tom Waits  •  John Lurie  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Nicoletta Braschi

A disc jockey, a pimp and an Italian tourist escape from jail in New Orleans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Tom Waits  •  John Lurie  •  Roberto Benigni  •  Nicoletta Braschi

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999)

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An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of ancient Japan finds himself targeted for death by the mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Tricia Vessey  •  Henry Silva

An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of ancient Japan finds himself targeted for death by the mob.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  Cliff Gorman  •  Tricia Vessey  •  Henry Silva

Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)

The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Siberian musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aki Kaurismäki
CAST:  Matti Pellonpää  •  Kari Väänänen  •  Sakke Järvenpää  •  Heikki Keskinen

The Leningrad Cowboys, a group of Siberian musicians, and their manager, travel to America seeking fame and fortune. As they cross the country, trying to get to a wedding in Mexico, they are followed by the village idiot, who wishes to join the band.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Aki Kaurismäki
CAST:  Matti Pellonpää  •  Kari Väänänen  •  Sakke Järvenpää  •  Heikki Keskinen

Night on Earth (1991)

An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Lisanne Falk  •  Alan Randolph Scott

An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Gena Rowlands  •  Lisanne Falk  •  Alan Randolph Scott

Permanent Vacation (1980)

In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Chris Parker  •  Leila Gastil  •  Sara Driver  •  Charlie Spademan

In downtown Manhattan, a twenty-something boy whose Father is not around and whose Mother is institutionalized, is a big Charlie Parker fan. He almost subconsciously searches for more meaning in his life and meets a few characters along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Chris Parker  •  Leila Gastil  •  Sara Driver  •  Charlie Spademan

Sling Blade (1996)

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Karl Childers, a mentally disabled man, has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, he is deemed fit to be released into the outside world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Bob Thornton
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Robert Duvall  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  J.T. Walsh

Karl Childers, a mentally disabled man, has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, he is deemed fit to be released into the outside world.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Bob Thornton
CAST:  Billy Bob Thornton  •  Robert Duvall  •  Dwight Yoakam  •  J.T. Walsh

Straight to Hell (1987)

A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot, they find their way to a surreal town full of cowboys who drink an awful lot of coffee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Dick Rude  •  Sy Richardson  •  Courtney Love  •  Joe Strummer

A gang of bank robbers with a suitcase full of money go to the desert to hide out. After burying the loot, they find their way to a surreal town full of cowboys who drink an awful lot of coffee.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Cox
CAST:  Dick Rude  •  Sy Richardson  •  Courtney Love  •  Joe Strummer

Year of the Horse (1997)

Indie director Jim Jarmusch lenses a low-tech tribute to protean rocker Neil Young and his long-standing band, Crazy Horse. Stitched together from archival material shot in 1976 and 1986 along with candid scenes of Young and the band kicking back between shows, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Neil Young  •  Frank Sampedro  •  Billy Talbot  •  Ralph Molina

Indie director Jim Jarmusch lenses a low-tech tribute to protean rocker Neil Young and his long-standing band, Crazy Horse. Stitched together from archival material shot in 1976 and 1986 along with candid scenes of Young and the band kicking back between shows, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Neil Young  •  Frank Sampedro  •  Billy Talbot  •  Ralph Molina

Stranger Than Paradise (1984)

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A Hungarian immigrant, his friend, and his cousin go on an unpredictable adventure across America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  John Lurie  •  Eszter Balint  •  Richard Edson  •  Cecillia Stark

A Hungarian immigrant, his friend, and his cousin go on an unpredictable adventure across America.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  John Lurie  •  Eszter Balint  •  Richard Edson  •  Cecillia Stark

Blue in the Face (1995)

Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he keeps smoking and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Lou Reed  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Roseanne Barr  •  Mel Gorham

Auggie runs a small tobacco shop in Brooklyn, New York. The whole neighborhood comes to visit him to buy cigarettes and have some small talk. During the movie Lou Reed tries to explain why he has to have a cut on his health insurance bill if he keeps smoking and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Wayne Wang  •  Paul Auster
CAST:  Lou Reed  •  Michael J. Fox  •  Roseanne Barr  •  Mel Gorham

Mystery Train (1989)

In Memphis, Tennessee, over the course of a single night, the Arcade Hotel, run by an eccentric night clerk and a clueless bellboy, is visited by a young Japanese couple traveling in search of the roots of rock; an Italian woman in mourning who stumbles upon a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Joe Strummer  •  Nicoletta Braschi

