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Closer ()


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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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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 47 nominations.
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Anna
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Dan
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Alice
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Larry
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Taxi Driver
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Customs Officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Steve Benham ...
Car driver (uncredited)
Elizabeth Bower ...
Chatty Exhibition Guest (uncredited)
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Club Gangster (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)
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Bartender (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
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Traveller (uncredited)
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Bodyguard (uncredited)
Leonard Silver ...
Exhibition Guest (uncredited)
Robert Stone ...
Bouncer (uncredited)
Brian Teles ...
Strip Club Customer (uncredited)
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Customs Officer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mike Nichols

Written by (WGA)

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Patrick Marber ... (play)
 
Patrick Marber ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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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

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Stephen Goldblatt

Film Editing by

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John Bloom
Antonia Van Drimmelen

Editorial Department

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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)
Sandeep Sheth ... post-production staff assistant
Mark Wright ... negative cutter

Production Design by

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Tim Hatley

Art Direction by

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Grant Armstrong
Hannah Moseley
Mark Raggett

Set Decoration by

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John Bush

Costume Design by

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Ann Roth

Makeup Department

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Christine Blundell ... hair stylist: Ms. Portman / makeup artist: Ms. Portman
Richard Dean ... makeup artist: Ms. Roberts
Ian Denson ... hair stylist: Ms. Roberts
Linda DeVetta ... hair designer / makeup designer
Mark English ... key hair stylist
Andrea Finch ... crowd hair/makeup supervisor
Tracey Lee ... makeup dailies
Dorka Nieradzik ... hair stylist: Mr. Owen / makeup artist: Mr. Owen
Trefor Proud ... key makeup artist
Michelle Taylor ... hair stylist: Mr. Law
Michelle Webb ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Celia D. Costas ... unit production manager
Antoine Douaihy ... assistant unit production manager: New York
Kevin Flatow ... assistant production supervisor
Ted Ladlow ... unit manager
Rachel Neale ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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

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David H. Allen ... property master: New York (as David Allen)
Lee Biggs ... carpenter
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

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Jamie Baker ... foley editor
James Bennett ... adr recordist
Ron Bochar ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Kam Chan ... foley supervisor
Laura Civiello ... dialogue editor
Marko A. Costanzo ... foley artist
Lee Dichter ... re-recording mixer
Chris Fielder ... assistant sound editor
Peter Gleaves ... adr mixer
Heather Gross ... first assistant sound editor
Harry Higgins ... sound re-recording engineer
Larry Hopkins ... layback sound mixer
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)
Phillip Fuller ... sound mix technician (uncredited)
David Warzynski ... foley assistant (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Stuart Brisdon ... special effects supervisor
Mark Haddenham ... special effects senior technician
Jennifer Giovanna Meire ... special effects: The Mill (as Jennifer Herbert)
Mark White ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Katja Hollmann ... digital lab supervisor: Lipsync Post
Matthew Leach ... technical assistant
Jennifer Giovanna Meire ... digital compositor: The Mill Film, London (as Jennifer Herbert)
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

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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

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Pete Cavaciuti ... Steadicam operator / 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 / 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

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Louis Elman ... adr voice casting
Sondra James ... voice casting
Ilenka Jelowicki ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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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)

Location Management

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Gilly Case ... location manager
Heather Gauntt ... assistant location manager
Joe Guest ... location manager: New York
Lara Murray ... assistant location manager
Emma Pill ... location manager
David Pinnington ... location manager
Holly Pullinger ... assistant location manager
Jane Soans ... location manager
Amanda Stevens ... location manager
Tom Stourton ... location scout
Martin Wady ... location scout
Lucy Williams ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Nancy Allen ... assistant music editor
Andy Brown ... music contractor
Stephen McLaughlin ... music mixer
Suzana Peric ... music editor
Darian Pollard ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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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

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Mary Bailey ... script supervisor
Joanna Bates ... assistant accountant
Kellie Belle ... consultant: product placement
Lori Berhon ... language dubbing crew: adr voices
Kristin Brokaw ... floor runner
Creel Brown ... additional production assistant
Tabitha Burrill ... production accountant
Sean Mik'ael Butler ... development intern
Blanca Camacho ... adr loop group
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
Nicole Gregory ... unit publicist
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
Heather Noble ... assistant coordinator
Vanraaj Padhaal ... production assistant
Vincent Paterson ... choreographer
Geraldine Patten ... assistant: Ms. Costas
Nancy A. Pavia ... production assistant
David Pinkus ... production assistant: crowd
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
Lorna Struthers ... production secretary
Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi ... assistant: Mr. Nichols
Eileen Yip ... production assistant
Jennifer Zolten Freed ... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Andrew S. Kahn ... assistant: Scott Rudin (uncredited)
Jessica McDonald ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Darren O'Connell ... floor runner: dailies (uncredited)
James Windeler ... production assistant (uncredited)

Production Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Smart-but-ineffectual journalist Dan "We use euphemisms!" cannot decide between his girlfriend, loving-but-clingy waitress Alice, or his lover cold-but-intellectual photographer Anna; herself indecisive between Dan and honest-but-thuggish "You're bloody gorgeous!" doctor Larry. The film puts the four leading characters in a box and strips them apart. Written by Anonymous

Plot Keywords
Taglines If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Closer: entre adultes consentants (France)
  • Hautnah (Germany)
  • Ispita (Romania)
  • Близость (Russia)
  • Blizej (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 104 min
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Box Office

Budget $27,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $7,707,972, 05 Dec 2004
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $115,505,027

Did You Know?

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Trivia At the beginning of filming, Natalie Portman gave Julia Roberts a necklace that said "cunt" in honor of their characters' foul mouths. At the end of filming, Roberts gave Portman a necklace that said "lil' cunt". See more »
Goofs When Dan and Anna are at the opera (the English National Opera in London), the soundtrack is playing a recording of Mozart's "Cosi Fan Tutte" in the original Italian. All productions at the ENO are always sung in English. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005). See more »
Soundtracks The Blower's Daughter See more »
Quotes Larry: Alice, tell me something true.
Alice: Lying's the most fun a girl can have without taking her clothes off - but it's better if you do.
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