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Vanilla Sky -- A successful publisher finds his life taking a turn for the surreal after a car accident with a jaded lover.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Alejandro Amenábar (film "Abre Los Ojos") and
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Release Date:
14 December 2001 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
What is happiness to you? See more »
Plot:
A successful publisher finds his life taking a turn for the surreal after a car accident with a jaded lover. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 wins & 21 nominations See more »
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One of the Best of 2001 See more (1226 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Cruise ... David Aames

Penélope Cruz ... Sofia Serrano

Cameron Diaz ... Julie Gianni

Kurt Russell ... McCabe

Jason Lee ... Brian Shelby

Noah Taylor ... Edmund Ventura

Timothy Spall ... Thomas Tipp

Tilda Swinton ... Rebecca Dearborn

Michael Shannon ... Aaron

Delaina Mitchell ... David's Assistant

Shalom Harlow ... Colleen
Oona Hart ... Lynette

Ivana Milicevic ... Emma

Johnny Galecki ... Peter Brown
Jhaemi Willens ... Jamie Berliner

Armand Schultz ... Dr. Pomeranz

Cameron Watson ... Other Doctor

Robertson Dean ... Third Doctor

W. Earl Brown ... Barman

Ray Proscia ... Doctor from Berlin

Tim Hopper ... Man in Blue Coat

Alicia Witt ... Libby

Ken Leung ... Art Editor
Carolyn Byrne ... Beatrice

Mark Pinter ... Carlton Kaller
Jeff Weiss ... Raymond Tooley

Conan O'Brien ... Conan O'Brien

James Murtaugh ... Benny's Owner (as Jim Murtaugh)

Mark Kozelek ... Dude, Fix Your Face Guy
John Fedevich ... Silent Ed Vallencourt
Bobby Walsh ... Young David

Stacey Sher ... Rayna
Fred Schruers ... Cryo Man

Jessica Siemens ... Sofia's Friend

Julia Carothers Hughes ... Sofia's Friend
Holly Raye ... Dancer

Marty Collins ... Martini Waiter

Mark Bramhall ... Sneezy
Jack Hall ... Bashful
David Lewison ... Sleepy

Jennifer Griffin ... Happy
Adam LeGrant ... Doc
John Kepley ... Dopey
Robin Van Sharner ... Grumpy

Laurel Wiley ... Dr. Jennifer Ash

Nicole Taylor Hart ... Party Videographer

Julia Decker ... Model (as Julia Anne Schuler)

Jennifer Marie Kelley ... Model
Erin McElmurry ... Model
Alice Marie Crowe ... Lucid Dreamer (as Alice Crowe)
Jonathan Sanger ... Frozen Pediatric Cardiologist

Tommy Lee ... Frozen Vintage Car Man
Ana Maria Quintana ... Frozen Theologist
Paul Haggar ... Frozen Risktaker
Randy Woodside ... Frozen Dad
Robert F. Harrison ... Laughing Guy
Carly Starr Brullo Niles ... Carly
Jane Pratt ... Jane Pratt
Patrick McMullen ... Patrick McMullen
Steven Colvin ... Steven Colvin
Cindy Crowe ... Cindy Crowe
The Great John Sypolt ... The Great John Sypolt

Michael G. Kehoe ... Chef (as Michael Kehoe)

Danielle Wolf ... Coat Check Girl

Scotch Ellis Loring ... L.E. Building Guard

Brent Sexton ... Security Guard

Curt Skaggs ... Security Guard

Jennifer Gimenez ... Lola
Lori Lezama ... Skyscraper Girl
Todd Harrison ... Skyscraper Guy
Blossom ... Benny the Dog

Laura Fraser ... The Future
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jennifer Aspen ... Nina (uncredited)

Craig Callow ... Clubgoer (uncredited)
Christie Campagna ... Guest at Funeral (uncredited)

Jean Carol ... Woman Nearby (uncredited)
Tony Collucci ... Guy at Party (uncredited)

Jimmy Federico ... Dancer (uncredited)

Janine Foster ... Dancer (uncredited)

Zach Hudson ... Life Extension Security Guard (uncredited)
Ryan Keating ... SWAT Team Officer #3 (uncredited)
Dustin LaValley ... Extra (uncredited)
Zachary Lee ... Joshua (uncredited)

Roger Lim ... SWAT Team Officer #5 (uncredited)

Tara Lipinski ... Girl at Party (uncredited)

William Mapother ... Clubgoer (uncredited)

Christy Meyers ... Girl in Office (uncredited)

Jan Munroe ... Older Editor (uncredited)

Marie Paquim ... Extra (uncredited)
Louis E. Rosas ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Steven Spielberg ... Guest at David Aames' Party (uncredited)

Andrei Sterling ... Dancer (uncredited)
Tasha Tae ... Dancer (uncredited)

Bryan Todd ... Dancer (uncredited)

Christie Will ... Waiting Room Model (uncredited)
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Directed by
Cameron Crowe 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Alejandro Amenábar (film "Abre Los Ojos") and
Mateo Gil (film "Abre Los Ojos")

Cameron Crowe (screenplay)

