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Art School Confidential -- Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.
Art School Confidential -- Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him.

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Writers (WGA):
Daniel Clowes (screenplay)
Daniel Clowes (comic story)
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Release Date:
12 May 2006 (USA) See more »
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Who said anything about talent?
Plot:
Starting from childhood attempts at illustration, the protagonist pursues his true obsession to art school. But as he learns how the art world really works, he finds that he must adapt his vision to the reality that confronts him. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Max Minghella ... Jerome

Sophia Myles ... Audrey

John Malkovich ... Professor Sandiford

Jim Broadbent ... Jimmy

Matt Keeslar ... Jonah

Ethan Suplee ... Vince

Joel David Moore ... Bardo

Nick Swardson ... Matthew

Anjelica Huston ... Art History Teacher

Adam Scott ... Marvin Bushmiller

Jack Ong ... Professor Okamura

Scoot McNairy ... Army-Jacket

Jeremy Guskin ... Eno
Monika Ramnath ... Flower
Isaac Laskin ... Kiss-Ass

Jeanette Brox ... Shilo

Finneus Egan ... Vegan

Shelly Cole ... Filthy-Haired Girl

Jean St. James ... Mom

Cristen Coppen ... Preppy Girl

Michael Shamus Wiles ... Donald Baumgarten

Katherine Moennig ... Candace

Ezra Buzzington ... Leslie

Lauren Lee Smith ... Beat Girl

Travis Walck ... Richard Natwick

Paul Collins ... Professor David Zipkin
Marshall Bell ... Lonny

Chris McKenna ... Mikey (as Chris L. McKenna)

Marc Vann ... Kevin

Roxanne Day ... Jonah's Wife - Marie

Roxanne Hart ... Mom Platz

Ozman Sirgood ... Dad Platz (as Osman Soykut)

Katija Pevec ... Cynthia Platz

Brian Turk ... Cliffy
Edith Jefferson ... Doddering Aunt

Michael Lerner ... Art Dealer

Jeff LeBeau ... Lawyer
Marie L. Bain ... Helena Sandiford
Richard Bakalyan ... Cranky Guard (as Dick Bakalyan)
John Bliss ... Vince's Grandpa

Charlie Talbert ... Vince's Editor

Amy Gross ... Vince's Editor's Girlfriend

Kimi Reichenberg ... Suburban Girl

Alexandra Ryan ... Nympho Slut (as Alex Ryan)

Bob Golub ... Hector

Lauren Bowles ... Woman Strangled
Zachary Maurer ... Young Jerome (as Zach Maurer)

Brendan Walsh ... Eugene

Brian Geraghty ... Stoob

Valyn Hall ... Cute Girl
Oliver Ryan Anderson ... Cute Girl's Boyfriend (as Oliver Anderson)

Curtis Taylor ... Coach
Jesse Flanagan ... Hurst

Dawn-Lyen Gardner ... Coed

Laura Roth ... Coed

Alexi Wasser ... Female Student
Amanda Paytas ... Female Student (as Amanda Leigh Paytas)

Chris Fogleman ... Questioner
Wesley Rodgers ... Questioner

Nathaniel Lee Jr. ... Kid

Stacey Travis ... Teacher
Erik Walker ... Punching Bully (as Erik M. Walker)

Andre Marcus ... Other Bully (as Andre Ashton Marcus)

Wendy Haines ... Grenadine Woman

Mike Stanley ... Martel Drinker
Bob Jennings ... Cop

Choice Skinner ... Cop

Sam Sabbah ... Scary Local
Chris C. Mitchell ... Scary Local (as Chris Mitchell)
Jarret Reid ... Green Paint Guy

Lily Asinovsky ... Girl Who Steps on Glass
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jerry G. Angelo ... Student Actor (uncredited)

Paul Michael Bloodgood ... Tattooed Basketball Player (uncredited)

Todd Bosley ... Art Dork #1 (uncredited)

Pete Brown ... Lecherous Dad (uncredited)

Steve Buscemi ... Broadway Bob D'Annunzio (uncredited)

Julius Callahan ... Bearded Weirdo (uncredited)

Mike Carlucci ... Football Announcer (voice) (uncredited)

