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The mysterious and unexpected death of an iconic Hollywood star may be just the tip of an iceberg of scandal in this showbiz drama based on a true story. [[Performer~P107820~George Reeves~georgereeves]] (played by [[Performer~P426~Ben Affleck~benaffleck]]) was a journeyman actor who had played a small role in [[Feature~V20278~Gone With the Wind~gonewiththewind]] and appeared onscreen with the likes of [[Performer~P10165~James Cagney~jamescagney]], [[Performer~P31340~Rita Hayworth~ritahayworth]], and [[Performer~P19148~Marlene Dietrich~marlenedietrich]], but his career was not exactly booming when he was cast as comic-book hero Superman in a 1951 B-movie, [[Feature~V47869~Superman and the Mole Men~supermanandthemolemen]]. A year later, the producers of the movie launched a syndicated [[Feature~V217325~Superman~theadventuresofsuperman[tvseries]]] television series with Reeves returning as "The Man of Steel." The show became a major hit, and Reeves was a star at last. However, on June 16, 1959, to the shock of many, Reeves was found dead of a gunshot wound. Police soon declared Reeves' death a suicide and closed the case, but his mother ([[Performer~P66486~Lois Smith~loissmith]]) refused to believe her son took his own life, and hired Louis Simo ([[Performer~P8639~Adrien Brody~adrienbrody]]), a private detective, to find out the truth about her son's passing. Simo found that many Hollywood insiders did not care to cooperate as he researched the Reeves case, but his digging uncovered plenty of evidence suggesting the actor did not take his own life, and he also revealed one of Reeves' deepest secrets -- while he was engaged to marry a pretty young starlet, Leonore Lemmon ([[Performer~P72108~Robin Tunney~robintunney]]), Reeves was also carrying on an affair with the beautiful Toni Mannix ([[Performer~P40350~Diane Lane~dianelane]]), the wife of [[Performer~P162694~Eddie Mannix~ejmannix]] ([[Performer~P33185~Bob Hoskins~bobhoskins]]), a powerful and ill-tempered executive at MGM. While the producers of Hollywoodland based their story on factual accounts of the investigation into the death of [[Performer~P107820~George Reeves~georgereeves]], they were denied permission to use the Superman logo and the familiar introduction to the [[Feature~V217325~Adventures of Superman~theadventuresofsuperman[tvseries]]] television show by the respective copyright holders. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 8, 2006

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Venice International Film Festival Ben Affleck Best Actor 2006 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ben Affleck Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2006 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Ben Affleck Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Ben Affleck Best Supporting Actor 2006 Nominee

Cast

Adrien Brody
as Louis Simo
Ben Affleck
as George Reeves
Diane Lane
as Toni Mannix
Bob Hoskins
as Edgar Mannix
Lois Smith
as Helen Bessolo
Robin Tunney
as Leonore Lemmon
Larry Cedar
as Chester Sinclair
Jeffrey DeMunn
as Art Weissman
Caroline Dhavernas
as Kit Holliday
Brad William Henke
as Russ Taylor
Dash Mihok
as Sergeant Jack Paterson
Molly Parker
as Laurie Simo
Kathleen Robertson
as Carol Van Ronkel
Joe Spano
as Howard Strickling
Gareth Williams
as Del
Zach Mills
as Evan Simo
Kevin Hare
as Robert Condon
Richard Fancy
as Alford "Rip" Van Ronkel
Eric Fink
as Dominick's Waiter
Steve Adams
as Bob Maxwell, Producer
Dendrie Allyn Taylor
as Mrs. Sinclair
Jack Newman
as Izzy Berne, Tailor
Robert Kennedy
as Tommy Carr, Director
Phillip MacKenzie
as Bill Bliss
Joan Gregson
as Chopard Saleswoman
David Bolt
as Judge Eisler
Brendan Wall
as Harold Chiles, Casting Director
Jason Spevack
as Kenneth Giles
Jody Jaress
as Mannix Maid
Joseph Adam
as Jack Larson/Jimmy Olsen
Kerin McCue
as Superman Announcer
Lorry Ayers
as Phyllis Coates/Lois Lane
Michael Rhoades
as James Engelmann
Murray Oliver
as Funeral Reporter #1
Natalie Krill
as Camera Girl
Neil Crone
as Chuck
Seamus Dever
as Phillip
Steve Brandes
as Thug Detective
Sven Van De Ven
as John Hamilton/Perry White
Ted Atherton
as Detective Doug Johnson
Terry Barna
as Buddy Adler
Tim Dorsch
as Docville Bank Teller
Todd Grinnell
as Times Reporter
Veronica Watt
as Rita Hayworth
Walter Rinaldi
as Funeral Reporter #2
Bill Lake
as Cigar Man
Charlie Lea
as 5-Year-Old Evan
Cotton Mather
as Dark Figure
Alexander Drogemuller
as Stunned Boy
Diego Fuentes
as Natividad Vacio
Donald Burda
as Rick Harris
Eric Kaldor
as Barbell Man
Eric Kolder
as Barbell Man
Eric Weinthal
as Barney Sarecky, Producer
Erin Gooderham
as Jackie, Leonore's Friend

