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Beginners (11-Sep-2010)

Director: Mike Mills

Writer: Mike Mills

Music by: Roger Neill; David Palmer; Brian Reitzell

Producers: Leslie Urdang; Dean Vanech; Miranda de Pencier; Jay Van Hoy; Lars Knudsen

Keywords: Drama, Gay, Terminal Illness

A young man must cope with his aging father's simultaneous admission of his homosexuality and impending death.

Told within the frame of a series of flashbacks following the death of the main character's father, Beginners follows the story of how one middle-aged man, Oliver, deals with father Hal's admissions that he is gay, dying of terminal cancer, and in a relationship with a much younger man. Won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mary Page Keller
3-Mar-1961   Laura Kelly on Duet
Mélanie Laurent
21-Feb-1983   Inglourious Basterds
Ewan McGregor
31-Mar-1971   Trainspotting
Christopher Plummer
13-Dec-1929   A Beautiful Mind
Goran Visnjic
9-Sep-1972   Dr. Luka Kovac on E.R.


Ewan McGregor   ...   Oliver
Christopher Plummer   ...   Hal
Mélanie Laurent   ...   Anna
Goran Visnjic   ...   Andy
Kai Lennox   ...   Elliot
Mary Page Keller   ...   Georgia
Keegan Boos   ...   Young Oliver
Cosmo   ...   Arthur
China Shavers   ...   Shauna
Melissa Tang   ...   Liz
Amanda Payton   ...   Party Person
Luke Diliberto   ...   Green Witch
Lou Taylor Pucci   ...   Magician
Bambadjan Bamba   ...   The Sads
Hana Hwang   ...   The Sads
Samuel T. Ritter   ...   The Sads
Jennifer Lauren   ...   Record Company Rep
Reynaldo Pacheco   ...   Juan
Jodi Long   ...   Dr. Long
Bruce French   ...   Dr. Wright
Leslie Shea   ...   ICU Nurse #1
Michael Chieffo   ...   Hal's Priest
Jennifer Hasty   ...   Secretary
Rodney Saulsberry   ...   1978 Museum Staff
June Sanders   ...   1978 Fancy Woman
Catherine McGoohan   ...   1978 Older Woman
Terry Walters   ...   Terse Nurse
Lana Young   ...   ICU Nurse #2
Algerita Lewis   ...   Nice Nurse
Regina Redwing   ...   Strict Nurse
Sunday Burke   ...   Home Nurse #1
Patrick L. Birkett   ...   Hal Look-a-Like
Sabera Wise   ...   Skating Rink Manager
Rafael J. Noble   ...   Brian
Jose Yenque   ...   Robert
T. G. Cody   ...   The Primetimers
Patrick Scott   ...   The Primetimers
Ton Suckhasem   ...   The Primetimers
Charles Valentino   ...   The Primetimers
Seth Walker   ...   The Primetimers
Michael Wilhelms   ...   The Primetimers


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