Victoria Chalaya ... Student #5 (uncredited)

Ethan Cohn ... Art Dork #2 (uncredited)

David Diaan ... Future Critic #1 (uncredited)

Erik Eidem ... Baked Sophomore (uncredited)
Nikki Gray ... Angry Lesbian (uncredited)
Sham Ibrahim ... Effeminate Basketball Player (uncredited)

Arron Kinser ... Art Student (uncredited)

Cameron Lee ... Art Student (uncredited)
Don Lewis ... Future Critic #2 (uncredited)

Sean LoGrasso ... Art Student (uncredited)

Cameron Markham ... Art Student (uncredited)
Asal Masomi ... College Student (uncredited)

Ambrit Millhouse ... Female Student #2 (uncredited)

Steven J. Oliver ... Dad Natwick (uncredited)

Nick Pellegrino ... School Janitor (uncredited)

Kristin Quick ... Girl Student (uncredited)

Damara Reilly ... Mom Natwick (uncredited)

Tahmus Rounds ... Next in Line (uncredited)

Victoria Lea Rudd ... Art Student - Tree Girl (uncredited)

Charles Schneider ... Professor Pidgeon (uncredited)
Arthur Thomas ... Art Student (uncredited)

Gary C. Warren ... Art Student (uncredited)
Hunter Woo ... Art Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Terry Zwigoff 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Daniel Clowes (screenplay)

Daniel Clowes (comic story) (as Dan Clowes)

Produced by
Daniel Clowes .... co-producer
Lianne Halfon .... producer
Barbara A. Hall .... executive producer
John Malkovich .... producer
Russell Smith .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Kitay 
 
Cinematography by
Jamie Anderson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Hoffman 
 
Casting by
Ann Goulder 
Cassandra Kulukundis 
 
Production Design by
Howard Cummings 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Borck 
 
Set Decoration by
Barbara Munch 
 
Costume Design by
Betsy Heimann 
 
Makeup Department
Mustaque M. Ashrafi .... assistant makeup department head (as Mustaq Ashrafi)
David Forrest .... makeup department head (as David Craig Forrest)
Bunny Parker .... hair department head
Susan Schuler-Page .... assistant department head hair (as Susan Schuler)
 
