Tom Waits

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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 has acted in supporting roles in films, including Paradise Alley and Bram Stoker's Dracula; he also starred in Jim Jarmusch's 1986 film Down by Law. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his soundtrack work on One from the Heart.

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Age: 65
Height: 6' (183 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: One line executive summary

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2012 Seven Psychopaths Zachariah
2012 The Laughing Heart Narrator
2011 Twixt Narrator
2011 The Monster of Nix Virgil
2010 The Book of Eli Engineer
2009 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus Mr. Nick
2006 Wristcutters: A Love Story Kneller
2005 Domino Wanderer
2003 Coffee and Cigarettes Tom
1999 Mystery Men Doc Heller
1995 Coffee and Cigarettes III Tom

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Don`t you know there ain`t no devil, it`s just god when he`s drunk.

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Nominated for 8 Awards | Won 4

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