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A Single Man Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

George Falconer (Colin Firth) feels lost. Not only is he still grieving the death of his longtime companion, Jim (Matthew Goode), but he's also a Brit teaching English at a California college. He's so distraught with heartbreak that he's decided to kill himself, and proceeds to get all his affairs in order while carrying on with what otherwise would be a normal day. He gives an unusually forceful lecture to his class, revealing enough that a perceptive student, Kenny (Nicholas Hoult), senses something is wrong with the professor; collects his important financial papers from his bank; buys bullets for a handgun he owns; and makes a visit to his best friend (Julianne Moore). But throughout these methodical preparations, George keeps running into people -- a colleague's daughter, a attractive gay hustler, and the sympathetic Kenny -- who offer him glimpses of why he should stay alive. A Single Man is the directorial debut of legendary fashion designer Tom Ford. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:December 11, 2009

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Colin Firth Best Actor 2009 Winner
Austin Film Critics Colin Firth Best Actor 2009 Winner
Detroit Film Critics Society Colin Firth Best Actor 2009 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Colin Firth Best Actor 2009 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Colin Firth Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2009 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Colin Firth Best Actor 2009 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Colin Firth Best Male Lead 2009 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Julianne Moore Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2009 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Tom Ford Best First Feature 2009 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Tom Ford Best First Screenplay 2009 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Abel Korzeniowski Best Original Score 2009 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards David Scearce Best First Screenplay 2009 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Gabourey Sidibe Best Actress 2009 Winner

Cast

Colin Firth
as George Falconer
Julianne Moore
as Charley
Nicholas Hoult
as Kenny
Matthew Goode
as Jim
Ryan Simpkins
as Jennifer Strunk
Ginnifer Goodwin
as Mrs. Strunk
Teddy Sears
as Mr. Strunk
Paul Butler
as Christopher Strunk
Keri Lynn Pratt
as Blonde Secretary
Jenna Gavigan
as Other Secretary No. 1
Lee Pace
as Grant
Ridge Canipe
as Young Boy
Elisabeth Harnois
as Young Woman
Erin Daniels
as Bank Teller
Tricia Munford
as Cashier

Crew

Tom Ford
Director
Tom Ford
Producer
Robert Salerno
Producer
Andrew Miano
Producer
Chris Weitz
Producer
Christopher Isherwood
Book Author
Tom Ford
Screenwriter
David Scearce
Screenwriter
Eduard Grau
Cinematographer
Abel Korzeniowski
Composer (Music Score)
Stephen Trask
Musical Direction/Supervision
Joan Sobel
Editor
Dan Bishop
Production Designer
Ian Phillips
Art Director
Jason Alisharan
Co-producer
Amy Wells
Set Decorator
Arianne Phillips
Costume Designer
Lori Dovi
Sound/Sound Designer
Joseph Middleton
Casting
Shigeru Umebayashi
Additional Music
Kate Biscoe
Department Head Makeup
Linda Arnold
Hair Styles
Marie Larkin
Key Hairstylist
Gigi Williams
Key Make-up
Robert Salerno
Unit Production Manager
Patrick Statham
Stunts Coordinator
Alan D'Angerio
Hair Styles
Elaine Offers
Makeup
Cydney Cornell
Department Head Hair
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