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Biography

New York City, New York, USA
James Toback, highly respected as a screenwriter and the director of nine films, was born on November 23, 1944 in New York City to a successful garment manufacturer. A 1966 graduate of Harvard College, Toback later taught creative writing at City College of New York in the early 1970s. He suffered from a gambling compulsion that still plagues him, which was the subject of his autobiographical screenplay for the Karel Reisz film The Gambler (1974) that starred James Caan as a New York University literature professor who was a compulsive gambler. The film was a success and launched Toback's career in movies. Read more...

Actor

Character: Professor Hassan Al-Ibrahim Ben Rabinowitz

When Will I Be Loved 2004

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Character: Lyor Cohen

Death of a Dynasty 2003

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Character: Arnie Tishman

Black and White 1999

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Character: Dr. Hubbins

Giving It Up 1999

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Character: Gus Greenbaum

Bugsy 1991

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Character: Leo Boscovitch

Exposed 1983

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Character: Himself

Never Down 2007

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Character: Tony Roundtree

Mississippi Grind 2015

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Character: Interviewer / Narrataor

The Big Bang 1989

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Character: Himself

Toback on Tyson 0

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Directing

Character: Professor Hassan Al-Ibrahim Ben Rabinowitz

When Will I Be Loved 2004

20
Character: Arnie Tishman

Black and White 1999

50
Character: Leo Boscovitch

Exposed 1983

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Character: Interviewer / Narrataor

The Big Bang 1989

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Writing

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Character: Professor Hassan Al-Ibrahim Ben Rabinowitz

When Will I Be Loved 2004

20
Character: Arnie Tishman

Black and White 1999

50
Character: Gus Greenbaum

Bugsy 1991

14
Character: Leo Boscovitch

Exposed 1983

5
1
Character: Interviewer / Narrataor

The Big Bang 1989

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