James Mangold Overview

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Born: December 16, 1963

Hailing from the Big Apple, Mangold was the son of two celebrated painters. With an early interest in film, he began making his own short live-action and animated films as early as age 11. After high school, Mangold studied acting and film at the California Institute of the Arts. During his time in school, he managed to write and direct four short student films, including the award-winning Barn, in 1985. Just as he was packing his bags to go home to New York, he received three phone... See All


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