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James Mangold


  Male      American      Director

  Born : Dec 16, 1963  


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James Mangold (born December 16, 1963) is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Walk the Line, which he also co-wrote, The Wolverine, Cop Land, Girl, Interrupted and the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma. He also produced and directed pilots for the television series Men in Trees (which ran from 2006 to 2008) NYC 22 (2011-2012) and Vegas (2012-2013).

James Mangold was born in New York City and is the son of artists Robert Mangold and Sylvia Plimack Mangold. He was raised in New York State's Hudson River Valley. After graduating from Washingtonville High School, Mangold was accepted into and later attended the California Institute of the Arts film/video program. While there, he mentored under Alexander Mackendrick. During his third year, Mackendrick suggested that Mangold should study at CalArts School of Theater as an actor alongside his regular film studies.

In 1985 Mangold secured a writer/director deal at Disney. He wrote a television movie and co-wrote the animated feature Oliver and Company. A few years later, Mangold moved to New York and applied to Columbia University's film school, where he graduated with an MFA in film. While there, he studied under Miloš Forman and developed both Heavy and Cop Land...


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