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As Good As It Gets (19-Dec-1997)

Director: James L. Brooks

Writers: Mark Andrus; James L. Brooks

Music by: Hans Zimmer

Producers: Bridget Johnson; Kristi Zea; James L. Brooks

Keywords: Romantic Comedy, Gay

A middle-aged, misogynistic romance novelist saddled with OCD falls in love with a waitress twenty years his younger; he reluctantly cares for his gay neighbor's dog after the neighbor is hospitalized for injuries suffered during a mugging. Won Oscars for Best Actor and Best Actress; received additional nominations for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Editing.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Randall Batinkoff
16-Oct-1968   For Keeps
Julie Benz
1-May-1972   Jawbreaker
Danielle Brisebois
28-Jun-1969   Stephanie Mills on Archie Bunker's Place
Brian Doyle-Murray
31-Oct-1945   SNL
Lisa Edelstein
21-May-1966   Dr. Lisa Cuddy on House, MD
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
2-Jan-1968   Show him the money already
Wood Harris
17-Oct-1969   Avon Barksdale in The Wire
Helen Hunt
15-Jun-1963   As Good As It Gets
Lawrence Kasdan
Film/TV Producer
14-Jan-1949   The Big Chill
Jamie Kennedy
25-May-1970   Scream, Malibu's Most Wanted
Greg Kinnear
17-Jun-1963   Talk Soup
Shirley Knight
5-Jul-1936   Sweet Bird of Youth
Tom McGowan
26-Jul-1959   Kenny Daly on Frasier
Kathryn Morris
28-Jan-1969   Lilly Rush on Cold Case
Jack Nicholson
22-Apr-1937   Chinatown
Lupe Ontiveros
17-Sep-1942 26-Jul-2012 Frequently portrayed maids
Bibi Osterwald
3-Feb-1918 2-Jan-2002 Bridget Loves Bernie
Missi Pyle
16-Nov-1972   Bringing Down the House
Harold Ramis
21-Nov-1944 24-Feb-2014 Egon Spengler in Ghostbusters
Maya Rudolph
27-Jul-1972   Saturday Night Live
Yeardley Smith
3-Jul-1964   Voice of Lisa on The Simpsons
Todd Solondz
Film Director
15-Oct-1959   Welcome to the Dollhouse
Tara Subkoff
10-Dec-1972   Imitation of Christ fashion line
Skeet Ulrich
20-Jan-1970   Nobody's Baby


Jack Nicholson   ...   Melvin Udall
Helen Hunt   ...   Carol Connelly
Greg Kinnear   ...   Simon Bishop
Cuba Gooding, Jr.   ...   Frank Sachs
Skeet Ulrich   ...   Vincent
Shirley Knight   ...   Beverly
Yeardley Smith   ...   Jackie
Lupe Ontiveros   ...   Nora
Jill   ...   Verdell
Timer   ...   Supporting Dog
Billy   ...   Supporting Dog
Bibi Osterwald   ...   Neighbor Woman
Ross Bleckner   ...   Carl
Bernadette Balagtas   ...   Caterer
Jaffe Cohen   ...   Partygoer
Laurie Kilpatrick   ...   Partygoer
Alice Vaughn   ...   Partygoer
Brian Doyle-Murray   ...   Handyman
Kristi Zea   ...   Mother at Table
Annie Maginnis Tippe   ...   Daughter at Table
Patricia Childress   ...   Cafe 24 Waitress
Rebekah Johnson   ...   Cafe 24 Waitress
Missi Pyle   ...   Cafe 24 Waitress
Leslie Stefanson   ...   Cafe 24 Waitress
Tara Subkoff   ...   Cafe 24 Waitress
Shane Black   ...   Cafe 24 Manager
Peter Jacobson   ...   Man at Table
Lisa Edelstein   ...   Woman at Table
Stan Bly   ...   Cafe 24 Customer
Randall Batinkoff   ...   Carol's Date
Jesse James   ...   Spencer Connelly
Jamie Kennedy   ...   Street Hustler
Justin Herwick   ...   Street Hustler
Maya Rudolph   ...   Policewoman
John F. O'Donohue   ...   Detective Ray
David A. Kipper   ...   Hospital Doctor
Mary Elizabeth Still   ...   Nurse Receptionist
Chloe Brooks   ...   Child at Cafe 24
Cooper Brooks   ...   Child at Cafe 24
Sharon L. Alexander   ...   Female Passerby
Holly Denys   ...   Female Passerby
Lawrence Kasdan   ...   Dr. Green
Alison Rose   ...   Psychiatric Patient
Kathryn Morris   ...   Psychiatric Patient
Wood Harris   ...   Cafe 24 Busboy
Linda Gehringer   ...   Publisher
Julie Benz   ...   Receptionist
Harold Ramis   ...   Dr. Bettes
Antonia Jones   ...   Nurse
Kaitlin Hopkins   ...   Woman in Lobby
Jimmy Workman   ...   Sean from the Bakery
Danielle Spencer   ...   Veterinarian
Todd Solondz   ...   Man on Bus
Tom McGowan   ...   Maitre D'
Danielle Brisebois   ...   Singer
Matt Malloy   ...   Men's Store Salesman
Paul Greenberg   ...   Bar Waiter
Kirk Ringberg   ...   Food Waiter
Dave Hawthorne   ...   Bartender


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