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Michael Clayton (31-Aug-2007)

Director: Tony Gilroy

Writer: Tony Gilroy

Keywords: Drama, Corporate Crime, New York, Mental Illness, Explosions

A lawyer representing an obviously guilty chemical company in a high-stakes lawsuit suffers a nervous breakdown, bringing his employer's "fixer" onto the scene.

ABSTRACT
Michael Clayton is an ethically-challenged brilliant former District Attorney with an equally ethically-challenged present-day line of work, operating as a "fixer" for law firm Kenner, Beck, and Ledeen when one of their lawyers fails to come through for the group. KBL attorney Arthur Edens, tasked with representing an almost comically-guilty chemical company in a multi-billion dollar lawsuit, suffers a nervous breakdown in a Milwaukee, Wisconsin parking structure in the course of attempting to absolve his client of punishment for their misdeeds, throwing Michael into the down-and-dirty thick of what might very well be his darkest undertaking to date.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
George Clooney
Actor
6-May-1961   E.R.
Ken Howard
Actor
28-Mar-1944   The White Shadow
Thomas McCarthy
Actor
30-Jan-1966   The Station Agent
Denis O'Hare
Actor
17-Jan-1962   Larry Harvey on American Horror Story
Michael O'Keefe
Actor
24-Apr-1955   Caddyshack
Sydney Pollack
Film Director
1-Jul-1934 26-May-2008 Tootsie
Maggie Siff
Actor
21-Jun-1974   Tara Knowles on Sons of Anarchy
Tilda Swinton
Actor
5-Nov-1960   The Deep End
Merritt Wever
Actor
1980   Zoey on Nurse Jackie
Tom Wilkinson
Actor
12-Dec-1948   Shakespeare in Love

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