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Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events Details


The best-selling series of subversive children's books from author Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) come to the screen in this black comedy for the whole family (and how often do you get to see one of those?). The Baudelaire siblings -- gadget freak Violet (Emily Browning), bookworm Klaus (Liam Aiken), and baby Sunny (Kara Hoffman and Shelby Hoffman) -- were living a fairy-tale existence with their parents until they died in a fire that destroyed the family home. With few close relatives and a large fortune the children won't inherit until they reach adulthood, the Baudelaire children are left in the care of the peculiar Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), an out-of-work actor who would love nothing more than to get his hands on the kids' money. It doesn't take long for the children to figure out that Count Olaf is up to no good, and they try to steer clear of his various murderous schemes with the help of wildly paranoid Aunt Josephine (Meryl Streep) and snake-fancying Uncle Monty (Billy Connolly). Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events also features Catherine O'Hara, Timothy Spall, Cedric the Entertainer, and Luis Guzman; Jude Law narrates in the guise of author Snicket. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 17, 2004


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Rick Heinrichs Best Art Direction 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Valli O'Reilly Best Makeup 2004 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bill Corso Best Makeup 2004 Winner
Broadcast Film Critics Association Emily Browning Best Young Actress 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Thomas Newman Best Score 2004 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Liam Aiken Best Young Actor 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Cheryl Carasik Best Art Direction 2004 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Colleen Atwood Best Costume Design 2004 Nominee


Jim Carrey
as Llamando Conde Olaf
Liam Aiken
as Klaus Baudelaire
Emily Browning
as Violet Baudelaire
Kara Hoffman
as Sunny Baudelaire
Shelby Hoffman
as Sunny Baudelaire
Jude Law
as Lemony Snicket
Timothy Spall
as Mr. Poe
Catherine O'Hara
as Justice Strauss
Billy Connolly
as Uncle Monty
Meryl Streep
as Aunt Josephine
Luis Guzman
as Bald Man
Jamie Harris
as Hook-Handed Man
Craig Ferguson
as Person of Indeterminate Gender
Jennifer Coolidge
as White Faced Woman No. 1
Jane Adams
as White Faced Woman No. 2
Cedric the Entertainer
as Constable


Brad Silberling
Walter Parkes
Jim Van Wyck
Laurie MacDonald
Robert Gordon
Robert Yeoman
Emmanuel Lubezki
Thomas Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Michael Kahn
Rick Heinrichs
Production Designer
William Hawkins
Art Director
Martin Whist
Art Director
John Dexter
Supervising Art Director
Tony Fanning
Art Director
Minor Childers
Scott Aversano
Michele Panelli-Venetis
Associate Producer
Linda Hill
Associate Producer
Julia Pistor
Executive Producer
Barry Sonnenfeld
Executive Producer
Albie Hecht
Executive Producer
Scott Rudin
Executive Producer
Colleen Atwood
Costume Designer
Cheryl Carasik
Set Decorator
Pud Cusack
Sound/Sound Designer
Michele Panelli-Venetis
First Assistant Director
Avy Kaufman
Elizabeth Greenberg
Kevin Yagher
Makeup Special Effects
Andy Nelson
Re-Recording Mixer
Valli O'Reilly
Michael Lantieri
Special Effects Supervisor
Anna Behlmer
Re-Recording Mixer
Dylan Tichenor
Additional Editing
Stefen Fangmeier
Visual Effects Supervisor
Bill Corso