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JAMES MANGOLD, p.g.a. (Director/Producer) is a writer and
director known for making sophisticated ensemble films in a wide range of genres
while keeping constant the powerful themes, original characterizations, sterling
performances and striking imagery that have come to define and unify his work.
His ten feature films to date includes the award-winning 3:10 to Yuma, Walk the
Line, The Wolverine, Girl, Interrupted, and Logan.
The son of renowned painters Robert Mangold and Sylvia Plimack Mangold,
Mangold was raised in New York's Hudson Valley. He graduated in film and acting
from California Institute of the Arts and, after a few years of working in
Hollywood, decided to go to Columbia University's film school. He began writing
the film Heavy while studying under Oscar-winning director Milos Forman, which
went on to win the Director's Prize at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival and was
selected to represent the United States at Director's Fortnight in the Cannes
Recently, Mangold directed Logan, the final installment of the Wolverine
trilogy, which he also co-wrote with screenwriters Scott Frank and Michael
Green. The film received much critical acclaim, becoming the best-reviewed film
of the whole X-Men franchise, as well as one of the highest grossing films of
2017. Mangold is attached to direct an adaptation of the Don Winslow novel The
Force, which centers around corrupt NYPD officers, for 20th Century Fox.
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