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Tom Waits

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Thomas Alan "Tom" Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding "like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car." With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona. He has worked as a composer for movies and musical plays and as a supporting actor in films, including Down By Law, Bram Stoker's Dracula and Wristcutters: A Love Story. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart. Lyrically, Waits' songs frequently present atmospheric portrayals of grotesque, often seedy characters and places – although he has also shown a penchant for more conventional ballads. He has a cult following and has influenced subsequent songwriters despite having little radio or music video support. His songs are best-known to the general public in the form of cover versions by more visible artists: "Jersey Girl", performed by Bruce Springsteen, "Ol' 55", performed by the Eagles, and "Downtown Train", performed by Rod Stewart. Although Waits' albums have met with mixed commercial success in his native United States, they have occasionally achieved gold album sales status in other countries. He has been nominated for a number of major music awards and has won Grammy Awards for two albums, Bone Machine and Mule Variations. In 2010, Waits was chosen to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2011. Waits currently lives in Sonoma County, California with his wife, Kathleen Brennan, and three children. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tom Waits, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Dec 7, 1949 In Pomona, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
Première apparrition :
In the movie Tom Waits - One Star Shining : The First Decade
Dernier projet:
Film The Old Man and the Gun 2018-10-05
Connu pour
Poster of Keith Richards: Under the Influence
Poster of The Laughing Heart
Poster of Tom Waits: VH1 Storytellers
Poster of Coup de coeur
Film Tom Waits - One Star Shining : The First Decade Tom Waits 2019
Film Tom Waits - Burma Shave [Live Concert] 2018
Film The Old Man and the Gun 2018-10-05
Film Roy Orbison: Black and White Night 30 himself 2017-01-31
Film Keith Richards: Under the Influence Himself 2015-09-18
Film The Laughing Heart Narrator 2013-01-01
Film 7 Psychopathes Zachariah Rigby 2012-09-07
Film A Brief History of John Baldessari Narrator 2012-03-10
Film Twixt The narrator 2011-09-10
Film Le livre d'Eli Engineer 2010-01-11
Film Tom Waits - Romeo Bleeding: Live from Austin Tom Waits 2009-02-06
Film L'Imaginarium du docteur Parnassus Devil 2009-10-01
Film Tom Waits: Under Review Himself 2008-05-13
Film Petits suicides entre amis Kneller 2006-01-24
Film Le tigre et la neige Himself / Sè stesso 2005-10-14
Film Domino The Wanderer 2005-09-22
Film Coffee and Cigarettes Tom 2003-09-05
Film Tom Waits - Bridge School Benefit 30-10-99 Tom Waits 1999-10-30
Film Tom Waits: VH1 Storytellers Himself 1999-04-01
Film Mystery Men Doc Heller 1999-08-06
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film Short Cuts Earl Piggot 1993-09-05
Film Dracula R.M. Renfield 1992-11-13
Film Queens Logic Monte 1991-02-01
Film Jusqu'au bout du monde Himself/Singer in bar (uncredited) 1991-09-12
Film Fisher King : Le roi pêcheur Disabled Vet 1991-09-09
Series Fishing with John Himself 1991-11-20
Film At Play in the Fields of the Lord Wolf 1991-12-06
Film The Two Jakes Plainclothes Policeman 1990-08-10
Film Mystery Train Radio D.J 1989-09-06
Film Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale Silva 1989-11-05
Film Cold Feet Kenny 1989-05-19
Film Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night 1988-11-11
Film Big Time 1988-09-15
Film Candy Mountain Al Silk 1988-01-20
Film Ironweed : La force du destin Rudy 1987-12-18
Film Down by Law Zack 1986-09-20
Film Streetwise Himself 1984-12-07
Film Cotton Club Irving Stark 1984-12-14
Film Rusty James Benny 1983-10-20
Film Outsiders Buck Merrill 1983-03-25
Film Coup de coeur Trumpet player (uncredited) 1982-02-12
Film Wolfen Drunken bar owner 1981-07-24
Film Tom Waits - No Visitors After Midnight 1979-07-27
Film La Taverne de l'enfer Mumbles 1978-09-22
Film Tom Waits: A Day in Vienna himself 1978-01-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Austin City Limits Unknown 1975-01-01