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Basquiat (9-Aug-1996)

Director: Julian Schnabel

Writers: John Bowe; Michael Thomas Holman; Lech J. Majewski; Julian Schnabel

Music by: John Cale; Julian Schnabel

Producers: John Kilik; Sigurjon Sighvatsson; Randy Ostrow

Keywords: Drama, Biography, Painting

Young half Puerto Rican New York City graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, once homeless but discovered in 1984 by Andy Warhol, bringing quick stardom in the art world but with a tremendous price. Basquiat's career suffered after Warhol's death, and he himself died in 1988 from a heroin overdose. Beautifully filmed and with a good performance by newcomer Jeffrey Wright. David Bowie pulls off an excellent Warhol. Prior familiarity with the artist is helpful.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Michael Badalucco
20-Dec-1954   Jimmy Berluti on The Practice
Paul Bartel
6-Aug-1938 13-May-2000 Eating Raoul
David Bowie
8-Jan-1947 10-Jan-2016 Ziggy Stardust
Willem Dafoe
22-Jul-1955   Last Temptation of Christ
Benicio Del Toro
19-Feb-1967   Traffic
Claire Forlani
1-Jul-1972   Boys and Girls
Joseph R. Gannascoli
15-Feb-1959   Vito on The Sopranos
Dennis Hopper
17-May-1936 29-May-2010 Apocalypse Now
Courtney Love
9-Jul-1964   Kurt Cobain's widow, Hole
Tatum O'Neal
5-Nov-1963   Paper Moon
Gary Oldman
21-Mar-1958   Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy
Parker Posey
8-Nov-1968   Waiting for Guffman
Sam Rockwell
5-Nov-1968   Lawn Dogs
Christopher Walken
31-Mar-1943   The Dead Zone
Frederick Weller
1966   Marshall Mann on In Plain Sight
Michael Wincott
21-Jan-1958   The Crow
Jeffrey Wright
7-Dec-1965   Basquiat


Jeffrey Wright   ...   Jean Michel Basquiat
Michael Wincott   ...   Rene Ricard
Benicio Del Toro   ...   Benny Dalmau
Claire Forlani   ...   Gina Cardinale
David Bowie   ...   Andy Warhol
Dennis Hopper   ...   Bruno Bischofberger
Gary Oldman   ...   Albert Milo
Christopher Walken   ...   The Interviewer
Willem Dafoe   ...   The Electrician
Jean Claude LaMarre   ...   Shenge
Parker Posey   ...   Mary Boone
Elina L÷wensohn   ...   Annina Nosei
Paul Bartel   ...   Henry Geldzahler
Courtney Love   ...   Big Pink
Tatum O'Neal   ...   Cynthia Kruger
Chuck Pfeifer   ...   Tom Kruger
Rockets Redglare   ...   Rockets
Esther G. Schnabel   ...   Esther Milo
Jack Schnabel   ...   Jack Milo
Lola Schnabel   ...   Jacqueline Milo
Peter McGough   ...   Himself
David McDermott   ...   Himself
Michael Chow   ...   Mr. Chow
Stella Schnabel   ...   Stella
Steven Randazzo   ...   Maitre'd at Ballato's
Michael Badalucco   ...   Counterman at Deli
Francis Dumaurier   ...   Giorgio
Joseph R. Gannascoli   ...   Guard at Hospital
Hope Clarke   ...   Matilde
Brian Wright   ...   Young Jean Michel
Tarmo Urb   ...   Lech
Denise Burse   ...   Mary on TV
Robert Alexander   ...   Band Guy
Vincent Laresca   ...   Vincent
Nemo   ...   Nemo
Leonard Jackson   ...   Jean Michel's Father
Dave Shelley   ...   Photographer
Frederick Weller   ...   Frank
Rene Rivera   ...   Juan
Sam Rockwell   ...   Thug
Ron Brice   ...   Thug
William Seymour   ...   Mr. Chow's Maitre'd
Richard Butler   ...   Medieval Villager
Joe Glasco   ...   Medieval Villager
Steven Parenago   ...   Medieval Villager
Vladamir Parenago   ...   Medieval Villager
Jose Luis Ferrer   ...   Medieval Villager
Irene Kiss   ...   Medieval Villager
Richard the Ox   ...   Medieval Villager


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