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Overview (1)

Born in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Mini Bio (1)

James O'Barr was born on January 1, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. He is a writer and actor, known for The Crow (1994), The Crow and The Crow: Salvation (2000).

Trade Mark (2)

Best known as the creator of ''The Crow''.
Extremely dark and Gothic artwork inspired by Renaisance paintings

Trivia (8)

Makes cameo appearance in The Crow... (It's a secret.)
The reason he had created The Crow was because of the death of his Fiance
Lives in Texas.
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
He is an orphan and was raised in the Foster care system.
He was further inspired to create 'The Crow' after reading about a couple in Detroit who were murdered for a twenty dollar engagement ring.
He is a huge fan of Joy Division and The Cure and listened to their music constantly when writing 'The Crow'.
He has a daughter from a previous marriage.

Personal Quotes (5)

Jesus walks into a hotel with 3 nails and he asks the innkeeper: Can you put me up for the night?
After someone very close to me was killed by a drunk driver, I joined the Marines. I just wanted to stop thinking and have some structure in my life. But I was still filled with such rage and frustration that I had to get it out before it destroyed me. One day I just began drawing The Crow; it came pouring out. My character Eric is able to return from the grave because some things just cannot be forgiven; and I believe that there could be a love so strong that it could transcend death, that it could refuse death, and this soul would not rest until it set things right.
(on how writing The Crow never brought the catharsis he was hoping for): "As I drew each page, it made me more self-destructive, if anything. There is pure anger on each page"
(regarding the death of Brandon Lee, and his widow, Eliza Hutton): I relived the same pain and anger as before. I wished I had never written the thing, though if I hadn't, I probably wouldn't be here, having been consumed by my very self-destructive behavior. I was fueled by rage and fury for years and years. My soul felt like a hurricane. I was raised in orphanages and foster homes, and I felt, like, "When is God gonna give me a break?" When Brandon died, I felt like, "Is God trying to test my limits or what?" Why let me become best friends with the guy and take him senselessly from me? God is a bastard, if there is one.
i guess we can open to questions, & don't be shy, I'll tell you anything! You know once a day, usually in the shower!

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