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Thumbnail for Man on the Moon (1999) Man on the Moon (1999)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 78
Notable as: ComedyGenre: biographical film, comedy-drama, historical period dramaRuntime: 102 - 118 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, USAFilming location: PhilippinesDirector: Miloš FormanScreenwriter: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, Michael HausmanMusic: Mike Mills, R.E.M.Cinematography: Anastas MichosStars: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love, Paul Giamatti, Vincent Schiavelli, Jerry Lawler, Patton Oswalt, Gerry Becker, Judd Hirsch, Carol Kane Producer: Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey SherStudio: BBC Films, Mutual Film, Jersey FilmsAwards won: Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (Jim Carrey)
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Jim Carrey)
Award nominations: Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Film
Golden Bear
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance
Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Man on the Moon is a 1999 American biographical comedy-drama film about the late American entertainer Andy Kaufman, starring Jim Carrey. The film was directed by Miloš Forman and also features Danny DeVito, Courtney Love and Paul Giamatti. DeVito worked with Kaufman on the Taxi television series, and other members of that show's cast, including Marilu Henner, Judd Hirsch, Christopher Lloyd and Jeff Conaway, make cameo appearances in the film, playing themselves. The film also features Patton Oswalt in a very minor cameo role. The story traces Kaufman's steps from childhood through the comedy clubs, and television appearances that made him famous, including his memorable appearances on Saturday Night Live, Late Night with David Letterman, Fridays, and his role as Latka Gravas on the Taxi sitcom, which was popular for viewers but disruptive for Kaufman's co-stars. The film pays particular attention to the various inside jokes, scams, put-ons, and happenings for which Kaufman was famous, most significantly his long-running feud with wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler and his portrayal of the bawdy lounge singer Tony Clifton.


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