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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (25-Dec-2008)

Director: David Fincher

Writers: Eric Roth; Robin Swicord

From short story: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Music by: Alexandre Desplat

Producers: Kathleen Kennedy; Frank Marshall; Céan Chaffin

Keywords: Drama, Fantasy

Film adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald story of the same name tells the tale of a man doomed to live his life aging in reverse.

Daisy Williams, an old woman with a full life well behind her on her deathbed the day Hurricane Katrina devastates New Orleans, asks daughter Caroline to relate the story of lifelong friend Benjamin Button to her. We are treated, as the film's title suggests, to the curious story of an individual named Benjamin Button, a man born with the appearance and physical issues of an old man in 1918 who ages backwards, effectively living his life in reverse, up until his death as an infant in the spring of 2003.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Cate Blanchett
14-May-1969   Galadriel in LOTR
Elle Fanning
9-Apr-1998   Actress/sister of Dakota
Jason Flemyng
25-Sep-1966   The Quatermass Experiment
Jared Harris
24-Aug-1961   I Shot Andy Warhol
Taraji P. Henson
11-Sep-1970   The Division
Louis Herthum
5-Jul-1956   The Last Exorcism
Elias Koteas
11-Mar-1961   Crash
Julia Ormond
4-Jan-1965   Sabrina
Brad Pitt
18-Dec-1963   Ocean's Eleven
Josh Stewart
6-Feb-1977   Holt McLaren on Dirt
Tilda Swinton
5-Nov-1960   The Deep End


Brad Pitt   ...   Benjamin Button
Cate Blanchett   ...   Daisy
Taraji P. Henson   ...   Queenie
Julia Ormond   ...   Caroline
Jason Flemyng   ...   Thomas Button
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali   ...   Tizzy
Jared Harris   ...   Captain Mike
Elias Koteas   ...   Monsieur Gateau
Phyllis Somerville   ...   Grandma Fuller
Tilda Swinton   ...   Elizabeth Abbott
In order of appearance
Faune Chambers   ...   Dorothy Baker
Donna DuPlantier   ...   Blanche Devereux
Jacob Wood   ...   Martin Gateau
Earl Maddox   ...   Man at Train Station
Ed Metzger   ...   Teddy Roosevelt
Danny Vinson   ...   Priest Giving Last Rites
David Jensen   ...   Doctor at Benjamin's Birth
Joeanna Sayler   ...   Caroline Button
Fiona Hale   ...   Mrs. Hollister
Patrick Thomas O'Brien   ...   Dr. Rose
Marion Zinser   ...   Mrs. Horton
Peter Badalamenti   ...   Benjamin 1928-31
Danny Nelson   ...   Gen. Winston
Paula Gray   ...   Sybil Wagner
Lance Nichols   ...   Preacher
Rampai Mohadi   ...   Ngunda Oti
Troi Bechet   ...   Filamena Gilea
Elle Fanning   ...   Daisy Age 7
Ted Manson   ...   Mr. Daws
Clay Cullen   ...   Young Mr. Daws
Edith Ivey   ...   Mrs. Maple
Robert Towers   ...   Benjamin 1932-34
Sonya Leslie   ...   Daisy's Nurse
Yasmine Abriel   ...   Prostitute with Benjamin
Madisen Beaty   ...   Daisy Age 10
Tom Everett   ...   Benjamin 1935-37
Don Creech   ...   Prentiss Mayes
Christopher Maxwell   ...   Vic Brody
Joshua DesRoches   ...   Rick Brody
Richmond Arquette   ...   John Grimm
Josh Stewart   ...   Pleasant Curtis
Ilia Volok   ...   Russian Interpreter
David Ross Paterson   ...   Walter Abbott
Taren Cunningham   ...   Young Elizabeth Abbott
Myrton Running Wolf   ...   Dennis Smith
Stephen Monroe Taylor   ...   Sailor
Devyn Tyler   ...   Queenie's Daughter Age 14
Adrian Armas   ...   David
Wilbur Fitzgerald   ...   TV Reporter
Ashley Nolan   ...   Woman Doctor
Louis Herthum   ...   Man at Caroline's Party
Katta Hules   ...   Caroline Age 12
Rus Blackwell   ...   Robert Williams
Joel Bissonnette   ...   David Hernandez
Deneen D. Tyler   ...   Queenie's Daughter Age 40
Spencer Daniels   ...   Benjamin Age 12
Chandler Canterbury   ...   Benjamin Age 8
Charles Henry Wyson   ...   Benjamin Age 6
Jessica Cropper   ...   Featured Dancer
Katherine Crockett   ...   Featured Dancer


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