Friday 7 July 2017

James Mangold

James Mangold, born December 16, 1963, is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Native to New York City, he is famous for his direction of the film Walk the line and also played a part in writing the script for The Wolverine: Logan, Cop Land and Knight and Day. He is also known for his production and direction for the TV series Men in Trees, NYC 22 and Vegas. He is an alumnus of Columbia University and California Institute of the Arts.

James Mangold Religion

James Mangold was born to Robert Mangold and Sylvia Plimack Mangold, both of Jewish descent. He considers himself half-Jewish. One of the reasons he decided to do the Logan film, was its initial connection with a theme based on the Holocaust. Even though it was not explicit in the film, he tuned the film to include his stance on inclusion.

James Mangold Political Views

Mangold is a fighter for equal rights as he has mentioned in a number of his interviews. He is against all form of bigotry - racial, sexual, religious and has tried to incorporate this view in most of his film scripts. He believes in the inclusion of refugees and immigrants and has clearly stated that he was not happy with the political situation in the U.S. He has openly declared his distaste for Donald Trump's way of doing things.

Who is he/she dating?

James Mangold was married to fellow film producer, Catherine Konrad, for 15 years before they divorced in 2014. They have two sons aged 12 and 9. According to word on the street, he is currently single.

James Mangold Hobbies

Mangold is a fan of the Star Wars Saga and enjoys Star Wars nights with his friends. He is also an amateur photographer and posts his work on his Twitter handle. He enjoys memes and frequently participates in online discussions on popular topics of the day. He promotes a lot of old movies through social media and seems to be a sucker for the classics.

Interesting Facts

James Mangold always writes for strong female lead characters. Have you noticed?

His student film Barn was about a barn that came alive and swallowed a child.

He has directed three actors in Oscar nominated performances: Angelina Jolie in Girl, Interrupted (1999) and Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix in Walk the line (2005). Witherspoon and Jolie actually won Oscars for their performances.