Production Management
Tad Driscoll .... production supervisor
Beau J. Genot .... post-production supervisor
Barbara A. Hall .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Camp III .... first assistant director
Polly Ann Mattson .... second assistant director (as Polly Ann Mattson-Bock)
Shawn Pipkin .... additional second assistant director
Carrie Rudolf .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Russell R. Anderson .... set dresser (as Russ Anderson)
Peter Bankins .... property master
Robert Bankins .... prop assistant
Tristan Paris Bourne .... set designer (as Tristan Bourne)
Daniel Clowes .... artwork: Jonah (as D. Clowes)
Paul Detlefson .... set dresser
David R. Evans .... art department assistant (as David Evans)
Rob Garlow .... construction general supervisor
Rick Glenn .... set dresser
Sarah Graddy .... artist liaison
Linda Griffis .... art department coordinator
Bryan Hill .... set dresser
Tom Hrupcho .... paint supervisor
Tyler Kettenburg .... set dresser
Kim Lincoln .... graphic artist
Larry Lira .... drapery foreman
Eric Luling .... on-set dresser (as Eric J. Luling)
Caitlin Mitchell-Dayton .... artwork: Jerome
Mark Mothersbaugh .... artwork: Bushmiller
Joe Ondrejko .... construction coordinator
Stuart Rankine .... assistant property master
Nicholas Rymond .... set dresser (as Nick Rymond)
Greg Sanger .... leadman
Charles Schneider .... artwork
Mila Shah .... art department production assistant
Brian Shupper .... additional artwork (as Bryan Hurley)
Garrett Shane Norlin .... contributing artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Lawrence L. Commans .... boom operator
Mark Fay .... boom operator
Nick Foley .... adr recordist
Kim Foscato .... associate dialog editor
Chris Gridley .... associate sound effects editor
Samuel H. Hinckley .... sound effects editor
Pete Horner .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Iadarola .... supervising re-recording mixer
Mark Levinson .... adr editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
John Nutt .... supervising sound editor
David Parker .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
Gene Radzik .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Ted Swanscott .... adr mixer
Patti Tauscher .... foley editor
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Mark Weingarten .... sound mixer
Bob Giammarco .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Chris Bailey .... special effects coordinator
Scott Dwyer .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Jeff Barnes .... production executive: CafeFX
Travis Baumann .... Inferno artist: Digiscope
Everett Burrell .... visual effects supervisor
Lawrence Carroll .... compositing supervisor: Digiscope
Travis Dutch .... film scanning recording
Fortunato Frattasio .... digital artist
Vicki Galloway-Weimer .... visual effects executive producer: CafeFX (as Vicki Galloway Weimer)
Bill Georgiou .... visual effects designer and compositor
Derek Krauss .... digital paint and roto lead
Ed Mendez .... digital compositor: CafeFX
Terron Pratt .... visual effects coordinator: Digiscope
Laurel Lyn Schulman .... visual effects producer: Digiscope (as Laurel Schulman)
Christopher Stack .... colorist: Digiscope
Christopher Stack .... imaging supervisor: Digiscope
Mary Stuart-Welch .... visual effects executive producer: Digiscope (as Mary Stuart)
David Van Dyke .... visual effects producer: Cafe FX
O.D. Welch .... production executive: CafeFX
Toby Newell .... compositor (uncredited)
Danny Torres .... systems administrator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Dan Bradley .... stunt coordinator
Richard Cetrone .... stunts
Paul Farber .... stunt double
Jeremy Fry .... stunts
Mike Massa .... stunts
Darrin Prescott .... stunt coordinator
J.P. Romano .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Avallon .... generator operator
Clyde E. Bryan .... first assistant camera
Craig Campbell .... electrician
Billy Clevenger .... camera operator (as Bill Clevenger)
Mark Cueto .... electrician
Mark Shane Davis .... key grip (as Mark Davis)
David Dunbar .... assistant rigging electrician
Brent Egan .... camera loader
Tracy Estes .... electrician
Eddie Evans .... grip
Adam Feinberg .... rigging electrician (as Adam R. Feinberg)
Sean P. Fickert .... best boy grip (as Sean Fickert)
Earl Gayer .... rigging electrician (as Earl D. Gayer)
David Golia .... camera operator: "b" camera (as David John Golia)
Suzanne Hanover .... still photographer
Daniel Kauahi .... grip (as Daniel H. Kauahi)
Kevin J. Lang .... electrician (as Kevin Lang)
Melton Maxwell .... chief lighting technician (as Mel Maxwell)
Peter McAdams .... grip
Ryan Nelson .... grip
Chris Pavlu .... rigging electrician
David D. Scott .... video engineer
Barnaby Shapiro .... second assistant camera
Chuck Sharp .... assistant lighting technician
Gary Slemp .... electrician
Peter Sorel .... still photographer
Rodney Veto .... key rigging grip
Troy N. Wade .... dolly grip
Peter McAdams .... dolly grip: "b" camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
John Barba .... casting associate
Vesper Burnett .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzanne Cranfill .... costume supervisor
Laurel Frushour .... set costumer
Alexis Jacks .... set costumer
Hayley Stuppel .... set costumer
Anya Teresse .... assistant to costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Kenny Becker .... color timer
Coral D'Alessandro .... post-production assistant
Rick Downey .... negative cutter
Michael Gay .... assistant editor
Thomas M. Harrigan .... first assistant editor: avid
David Hopper .... assistant editor
C.J. Hsu .... assistant editor
Michael Underwood .... colorist: video mastering
 
Music Department
Michael Aarvold .... music scoring mixer (as Mike Aarvold)
Michael Aarvold .... score recordist (as Mike Aarvold)
Daniel Birczynski .... score recordist
Lynn Hobensack .... music clearance
Todd Kasow .... music consultant
Todd Kasow .... music editor
David Kitay .... conductor
Robin Lee .... music editor
William Levine .... orchestrator (as Bill Levine)
Dan Wallin .... music scoring mixer (as Danny Wallin)
Dan Wallin .... score recordist (as Danny Wallin)
 