Crew

Allen Coulter
Director
Glenn Williamson
Producer
Paul Bernbaum
Screenwriter
Jonathan Freeman
Cinematographer
Dan Lieberstein
Musical Direction/Supervision
Marcelo Zarvos
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Berenbaum
Editor
Leslie McDonald
Production Designer
Patrick Banister
Art Director
J. Miles Dale
Executive Producer
Jake Myers
Executive Producer
Joe Pichirallo
Executive Producer
Michael Shocrylas
Set Designer
Greg Pelchat
Set Designer
Ronald R. Reiss
Set Decorator
Odetta Stoddard
Set Decorator
Julie Weiss
Costume Designer
Glen Gauthier
Sound/Sound Designer
Myron Hoffert
First Assistant Director
Angelo Colavecchia
Camera Operator
Jennifer Caputo
Stunts
Jay Caputo
Stunts
Randy Butcher
Stunts
Curtis Parker
Stunts
Paul Rutledge
Stunts
Brian Jagersky
Stunts
Tina Gerussi
Casting
Lawrence Manchester
Sound Mixer
Joanna Colbert
Casting
Joanne Rourke
Color Timing
Justin Babin
Grip
Karen Asano-Myers
Key Hairstylist
Kirsten Laube
Camera Loader
Kirsten Schreiber
Production Assistant
Krissopher Chevannes
ADR Recordist
Laura Bagano
Craft Service/Catering
Lawrence Manchester
Recording
Leslie Whittaker
Electrician
Linda Dowds
Key Make-up
Linda Montgomerie
Hair Styles
Lindsay Jacobs
Costumes Supervisor
Lisa Shamata
Unit Publicist
Luisa Abel
Key Make-up
Anthony Carlino
Swing Gang
Jayson Hill
Craft Service/Catering
Jeff Passanante
Construction Coordinator
Jeffrey Cassidy
Video Assist
Jason Parrillo
Electrician
Henry Humphreys
Set Medic/First Aid
Ignacio Santos
Driver
Jennifer Coe
Personal Assistant
Jennifer Dunnington
Music Editor
Jennifer O'Halloran
Key Hairstylist
Jerry Borris
Best Boy Electric
Jesse Cartwright
Driver
John Colavecchia
First Assistant Camera
Jon Pray
Assistant Costume Designer
Jordan Craig
Special Effects Coordinator
Josh Ponek
Grip
Julie Altus
ADR Recordist
Lee Stepp
Transportation Captain
Nancy McArdle
Costumes Supervisor
Paul Hsu
Sound Effects Editor
Peter Vronsky
Conductor
Rachel Leko
Production Secretary
Ralph Alessi
Musical Performer
Marcelo Zarvos
Music Producer
Marcelo Zarvos
Musical Performer
Anthony Penido
Set Medic/First Aid
Marjorie McCown
Assistant Costume Designer
Matt Birman
Stunts Coordinator
Michael Houslander
Camera Loader
Michael Lannan
Personal Assistant
Michael Lyon
Electrician
Redd Knight
Production Coordinator
Renata Vilimova
Musical Performer
Richard Kmecza
Production Assistant
Richard Mento
Casting Associate
Roberta Romano
Casting Assistant
Ron Bochar
Supervising Sound Editor
Ron Renzetti
Dolly Grip
Ron Yolevsky
Key Grip
Salvatore Menga
Driver
Sammy Pasha
Personal Assistant
Sandra Dixon
Second Assistant Accountant
Scott McGeo
Best Boy Grip
Beau Foster
Set Production Assistant
Sidney Baldwin
Still Photographer
Sonja Christoph
Set Production Assistant
Stacy Clinger
Leadman
Steve Switzer
Boom Operator
Steven Kenyon
Musical Performer
Susan Chooljian
Art Department Coordinator
Susan Marucci
Script Supervisor
Suzanne Hodson
Buyer
Terry Van Bebber
Driver
Tim Squyres
Consulting Editor
Beth Gilinsky
Art Department Coordinator
Trevanna Post
Post Production Accountant
Vashti Desire
Driver
Vicki Sousa
Driver
Walt Martin
Production Sound Mixer
Walter Lipscombe
Best Boy Grip
Bill Dance
Extra Casting
Bob Decourt
Carpenter
Fiona Campbell Westgate
Visual Effects Producer
Bob Warwick
Second Assistant Director
Patricia Medina
Assistant Hair
Luis M. Sequeira
Assistant Costume Designer
J. Miles Dale
Second Unit Director
J. Miles Dale
Unit Production Manager
Bobby Johanson
ADR Recordist
Brian Lytle
Driver
Brian Schornak
Personal Assistant
Bruce McLean
Transportation Coordinator
Carrie Puchkoff
First Assistant Editor
Catherine Sample
Assistant Production Coordinator
Charles McGlynn
Assistant Properties
Chay Carter
Personal Assistant
Chris Deeley
Leadman
Chris Fielder
Assistant Sound Editor
Chris McBee
Hair Styles
Christina Smith
Makeup
Christopher Amy
Properties Maker Foreman
Cotton Mather
Stunts Coordinator
Craig Dobbie
Dolly Grip
Cristen Carr Strubbe
Unit Production Manager
Branka Mrkic-Tana
Dialogue Editor
Al Donin
Driver
Jeff Adams
Grip
Jennifer Lane
Post Production Supervisor
Dave Maddux
Gaffer
Dee Schuka
Post Production Accountant
Dennis Berardi
Visual Effects Supervisor
Alexa Zimmerman
Assistant Sound Editor
Derek Somaru
Assistant Music Editor
Deryck Blake
Properties Master
Don Haggerty
Driver
Don Riesau
Driver
Earl Araneta
Set Medic/First Aid
Edward Lipscombe
Key Grip
Eric Putz
Color Timing
Even Greenberg
Production Assistant
Francis Guevara
Craft Service/Catering
Cylvan Desrouleaux
Second Assistant Camera
Gregg Edler
Production Coordinator
Amber Chase
Assistant Makeup
Gene Bishop
Swing Gang
George Kraychyk
Still Photographer
Gerrod Shully
Third Assistant Director
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