About

Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald. While struggling to adapt "The Orchid Thief," by Susan Orlean, Kaufman's life spins from pathetic to bizarre. The lives of Kaufman, Orlean's book, become strangely intertwined as each one's...

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Directed by

Spike Jonze

Written by

Charlie Kaufman (Screenplay)
Susan Orlean (Book)

Runtime

115 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

From the creator of Being John Malkovich, comes the story about the creator of Being John Malkovich.

Cast

Keywords

alligator twins writer writer's block marriage crisis orchid

Photos

Lists

#97 on The 21st Century Most Acclaimed Films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role Chris Cooper

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay Charlie Kaufman

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role Meryl Streep

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role