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Angelina Jolie stars as Mariane Pearl, wife of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, in director Michael Winterbottom's adaptation of Mariane's memoir recounting the abduction and murder of her husband (played in the film by Dan Futterman) by Pakistani militants. It was on January 23, 2002, that Mariane Pearl's life took a grim and unanticipated turn that no one could have seen coming. The South Asia Bureau Chief for the Wall Street Journal, Daniel Pearl, was in Pakistan with his pregnant wife, Mariane, when he set out to conduct one last interview for an upcoming article; the pair were due to fly back home to the U.S. shortly thereafter. By all accounts, it was the same type of interview he had conducted a hundred times before, and though the only concern that Daniel had voiced beforehand was that he might be a bit late for dinner, it would soon become obvious that something had gone horribly awry. Later, in an attempt to rise above the seething vengeance and cycle of violence that the post-9/11 world has fallen into and familiarize her newborn son with the father he will never know, Mariane penned A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl. The remarkable true story behind the murder that shook the entire world, Mariane's deeply personal novel is adapted for the screen by the BAFTA award-winning director of Dan Futterman. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:June 22, 2007


Awarded by
Independent Spirit Awards John Orloff Best First Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Angelina Jolie Best Actress 2007 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Angelina Jolie Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2007 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Angelina Jolie Best Actress 2007 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Angelina Jolie Best Actress 2007 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Angelina Jolie Best Female Lead 2007 Nominee
Golden Satellite Award Angelina Jolie Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2007 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Brad Pitt Best Feature 2007 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Andrew Eaton Best Feature 2007 Nominee
Independent Spirit Awards Dede Gardner Best Feature 2007 Nominee


Angelina Jolie
as Mariane Pearl
Dan Futterman
as Daniel "Danny" Pearl
Irfan Khan
as Javed Nabib, "Captain"
Denis O'Hare
as John Bussey
Archie Panjabi
as Asra Nomani
Will Patton
as Randall Bennett
Gary Wilmes
as Steve LeVine
Daud Khan
as Masud the Fixer
Telal Saeed
as Kaleem Yusuf
Tipu Taheer
as Human Rights Director
Amit Dhawan
as Technical Supervisor
Sarah Mone
as Female Guest
Bushra Parwani
as Female Guest
Danish Iqbal
as Male Guest
Ali Tejani
as Male Guest
Azfar Ali
as Azlar
Perrine Moran
as Ruth Pearl
Jeffry Kaplow
as Judea Pearl
Ishaque Ahmed
as Arif
Alyy Kahn
as Omar Saeed Sheikh, "Bashir"
Adnan Siddiqui
as Dost Aliani
Imran Paracha
as Major Major
Imran Patel
as Jamal Paracha
Jean-Jacques Scaerou
as Philippe Scaerou
Veronique Darleguy
as Veronique Laurent
Jillian Armenante
as Maureen Platt
Demitri Goritsas
as John Skeleton
Sajid Hasan
as Zafir
Farooq Khan
as Noor
Mikail Lotia
as Hasan
Baba Shaikh
as Phone Engineer
Amy Shindler
as Michelle Pearl
William Hoyland
as John Bauman
Bilal Saeed
as Haider
Sean Chapman
as US Journalist
Holly Goline
as News Producer
Amy Rosenthal
as Tamara Pearl
Nour Ayad
as Ibrahim the Cook
Lynn Blades
as News Reader
Ikram Bhatti
as Gilani, Sheikh
Fahad Hussain
as Farhad Naseem
Taj Khan
as Suleiman
Naeem Sogay
as Adil
Sujata Humane
as Omar's Aunt
Imran Hasny
as Lawyer
Chad Chenouga
as Satchi
Elizabeth Danheim
as US Journalist
Qasim Iqbal
as Hotel Manager
Fabienne Khaldi
as Mariane's Mother
Gigi Ledron
as Woman in Orange
Nassim Benbrik
as Adam Aged 4
Barney Welch
as Reporter


Michael Winterbottom
Dede Gardner
Andrew Eaton
Brad Pitt
Arti Gupta Surendranath
John Orloff
Laurence Coriat
Michael Winterbottom
Mariane Pearl
Book Author
Marcel Zsykind
Marcel Zyskind
Harry Escott
Composer (Music Score)
Molly Nyman
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Christelis
Mark Digby
Production Designer
Bijon Das Gupta
Art Director
Christopher Stull
Art Director
Dilip More
Art Director
Andrew Tapper
Art Director
David Bryan
Art Director
Anita Overland
Janice Janecek
Costume Designer
Fiona McCann
Costume Designer
Charlotte Walter
Costume Designer
Emma Field Rayner
Set Decorator
Amy Bell
Set Decorator
Mariane Pearl
Mozez Singh
Production Manager
Melissa Parmenter
Production Manager
Danny Daniel
Sound Mixer
Wendy Brazington
Ellen Lewis
Raphaël Benoliel
Production Manager
Marese Langan
Marese Langan
Hair Styles
Susan Kirr
Line Producer
Sarah-Jane Wheale
Production Coordinator
Arnaud Duterque
Location Manager
Simon Tindall
Second Unit Camera
Richard Flynn
Sound Recordist
Albert Zimmer
Production Accountant
Susanna Lenton
Script Supervisor
Erin Charles
Production Coordinator
Gus Martinez
Digital Effects
Shobie Partos
Location Manager
Catherine Conrad
Key Hairstylist
Catherine Conrad
Key Make-up
Eliot Mathews
Second Assistant Director
Anthony Wilcox
Second Assistant Director
Meg Beatty
Second Assistant Director
Anthony Wilcox
Assistant Director
Adam Garner
Digital Effects
Richard Davey
Re-Recording Mixer
Mark Knapton
Digital Effects
Jessie Taylor
Re-Recording Mixer
Bernard Lamy
Production Accountant
Jane Coombes
Post Production Supervisor
Jon Duncan
Production Accountant
Gabriel De Cunto
Prosthetic Makeup Effects