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"His love of the franchise. He’s a wonderful filmmaker. I think he also has a relationship with Harrison. It was all of the right pieces coming together, at the right time."
Frank Marshall on Mangold's involvement with Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.[src]

James Mangold (born December 16, 1963) is an American filmmaker commonly associated with directing highly intellectual, emotional and unique movies. He was born in New York City, New York.

In February 2020, coupled with the announcement that series veteran Steven Spielberg would be stepping away from directing the fifth installment of the Indiana Jones film series, it was reported that Mangold had entered into talks to direct the film.[1] His name had been put forward by Harrison Ford, as they previously worked together in The Call of the Wild, who had recommended him to Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy.[2] Two months later, Mangold was still locking down a deal with Lucasfilm Ltd. as the movie was delayed to 2022 due the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.[3] Mangold's involvement in the film was corroborated by producer Frank Marshall in late May 2020.[4]

Mangold is perhaps best known for directing the sports drama Ford v Ferrari, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Among Mangold's other works are Cop Land (starring Frank Vincent), Girl, Interrupted, Walk the Line and the X-Men films The Wolverine and Logan (starring Boyd Holbrook), the latter which earned Mangold a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, the first for a superhero film.

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