James Mangold an American screenwriter and film director was born on 16th December, 1963 in New York City.James is well known for the Walk the Line which James co-wrote and also directed. James Manglod Biography
James is the son of Robert Mangold, a modest painter and Sylvia Plimack Mangold. And after completing his graduation from the Washingtonville High School, James Mangold joined the California Institute of the Arts movie/video program. At where, James taught diverse arts under the guidance of Alexander Mac Kendrick. For the period of his 3rd year, Mac Kendrick recommended Mangold study at Cal Arts School of Theater as an artist along with his usual movie studies. Don Cheadle was his best friend.Finally James determined to go to Columbia University's movie school, at where James started doing job on Heavy under the assistance of director Milos Forman. Career Graph of James Mangold
James grew disappointed at the studio, James wrote about a television film and animated feature "Oliver and Company". After few years, Mangold decided to remake himself in New York and also applied to Columbia University's movie school, at where he completed his graduation with an MFA in movie. Besides it, James studied under the guidance of Milos Forman.
James developed both Cop Land and Heavy.Working constantly as a feature director and writer since 1995, his independent movie Heavy, achieved the best directing award at Sundance Film Festival.Afterward James directed and wrote Cop Land starring Ray Liotta; Girl, Interrupted, Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel and Robert De Niro, which achieved the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1999 for Kate and Leopold; Angelina Jolie, starring Hugh Jack man and Meg Ryan. And for that Jack man was selected for the best actor in the comedy or musical in 2001 and 2003 suspenseful story Identity which starred John Cossack.In the year of 2005, James directed and co-wrote Walk the Line, a movie about a young life of singer-songwriter Johnny Cash and his link with June Carter Cash. And it stars Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix. It was unconfined on 18th November, 2005. And it was selected for Witherspoon and five Oscars won the Actress for her performance as June Carter Cash. And his latest movie, 3:10 to Yuma, starring Christian Bale, and Russell Crowe, was unconfined 8th September, 2007. It has obtained wide critical acclamation.During the production and filming of Cop Land, James met his wife and partner, producer, Cathy Konrad.James emerged as an artist in The Sweetest Thing as a physician and love curiosity to Christina Applegate with his own Kate and Leopold playing a film director.
Sundance Film Festival (1995) Special Jury Gratitude for Directing - "Heavy".