Transportation Department
Morris Aroesti .... driver
John W. Barbee .... transportation captain
Charley Bob Burnham .... driver
Gary Jackson .... driver
Alan Kaminsky .... transportation
Hugh Kelly .... transportation
Dana Schisler .... driver
Chris Walden .... driver
Harold L. Woods .... driver generator operator
 
Other crew
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Michael Barnes .... financial legal services
Jaclyn Bashoff .... assistant: Anjelica Huston
Will Blomquist .... production assistant
Allison Bona .... production assistant
John R. Brewer .... production assistant
Francie Brown .... dialect coach
Giacun Caduff .... production assistant
Elizabeth C. Camp .... set production assistant
Carrie Cantore .... location manager
Sarah Catizone .... key construction medic
William Conacher .... dialect coach
Judy Heinzen Culotta .... key assistant location manager (as Judy Heinzen)
Shelly Darden .... production associate
Susan Dukow .... production coordinator
Erin Forrest .... set production assistant
Steven Fulton .... production assistant
Lisa Garvey .... assistant to executive producer
Joel Goldes .... dialect coach
Jesec Griffin .... production assistant
Nathan Gunn .... assistant: Mr. Zwigoff, post-production
Charles Heaphy .... production financing
Jimmy Kaminsky .... production assistant: Mr. Minghella
Michael G. Kehoe .... craft service company (as Michael Kehoe)
Louis A. Lanni .... set production assistant
Tim McGee .... craft service assistant
Randy McKenney .... extras coordinator
Ralph B. Meyer .... key location manager
Scott Peterson .... script supervisor
Huey Redwine .... stand-in: John Malkovich
Benjamin Scissors .... key set production assistant
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Ann Shimabukuro .... additional set production assistant
Eric J. Spiegelman .... production counsel
E. Michael Stankevich .... assistant to producers
Sara Van der Voort .... production assistant
Allen Wong .... accountant
Lavinia Zetina .... assistant accountant
Andrew Zilch .... assistant production coordinator
Saxon Eldridge .... assistant to cast (uncredited)
Marc C. Geschwind .... extras coordinator (uncredited)
Andy Steinlen .... hand double (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language including sexual references, nudity and a scene of violence
Runtime:
USA:102 min | 102 min (Sundance Film Festival) | Argentina:102 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The college's name, "Strathmore", is actually a company that manufactures things like sketchpads and tracing paper for artists.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the 'you haven't been laid' dorm scene, the fabric on Matthew's dressmaking model switches from draped around the model to wrapped around it like a scarf almost instantaneously.See more »
Quotes:
Vince:I've gotta cream soma kinda love story into this thing man. Skanks, make up fifty per cent of the audienceSee more »
Movie Connections:
Features "The Facts of Life" (1979)See more »
Soundtrack:
Munster's ThemeSee more »

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61 out of 83 people found the following review useful.
This film impressed the hell out of me, 14 May 2006
Author: tomwaitsisgod from massachusetts, us

I came into this film expecting a mean, rude comedy in the vein of Zwigoff's previous effort Bad Santa (a film which has more brains than it gets credit for). For the first 3/4 or so of the film, that's what I got, and I enjoyed every second. Towards the last bit, the film takes a turn darker than you would expect. This sudden twist, unexpected as it was, did not feel trite or convoluted. More fascinating.

Make no mistake this a dark comedy in the truest definition. There is something about the ending that is supremely haunting.

Ethan Suplee provides the hyper-actively aggressive role he has become beloved for. Malkovich does not disappoint as the burnt-out and oh-so-full-of-crap art professor. Jim Broadbent channels Chuck Bukowski here as he barks like a pit-bull and alternately purrs like a tabby as the disheveled failed artist/ nihilistic mentor of our boy Jerome, who just may be the only unpretentious and truly talented student at Strathmore University. Throw in Anjelica Huston and Steve Buscemi in delightfully understated roles, a string of murders courtesy of the mythical Strathmore Strangler, and the positively stunning Sophia Myles as the nude drawing class model Audrey who becomes both the object of Jerome's affection and the source of his disillusion, and you have got a dysfunctional masterpiece.

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