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Closer -- The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other.
Closer -- The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Patrick Marber (play)
Patrick Marber (screenplay)
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Release Date:
3 December 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking. See more »
Plot:
The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 24 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Who's afraid of Closer? See more (890 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julia Roberts ... Anna

Jude Law ... Dan

Natalie Portman ... Alice

Clive Owen ... Larry

Nick Hobbs ... Taxi Driver

Colin Stinton ... Customs Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Benham ... Car driver (uncredited)

Elizabeth Bower ... Chatty Exhibition Guest (uncredited)
Ray Donn ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
Daniel Dresner ... Coughing Man (uncredited)
Rrenford Junior Fagan ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)

Antony Gabriel ... Luke (uncredited)
Michael Haley ... Smoking Man (uncredited)

Selena Mars ... Traveler (uncredited)

Steve Morphew ... Bartender (uncredited)

Abdul Popoola ... Doctor (uncredited)
Peter Rnic ... Bodyguard (uncredited)
Leonard Silver ... Exhibition Guest (uncredited)

Robert Stone ... Bouncer (uncredited)

Bret Yount ... Customs Officer (uncredited)
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Directed by
Mike Nichols 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Patrick Marber (play)

Patrick Marber (screenplay)

Produced by
Mary Bailey .... associate producer
Cary Brokaw .... producer
John Calley .... producer
James Clayton .... co-executive producer
Celia D. Costas .... executive producer
Robert Fox .... executive producer
Michael Haley .... co-producer
Paula Jalfon .... co-executive producer
Paul A. Levin .... associate producer
Mike Nichols .... producer
Duncan Reid .... co-executive producer
Scott Rudin .... executive producer
 
Cinematography by
Stephen Goldblatt 
 
Film Editing by
John Bloom 
Antonia Van Drimmelen 
 
Production Design by
Tim Hatley 
 
Art Direction by
Grant Armstrong 
Hannah Moseley 
Mark Raggett 
 
Set Decoration by
John Bush 
 
Costume Design by
Ann Roth 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Blundell .... hair stylist: Ms. Portman
Christine Blundell .... makeup artist: Ms. Portman
Richard Dean .... makeup artist: Ms. Roberts
Ian Denson .... hair stylist: Ms. Roberts
Linda DeVetta .... hair designer
Linda DeVetta .... makeup designer
Mark English .... key hair stylist
Tracey Lee .... makeup dailies
Dorka Nieradzik .... hair stylist: Mr. Owen
Dorka Nieradzik .... makeup artist: Mr. Owen
Trefor Proud .... key makeup artist
Michelle Taylor .... hair stylist: Mr. Law
Michelle Webb .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Celia D. Costas .... unit production manager
Antoine Douaihy .... assistant unit production manager: New York
Ted Ladlow .... unit manager
Rachel Neale .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonny Benson .... third assistant director
Rob Burgess .... third assistant director
Michael Haley .... first assistant director
Toby Hefferman .... second assistant director
Eddie Thorne .... assistant director
Robert E. Warren .... assistant director
 
