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Barton Fink (21-Aug-1991)

Director: Joel Coen

Writers: Ethan Coen; Joel Coen

Music Composed by: Carter Burwell

Producer: Ethan Coen

Keywords: Dark Comedy, Theatre, Hollywood, Wrestling, Bellhop, Mystery Package, Surreal

A successful New York playwright is hired to write a Hollywood "B" wrestling movie, but being a true artist at heart, only desires to write meaningful stories for the "common man." He is unable to see the common man just wants to watch a formulaic wrestling movie; suffering writer's block, he watches his wallpaper peel. Not a film for common men. Received Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor, Best Set Decoration and Best Costume Design. Won the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Steve Buscemi
Actor
13-Dec-1957   Reservoir Dogs
Judy Davis
Actor
23-Apr-1955   A Passage to India
John Goodman
Actor
20-Jun-1952   King Ralph
Michael Lerner
Actor
22-Jun-1941   Barton Fink
John Mahoney
Actor
20-Jun-1940   Martin Crane on Frasier
Jon Polito
Actor
29-Dec-1950   Johnny Caspar in Miller's Crossing
Richard Portnow
Actor
26-Jan-1947   Hal Melvoin on The Sopranos
Tony Shalhoub
Actor
9-Oct-1953   Monk
John Turturro
Actor
28-Feb-1957   Barton Fink, Five Corners

CAST

John Turturro   ...   Barton Fink
John Goodman   ...   Charlie Meadows
Judy Davis   ...   Audrey Taylor
Michael Lerner   ...   Jack Lipnick
John Mahoney   ...   W. P. Mayhew
Tony Shalhoub   ...   Ben Geisler
Jon Polito   ...   Lou Breeze
Steve Buscemi   ...   Chet
David Warrilow   ...   Garland Stanford
Richard Portnow   ...   Det. Mastrionotti
Christopher Murney   ...   Det. Deutsch
I. M. Hobson   ...   Derek
Megan Faye   ...   Poppy Carnahan
Lance Davis   ...   Richard St. Claire
Harry Bugin   ...   Pete
Anthony Gordon   ...   Maitre D'
Jack Denbo   ...   Stagehand
Max Grodénchik   ...   Clapper Boy
Robert Beecher   ...   Referee
Darwyn Swalve   ...   Wrestler
Gayle Vance   ...   Geisler's Secretary
Johnny Judkins   ...   Sailor
Jana Marie Hupp   ...   USO Girl
Isabelle Townsend   ...   Beauty
William Preston Robertson   ...   Voice (voice)

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