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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

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Drama, Fantasy, Romance |

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a American fantasy romantic drama film directed by David Fincher. The storyline by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord is loosely based on the 1922 short story of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The film stars Brad Pitt as a man who ages in reverse and Cate Blanchett as the love interest throughout his life. The film also stars Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas, and Tilda Swinton.

Producer Ray Stark bought the film rights to do the short story in the mid-1980s with Universal Pictures backing the film, but struggled to get the project off the ground until he sold the rights to producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall in the 1990s. Although it was moved to Paramount Pictures in the 1990s, the film did not enter production until after Fincher and Pitt signed on along with the rest of the cast in 2005. Principal photography began in November 2006 and wrapped up in September 2007.

In August 2005, elderly Daisy Fuller is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital as Hurricane Katrina approaches. She tells her daughter, Caroline, about a train station built in 1918 and a blind clockmaker, Mr. Gateau, hired to make a clock for it. When it was unveiled at the station, the public was surprised to see the clock running backwards. Mr. Gateau says he made it that way as a memorial, so that the boys they lost in the war, including his own son, could come home again and live full lives. Mr. Gateau was never seen again. Daisy then asks Caroline to read aloud from the diary of Benjamin Button.

On the evening of November 11, 1918, a boy is born with the appearance and maladies of an elderly man. After the baby’s mother, Caroline, dies during childbirth, the father, Thomas Button, abandons the infant on the porch of a nursing home. Queenie and Mr. “Tizzy” Weathers find the baby, and Queenie decides to raise him as her own, naming him Benjamin.

Director: David Fincher

Writers: Eric Roth (screenplay & story), Robin Swicord (story), F. Scott Fitzgerald (short story)

Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Taraji P. Henson, Julia Ormond, Jason Flemyng, Elias Koteas

►Cast:

Cate BlanchettDaisy
Brad PittBenjamin Button
Julia OrmondCaroline
Faune Chambers WatkinsDorothy Baker (as Faune Chambers)
Elias KoteasMonsieur Gateau
Donna DuplantierBlanche Devereux
Jacob TolanoMartin Gateau (as Jacob Wood)
Earl MaddoxMan at Train Station
Ed MetzgerTeddy Roosevelt
Jason FlemyngThomas Button
Danny VinsonPriest Giving Last Rites
David JensenDoctor at Benjamin’s Birth
Joeanna SaylerCaroline Button
Taraji P. HensonQueenie
Mahershala AliTizzy (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
Fiona HaleMrs. Hollister
Patrick Thomas O’BrienDr. Rose
Marion ZinserMrs. Horton
Peter Donald Badalamenti IIBenjamin 1928-31 (as Peter Badalamenti)
Danny NelsonGeneral Winston
Paula GraySybil Wagner
Lance E. NicholsPreacher (as Lance Nichols)
Rampai MohadiNgunda Oti
Troi BechetFilamena Gilea
Phyllis SomervilleGrandma Fuller
Elle FanningDaisy Age 7
Ted MansonMr. Daws
Clay CullenYoung Mr. Daws
Edith IveyMrs. Maple
Robert TowersBenjamin 1932-34
Jared HarrisCaptain Mike
Sonya LeslieDaisy’s Nurse
Yasmine AbrielProstitute with Benjamin
Madisen BeatyDaisy Age 10
Tom EverettBenjamin 1935-37
Don CreechPrentiss Mayes
Christopher DesRochesRick Brody (as Christopher Maxwell)
Joshua DesRochesVic Brody
Richmond ArquetteJohn Grimm
Josh StewartPleasant Curtis
Ilia VolokRussian Interpreter
Tilda SwintonElizabeth Abbott
David Ross PatersonWalter Abbott
Taren CunninghamYoung Elizabeth Abbott
Myrton Running WolfDennis Smith
Stephen Monroe TaylorSailor
Devyn A. TylerQueenie’s Daughter Age 14 (as Devyn Tyler)
Adrian ArmasDavid
Wilbur FitzgeraldTV Reporter
Ashley NolanWoman Doctor
Louis HerthumMan at Caroline’s Party
Katta HulesCaroline Age 12
Rus BlackwellRobert Williams
Joel BissonnetteDavid Hernandez
Deneen TylerQueenie’s Daughter Age 40 (as Deneen D. Tyler)
Spencer DanielsBenjamin Age 12
Chandler CanterburyBenjamin Age 8
Charles Henry WysonBenjamin Age 6
Jessica CropperFeatured Dancer
Katherine CrockettFeatured Dancer
Leslie AugustineBallet Dancer
Blake BaluRestaurant Patron
Aliane BaquerotBallet Dancer
Dewayne BatemanFamily Member
Brett Beoubay1918 Police Officer
Allen BoudreauxTeddy Roosevelt’s Secret Service Agent
Eve BrentOld Woman
David E. BrownU.S. Lieutenant
Megan BrownWoman Kissing Benjamin
Melissa CabreraBallet Dancer
Jake CarpenterSailor
Ryan CatalanottoSoldier
Clay ChamberlinThe Grumpy Sailor
Emma DegerstedtBallet Dancer
Walter DelmarBallet Dancer
Louis DupuyTaxi Driver
Lori EnterlineWalk of Shame Girl
Marian FilaliHospital Receptionist
Ron FlaggeBartender
Joe FontanaShrimper
Garrett ForbesBallet Dancer
Tiffany ForestGirl on Street
Debby GaudetRestaurant Patron
Simone-Élise GirardParisian Woman
Geraldine GlennFamily Member
Zuri GoldmanBallet Dancer
Victoria GouletRussian Barmaid
Malerie GradyBallet Dancer
Cody GreenParis Opera Dancer
Derrick GuidryMan in Church
Bob HarterMan Who Buys Button House
Aaron Jennings HartnellAmerican Ballet Theatre Judge
Tim HarveySoda Jerk
Emily HoweFrench Nurse
Rhonda HueteButton Factory Worker
Grant JamesJoking Old Man
Christopher Karl JohnsonMedical Officer on Liberty Ship
Shiloh Jolie-PittCaroline as Baby
Jeffrey Scott JonesSubmarine Gunner
Nadyia JonesLoft Dancer

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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