Produced by
Bill Block .... executive producer
Fernando Bovaira .... executive producer
Danny Bramson .... executive producer
Cameron Crowe .... producer
Tom Cruise .... producer
Michael Doven .... associate producer
Donald J. Lee Jr. .... co-producer
Scott M. Martin .... associate producer
Jonathan Sanger .... executive producer
Patrick Wachsberger .... executive producer
Paula Wagner .... producer
Endrick Lekay .... assistant producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Nancy Wilson 
 
Cinematography by
John Toll (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joe Hutshing 
Mark Livolsi 
 
Casting by
Gail Levin 
 
Production Design by
Catherine Hardwicke 
 
Art Direction by
John Chichester 
Beat Frutiger (supervising art director)
Michael Rizzo 
James F. Truesdale  (as James T. Truesdale)
Alec Burnham (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Cloudia Rebar  (as Cloudia)
 
Costume Design by
Betsy Heimann 
 
Makeup Department
Mark Anthony .... hair consultant
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.
Bridget Bergman .... makeup artist
Michèle Burke .... makeup designer (as Michele Burke)
Michèle Burke .... makeup supervisor (as Michele Burke)
Camille Calvet .... chief makeup artist
Kelcey Fry .... makeup artist: Ranchworks Unlimited (as Kelsey Fry)
Sean Kenney .... prosthetics technician
Katharine Kremp .... assistant hair stylist (as Katherine Kemp)
Robert Kurtzman .... special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.
Dennis Liddiard .... makeup artist: Mr. Russell
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects supervisor: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.
Heather Plott .... assistant makeup artist
Kerrie Smith .... hair stylist: New York
Candy L. Walken .... chief hair stylist (as Candy Walken)
Gary Archer .... dental prosthetics (uncredited)
Christina Raye .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Debbi Bossi .... post-production supervisor
Donald J. Lee Jr. .... unit production manager
Susan Towner .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen E. Hagen .... second assistant director (as Stephen Hagen)
Greg Hale .... second second assistant director: New York (as Gregory Hale)
Jeani Harris-Olivieri .... dga trainee (as Jeani Harris)
Alex Jablonski .... DGA trainee: New York
David McGiffert .... first assistant director
Marla D. Saltzer .... second second assistant director (as Marla Saltzer)
Jonathan Sanger .... second unit director
John R. Saunders .... additional second assistant director: New Yoek (as John Saunders)
Buddy Joe Hooker .... second unit director (uncredited)
Ronan O'Connor .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Ronan O'Connor .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Joseph Alfieri .... construction coordinator: New York (as Joseph A. Alfieri)
Henry Antonacchio .... construction foreperson: New York
Chris Barnes .... chief painter
James R. Bayliss .... set designer (as James Bayliss)
Oana Bogdan .... assistant art director
Diana Burton .... property master: New York
Ellen Freund .... property master
R.C. David Freund .... on-set dresser (as David Freund)
Canada Johanna Gordon .... art department coordinator (as Canada Gordon)
Peter Hackman .... charge scenic: New York (as Peter G. Hackman)
Alex Hillkurtz .... storyboard artist (as Alex Hill)
John Hinkle .... on-set painter
Patricia Klawonn .... set designer
Ray Kluga .... art director: New York
Keri Lederman .... assistant property master: New York (as Keri Lynn Lederman)
Andrew Menzies .... assistant art director
Timothy Metzger .... lead person: New York
Sebastian Milito .... construction coordinator
Todd Morris .... on-set dresser
Gloria Murphy .... assistant property master
Beth A. Rubino .... set decorator: New York (as Beth Rubino)
Sterling Rush .... props
Victoria Ruskin .... set designer (as G. Victoria Ruskin)
Adam Scher .... assistant art director: New York
Steven Shellooe .... on-set painter: New York (as Stephen Shellooe)
Andrew M. Siegel .... props (as Andrew Siegel)
Phillipa Sledge .... art department coordinator: New York
John Snow .... chief painter
Meg Hyatt Snow .... property assistant (as Meg Hyatt)
Carly Starr Brullo Niles .... props (as Carly Brullo-Niles)
Dixwell Stillman .... construction foreman
Tracy Stockwell .... chief plasterer
Gregory Van Horn .... set designer (as Greg Van Horn)
Dena Allen .... buyer (uncredited)
Anne Anderson .... lead man (uncredited)
Doug Anderson .... on-set plasterer (uncredited)
Julie Aquino .... set decorating researcher (uncredited)
Anthony Baldasare .... assistant property master: New York (uncredited)
Stephen Barth .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Travis Bobbitt .... swing gang (uncredited)
Julia Bogdan-Rollo .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Rocco Buffolino .... swing gang (uncredited)
Susan A. Burig .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Cary Conway .... paint gang boss (uncredited)
Thomas Cooper .... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Shannon Curfman .... set dresser (uncredited)
Carol Decarr .... swing gang (uncredited)
Phil Devonshire .... shop electric (uncredited)
Guy Hendrix Dyas .... illustrator (uncredited)
Meg Everist .... buyer (uncredited)
Paulette Fox .... assistant lead painter (uncredited)
Stephanie Gilliam .... set designer (uncredited)
Jennie Harris .... buyer (uncredited)
Alex Hillkurtz .... illustrator (uncredited)
Al Hobbs .... set designer (uncredited)
Leo Holder .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Barry Jones .... painter (uncredited)
Michael Jortner .... set dresser (uncredited)
Alexis Kelley .... consultant (uncredited)
