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The Invention of Lying (14-Sep-2009)

Directors: Ricky Gervais; Matthew Robinson

Writers: Ricky Gervais; Matthew Robinson

Music by: Tim Atack

Producers: Lynda Obst; Oly Obst; Ricky Gervais; Dan Lin

Keywords: Comedy

A hapless schlub aims to fib his way to personal gain in a world operating under absolute honesty.

ABSTRACT
Mark Bellison, an unattractive middle-aged screenwriter facing the impending loss of his job and trouble wooing love interest Anna in a universe devoid of anything but the absolute truth in any and all affairs, invents the concept of lying one day to unexpectedly incredible results. Shortly thereafter, Mark invents fiction for the purposes of a new screenplay, enjoying sudden success at his job and with Anna just as his creation begins to lead to unintended consequences for his heretofore inviolable world.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jason Bateman
Actor
14-Jan-1969   Arrested Development
Nathan Corddry
Actor
8-Sep-1977   Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Tina Fey
Actor
18-May-1970   Liz Lemon on 30 Rock
Fionnula Flanagan
Actor
10-Dec-1941   James Joyce's Women
Jennifer Garner
Actor
17-Apr-1972   Alias
Ricky Gervais
Actor
25-Jun-1961   The Office
Christopher Guest
Actor
5-Feb-1948   This Is Spinal Tap
Jonah Hill
Actor
20-Dec-1983   Superbad
John Hodgman
Author
3-Jun-1971   The Areas of My Expertise
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Actor
23-Jul-1967 2-Feb-2014 Capote
Louis C. K.
Comic
12-Sep-1967   Lucky Louie
Rob Lowe
Actor
17-Mar-1964   Brat-packer, Sam on The West Wing
Stephanie March
Actor
23-Jul-1974   Law & Order: SVU
Stephen Merchant
Film/TV Producer
24-Nov-1974   The Office, Extras
Edward Norton
Actor
18-Aug-1969   Fight Club
Jimmi Simpson
Actor
21-Nov-1975   Lloyd Lowery on Breakout Kings
Jeffrey Tambor
Actor
8-Jul-1944   Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show
Dreama Walker
Actor
20-Jun-1986   June on Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23

CAST

Ricky Gervais   ...   Mark Bellison
Jennifer Garner   ...   Anna McDoogles
Jonah Hill   ...   Frank
Louis C. K.   ...   Greg
Jeffrey Tambor   ...   Anthony
Fionnula Flanagan   ...   Martha Bellison
Stephanie March   ...   Blonde
Ruben Santiago-Hudson   ...   Landlord
John Hodgman   ...   Wedding Overseer
Nathan Corddry   ...   News Reporter
Jimmi Simpson   ...   Bob
Martin Starr   ...   Waiter #1
Christopher Guest   ...   Nathan Goldfrappe
Alton Fitzgerald White   ...   Angelo Badsmith
Bobby Moynihan   ...   Assistant
with
Rob Lowe   ...   Brad Kessler
Tina Fey   ...   Shelley
Donna Sorbello   ...   Anna's Mother
Jason Bateman   ...   Doctor
Philip Seymour Hoffman   ...   Jim the Bartender
Edward Norton   ...   Cop
Roz Ryan   ...   Nurse #1
Michael Patrick Gough   ...   Homeless Man
Arnie Burton   ...   Waiter at Fancy Restaurant
Ashlie Atkinson   ...   Bank Teller
Shaun Williamson   ...   Richard Bellison
Stephen Merchant   ...   Man at the Door
Cole Jensen   ...   Short Fat Brian
Conner Rayburn   ...   Son
Lisa Paige Robinson   ...   Arguing Girlfriend
Matthew Stadelmann   ...   Arguing Boyfriend
Jared Vos   ...   Person #1
Jessica Baade   ...   Person #2
Elena Wohl   ...   Person #3
Matthew Robinson   ...   Person #4
Donald Foley   ...   Yelling Man
Patrick Shea   ...   Man #7
Joe Stapleton   ...   Man #8
Dennis Lemoine   ...   Young Man
Lance Norris   ...   Man #1
Joe Wong   ...   Man #2
Colin Knight   ...   Man #3
Eric Andre   ...   Man #4
Gene Amoroso   ...   Man #5
Armen Garo   ...   Man #6
Dreama Walker   ...   Receptionist
Brigid O'Connor   ...   Woman #1
Christine Mascott   ...   Woman #2
Ellen Colton   ...   Woman #3
Layla Hosseini   ...   Woman #4
Erica Newhall   ...   Woman #5
Nydia Calon   ...   Woman #6
Hope Farley   ...   Woman #7
Paul Donlon   ...   Elderly #1
Mauriel Gould   ...   Elderly #2
Mary Klug   ...   Elderly #3
Rachel Harker   ...   Woman in Business Suit
Brett Cramp   ...   Crying Man
Toni Saladna   ...   Cocktail Waitress
Guy Strauss   ...   Pit Man
Nick Towne   ...   Roulette Dealer
Tate Ellington   ...   Waiter #2
Luz Alexandra Ramos   ...   Chip Woman
Ken Cheeseman   ...   Shouting Man
David Pittu   ...   Tour Guide
Nada Despotovich   ...   Nurse #2
Danielle Perry   ...   Hostess in La Bonisera
Joe Badalucco   ...   Blue Collar Guy
Doug Bowen-Flynn   ...   Tourist #1
Celeste Oliva   ...   Secretary
Jake Watkins   ...   Bully Kid
Valerie Hager   ...   Talking Head Woman
Alison Quinn   ...   Talking Head Woman
Mitchell Roché   ...   Talking Head Man

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