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Into the Wild (1-Sep-2007)

Director: Sean Penn

Writer: Sean Penn

Based on a book by: Jon Krakauer

Keywords: Outdoor Adventure, Road Trip, Alaska

A gifted young man with a promising future leaves everything behind for a doomed Alaskan excursion.

Well-off college graduate and athlete Christopher McCandless elects to leave his desirable existence -- and equally-desirable future prospects -- behind upon exiting Emory University with high honors in favor of embarking on a one-man journey to Alaska to reinvent himself and find renewed purpose in his life, crossing paths with a panoply of unforgettable characters on his way to a doomed spell living in wilderness just north of the Denali National Park and Preserve. Inspired by true events as detailed in the 1996 Jon Krakauer book of the same name with a moderate amount of artistic license taken, Into the Wild was a smash success with critics and served, for better or for worse, to catapult indie darlings Emile Hirsch and Kristen Stewart into the mainstream.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Zach Galifianakis
1-Oct-1969   The Hangover
Marcia Gay Harden
14-Aug-1959   Verna in Miller's Crossing
Emile Hirsch
13-Mar-1985   The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
Hal Holbrook
17-Feb-1925   Mark Twain Tonight
William Hurt
20-Mar-1950   Altered States, Broadcast News
Catherine Keener
23-Mar-1959   Maxine in Being John Malkovich
Jena Malone
21-Nov-1984   Saved!
Kristen Stewart
9-Apr-1990   Bella Swan in Twilight
Vince Vaughn
28-Mar-1970   Swingers
Merritt Wever
7-Jan-1980   Zoey on Nurse Jackie


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