James Mangold Wiki: Everything To Know About The ‘Logan’ Director

The director James Mangold has done it all when it comes to adapting screenplays and directing. Check out all of his movies, his net worth and other fun facts.

James Mangold- Director and Screenwriter

James Mangold is a famous film and television director, screenwriter and producer.
James Mangold attended California Institute of the Arts, in Valencia, California, where he got a BFA in Film & Video, and Columbia University, in New York, New York, where he got an MFA in Film. James Mangold directed Cop Land, 3:10 to Yuma, Knight and Day, Girl, Interrupted, Kate & Leopold, Walk the Line, Knight and Day, The Wolverine and Logan. For Logan, James Mangold recently was nominated for an Oscar 2018. James Mangold also produced and directed pilots for various TV shows which all contributed to his net worth. James Mangold commented on his directing style after the release of Logan “I feel really blessed about that. When I started I felt a little like I suffered in some ways because people, not only people in your shoes, but the studios themselves can put you in a box. When you move around a little, like you bring up Hawks, and other heroes of mine like Mike Nichols, Sydney Pollack, Alan Pakula, so when you move around (genres) a little in this day and age of the quick branding of people it becomes really hard for people to figure out what box to put you in,”

Promotional poster for Walk the Line

Walk the Line was a creation of James Mangold. It was the story of Jonny Cash’s life. It starred Joaquin Pheonix and Reese Witherspoon.

James Mangold’s career began in 1985 when he received a deal at Disney. It involved the movie Oliver and Company. James Mangold eventually went to school and wrote and directed the independent film Heavy which won Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival. James Mangold then jumped to Cop Land which starred Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, and Harvey Keitel. James Mangold worked on 3:10 to Yuma, Walk the Line and dozens of other projects. It wasn’t until 2011 that James Mangold jumped on the Wolverine train. At first, James Mangold was only hired to direct The Wolverine but he also ended up adapting the screenplay along with fellow screenwriters Chris McQuarrie, Mark Bomback and Scott Frank. Production started in 2012 It opened and was an immediate success. It grossed $414,828,246 worldwide. Its budget was only $120 million. James Mangold immediately agreed to write and direct the sequel Logan. The story was developed differently than any other superhero movie. It was more about the characters than the pomp and circumstance. The efforts paid off, the movie was beautifully written and filmed and was nominated for an Oscar 2018 for Best Adapted Screenplay. Most recently James Mangold is working on making a deal for him to direct The Force. It would be an adapted screenplay based off of Don Winslow’s novel of the same name.

James Mangold Directing

James Mangold is directing Hugh Jackman on the set of Logan (2017) This is Jackman’s final run for James Mangold as Wolverine.

James Mangold- Family

James Mangold is the son of Robert and Silvia Mangold. Both artists. James Mangold married Cathy Konrad in 1999. She is a film producer. They had two sons and in 2014 they announced their separation.

James Mangold on set

Here James Mangold is on the set of Girl, Interrupted. This was taken in 1999. Girl, Interrupted stars Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Brittany Murphy, Clea DuVall, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Moss, and Vanessa Redgrave.

James Mangold -Net Worth

James Mangold is a famous director, screenwriter, and producer. James Mangold has worked on and been attributed to many well know pieces. Because of James Mangold’s notoriety, his net worth an impressive $74 million. James Mangold’s net worth has been contributed to immensely by his most recent production, Logan.


1995, Sundance Film Festival — Special Jury Prize for Directing 1995- Won Special recognition at the Sundance Film Festival for Heavy
1995- Won Best Feature for Heavy at the Gijón International Film Festival
1995- Won Best Feature at the Grand Prix Asturias 2005-Nominated Satellite Awards, Satellite Award Outstanding Director for Walk the Line 2006- Won Best Foreign Feature Film at the Amanda Awards in Norway
2008- Won The distinguished Director and Producer Award from the Costume Designers Guild Awards 2013- Nominated by the Hollywood Film Awards for The Wolverine 2017- won the Circuit Community Awards 2017- Nominated for the Chicago Film Critics Association Awards for Logan. Under the category, Best Adapted Screenplay. 2017- Won the Indiana Film Journalists Association award for Best adapted screenplay (Logan) 2017- Nominated for the INOCA for Logan
2017- Won, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards, Best Adapted Screenplay for Logan
2018- Nominated by Online Film & Television Association for the OFTA Film Award Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium (Logan) 2018- Nominated for a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for Logan. 2018- Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay (Logan) by the Denver Film Critics Society.

James Mangold- Most Recent Work

After Logan, the star Hugh Jackman started working on The Greatest Showman. James Mangold was called to help the movie near the end of production because the story and filming were super elaborate and the director Michael Gracey was overwhelmed with the enormous nature of the saga. It was Gracey’s first film and was an insane undertaking for a first run. Gracey had done most of the work perfectly but just needed help tieing up the loose ends. James Mangold helped with a few reshoots and editing the picture.

James Mangold is scheduled to direct the Disney remake of Captain Nemo.