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The Beaver Details


A successful businessman and loving father finds a unique means of coping with his debilitating mental illness in this drama from director Jodie Foster. When Walter Black (Mel Gibson) finds himself stuck in a downward spiral, the chance discovery of a beat-up beaver hand puppet offers him a unique opportunity to pull himself back from the brink. By using The Beaver to speak with others, Walter develops the abilities to express the suppressed feelings that were slowly eating him away from the inside. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:May 6, 2011


Mel Gibson
as Walter Black
Jodie Foster
as Meredith Black
Anton Yelchin
as Porter Black
Jennifer Lawrence
as Norah
Cherry Jones
as Vice President
Zachary Booth
as Jared
Michael Rivera
as Hector
Kelly Coffield Park
as Norah's Mom
Kris Arnold
as Waiter
Elizabeth Kaledin
as Reporter
Matt Lauer
as Himself
Jon Stewart
as Himself


Jodie Foster
Keith Redmon
Steve Golin
Ann Ruark
Hagen Bogdanski
Alexandra Patsavas
Musical Direction/Supervision
Marcelo Zarvos
Composer (Music Score)
Lynzee Klingman
Mark Friedberg
Production Designer
Kim Jennings
Art Director
Alex Digerlando
Art Director
Dianne Dreyer
Associate Producer
Paul Green
Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer
Jonathan King
Executive Producer
Susan Lyall
Costume Designer
Doug Torres
First Assistant Director
Jimmy Sabat
Sound Mixer
Avy Kaufman
Erich Stratmann
Music Editor
Leeba Zakharov
Casting Associate
Hartsell Taylor
Costumes Supervisor
Amy Ritchings
Assistant Costume Designer
LuAnn Claps
Department Head Makeup
Kris Moran
Properties Master
Ann Ruark
Unit Production Manager
Michael Hofacre
Additional Editing
Luca Borghese
Post Production Supervisor
Angel DeAngelis
Department Head Hair
John Bair
Visual Effects Supervisor
Roy Waldspurger
Sound Effects Editor