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Basic Info Rusty's rating: 78
Notable as: Black comedy, Award-Winning WorkGenre: Fantasy, Black comedy, Fantasy Comedy, Workplace Comedy, Comedy, DramaMain subject: body swapNarrative location: New Jersey, New York CityRuntime: 108 - 113 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: Long Beach, New JerseyDirector: Spike JonzeScreenwriter: Charlie KaufmanMusic: Carter BurwellCinematography: Lance AcordStars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Ned Bellamy, Mary Kay Place, Orson Bean, Catherine Keener, K. K. Dodds, Reggie Hayes, Byrne Piven, John Malkovich Producer: Steve Golin, Vincent Landay, Sandy Stern, Michael StipeStudio: Propaganda Films, Gramercy PicturesAwards won: Grand prixAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (Spike Jonze)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Catherine Keener)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Charlie Kaufman)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
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Being John Malkovich is a 1999 American fantasy comedy film, written by Charlie Kaufman and directed by Spike Jonze. It stars John Cusack, Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener, with John Malkovich as a fictional version of himself. In the film, Cusack plays Craig Schwartz, a puppeteer who finds a portal that leads into Malkovich's mind. Released by USA Films, the film was nominated in the 72nd Academy Awards in three categories: Best Director for Jonze, Best Original Screenplay for Kaufman and Best Supporting Actress for Keener.


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