Tom Waits as Hermit Bob

Tom Waits is an internationally recognized singer-songwriter, performer, composer, film and theater actor, and poet. In a career that spans decades, he has received, among other recognitions, an Academy Award nomination for best song score, a Golden Globe Award for best ensemble cast, a literary PEN Award, multiple Grammy Awards and nominations, and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Aside from his singular voice, Waits’ 20-plus albums are recognized for their unusual orchestrations and arrangements of popular European and American song forms that include everything from jazz, folk, and blues to cabaret, field hollers, and spoken word. Waits has appeared in over 20 films including Ironweed, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Down by Law, Short Cuts, The Book of Eli, The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, and Seven Psychopaths, working with auteur directors like Jim Jarmusch, Terry Gilliam, Francis Ford Coppola, Hector Babenco, Martin McDonaugh, Robert Altman, and the Coen Brothers. 

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