Katie Kemsley .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Jane Kilkenny .... carpenter (uncredited)
Michael J. Kinney .... set decoration coordinator (uncredited)
Jean B. Kliever .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Scott MacLachlan .... property maker (uncredited)
James Malia .... caricaturist (uncredited)
Luigi Mugavero .... leadman (uncredited)
Joseph Musso .... illustrator (uncredited)
Caroline Perzan .... set decorator buyer (uncredited)
Roxanne Reaver .... construction accountant (uncredited)
Joseph P. Recchia .... swing gang (uncredited)
Mike Roth .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Steven Samanen .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Maurin L. Scarlata .... buyer (uncredited)
Aleta Shaffer .... art department researcher (uncredited)
Kate Sheeley .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Andrew M. Siegel .... property master: additional photography (uncredited)
Alexx Thompson .... set painter (uncredited)
Isabelle Trichard .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Michael A. Truesdale .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Cesar Aguirre .... utility sound
Laura Harris Atkinson .... supervising dialogue editor (as Laura R. Harris)
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Fred Burke .... foley editor
Kerry Ann Carmean .... sound effects editor
Don Coufal .... boom operator
Scott Curtis .... foley editor
Valerie Davidson .... foley editor
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor
Ronald Eng .... adr mixer (as Ron Eng)
Lisle Engle .... sound effects editor
Roger Fearing .... assistant sound editor
Tammy Fearing .... adr editor
Clare C. Freeman .... dialogue editor
Tim Gomillion .... dubbing recordist
Mark Gordon .... dialogue editor
Robin Harlan .... foley artist
Matthew Harrison .... foley editor (as Matt Harrison)
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Susan Kurtz .... dialogue editor
Tony Lamberti .... sound designer
Benjamin Martin .... foley editor
Paul Massey .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim McColm .... dubbing engineer
Joe Milner .... adr mixer
Sarah Monat .... foley artist
Ronnie Morgan .... assistant sound editor
Eliza Pollack Zebert .... adr editor
Vic Radulich .... dialogue editor
Charleen Richards .... adr mixer
Dennis Rogers .... dubbing recordist
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound effects editor
Scott Sanders .... sound effects editor
Katrina Siegmund .... assistant sound editor
Randy Singer .... foley mixer (as Randy K. Singer)
Thomas W. Small .... supervising foley editor (as Thomas Small)
David Stanke .... assistant sound editor
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Jerome R. Vitucci .... boom operator: New York
Jeff Wexler .... sound mixer
Michael D. Wilhoit .... supervising sound editor (as Mike Wilhoit)
Kerry Dean Williams .... supervising adr editor
Derek Casari .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Jason England .... sound editor (uncredited)
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer (uncredited)
Susan Kurtz .... sound editor (uncredited)
David Lucarelli .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Joe Schiff .... sound mixer (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Linda Bastin .... office staff: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.
Michael Bird .... special effects technician: New York
Kamar Bitar .... office staff: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.
Ed Caban .... special effects technician: New York (as Edwin Caban)
Wilfred Caban .... special effects foreman: New York
Chris Cera .... lab department: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.
Gary D'Amico .... special effects coordinator
James Hall .... lab department: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.
Chiz Hasegawa .... office staff: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc. (as Chizuru Hasegawa)
Garrett Immel .... key artist: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects supervisor: New York (as Steve Kirshoff)
Fred Kraemer .... special effects technician: New York
Don Lanning .... key artist: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.
Wayne Miller .... special effects technician: New York
David Perteet .... lab department: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.
Brian Rae .... lab department: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.
Robert J. Scupp .... special effects technician: New York (as Robert Scupp)
Alan Tuskes .... lab department: K.N.B. EFX Group Inc.
Thomas Viviano .... special effects technician: New York
Philip Bartko .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Ariel Benarroch .... special effects: second unit (uncredited)
Matt Chubet .... rigging grip: special effects, New York (uncredited)
David Domeyer .... special effects (uncredited)
Chris Jones .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Arthur G. Schlosser .... snow effects technician (uncredited)
Martin Simon .... special effects (uncredited)
John Stifanich .... special effects (uncredited)
Dennis Yeager II .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jonathan Alvord .... visual effects electronic editor: Cinesite (as Jon Alvord)
Jeffrey Edward Baksinski .... 3D artist: Cinesite (as Jeff Baksinski)
Denise Ballantyne .... visual effects producer: Digital Domain
Johnathan R. Banta .... digital artist: Ranchworks Unlimited (as Jonathan Banta)
Andra Bard .... digital production manager: Digital Domain
Andy Barrios .... compositor: CFX (as Andy Rafael Barrios)
Brian Battles .... compositor: CFX
Ariel Benarroch .... focus puller: Ranchworks Unlimited
Richard A. Benoit .... digital imaging coordinator: Cinesite (as Rick Benoit)
