Jim Jarmusch is an American independent filmmaker, script writer and composer. He has been a major proponent of independent cinema since the 1980s. Jarmusch’s filmography includes 11 feature films, a documentary (Year of the Horse), six music videos and four short films. His feature films include Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Night on Earth (1991), Dead Man (1995), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) and Broken Flowers (2005). Jarmusch was born on this day in 1953.