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Tom Waits

Born: December 7, 1949, Pomona, California, USA

?From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car." With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. He has worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and as a supporting actor in films, including Down By Law, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Wristcutters: A Love Story. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart.Lyrically, Waits' songs frequently present atmospheric portrayals of grotesque, often seedy characters and places – although he has also shown a penchant for more conventional ballads. He has a cult following and has influenced subsequent songwriters despite having little radio or music video support. His songs are best-known to the general public in the form of cover versions by more visible artists: "Jersey Girl"


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Keith Richards: Under the Influence (2015)

Documentary
| 82 Min

A portrait of Keith Richards that takes us on a journey to discover the genesis of his sound as a songwriter, guitarist and performer.

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Seven Psychopaths (2012)

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| 110 Min

A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

72 110
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Twixt (2012)

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| 84 Min

Haunted by a ghost, a writer becomes immersed in a murder mystery.

48 84
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The Book of Eli (2010)

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| 118 Min

A post-apocalyptic tale, in which a lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind.

69 118
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)

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| 123 Min

A traveling theater company gives its audience much more than they were expecting.

69 123
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The Tiger and the Snow (2005)

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| 114 Min

Love and injury in time of war. Attilio de Giovanni teaches poetry in Italy. He has a romantic soul, and women love him. But he is in love with Vittoria, and the love is unrequited. Every night he dreams of marrying her, in his boxer shorts and t-shirt, as Tom Waits sings. Vittoria travels to Iraq w...

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Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

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| 96 Min

Coffee And Cigarettes is a collection of eleven films from cult director Jim Jarmusch. Each film hosts star studded cast of extremely unique individuals who all share the common activities of conversing while drinking coffee and smoking cigarettes.

71 96
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The Last Castle (2001)

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| 131 Min

A Court Martialed general rallies together 1200 inmates to rise against the system that put him away.

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Mystery Men (1999)

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| 121 Min

When Captain Amazing (Kinnear) is kidnapped by Casanova Frankenstein (Rush) a group of superheroes combine together to create a plan. But these arent normal superheroes. Now, the group who include such heroes as Mr. Furious (Stiller), The Shoveller (Macy) and The Blue Raja (Azaria) must put all the ...

60 121
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Dracula (1992)

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| 128 Min

The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.

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Night on Earth (1991)

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| 129 Min

An anthology of 5 different cab drivers in 5 American and European cities and their remarkable fares on the same eventful night.

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The Two Jakes (1990)

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| 138 Min

This sequel to the classic Chinatown finds private detective Jake Gittes still haunted from the events of the first film. Hired by a man to investigate his wife's infidelities, Jake once again finds himself involved in a complicated plot involving murder, oil, and even some ghosts from his past.

61 138
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American Experience (1988)

Documentary
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| 55 Min

American Experience is a television program airing on the Public Broadcasting Service Public television stations in the United States. The program airs documentaries, many of which have won awards, about important or interesting events and people in American history. A trademark of the series is its...

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Ironweed (1987)

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| 143 Min

Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: shes sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery and visits the grave of his infant son whom he dropped; v...

68 143
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Down by Law (1986)

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| 107 Min

The story of three men from completely different tracks who all meet in a Louisiana prison cell and eventually begin an awkward journey together.

79 107
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The Cotton Club (1984)

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| 127 Min

The story of the people that frequented Harlem s famous nightclubs, The Cotton Club , and those that ran it.

65 127
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Streetwise (1984)

Documentary
| 91 Min

Portrays the lives of nine desperate teenagers. Thrown too young into a seedy grown up world, these runaways and castaways survive, but just barely. Rat, the dumpster diver. Tiny, the teen prostitute. Shellie, the baby-faced blonde. DeWayne, the hustler. All old beyond their years. All underage surv...

83 91
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The Outsiders (1983)

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| 91 Min

When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.

72 91
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Rumble Fish (1983)

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| 94 Min

Rusty James, an absent-minded street thug struggles to live up to his legendary older brother's reputation, and longs for the days when gang warfare was going on.

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