Nancy Bernstein .... visual effects executive producer: Digital Domain
Sonja Burchard .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Shannan Burkley .... digital paint lead: Digital Domain
Elika Burns .... roto/paint artist: CFX (as Erik 'Elika' Burns)
Matthew E. Butler .... digital effects supervisor: Digital Domain (as Matthew Butler)
Christopher Campbell .... visual effects editor (as Chris Campbell)
Casey Cannon .... visual effects creator: LIFE EXTENSION Lucid Dream, Ranchworks Unlimited
Lawrence Carroll .... compositor: Digiscope
Jeffrey Caruso .... visual effects production assistant
John Ceballos .... digital tape operator: Cinesite
John Michael Courte .... technical developer: Digital Domain (as John Courte)
Carole Cowley .... visual effects producer: Digiscope (as Carol Cowley)
Betsy Cox .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Robyn Crane-Campbell .... digital compositor: Digital Domain (as Robyn Crane)
David Crawford .... compositor: Digiscope
Robert Cribbett .... roto/paint supervisor: CFX
Jackie Davis .... stage coordinator: Ranchworks Unlimited
Aaron Dem .... vice president: CFX
Sean Devereaux .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Feliciano di Giorgio .... compositing supervisor: Digital Domain (as Feliciano Di Giorgio)
David Drzewiecki .... visual effects director of photography (as Dave Drzewiecki)
Lauryl Duplechan .... digital effects editor: Ranchworks Unlimited
Gregory Elwood .... digital rotoscope/paint artist: Digital Domain (as Greg Elwood)
Conny Fauser .... digital effects supervisor: CFX (as Cornelia Fauser)
Michael L. Fink .... visual effects supervisor: Cinesite (as Mike Fink)
Mark Franco .... executive producer: CFX
Fortunato Frattasio .... compositor: Digiscope
Scott Gastellu .... roto/paint artist: CFX
Sandra L. Gates .... visual effects coordinator
Swen Gillberg .... 3D integration lead: Digital Domain
Cary Green .... digital effects coordinator: Digital Domain
Kris Gregg .... digital imaging operator: Cinesite
Kirstin Grieve .... research consultant: Ranchworks Unlimited
Rochelle Gross .... visual effects coordinator
Dion Hatch .... visual effects supervisor: Digiscope
Dartayous Hunter .... roto/paint artist: CFX
Josh R. Jaggars .... bid producer: Cinesite (as Josh Jaggers)
Eli Jarra .... digital artist: Ranchworks Unlimited
Fred Jimenez .... digital tape operator: Cinesite
Nikos Kalaitzidis .... 3D effects animator: Digital Domain
Jeffrey Kalmus .... digital imaging supervisor: Digital Domain
Richard Karnes .... assistant visual effects editor: Digital Domain (as Rich Karnes)
Keiko Koyama .... digital effects coordinator: Digiscope
Tom Lamb .... compositor: CFX
Van Ling .... digital animation supervisor: Ranchworks Unlimited
David Lingenfelser .... digital effects supervisor: Cinesite
Kevin Lingenfelser .... compositor: Cinesite
Kevin Scott Mack .... visual effects supervisor: Digital Domain (as Kevin Mack)
Ross MacKenzie .... 3D integration artist: Digital Domain (as Ross Mackenzie)
Patrick Mackle .... computer services technician: Cinesite
Jim Makiej .... visual effects editorial assistant
Charlotte Manning .... technical developer: Digital Domain
Scott M. Martin .... visual effects creator: LIFE EXTENSION Lucid Dream, Ranchworks Unlimited
Ramona Martinez .... digital painter: Cinesite
Jon Meier .... 3D integration artist: Digital Domain
Steve Miller .... assistant editor: CFX (as Stephen Miller)
Kama Moiha .... compositor: Cinesite (as Kama Mohia)
Evangeline Monroy .... assistant visual effects coordinator: Digital Domain
Carl S.G. Moore .... visual effects associate producer: Cinesite (as Carl Moore)
Heather J. Morrison .... visual effects editor: Digital Domain (as Heather Morrison)
Robert Nederhorst .... digital compositor: Digital Domain (as Rob Nederhorst)
Alison O'Brien .... visual effects supervisor
Melanie Okamura .... 3D digital modeler: Digital Domain
Cristin Pescosolido .... compositor: CFX
Cheyenne Pieris .... visual effects production assistant
Olun Riley .... 3D artist: Cinesite
David Robinson .... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite
Stephanie Rogers .... digital tape operator: Cinesite
Kevin D. Ross .... visual effects editor
Eric Rucker .... production assistant: Ranchworks Unlimited
Christine Globke Saric .... production assistant: CFX (as Christine Globke)
Kosta Saric .... visual effects editor: CFX
Rob Schultz .... digital rotoscope/paint artist: Digital Domain
Nelson Sepulveda .... digital effects supervisor: CFX
Tony Sgueglia .... data management supervisor: Cinesite
Carla Sierra .... production assistant: Cinesite
Sharmishtha Sohoni .... roto/paint artist: CFX
Bret St. Clair .... CG supervisor: CFX
David Stearn .... digital compositor: Digital Domain (as David Stern)
Mary Stuart-Welch .... executive effects producer: Digiscope (as Mary Stuart Welch)
Jason Sullivan .... visual effects editor: Cinesite
Mandy Tankenson .... visual effects producer: CFX (as Mandy L. Tankenson)
Greg Teegarden .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Derick Tortorella .... technical operations: Ranchworks Unlimited
Jessica Trento .... visual effects producer: CFX
Roy Unger .... digital plate photographer: Ranchworks Unlimited
Perri Wainwright .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Mark H. Weingartner .... motion control/green screen supervisor (as Mark Weingartner)
Eric Weinschenk .... digital compositor: Digital Domain
Nancy Adams .... 3D integration artist: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Les Bernstien .... motion control operator (uncredited)
Amanda Burton .... digital rotoscope/paint artist (uncredited)
