Today is Jim Jarmusch’s birthday. Jarmusch, who is one of the godfathers of American independent film, is 67 years old.
As a director, Jarmusch frequently casts musicians in his films. From John Lurie, who appeared in Jarmuch’s first films (Permanent Vacation, Stranger Than Paradise) to the members of the Wu-Tang Clan and Tom Waits, Jarmusch has always shown an appreciation for musicians as actors. It’s not surprising that, along with feature films, Jarmusch has also directed his share of music videos. Jarmusch has done videos for everyone from Neil Young to Tom Waits but, according to his entry at the imdb, his first music video was for Talking Heads’s The Lady Don’t Mind.
The Lady Don’t Mind was the first single from Talking Heads’s sixth studio album, the best-selling Little Creatures. This video came out two years after Jarmusch’s second film, Stranger Than Paradise.
Enjoy and happy birthday, Jim Jarmusch!