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21 Grams Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu makes his first English-language feature with the downbeat drama 21 Grams. Set in an unnamed U.S. urban center, the film uses a nonlinear structure to piece together the intertwined lives of three very different people. Paul (Sean Penn) is a math teacher with a heart problem and a troubled marriage to British wife Mary (Charlotte Gainsbourg). Christine (Naomi Watts) is a former drug addict who lives with her husband, Michael (Danny Huston), and her daughters. Jack (Benicio del Toro) is a born-again Christian with a wife (Melissa Leo) who has stood by him since his days as a criminal. Following a tragic accident, the three main characters are thrown into each other's lives. 21 Grams was shown in competition at the 2003 Venice International Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi

  • Release date:November 21, 2003

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Melissa Leo Best Supporting Actress (Runner-up) 2003 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Sean Penn Best Actor - Runner-up 2003 Winner
National Board of Review Sean Penn Best Actor 2003 Winner
Venice International Film Festival Sean Penn Volpi Cup for Best Actor 2003 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Benicio Del Toro Best Supporting Actor (Runner-up) 2003 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Benicio Del Toro Best Supporting Actor 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Benicio Del Toro Best Supporting Actor 2003 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Benicio Del Toro Best Supporting Actor 2003 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Naomi Watts Best Actress 2003 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Naomi Watts Best Actress - Runner-up 2003 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Naomi Watts Best Actress 2003 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Naomi Watts Best Actress 2003 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Naomi Watts Best Actress 2003 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Guillermo Arriaga Best Screenplay 2003 Nominee

Crew

Alejandro González Iñárritu
Director
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Producer
Robert Salerno
Producer
Guillermo Arriaga
Screenwriter
Rodrigo Prieto
Cinematographer
Gustavo Santaolalla
Composer (Music Score)
Stephen Mirrione
Editor
Brigitte Broch
Production Designer
Deborah Riley
Art Director
Guillermo Arriaga
Associate Producer
Ted Hope
Executive Producer
Marlene Stewart
Costume Designer
Jose Antonio Garcia
Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Steele
First Assistant Director
Francine Maisler
Casting
Gary Pilkinton
Special Effects Technician
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