Marla Carter Barrett .... digital compositor: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Wally Chin .... 3D technical assistant (uncredited)
Chad E. Collier .... scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Robert Coquia Jr. .... 3D technical assistant (uncredited)
Gregory Creaser .... imaging supervisor: Digiscope (uncredited)
Ken Dackermann .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jason Doss .... 3D integration artist: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Scott Edelstein .... 3D integration artist: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Adam Francis .... motion control technician (uncredited)
Mitch Goldstrom .... systems administrator: Digiscope (uncredited)
Dennis Hoffman .... head of production: Cinesite (uncredited)
Fred Jimenez .... 2D technical assistant (uncredited)
Vincent Lavares .... digital asset manager (uncredited)
Kymber Lim .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Chris Logan .... 3D integration artist: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Ralph Maiers .... lead compositor (uncredited)
Ko Maruyama .... digital compositor (uncredited)
S. Scott McCaulley .... facilities supervisor: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Will McCoy .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Matt McFarland .... scan/record manager (uncredited)
Brandon McNaughton .... digital compositor: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Davy Nethercutt .... visual effects compositor: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Dan Patterson .... data I/O operator: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Janet Quen .... digital effects compositor (uncredited)
Rod Ripley .... IS systems administrator: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Robert Rowles .... video I/O (uncredited)
Marian Rudnyk .... digital artist: Digital Domain (uncredited)
Todd Sarsfield .... digital artist (uncredited)
Steven Seed .... senior systems engineer: Centropolis FX (uncredited)
Doyle Smith .... digital artist (uncredited)
Tess Spaulding .... system administrator (uncredited)
Joshua Spencer .... visual effects intern (uncredited)
Jeff Sturgill .... technician: Vistavision (uncredited)
Bryan Taylor .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Nowell Valeri .... digital artist: CFX (uncredited)
Barry Williams .... visual effects editorial (uncredited)
Jeff Zucker .... gaffer: visual effects unit (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jake Brake .... stunts
Keith Campbell .... stunt double: Tom Cruise
Jeff Habberstad .... stunts
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator: New York
Jake Lombard .... stunts
Brian Smrz .... stunt coordinator
Jim Stephan .... stunts
John Branagan .... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Bucher .... stunts (uncredited)
John Casino .... stunt double: Kurt Russell (uncredited)
Chris Cenatiempo .... stunts (uncredited)
John Cenatiempo .... stunts (uncredited)
Liisa Cohen .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy Farfel .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Steven Ho .... stunts (uncredited)
Dustin Meier .... utility stunts (uncredited)
William Morts .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
William Morts .... stunts (uncredited)
Carrick O'Quinn .... stunts (uncredited)
Shawn Odum .... stunts (uncredited)
Denney Pierce .... stunts (uncredited)
J.P. Romano .... stunts (uncredited)
Brian Simpson .... stunts (uncredited)
Gregg Smrz .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Sal Alvarez .... film loader
Dustin Ault .... grip
Herb Ault .... first company grip
Rick Avotte .... grip (as Rick Ayotte)
Steve Ball .... grip
Erik Bernstein .... assistant chief lighting technician
Jeff Brinker .... rigging grip
Rod Calarco .... second assistant photographer: New York
Michael Cambria .... second assistant photographer: New York
Vincent Camuto .... video assist operator: New York
Nicolas L. Charuet .... grip: New York (as Nicolas Luc Charuet)
Francesca Cobaco .... electrician: New York (as Francesca 'Max' Corbacho)
Steve Comesky .... assistant chief lighting technician: New York
Billy Craft .... electrician
Gavin Curran .... electrician: New York
Julian de la Pena .... electrician
Dhamarata Dhiensuwana .... first company rigging grip (as Dhamarata 'G' Dhiensuwana)
Jack Donnelly .... camera operator: New York
Sean Donovan .... grip: New York
Dayson Engels .... grip: New York
Gene Engels .... chief lighting technician: New York
Glen Engels .... second company grip: New York
Carlos Escobar .... rigging grip
Steven Frohardt .... second company rigging grip
Raymond Gonzales .... electrician (as Ray Gonzales)
Steven A. Guerrero .... grip (as Steve Guerrero)
Richard Guinness Jr. .... first company grip: New York (as Rich Guinness Jr.)
Paul F. Guyer .... rigging grip
Craig Haagensen .... director of photography: second unit
Chris Haarhoff .... Steadicam operator
Chris Haarhoff .... camera operator: "b" camera
James Harker .... electrician: New York
Victor Huey .... grip: New York
Robert Ikeda .... grip
Danny Jimenez .... dolly grip (as Dan Jimenez)
Richard C. Kerekes .... dolly grip operator: New York (as Rich Kerekes)
Billy Kerwick .... first company rigging grip: New York
Tommy Klines .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Doug Kofsky .... film loader: New York
Dave Lujan .... electrician (as David Lujan)
James Mah .... rigging electrician: New York
Frances 'Buddy' McBride .... chief rigging electrician: New York (as Frances McBride)
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator: New York
Larry McConkey .... camera operator: "b" camera, New York
Scott Medcalf .... electrician
Peter A. Mian .... video playback: New York (as Peter Mian)