Art Department
David H. Allen .... property master: New York (as David Allen)
Julia Castle .... construction coordinator
Alan Chesters .... construction manager
Dean Coldham .... plasterer
Martin Duffy .... stand-by carpenter
Robert J. Dugdale .... assistant scenic artist
Michael Gunner .... supervising painter
Jane Harwood .... assistant art director
Gary Ixer .... stand-by props
David Ned Kelly .... supervising carpenter (as David Kelly)
Tony Marks .... carpenter
Maxie McDonald .... property master
Graham Mitchell .... carpenter
Neil Murrum .... chargehand dressing props
Brian Neighbour .... carpenter
Wesley Peppiatt .... props
Lucinda Sturgis .... props buyer
Howard Weaver .... scenic artist
Ben Wilkinson .... dressing props
Simon Wilkinson .... chargehand stand-by props
Steve Williamson .... supervising painter
Eddie Wolstencroft .... stand-by painter
Christian McDonald .... props (uncredited)
Grant Shaffer .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jamie Baker .... foley editor
James Bennett .... adr recordist
Ron Bochar .... sound re-recording mixer
Ron Bochar .... supervising sound editor
Kam Chan .... foley supervisor
Laura Civiello .... dialogue editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Lee Dichter .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Fielder .... assistant sound editor
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Heather Gross .... first assistant sound editor
Harry Higgins .... sound re-recording engineer
Gareth John .... sound maintenance
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Branka Mrkic .... dialogue editor (as Branka Mrkic-Tana)
Barry O'Sullivan .... boom operator
Angela Organ .... assistant adr editor
Nicholas Renbeck .... foley editor
Jamie Roden .... adr mixer
Ivan Sharrock .... production sound mixer
Deborah Wallach .... adr editor
Allan Zaleski .... sound effects editor
Alexander Beddow .... adr assistant (uncredited)
David Warzynski .... foley assistant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Stuart Brisdon .... special effects supervisor
Mark Haddenham .... special effects senior technician
Jennifer Herbert .... special effects: The Mill
Mark White .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Jennifer Herbert .... digital compositor: The Mill
Katja Hollmann .... digital lab supervisor: Lipsync Post
Matthew Leach .... technical assistant
Kevin Phelan .... scanning and recording producer: Lip Sync Post
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects
Olaf Wendt .... visual effects supervisor
William Foxwell .... digital lab operator: Lip Sync Post (uncredited)
Katy Lemon .... digital lab operator: Lip Sync Post (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Marc Cass .... stunts (as Mark Cass)
Tracey Caudle .... stunts (as Tracy Caudle)
Ray De-Haan .... stunt coordinator (as Ray De Haan)
David Garrick .... stunts
Steve Griffin .... stunt coordinator
Crispin Layfield .... stunts
Tony Lucken .... stunts
Michelle Sebek .... stunt double
Tom Elliott .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Pete Cavaciuti .... Steadicam operator
Pete Cavaciuti .... camera operator: "b" camera
Gareth Coop .... camera trainee
Jason Coop .... central loader
Trevor Coop .... camera operator: "a" camera
Clive Coote .... still photographer
Kathleen Corgan .... second assistant camera: New York
Ted Deason .... first assistant camera
Lester Dunton .... video supervisor
Laurence Edwards .... crane technician
Russell Engels .... gaffer: New York (as Russ Engels)
Steve Finberg .... electrician
Tommy Finch .... gaffer
Alan Grayley .... rigging electrician
Alan Hall .... second assistant camera
Demetri Jagger .... video assist operator
Sacha Jones .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Wayne King .... electrician
Graham Martyr .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Billy Merrell .... rigging gaffer
Richard Merrell .... electrician
Neil Munro .... lighting technician
Luke Myslowski .... grip
Peter Myslowski .... grip: "a" camera unit
Peter Myslowski .... key grip
Billy Patsos .... key grip: New York (as William Patsos)
Chris Silano .... first assistant camera: New York (as A. Chris Silano)
Andy Thomson .... crane technician
Martyn Welland .... electrician
George White .... assistant chief lighting technician
Zoe Whittaker .... video assist operator: dailies
Steve Hideg .... crane technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Sondra James .... voice casting
Ilenka Jelowicki .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lucy Denny .... costume cutter
Melissa Haley .... costumes coordinator
Michelle Matland .... assistant costume designer
Luan Placks .... costumer
Lindsay Pugh .... costume supervisor
Adam Roach .... wardrobe master
Sophia Spink .... costumer
Fran Vega-Buck .... costumer (as Francisca V. Vega)
 
Editorial Department
Andrew Buckland .... assistant editor
Closer .... dailies advisor
Armando Fente .... assistant editor
Ann Gray .... post-production coordinator
Rupert Hall .... assistant editor
William Henry .... associate editor
Kate Mackenzie .... assistant editor
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer (as Steve Sheridan)
Mark Wright .... negative cutter
 
Music Department
Nancy Allen .... assistant music editor
Andy Brown .... music contractor
Stephen McLaughlin .... music mixer
Suzana Peric .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Gary Birmingham .... unit transportation manager
Martin Birmingham .... driver: cast
Jimmy Carruthers .... unit driver
Lee Isgar .... driver: Cary Brokaw
Karen Russell .... driver: minibus
Lol Smith .... driver: Clive Owen
 
