|Who is it?||Producer, Director, Writer|
|Birth Day||December 16, 1963|
|Birth Place||New York City, New York, United States|
|James Mangold age||59 YEARS OLD|
|Alma mater||Columbia University California Institute of the Arts|
|Occupation||Film director screenwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Cathy Konrad (m. 1999; div. 2014)|
|Parent(s)||Robert Mangold Sylvia Plimack Mangold|
James Mangold, a highly talented and versatile individual, is renowned as a producer, director, and writer in the United States. With an impeccable track record of delivering captivating films, he has earned a significant net worth of $14 million as estimated for 2023. Mangold's expertise shines through his ability to seamlessly bring stories to life, creating compelling narratives and characters that deeply resonate with audiences. His success can be attributed to his exceptional storytelling skills and his dedication to his craft, solidifying his place as a prominent figure in the entertainment industry.
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.
In 1999, he married film Producer Cathy Konrad; they have 2 sons. In 2014, the couple announced that they were divorcing.
In 2005, he co-wrote (with Gill Dennis) and directed Walk the Line, a film about the young life of singer-songwriter Johnny Cash and his relationship with June Carter Cash. It stars Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon and was released on November 18, 2005. He also served as Producer under his production banner, Tree Line Film. It was nominated for five Oscars and Witherspoon won Best Actress for her performance as June Carter Cash. Mangold also appeared as an actor in The Sweetest Thing as a Doctor and love interest to Christina Applegate as well as in his own Kate & Leopold playing a movie Director.
He also produced and directed pilots for the television series Men in Trees (2006–2008), NYC 22 (2011–2012), and Vegas (2012–2013).
In June 2011, Mangold was hired, initially just to direct the X-Men movie The Wolverine. Along with screenwriters Christopher McQuarrie, Scott Frank and Mark Bomback, Mangold also adapted the screenplay based upon Frank Miller and Chris Claremont's Japanese Wolverine saga and entered production in Japan and Australia in July 2012. He completed photography in November of the same year. On release, it was a box office success, ending up with a worldwide gross of $414,828,246 with a budget of $120 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Following the box office success and moderate critical response to the film, Mangold signed on to write the story and direct the sequel, Logan (2017). The film marked Mangold and Jackman's third collaboration together. Scott Frank was hired to return as co-screenwriter, working as a team with Mangold. The development of the film was lengthy, with Jackman citing his and Mangold's Desire to do the character justice for his last time in the role. The film incorporated elements from Mark Millar's Old Man Logan run on the comics. Mangold has stated that the plot primarily focuses on character development, rather than superhero spectacle. Logan was a commercial success, and received high praise for its gritty approach on the titular character and emotional depth. Being often called as one of the greatest superhero films of all time, the movie also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, becoming the first live-action superhero movie to be nominated for Adapted Screenplay, as well as Mangold's first Oscar nomination.
In March 2017, James is in negotiations with Fox to develop and direct an adaptation of Don Winslow’s upcoming novel The Force about corrupt NYPD officers. In June 2017, Fox set a release date for The Force for March 1, 2019. Later in February 2018, it was announced that Mangold was set to direct a film about the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, with Christian Bale and Matt Damon starring as Ken Miles and Caroll Shelby respectively, and Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth writing the script.