John Milcetic .... electrician: New York (as John T. Milcetic)
Chris Napolitano .... chief rigging electrician
Darin Necessary .... second assistant camera
Edward R. Nedin .... assistant rigging electrician (as Ed Nedin)
Chris Olsen .... rigging grip
David A. Parks .... rigging electrician (as Dave Parks)
Neal Preston .... still photographer
Scott Rubin .... grip
Sean Smith .... electrician
Adam Snyder .... grip: New York
Brian Stocklin .... electrician: New York
Ty Suehiro .... second company grip
Mark Suveg .... video assist operator
Eric Swanek .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, New York
Mike Thomas .... camera operator
Chris Toll .... first assistant camera
Renee Treyball .... second assistant camera
Francis X. Valdez III .... rigging electrician (as Francis Valdez)
Joseph Viano .... second company rigging grip: New York (as Joseph A. Viano)
Tom Weston .... camera operator: New York (as Thomas G. Weston)
Rick Whitfield .... video playback supervisor
Randy Woodside .... chief lighting technician
Rocky Babcock .... libra head operator (uncredited)
James Barrett .... electrician (uncredited)
Bob Becchio .... first assistant camera: New York (uncredited)
Stephen S. Campanelli .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Julian de la Pena .... lighting programmer: moving lights (uncredited)
Bruce Del Castillo .... grip (uncredited)
Jeff Durling .... dimmer operator (uncredited)
Paul Fanning .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Sean P. Fickert .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Jason Gary .... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Jason Griffiths .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Billy Gunn .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Eldon Hansen .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Jendra Jarnagin .... electrician: New York (uncredited)
Christopher Kiso .... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Nick Liampetchakul .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Roberto Lopez .... grip (uncredited)
Ralph Mendoza .... camera operator: SpaceCam (uncredited)
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera (uncredited)
Ralph Perri .... key grip (uncredited)
Scott Probe .... moving light technician (uncredited)
Lee Rose .... lighting designer (uncredited)
Jon W. Rosenbloom .... grip (uncredited)
Cary Sachs .... electrician (uncredited)
Jack Serino .... grip (uncredited)
Raymundo Silva .... video engineer (uncredited)
Eric Swanek .... Steadicam assistant: New York (uncredited)
Monte Swann .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Nicole Taylor Hart .... camera operator: Digital 8 sequences (uncredited)
Vich Thiensuwana .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Joel Tishcoff .... generator operator: New York (uncredited)
Chuck Whelan .... additional assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Andrew S. Brown .... casting associate
Charles Kaplan .... extras casting associate: New York
Rich King .... extras casting
Barbara J. McCarthy .... casting associate
Caitlin McKenna-Wilkinson .... adr voice casting (as Caitlin McKenna)
Jennifer Murdocca .... casting assistant
Andrew Fox .... casting associate: NY (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzanne Cranfill .... chief costumer
David Davenport .... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Cathie Filian .... costumer (as Catherine Bush)
Wendy J. Greiner .... costumer (as Wendy Greiner)
Amy Habacker .... set costumer: New York
Joyce Kogut .... costume supervisor
Autumn Saville .... assistant costume designer
Niki Strippoli .... set costumer: New York
Kanani Wolf .... chief costumer
Erin Lenk .... set costumer (uncredited)
Tom Soluri .... set costumer (uncredited)
Irena Stepic .... costumer (uncredited)
Jack Taggart .... costume ager/dyer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Mark Bourgeois .... assistant editor
Brian Buller .... post-production assistant
Heather Goodwin .... assistant editor
Cecilia Hyoun .... first assistant editor
Mike Milliken .... color timer
Michael Pasqualone .... post-production assistant
Chris Regan .... color timer
Ofe Yi .... first assistant editor
Donald Freeman .... final colorist (uncredited)
Jennifer Martinez .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Marc Sadeghi .... post-production executive: The Orphanage (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Danny Bramson .... music supervisor
Gordon Fordyce .... assistant music editor
Carlton Kaller .... music editor
Daniel Mendez .... music score assistant
Nancy Wilson .... composer: theme music
Denise Carver .... music clearances (uncredited)
Mike Deasy .... musician (uncredited)
Gary Raymond .... music playback (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
David Diaz .... transportation captain
Craig Fehrman .... transportation coordinator
John Leonidas .... transportation captain: New York
Dennis Radesky .... transportation co-captain: New York
John Blenkhorn .... driver: set decoration (uncredited)
Philip Henderson .... driver (uncredited)
Steve Lewis .... driver (uncredited)
Kathryn Moll .... driver (uncredited)
Dana Swartout .... unit driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Rachel Aberly .... unit publicist
Allison Adams .... production assistant
Gregg Alberg .... production assistant
Molly Allen .... location manager
Ralph Bakshi .... artwork provider: Ralph Bakshi's painting courtesy of
Brad Bemis .... location manager
Libuse Binder .... assistant production coordinator
Matthew J. Birch .... production coordinator
Julia Bogdan-Rollo .... production assistant (as Julia Bogdan Rollo)
Jon Brion .... talent maker
Augie Carton .... production assistant: New York
