James Mangold

James Mangold served as the director for the film “The Wolverine.”

“The Wolverine” will claw its way into movie theaters on Friday, July 26. Hugh Jackman will once again reprise his role as Logan/Wolverine in this action fantasy film directed by James Mangold. As of now, Mangold, who also works as a screenplay writer, has 12 directing projects to his name. With that in mind, here are five of them:

‘Cop Land’

This crime thriller starred Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel and Ray Liotta.

‘Knight and Day’

Actors Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz received top billing in this action comedy from 2010.

‘Walk the Line’

Reese Witherspoon’s impressive portrayal of June Carter earned her the Oscar for best actress.

‘Girl, Interrupted’

Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie shared the screen in this Academy Award-winning film.

‘3:10 to Yuma’

This 2007 feature was nominated for best sound mixing and best score at the ’08 Oscar ceremony.

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