Other crew
Mary Bailey .... script supervisor
Joanna Bates .... assistant accountant
Kellie Belle .... consultant: product placement
Kristin Brokaw .... floor runner
Creel Brown .... additional production assistant
Tabitha Burrill .... production accountant
Sean Mik'ael Butler .... development intern
Blanca Camacho .... adr loop group
Gilly Case .... location manager
Francesca Castellano .... production coordinator
John Charles .... software engineer: Sony DAC
Gavin Charlton .... sous chef
J. John Corbett .... title designer
Deb Dyer .... accountant
Maria Fitzgerald .... accounting assistant
Heather Gauntt .... assistant location manager
Nicole Gregory .... unit publicist
Joe Guest .... location manager: New York
Giles Harding .... additional floor runner
Cara Higgins .... daily floor runner
David House .... stand-in
Harriet Howe .... additional set runner
Nikki Inwood .... stand-in: Julia Roberts
Oliver Kersey .... floor runner
Bryn Lawrence .... floor runner
Jane Levy .... assistant: Mr. Nichols
Sara Levy .... floor runner
Sandrine Loisy .... stand-in: Natalie Portman
Dana Mayer .... assistant choreographer
Lisa Medwid .... assistant: Mr. Calley
Jon Miller .... assistant accountant
Tariq Mirza .... production legal
Steve Morphew .... stand-in: Jude Law
Lara Murray .... assistant location manager
Heather Noble .... assistant coordinator
Vanraaj Padhaal .... production assistant
Vincent Paterson .... choreographer
Geraldine Patten .... assistant: Ms. Costas
Nancy A. Pavia .... production assistant
Emma Pill .... location manager
David Pinkus .... production assistant: crowd
David Pinnington .... location manager
Holly Pullinger .... assistant location manager
Donald Rice .... production assistant
Patsy Rodenburg .... dialogue coach: Ms. Portman
Christina I. Rodriguez .... set production assistant: New York
Paul Sacks .... set production assistant
Christopher T. Sadler .... assistant to cast
Nick Saunders .... office production assistant
Adelaide Scardino .... assistant: Mr. Brokaw
Rob Seager .... assistant accountant
Jane Soans .... first location manager
Amanda Stevens .... location manager
Tom Stourton .... location scout
Lorna Struthers .... production secretary
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi .... assistant: Mr. Nichols
Martin Wady .... location scout
Eileen Yip .... production assistant
Jennifer Zolten Freed .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Andrew S. Kahn .... assistant: Scott Rudin (uncredited)
Darren O'Connell .... floor runner: dailies (uncredited)
Lucy Williams .... location scout (uncredited)
James Windeler .... production assistant (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sequences of graphic sexual dialogue, nudity/sexuality and language
Runtime:
104 min | Turkey:98 min (TV version)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The trailer includes several things that are not in the film. - different lighting when Anna and Dan kiss - shots of the driver of the car that hits Alice - a shot of Larry and Anna getting dressed - Larry telling Alice, "You women don't understand the territory, because you are the territory" - Anna asking Dan, "Why did you swear eternal love when all you wanted was excitement? Love bores you." Dan responds, "No, it disappoints me."See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Dan is cybersexing with Larry, and begins to simulate an orgasm, he type a full line of $%$^&^&*&()*()*_)( but in the next shot he is only adding the first line of $%^&*^(*^&^ $%$#$%#@%^&&*^&*(*&(See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Alice:Hello, stranger.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Non v'e piu tempo, aniciSee more »

FAQ

In the scene where Larry goes to the strip slub, Alice says: "Lying is the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off, but it's better if you do" These are the names of two of Panic! At The Disco's songs. What came first, the line or the songs?
Is this film based on a novel?
What's the exact name of the street and the park that Alice and Dan walk into at the beginning of the movie?
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374 out of 567 people found the following review useful.
Who's afraid of Closer?, 21 December 2004
Author: arichmondfwc from United States

Mike Nichols directed, in my opinion, one of the three best adaptations from stage to screen. "Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf" (The other two being Sidney Lumet's "Long day's journey into night" and Elia Kazan's "A Streetcar named Desire) After the extraordinary television adaptation of "Angels in America" I also would have pleaded with Mike Nichols to do "Closer" Sorry I'm rambling. What I'm trying to say in a rather convoluted way is, simply, thank you Mr. Nichols. Adult themes, conceived and performed by adult artists. I hope it makes zillions of dollars so we can have more of it. Jude Law is a Peter O'Toole without the steroids, Julia Roberts a Jeanne Moreau with an American passport, Clive Owen is a child of John Garfield and Peter Finch and Natalie Portman a Jean Peters with a college degree. I saw the film twice in a row, I hadn't done that in years. Not since "Drugstore Cowboy", "Apartment Zero" and "Sex Lies and Videotape" The unfolding of the dark happens in front of our eyes and it feels chillingly familiar. Lies we tell each other with so much conviction with so much honesty. The only real thing is the pain and the loneliness. It doesn't sound like a very entertaining night out but believe me, it is. Go, see for yourself. You may have to confront something you didn't want to confront. That's part of the process call growing up. Who's afraid of that?

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