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The Master Details

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Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master stars Joaquin Phoenix as a psychologically damaged war veteran who finds himself working for Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman), a charismatic figure building his own religion. As the alcoholic, self-destructive former soldier becomes more deeply involved with the leader of this cult-like organization, his natural instincts keep him from embracing his new position as strongly as others in the group would hope. The Master screened at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:September 14, 2012

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Jonny Greenwood Best Music Score (Runner-up) 2012 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Jonny Greenwood Best Score 2012 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Joaquin Phoenix Best Actor 2012 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Joaquin Phoenix Best Actor 2012 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Joaquin Phoenix Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2012 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Joaquin Phoenix Best Actor 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joaquin Phoenix Best Actor 2012 Nominee
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actor 2012 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actor 2012 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actor 2012 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actor 2012 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actor 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actor 2012 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Paul Thomas Anderson Best Director 2012 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Paul Thomas Anderson Best Original Screenplay 2012 Nominee
Writers Guild of America Paul Thomas Anderson Best Original Screenplay 2012 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Jack Fisk Best Production Design 2012 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Amy Adams Best Supporting Actress 2012 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Amy Adams Best Supporting Actress 2012 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Amy Adams Best Supporting Actress 2012 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Amy Adams Best Supporting Actress 2012 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Amy Adams Best Supporting Actress 2012 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Mihai Malaimare, Jr. Best Cinematography (Runner-up) 2012 Winner
Boston Society of Film Critics Mihai Malaimare, Jr. Best Cinematography 2012 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association David Crank Best Production Design 2012 Winner

Cast

Joaquin Phoenix
as Freddie Quell
Philip Seymour Hoffman
as Lancaster Dodd
Amy Adams
as Peggy Dodd
Laura Dern
as Helen Sullivan
Jesse Plemons
as Val Dodd
David Warshofsky
as Philadelphia Policeman
Rami Malek
as Clark
Price Carson
as V.A. Doctor
Amy Ferguson
as Martha the Salesgirl
W. Earl Brown
as Fighting Businessman
Ariel Felix
as Filipino Worker
Katie Boland
as Young Woman
Joshua Close
as Wayne Gregory
Lena Endre
as Mrs. Solstad
Madisen Beaty
as Doris Solstad
Kevin J. O'Connor
as Bill William
Patty McCormack
as Mildred Drummond
Mimi Cozzens
as Chi Chi Crawford
Barbara Brownell
as Margaret O'Brien
Jill Andre
as Beatrice Campbell
Christopher Evan Welch
as John More
Barlow Jacobs
as James Sullivan
Fiona Dourif
as Dancer
Scott Rodgers
as Band Member - Drum
Melora Walters
as Band Member - Voice

Crew

Paul Thomas Anderson
Director
Paul Thomas Anderson
Producer
Daniel Lupi
Producer
Joanne Sellar
Producer
Megan Ellison
Producer
Paul Thomas Anderson
Screenwriter
Mihai Malaimare, Jr.
Cinematographer
Jonny Greenwood
Composer (Music Score)
Leslie Jones
Editor
Peter McNulty
Editor
Jack Fisk
Production Designer
David Crank
Production Designer
Albert Chi
Co-producer
Adam Somner
Executive Producer
Ted Schipper
Executive Producer
Mark Bridges
Costume Designer
Amy Wells
Set Decorator
Christopher Scarabosio
Sound/Sound Designer
Adam Somner
First Assistant Director
Mark Ulano
Sound Mixer
Cassandra Kulukundis
Casting
Erica Frauman
Post Production Supervisor
Matthew Wood
Supervising Sound Editor
Kate Biscoe
Department Head Makeup
Mia Kovero
Department Head Hair
Michael Semanick
Re-Recording Mixer
Michael Lantieri
Special Effects Coordinator
Andy Foster
Visual Effects Producer
Larry Ring
Location Manager
Christopher Scarabosio
Supervising Sound Editor
Mike Helbig
Set Dresser
David Acord
Sound Effects Editor
Christopher Scarabosio
Re-Recording Mixer
Daniel Lupi
Unit Production Manager
Dan Glass
Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
Karen Teneyck
Graphic Design
Brock Helfer
Set Dresser
Aurora Bergere
Key Make-up
Chuck Zlotnick
Still Photographer
Jillian Giacomini
Script Supervisor
Garrett Warren
Stunts Coordinator
John Horning
Set Dresser
Phil Bray
Still Photographer
Demelza Cronin
Production Coordinator
Matthew Riutta
Location Manager
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