James Mangold

Director
Though he almost gave up trying to make it in Hollywood after being fired by Disney from his first gig, writer-director James Mangold reemerged from a short hiatus with his acclaimed feature debut, "Heavy" (1995), which ... Read more »
Born: 12/16/1963 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (13)

Future View 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

The Wolverine 2013 (Movie)

(Director)

Knight and Day 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

3:10 to Yuma 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Walk the Line 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Identity 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Kate & Leopold 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

Girl, Interrupted 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Cop Land 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Heavy 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Victor 1990 (Movie)

(Director)

Cyclops (TV Show)

Director

The Archive (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (9)

Future View 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Walk the Line 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Kate & Leopold 2001 (Movie)

(Rewrite) (Screenplay)

Girl, Interrupted 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cop Land 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Heavy 1996 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Victor 1990 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Oliver & Company 1988 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Deacon Street Deer 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Writer
Producer (6)

Zoo 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Vegas 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer

NYC 22 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Men in Trees 2006 - 2008 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

3:10 to Yuma 2007 (Movie)

(Producer)

Lift (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (4)

Precinct Hollywood 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The Sweetest Thing 2002 (Movie)

Dr. Greg (Actor)

Kate & Leopold 2001 (Movie)

Director (Actor)

At Sundance 1995 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Biography

Though he almost gave up trying to make it in Hollywood after being fired by Disney from his first gig, writer-director James Mangold reemerged from a short hiatus with his acclaimed feature debut, "Heavy" (1995), which brought him industry-wide recognition. Mangold followed up with the critical darling "Cop Land" (1997), which earned him a reputation as a practitioner of hard-hitting and gritty independent films. After helping make Angelina Jolie a star with "Girl, Interrupted" (1999), the director began to slip a little with critics when he helmed the Meg Ryan romantic comedy "Kate & Leopold" (2001). But once again, Mangold surprised his critics with the deft supernatural thriller "Identity" (2003), while receiving a ton of critical kudos for his popular biopic "Walk the Line" (2005), which brought about renewed interest in the music of outlaw country star Johnny Cash. Following the excellent remake of the Western "3:10 to Yuma" (2007), Mangold once again demonstrated that he was comfortable directing any genre he chose.

Relationships

Cathy Konrad

Wife
Met during the filming and production of "Cop Land" (1997)

Robert Mangold

Father
Known for his minimalist works

Sylvia Mangold

Mother
Known for her representational depictions of interiors and landscapes

EDUCATION

Washingtonville High School

Washingtonville , New York

Columbia University

New York , New York
Studied under Miloš Forman

California Institute of the Arts

Valencia , California 1985
Studied under filmmaker Alexander Mackendrick

Milestones

2013

Helmed the gritty superhero movie "The Wolverine"

2010

Directed Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz in the action comedy "Knight and Day"

2007

Directed the Western "3:10 to Yuma," starring Russell Crowe and Christian Bale

2005

Directed and co-wrote the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line," starring Joaquin Phoenix as Cash and Reese Witherspoon as June Carter

2003

Helmed the psychological horror film "Identity"; also contributed to the script

2002

Had a small role in "The Sweetest Thing" as a doctor and love interest to Christina Applegate

2001

Directed and received screenwriting credit on the time-traveling romantic comedy "Kate & Leopold"; also had a small role as a movie director

1999

Directed Angelina Jolie in her Oscar-winnning role in "Girl, Interrupted"; also contributed to the screenplay

1997

Directed the low-budget, independent feature "Cop Land," starring Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro; also wrote screenplay

1995

Made his feature directorial debut with "Heavy"; also wrote (film was released in the U.S. in 1996)

1991

Was one of five candidates selected by Milos Forman for his advanced writing and directing workshop at Columbia

1989

Returned to NYC and enrolled in Columbia's film program

1988

Made feature screenwriting debut with the Disney animated feature "Oliver and Company" (re-released in 1996)

1986

Scripted the TV-movie, "Deacon Street Deer," but was fired as the project's director and replaced with veteran TV director, Jackie Cooper

1985

His short film "Barn" earned him an agent and a one-year contract with Walt Disney Studios

1974

Began making animated and live action films at age 11

While at CalArts, wrote and directed four short films

Directed the documentary about his mother, artist Sylvia Mangold Plimack, "Tree/Line," which accompanied her museum show

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