Jim McBride

Director, Screenwriter
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 ... Read more »
Born: 09/15/1941 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (16)

Fallen Angels 1995 - 1996, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Six Feet Under 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

The Twilight Zone 1985 - 1987, 1995 - 1996, 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Director

Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Director

The Informant 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Director

Uncovered 1995 (Movie)

(Director)

Blood Ties 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director

Great Balls of Fire 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

The Big Easy 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Breathless 1983 (Movie)

(Director)

Hot Times 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Glen and Randa 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

David Holzman's Diary 1967 (Movie)

(Director)

Dead By Midnight (TV Show)

Director

Pronto (TV Show)

Director

The Wrong Man (TV Show)

Director
Writer (5)

Uncovered 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Great Balls of Fire 1989 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Breathless 1983 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Hot Times 1973 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Glen and Randa 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (2)

Music City News Country Songwriters Awards 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Song

Great Balls of Fire 1989 (Movie)

source music (Music)
Producer (1)

David Holzman's Diary 1967 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Jesse McBride

Son

Tracy Tynan

Wife

EDUCATION

New York University

New York , New York

Milestones

1983

Gained mainstream recognition with remake of "Breathless"

1979

Appeared as one of the men in the cantina in "The Last Embrace"

1967

Feature directing debut, "David Holzman's Diary"

Taught for a time at NYU

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