In Memphis, Tennessee, over the course of a single night, the Arcade Hotel, run by an eccentric night clerk and a clueless bellboy, is visited by a young Japanese couple traveling in search of the roots of rock; an Italian woman in mourning who stumbles upon a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Masatoshi Nagase  •  Youki Kudoh  •  Joe Strummer  •  Nicoletta Braschi

Coffee and Cigarettes (1986)

In a vignette called "Strange to meet you," Roberto sits at a small table in a coffee bar. Five cups of coffee and two ashtrays are in front of him; he drinks and smokes. Steven joins him. They start a conversation about cigarettes and coffee. Steven likes to drink ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Steven Wright

In a vignette called "Strange to meet you," Roberto sits at a small table in a coffee bar. Five cups of coffee and two ashtrays are in front of him; he drinks and smokes. Steven joins him. They start a conversation about cigarettes and coffee. Steven likes to drink ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Jarmusch
CAST:  Roberto Benigni  •  Steven Wright

Helsinki Napoli All Night Long (1987)

Alex is a Finnish taxi driver in Berlin. One evening pits two men feel comfortable in his taxi with a briefcase full of money, but unfortunately for Alex's money stolen and a group of gangsters are at the nape of the two. Soon it comes to shooting, and when the two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mika Kaurismäki
CAST:  Kari Väänänen  •  Roberta Manfredi  •  Jean-Pierre Castaldi  •  Margi Clarke

Alex is a Finnish taxi driver in Berlin. One evening pits two men feel comfortable in his taxi with a briefcase full of money, but unfortunately for Alex's money stolen and a group of gangsters are at the nape of the two. Soon it comes to shooting, and when the two ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mika Kaurismäki
CAST:  Kari Väänänen  •  Roberta Manfredi  •  Jean-Pierre Castaldi  •  Margi Clarke

Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night (1988)

Recorded live at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, Roy is joined by an eclectic ensemble of rock and roll superstars including Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, T-Bone Burnett, J.D. Souther, Jennifer Warnes, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Mitchell
CAST:  Roy Orbison  •  Jackson Browne  •  T Bone Burnett  •  Elvis Costello

Recorded live at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, Roy is joined by an eclectic ensemble of rock and roll superstars including Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, T-Bone Burnett, J.D. Souther, Jennifer Warnes, k.d. lang, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tony Mitchell
CAST:  Roy Orbison  •  Jackson Browne  •  T Bone Burnett  •  Elvis Costello

Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet (2002)

Ten Minutes Older is a 2002 film project consisting of two compilation feature films entitled The Trumpet and The Cello. The project was conceived by the producer Nicolas McClintock as a reflection on the theme of time at the turn of the Millennium. Fifteen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee  •  Werner Herzog  •  Jim Jarmusch  •  Víctor Erice  •  Aki Kaurismäki  •  Wim Wenders  •  Chen Kaige
CAST:  Markku Peltola  •  Kati Outinen  •  Marko Haavisto  •  Ana Sofia Liaño

Ten Minutes Older is a 2002 film project consisting of two compilation feature films entitled The Trumpet and The Cello. The project was conceived by the producer Nicolas McClintock as a reflection on the theme of time at the turn of the Millennium. Fifteen ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Spike Lee  •  Werner Herzog  •  Jim Jarmusch  •  Víctor Erice  •  Aki Kaurismäki  •  Wim Wenders  •  Chen Kaige
CAST:  Markku Peltola  •  Kati Outinen  •  Marko Haavisto  •  Ana Sofia Liaño

Don't Expect Too Much (2011)

Dcoumentary about director/artist Nicholas Ray and his time as a University professor  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Ray
CAST:  Nicholas Ray  •  Jim Jarmusch  •  Víctor Erice  •  Tom Farrell

Dcoumentary about director/artist Nicholas Ray and his time as a University professor  (more)

DIRECTION:  Susan Ray
CAST:  Nicholas Ray  •  Jim Jarmusch  •  Víctor Erice  •  Tom Farrell

The Golden Boat (1990)

Inspired in form by American police TV shows and soap operas, The Golden Boat is a madcap, surreal dash through the streets of New York city, telling the mysterious and often hilarious story of an aged street-person named Austin, a comically compulsive assassin, as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raúl Ruiz
CAST:  Michael Kirby  •  Federico Muchnik  •  Brett Alexander  •  Mary Hestand

Inspired in form by American police TV shows and soap operas, The Golden Boat is a madcap, surreal dash through the streets of New York city, telling the mysterious and often hilarious story of an aged street-person named Austin, a comically compulsive assassin, as ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Raúl Ruiz
CAST:  Michael Kirby  •  Federico Muchnik  •  Brett Alexander  •  Mary Hestand
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