- 2000 - Directed by Ed Harris
(composer) - "The World Keeps Turning"
- Fight Club
(music) - "Goin' Out West"
- Mystery Men
- 1999 - Directed by Kinka Usher
(actor) - [Dr. Heller]
also Ben Stiller, Hank Azaria, William H. Macy, Paul Reubens,
Janeane Garofalo, Geoffrey Rush, Greg Kinnear and Pras.
- 1997 - Directed by Alan Rudolph
(music) - "Somewhere"
- The End of Violence
- 1997 - Directed by Wim Wenders
(composer) - "Little Drop of Poison"
(music) - "Tom Traubert's Blues"
(music) - "Who Are You"
- Generation X
- 1996 February 18? - FOX TV Movie
(music) - "Telephone Call From Istanbul"
- Dead Man Walking
- 1996 January 19 - Directed by Tim Robbins
also Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn.
(composer on soundtrack only) - "Walk Away" and "The Fall of Troy"
also on soundtrack Bruce Springsteen, Suzanne Vega, Johnny Cash, Mary
Chapin Carpenter, Eddie Vedder and Nusrat Fetah Ali Khan, Patti Smith,
Steve Earle, and Michelle Shocked.
- 12 Monkeys
- 1995 December 27 - Directed by Terry Gilliam
also Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt.
(music) - "The Earth Died Screaming"
- Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead
(music) - "Jockey Full of Bourbon"
(music) - "Downtown Train", and "Innocent When You Dream"
(credit) - Special Thanks
- Georgia (1995)
- 1995 - Directed by Ulu Grosbard
(music) - "The Piano Has Been Drinking"
also Jennifer Jason Leigh.
- Romeo Is Bleeding
- Short Cuts
(actor) - [Earl Piggot]
also Lyle Lovett, Lilly Tomlin, Chris Penn, ...
also Greg Cohen in "Low Note" quintet.
- "Coffee and Cigarettes: Somewhere In America" film short
- 1993 - Directed by Jim Jarmusch
(actor) Discussion with Iggy Pop
- Bram Stoker's Dracula
(actor) - [R.M. Renfield]
also Wynona Ryder.
- American Heart
- 1992 - Directed by Martin Bell
(composer) - "I'll Never Let Go Of Your Hand"
(composer) - "Jack's Flashback Theme and Additional Music" instrumentals
(artist) - "I'm Crazy 'Bout My Baby" (composed by Waller, Hill)
(music) - "Jersey Girl"
also Jeff Bridges, Edward Furlong, Lucinda Jenny.
- Leolo (Candian)
- 1992 - Directed by Jean-Claude Lauzon
(music) - "Temptation", and "Cold Cold Ground"
also Ginette Reno and Pierre Bourgault.
- Queens Logic
(actor) - [Monte]
- Night on Earth
- 1991 - Directed by Jim Jarmusch
also Wynona Ryder, Robert Benigni.
- The Fisher King
also Robin Williams.
- At Play in the Fields of the Lord
(actor) - [Wolf]
- The Two Jakes
(cameo) - [Plainclothes Policeman]
- Sea of Love
(composer) - "Sea of Love" - rearrangement
- Mystery Train
- 1989 - Directed by Jim Jarmusch
(voice) - [Radio DJ]
- Cold Feet (1989)
- 1989 - Directed by Robert Dornhelm
(actor) - [Kenny] (starring role)
also Keith Carradine, Sally Kirkland, Rip Torn.
Tom played a hitman named Kenny, who continually referred to himself in
the third person, had more odd habits that can be enumerated here, and travelled
in a motor home. However, there is a bit where he reads the story of Little Red
Riding Hood to a little girl, which is classic and completely priceless. He also
orders "a round of Shirley Temples for the homosexuals at the other end of the
bar." Keith Carradine played the head thief. Not your typical jewel-heist
flick to be sure.
- Bearskin: An Urban Fairytale
(actor)Punch and Judy man
- Shakedown (1988)
(Officer Kelly) is Tom Waites...not Tom Waits (blond hair and blue eyes
give it away.
- Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night
(musical performance) guitar and organ
- Big Time (1988)
- 1988 - Directed by Chris Blum (OUT OF PRINT)
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Featuring Tom Waits.
- Candy Mountain
- 1987 - Directed by Robert Frank
(actor) - [Al Silk - country-club golfer]
also Kevin J. O'Connor.
- 1987 - Directed by Hector Babenco
(actor) - [Rudy the Kraut]
also Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Fred Gwynne.
- Down by Law
- 1986 - Directed by Jim Jarmusch
(actor) - [Zack] (starring role)
(music) - "Jockey Full Of Bourbon" and "Tango Till They're Sore" are played at
beginning and at the end.
also John Lurie, Ellen Barkin, Robert Benigni.
- 1985 - Directed by Martin Bell
(composer) - "Take Care Of All Of My Children"
(composer) - "Rat's Theme"
- Yotyo (Finland - "Night Job")
- 1985? - Directed by Mika Kaurismaki
(music) - "Time"
- The Cotton Club
- 1984 - Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
(actor) - [Irving Stark]
also Richard Gere, Bob Hoskins, Fred Gwynne, Diane Lane,
- Prenom Carmen ('First Name:Carmen')
- 1983 - Directed by Jean-Luc Goddard
(music) - "Ruby's Arms" (partial)
- Rumble Fish
- 1983 - Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
(actor) - [Bennie of Bennie's Pool Hall]
also Matt Dillon, Mickey Rourke, Dennis Hopper, Diane Lane.
- The Outsiders (1983)
- 1983 - Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
(cameo) - [Buck Merrill]
also Matt Dillon, Emilio Estevez, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe,
Tom Cruise, Ralph Macchio.
- The Stone Boy
- 1982 - Directed by Chris Cain
(actor) - [petrified man in carnival]
also Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Frederick Forrest.
- One from the Heart
- 1982 - Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
also Frederick Forrest, Teri Garr, Raul Julia, Nastassia Kinski.
- Poetry in Motion (1982)
- 1982 - Directed by Ron Mann
Released in 1982 by Miramax
Released later by October films
Released 1992 by Voyager on CD-ROM and laser-disc
Includes unreleased song `Smuggler's Waltz`
also William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Jim Carroll, John Cage,
Alan Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Ed Sanders, and others.
- 1981 - Directed by Michael Wadleigh
(Cameo: Piano Player. Tom is singing in very drunken manner. Woman says "Who's that?" Albert Finney replies "He owns the place")
(music) "Jitterbug Boy"
also Albert Finney, Gregory Hines, Edward James Olmos.
- On The Nickel
- 1980 - Directed by Ralph Waite - Made for TV movie
(composer) "On The Nickel" title song - different than the album recording
- Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession
- 1979 - Directed by Nicolas Roeg
(music) "Invitation to the Blues
also Harvey Keitel.
- A Wedding (1978)
- Paradise Alley (1978)
- 1978 - Directed by Sylvester Stallone
(actor) - [Mumbles]
(composer) - "Annie's Back In Town", "Paradise Alley"
also Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Conway, Anne Archer.