James Toback - Famous Film Director

James Toback Net Worth


James Toback, the Famous American screenwriter and director, has a net worth of $10 million. Toback started his career as a journalist, writing for Esquire and helping pen Jim Brown’s memoir. He then ventured into screenwriting and directing, with his most notable work being the critically acclaimed film ‘Bugsy’ which received ten Oscar nominations.

Key facts:

  • James Toback is an American screenwriter and director.
  • He graduated from Harvard University in the mid-60s.
  • He started his career as a journalist, writing for Esquire and helping pen Jim Brown's memoir.
  • He has written and/or produced a number of films, including 'Fingers', 'Love and Money', 'The Big Bang', and 'Tyson'.
  • He is best known for his original screenplay for the film 'Bugsy', which received ten Oscar nominations.

Basic Information About James Toback

CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Directors
ProfessionsScreenwriter, Film director, Actor, Film Producer
Net worth$10,000,000
Date of birth1944-11-23 (79 years old)
Place of birthNew York City
NationalityUnited States of America
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did James Toback win?


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James Toback awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
WGA Award (Screen) - Best Screenplay Written Directly for the ScreenNomineeBugsy1992

James Toback roles

Movie / Series Role
The GamblerWriter
The GamblerWriter
BugsyGus Greenbaum
The Private Life of a Modern WomanDirector
The Private Life of a Modern WomanWriter
The Private Life of a Modern WomanFranklin (uncredited)
Mississippi GrindTony Roundtree
The Pick-up ArtistDirector
The Pick-up ArtistWriter
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf 1 episode, 2009

James Toback's Quotes

  • The idea is not to have a separation between my life and my movies. [2002]

James Toback's photos

Interesting Facts about James Toback

  1. Is still a compulsive gambler. In an interview from Interview magazine, Toback claims he took the most hits of LSD ever recorded.
  2. Graduated from Harvard University in 1966. In interviews, he always refers to the school as "Harvard College", as Harvard alumni who were undergraduates often do to distinguish themselves from alumni who received only their graduate degrees from Harvard.
  3. Toback's first successful screenplay, The Gambler (1974) is substantially autobiographical. For a long time, he was a compulsive gambler, albeit from a well-heeled New York garment-district family
  4. Taught writing at the City College of New York (CCNY) in the early 1970s. The James Caan character in The Gambler (1974) was also a college teacher, a professor of English literature at New York University, though scenes from the movie were filmed at CCNY (now known as City University of New York).
  5. He cultivated a reputation as a 'ladies man', f.e. in a 1989 Spy magazine article, but his manipulative methods in trying to have sex with young actresses were far more sinister: Since 2017 Toback has been accused of sexual assault or sexual harassment by 395 women, according to 'The Guardian' [April 10, 2017].
  6. Born on exactly the same day as Joe Eszterhas.
  7. Toback wrote three movies with a subplot of point-shaving in collegiate basketball: The Gambler (1974), Black and White (1999) and Harvard Man (2001).
  8. Was roommates with Jim Brown for about a year and a half before casting him in Fingers (1978).
  9. Was a regular dancer on Alan Freed's Rock 'n' Roll show at the age of 14.
  10. Retrospective at the Oldenburg International Film Festival in 2008.
  11. Was an uncredited script doctor on Bad Boys (1995).
  12. Wrote uncredited revisions to the script for Warren Beatty's political comedy Bulworth (1998).
  13. Was an uncredited script doctor on Crimson Tide (1995).
  14. Wrote uncredited revisions to the script for Beyond the Sea (2004) at a fee of $150,000 per week, when Barry Levinson was attached to direct it.
  15. Was an uncredited script doctor on Disclosure (1994).

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