Andrew D. Cooke .... location manager: New York
Mark Davies .... assistant: Mr. Sanger
George Doherty .... production coordinator: New York
Jeff Domis .... production assistant (as Timothy Jeffrey Domis)
Robert Doyle .... assistant location manager
Dianne Dreyer .... script supervisor
Karen C. Eide .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Daya Fernandez .... assistant: Mr. Cruise
Alex Fernández .... production assistant: New York (as Alexandra Fernandez)
Andy Fischer .... assistant: Cameron Crowe
Rhonda George .... production assistant: New York
Matthew K. Grigsby .... first assistant auditor
Christopher Hanada .... assistant: Ms. Wagner
Susan Hegarty .... dialect coach
Gloria Calderon Kellett .... assistant: Vinyl Films
Jean B. Kliever .... production assistant (as Jean Kliever)
Tanner Kling .... production assistant
Stephen Krug .... production assistant (as Steve Krug)
Robert Lambert .... artwork provider
James D. Lee .... assistant location manager: New York
Rosero McCoy .... choreographer: Dance Club sequence
Darren Miller .... executive: Cruise/Wagner
Joni Mitchell .... artwork provider: Joni Mitchell's "Edminton" and "The Ice Offering" courtesy of
Len Murach .... location manager: New York
Jessica Murray .... assistant: Ms. Cruz, New York
Rebecca L. Murray .... production secretary: New York
John Nasraway .... production assistant
Kim Noble .... assistant location manager: New York
Daniel E. Parr .... second assistant auditor
William Pavone .... production assistant: New York
Tim L. Pearson .... production auditor
David Peck .... footage: John Coltrane footage
Tim Pierce .... production assistant: New York
Matt Power .... production assistant: New York
Ana Maria Quintana .... script supervisor
Holly Raye .... assistant choreographer: New York
Nicholas Roe .... executive assistant: Ms. Wagner (as Nick Roe)
Kei Rowan-Young .... assistant location manager
Jamal Sims .... choreographer: Dance Club sequence
Amy Stevens .... story researcher: Cruise/Wagner
Lynne Taylor-Corbett .... choreographer: New York
Byron Tokarz .... production assistant: New York
Gretel Twombly .... production secretary
Patty Willett .... supervising production coordinator: New York (as Patricia Willett)
Harvey Zarem .... medical consultant (as Harvey Zarem M.D.)
Andrew Zolot .... production secretary: New York (as Andy Zolot)
Mikayla Abromowitz .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Julie Adams .... dialect coach: Tilda Swinton (uncredited)
Kimberly Aguirre .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Michael Beaudin .... second assistant accountant (uncredited)
Dawn Bridgewater .... production assistant (uncredited)
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Claudia Cifuentes .... production assistant (uncredited)
Don Coppola .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gleanna Doyle .... animal trainer: dog (uncredited)
Albert Epps .... location manager (uncredited)
John W. Ervin .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Daniel Feighery .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jordan Brendan Finnegan .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Jay Floyd .... clearance administrator (uncredited)
Robert 'Rock' Galotti .... weapons specialist (uncredited)
Donte Gentile .... weapons specialist (uncredited)
Miguel Govea .... publicity consultant (uncredited)
Vanessa Grayson .... stand-in: Penelope Cruz (uncredited)
Eryka Seimona Henderson .... assistant location manager: New York (uncredited)
Eryka Seimona Henderson .... location scout (uncredited)
Elizabeth Himelstein .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Robert Hoffman .... dancer (uncredited)
Lisa Janelli .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jason Kadlec .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Phill Kane .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Gregg Kawecki .... production assistant (uncredited)
Michael G. Kehoe .... craft service (uncredited)
Linda Klein .... medical technical advisor (uncredited)
John Kouromihelakis .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Joshua Loiko .... accounting assistant (uncredited)
Seth Lombardi .... special design consultant (uncredited)
Rich Lounello .... stand-in (uncredited)
Jesse Lutz .... assistant: Ms. Diaz (uncredited)
Lisa Madden .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Lisa Mantoux .... production assistant (uncredited)
Stuart T. Maschwitz .... magic bullet supervisor: The Orphanage (uncredited)
Jonas C. Matz .... production medic (uncredited)
Thomas Maxwell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ray McCort .... aerial coordinator (uncredited)
Ray McCort .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
Andrea O'Connor .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sarah Ogletree .... production assistant: director (uncredited)
Courtney Pakiz .... linguist (uncredited)
Michalla Petersen .... voice-over artist (uncredited)
Joaquin Diego Prange .... location assistant (uncredited)
Brad Robinson .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Diane Rosenberg .... production coordinator: re-shoots (uncredited)
Chris Sanata .... production assistant (uncredited)
Shauna Sanders .... accounting production assistant: scene enhancements (uncredited)
Michael L. Schmidt .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Erik Sharkey .... production assistant (uncredited)
Pat Sones .... location scout (uncredited)
Rhys Summerhayes .... set production assistant (uncredited)
Jason Tamez .... assistant production coordinator: scene enhancements (uncredited)
Irapaul Turner .... stage manager (uncredited)
Brian Witten .... production executive (uncredited)
 
