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Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind (2002)

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Original Title : Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Director : George Clooney
Writer : Chuck Barris
Charlie Kaufman
Genre : Biography
Comedy/Crime/Drama/Thriller
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Amy Minda Cohen , Stephen Evans , Jonathan Gordon , Gym Hinderer , Andrew Lazar , Rand Ravich , Far Shariat , Steven Soderbergh , Jeffrey Sudzin , Bob Weinstein , Harvey Weinstein
Music : Alex Wurman
Photography : Newton Thomas Sigel
Distributor : Miramax Films
MPAA Rating : Rated R for language, sexual content and violence.
IMDB ID : 0290538
Official site : http://vgn.ifilm.com/confessions
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Starring

Dick Clark Himself
Sam Rockwell Chuck Barris
Michelle Sweeney J. Sweeney
Drew Barrymore Penny
Chelsea Ceci Tuvia, Age 8
Michael Cera Chuck, Age 8 and 11 (as Michael Céra
Aimee Rose Ambroziak Chuck's Date
Isabelle Blais Chuck's Date
Melissa Carter Chuck's Date
Jennifer Hall Georgia
Ilona Elkin Georgia's Girlfriend
Sean Tucker Barfly
Jaye P. Morgan Herself
Maggie Gyllenhaal Debbie
David Julian Hirsh Freddie Cannon (as David Hirsh
Jerry Weintraub Larry Goldberg
George Clooney Jim Byrd
Frank Fontaine ABC Executive
Rachelle Lefevre Tuvia, Age 25
Gene Patton Himself (as Gene Gene Patton
Robert John Burke Instructor Jenks
Daniel Zacapa Renda
Emilio Rivera Benitez
Carlos Carrasco Brazioni
Barbara Bacci Woman in Veil
Janet Lane Blonde Bachelorette
Shaun Balbar Beanpole Bachelor
Jeff Lefebvre Frizzy Hair Bachelor
Michael Filipowich Handsome Bachelor
Samantha Banton Black Bachelorette
Christian Paul Black Bachelor
Jim Lange Himself
Kristen Wilson Loretta
Steve Adams Dating Game Director
Maria Bertrand Stud Bachelorette
J. Todd Anderson Stud Bachelor (as John Todd Anderson
Brad Pitt Brad, Bachelor
Matt Damon Matt, Bachelor
Murray Langston Actual Unknown Comic
Marlida Ferreira Woman in Pub
Julia Roberts Patricia Watson
Jérôme Tiberghien Englishman
Michael Ensign Simon Oliver
Martin Kevan Chuck's Father
Claudia Besso Chuck's Mother
Isabelle Juneau Amana Girl
Nathalie Morin Bachelorette Winner
Tony Zanca Bachelor Winner
Sergei Priselkov Shaving Man
Rutger Hauer Keeler
Norman Roy Colbert
Marlene Fisher Casting Executive Woman
Richard Kind Casting Executive Man
Suyun Kim Asian Folksinger
Shu Lan Noma Asian Folksinger
Andre Minicozzi Gong Show Band
Richard Beaudet Gong Show Band
Ron Di Lauro Gong Show Band
Peter N. Wilson Gong Show Band
Bruce Pepper Gong Show Band
Francois St-Pierre Gong Show Band
Cheryl Murphy Little Person
Krista Allen Pretty Woman
George Randolph Gene Gene
Pascale Devigne Critic (as Pascale De Vigne
Carlo Berardinucci Waiter
Tanya Anthony Prostitute
Andrée-Anne Quesnel Gong Show Model
Keshav Patel Elvis Singer
James Urbaniak Rod Flexner
Leslie Cottle L.A. Bar Woman
Dino Tosques L.A. Bartender
Joe Cobden Unknown Comic
Ethan Thomas C. Dempster Chuck, Age 3
Tommy Hinkley Hambone Man
Bill Corday Justice of the Peace
Chuck Barris Himself - Present Day
Claire Brosseau Office Worker (uncredited
Vikki Carr Singer (uncredited
Veronica Chanel (uncredited
Olga Chrzanowska Bachelorette (uncredited
Sally Clelford Bachelorette in Blue (uncredited
Darcy Donavan Playmate (uncredited
Joey Elias Drunk (uncredited
Bob Eubanks Himself (archive footage
Jamie Farr Himself (archive footage
Akiva Goldsman Playboy Party Guest (uncredited
Benoit Guerin Jim Byrd Lookalike (uncredited
Dale Hayes NBC clerk (uncredited
Mariah Inger Principal (uncredited
Arte Johnson Himself (archive footage
Steven W. Lake Man at Bar (uncredited
Krista Morin Bachelorette in Yellow (uncredited
Mike Paterson Employee
Conrad Pla Large Man (uncredited
Robert Reynolds Board room personel (uncredited
Anna Silk Headset Woman (uncredited
Sarah Smyth Tina (uncredited
Linda Tomassone Monica (uncredited
Alicia Westelman Employee (uncredited
Jennifer Rae Westley Roommate (uncredited
Brian D. Wright Gong Show Technician (uncredited
 

Plot

Television made him famous, but his biggest hits happened off screen. "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind" is the story of a legendary showman's double life - television producer by day, CIA assassin by night. At the height of his TV career, Chuck Barris was recruited by the CIA and trained to become a covert operative. Or so Barris said.
 

Comments

Clooney makes a very nice debut as a director with this movie, 18 May 2005 Author: Philip Van der Veken from Tessenderlo, Belgium Since "ER" George Clooney has been a very popular actor, mainly because so many women find him very attractive. But through the years he has been able to prove that he's more than just a pretty face in the crowd. He has acted in many popular movies and did it pretty well in most of them. But being a good actor doesn't mean that you are automatically a good director as well of course. So before seeing "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind", his debut as a director, I had my doubts...This time we don't get to see Clooney very often in the movie itself. We only get to see him a couple of times as the CIA agent who has hired the game show impresario and producer Chuck Barris (Sam Rockwell). During the day Chuck invents game shows like 'The Dating Game', 'The Newlywed Game' and 'The Gong Show'... Shows that are all very successful, because they are easy to understand and fun to watch. But next to his regular day job he is also a CIA assassin. At least, that's what HE claims to be...I must say that Clooney has done a very nice job in his debut as a director. He has added a nice surreal tone to this movie which makes it even harder to understand whether all this really happened or not. And even though this is a bio-pic, it is never hard to keep watching it or to stay focused. Thanks to the light and satirical feeling in it, this movie stays fun to watch from the beginning until the end. Of course without the interesting story and the good acting by all of his main actors Clooney wouldn't have been able to make this movie. Withouth them this movie wouldn't be the same and might even have been awful to watch. Especially Drew Barrymore was a lot better than I had expected. She never really convinced me in her other movies that I saw, but this time she's really good as Barris Sweetheart. And Clooney himself was interesting to watch as well. Even though he could be found more behind than in front of the camera, he still proves to be a talented actor.Overall this is an interesting and fun movie. Certainly because it is Clooney's debut as a director. The man sure has a lot of talents and I'm already looking forward to his next movie as a director / actor. I give this one a 7.5/10.
 
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