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Pollock (2000)

A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Sande Pollock
Molly Regan ...
Arloie Pollock
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Stella Pollock
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Arloie's Baby (as Eulala Grace Harden)
Matthew Sussman ...
Reuben Kadish
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Howard Putzel
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Peggy Guggenheim
Everett Quinton ...
James Johnson Sweeney
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May Rosenberg
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Harold Rosenberg
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Tony Smith
Kenny Scharf ...
William Baziotes
Tom McGuinness ...
Franz Kline
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At the end of the 1940's, abstract expressionist Jackson Pollock (1912-1956) is featured in Life magazine. Flashback to 1941, he's living with his brother in a tiny apartment in New York City, drinking too much, and exhibiting an occasional painting in group shows. That's when he meets artist Lee Krasner, who puts her career on hold to be his companion, lover, champion, wife, and, in essence, caretaker. To get him away from booze, insecurity, and the stress of city life, they move to the Hamptons where nature and sobriety help Pollock achieve a breakthrough in style: a critic praises, then Life magazine calls. But so do old demons: the end is nasty, brutish, and short. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A True Portrait of Life and Art.

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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23 March 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pollock, o asymvivastos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$44,244 (USA) (15 December 2000)

Gross:

$8,596,914 (USA) (20 July 2001)
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When Ed Harris fell off the bicycle during the scene where Pollock is trying to ride home carrying a case of beer, you can see him looking at his hand as he gets up. In reality Harris had really hurt his hand, which was bleeding, and had to get 5 stitches. See more »

Goofs

When Jackson turns the radio on, it comes on instantly. Old valve (tube) radios needed several minutes to 'warm-up' before you could hear anything. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jackson Pollock: [drunk] Who's the greatest drummer in the world?
Sande Pollock: What?
Jackson Pollock: Crupa.
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Connections

Referenced in Primetime Glick: Bill Maher/Steve Martin (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Vine Street Breakdown
Written by Jack Lauderdale; also attributed to Buddy Tate
Performed by Buddy Tate
Courtesy of Tuff City
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Moving and mesmerizing look at the painter Pollock
2 March 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ed Harris gives it his all and succeeds here, in his (fine) directorial effort. He portrays 40's and 50's painter Jackson Pollock, a man who drank too much, was often crazy about many things, but was a magnificent painter (depending on what you like). Marcia Gay Harden also stars as Lee Krasner, Pollock's guidance into the benign and all. Both Harris and Harden are exqusite here, earning well deserved Oscar nominations (Harris I think would win if it wasn't for Tom Hanks performance), with not much insight going into the method to Pollock's madness, but just his design, which is good in avoiding chiches. Painting scenes are some of the best scenes of last year. A


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