Thanks
John Battista .... thanks (as Lieutenant John Battista)
Jay Floyd .... thanks
Yasuhiro Fujioka .... thanks
Conan O'Brien .... thanks
Sunmin Park .... special thanks
Robert Rauschenberg .... thanks
 
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Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the scene where David is taking his "mug" shots, it shows his height as just shy of 6', but he is 5'7".See more »
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Sofía:[in Spanish] Open your eyes.
Sofía:[in English] Open your eyes. Open your eyes. Open your eyes. Open your eyes. Open you...
[David wakes up and pushes the snooze button on his alarm]
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180 out of 272 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best of 2001, 19 December 2001
Author: jhclues from Salem, Oregon

How strange the human mind is; this center of activity wherein perceptions of reality are formed and stored, and in which one's view of the world hinges on the finely tuned functioning of the brain, this most delicate and intricate processor of all things sensory. And how much do we really know of it's inner-workings, of it's depth or capacity? What is it in the mind that allows us to discern between reality and a dream? Or can we? Perhaps our sense of reality is no more than an impression of what we actually see, like looking at a painting by Monet, in which the vanilla sky of his vision becomes our reality. It's a concept visited by filmmaker Cameron Crowe in his highly imaginative and consciousness-altering film, `Vanilla Sky,' starring Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz. At the age of thirty-three, David Aames (Cruise) inherits a publishing empire left to him by his father. His fifty-one percent controlling interest, however, has made him something of a marked man, as there are seven members of his board of directors, and each deems himself more worthy than the young Mr. Aames of the lion's share of the company. And fueling the fires of discontent is their perception that David lacks the focus the job requires.

Admittedly, David likes to play; still, he's in control of the business and does what he sees fit, whether the board (he refers to them as the `Seven Dwarfs') likes it or not, and no one has ever had the courage to challenge him directly. But during a lavish birthday party in his honor, one of the corporate lawyers, Thomas Tipp (Timothy Spall) warns David that the seven are up to something behind his back. At the time, however, it's the last thing on David's mind; he's been having a casual affair with a friend, Julie Gianni (Cameron Diaz), but even that moves to the back burner when he meets a woman at his party that he can't get out of his mind. Her name is Sofia (Penelope Cruz), and after knowing her for only one night, she becomes a pivotal part of his life-- which is about to be turned upside down, as on the morning after his party he makes a decision that will change his life forever. And he is about to learn that sometimes, there is simply no going back.

Director Cameron Crowe has crafted and delivered much more than just another film with this one; far more than a movie, `Vanilla Sky' is a vision realized. Beginning with the first images that appear on screen, he presents a visually stunning experience that is both viscerally and cerebrally affecting. It's a mind-twisting mystery that will swallow you up and sweep you away; emotionally, it's a rush-- and it may leave you exhausted, because it requires some effort to stay with it. But it's worth it. Think `Memento' with a driving rock n' roll soundtrack and a vibrant assault of colors proffered by the stroke of an impressionist's brush. There's darkness and light, and sounds that pound and drive until you can feel the blood rushing through your veins and throbbing in your brain. And all played out on a landscape of virtual reality swirling beneath that ever expanding vanilla sky. Simply put, this one's a real trip; it's exciting-- and it's a mind bender.

As to the performances here, those who can't get past the mind-set of Tom Cruise as Maverick in `Top Gun,' or his Ethan Hunt in `Mission Impossible,' or those who perceive him only as a `movie star' rather than an actor, are going to have to think again in light of his work here. Because as David Aames, Cruise gives the best performance of his career, one that should check any doubts as to his ability as an actor at the door. He's made some interesting career choices the past few years, with films like `Magnolia' and `Eyes Wide Shut' merely warm-ups for the very real and complex character he creates here. And give him credit, too, for taking on a role that dispels any sense of vanity; this is Cruise as you've never seen him before. `Jerry Maguire' earned him an Oscar nomination, and this one should, also-- as well as the admiration and acclaim of his peers. Cruise is not just good in this movie, he is remarkable.

Penelope Cruz turns in an outstanding, if not exceptional performance, as well, as Sofia, the woman of David's dreams. There's an alluring innocence she brings to this role that works well for her character and makes her forthcoming and accessible, yet she lacks any hint of mystery that may have added that special `something extra' to the part. But Crowe knows how to get the best out of his actors, and he certainly did with Cruz.

He also knew what he was doing with Cameron Diaz, who is absolutely vibrant in the role of Julie. She's never looked better, and fairly sizzles on screen. But make no mistake, this is no `window-dressing' part, and Diaz delivers a complete package with this character. The quality of her performance can be measured, in fact, in the impact she makes with rather limited screen time. And it's the persona she integrates so fully with her innate beauty that makes Julie so unforgettable. Overall, a terrific job by Diaz.

The supporting cast includes Kurt Russell (Dr. McCabe), Jason Lee (Brian), Johnny Galecki (Peter), Armand Schultz (Dr. Pomerantz), Noah Taylor (Ed), Mel Thompson (`L.E.' Man), Jean Carol (Woman in New York) and John Fedevich (Silent Ed). About half-way through, this one may have you questioning your own sense of reality; but rest assured, by the end of `Vanilla Sky' all will be revealed. It's a reality-bender, to be sure, and a wild one; but this is exciting entertainment that offers a satisfying-- and unique-- experience, one you have to see to believe. It's the essential, and absolute, magic of the movies. 10/10.



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