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Infamous -- Truman Capote plunged into the murder case that inspired his great "nonfiction novel" In Cold Blood and led him into a fevered relationship with one of the two doomed killers.
Infamous -- While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote (Jones) develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.
Infamous -- While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote (Jones) develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Douglas McGrath (screenplay)
George Plimpton (book)
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Release Date:
13 October 2006 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
There's more to the story than you know
Plot:
While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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If Brussel Sprouts could talk See more (98 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sigourney Weaver ... Babe Paley

Toby Jones ... Truman Capote

Gwyneth Paltrow ... Kitty Dean

Sandra Bullock ... Nelle Harper Lee

Isabella Rossellini ... Marella Agnelli

Peter Bogdanovich ... Bennett Cerf
Rey Arteaga ... El Morocco Band

Jeff Daniels ... Alvin Dewey

Daniel Craig ... Perry Smith
Justin Sherburn ... El Morocco Band
Andrew Halbreich ... El Morocco Band

Juliet Stevenson ... Diana Vreeland

Michael Panes ... Gore Vidal

Hope Davis ... Slim Keith

Frank G. Curcio ... William Shawn (as Frank Curcio)
Terri Merritt Bennett ... D.A.'s Secretary (as Terri Bennett)

John Benjamin Hickey ... Jack Dunphy

Mitch Baker ... Reporter 1

Grant James ... Reporter 2
Sheila Bailey ... Waitress (as Sheila Bailey-Lucas)
Richard Dillard ... Man on Street
Norman Bennett ... Desk Clerk (as Norman Jamison Bennett)

Marco Perella ... Clifford Hope
Bethlyn Gerard ... Marie Dewey

Libby Villari ... Delores Hope
Joey Basham ... Paul Dewey
Marian Aleta Jones ... Ellen Bechner

Terri Zee ... Nancy Hickey

Richard Andrew Jones ... Andy Erhart (as Richard Jones)

Brian Shoop ... Everett Ogburn

Lee Pace ... Dick Hickock

Brady Coleman ... Charles McAtee

Paul Wright ... Prisoner 1 (as Paul Mitchell Wright)

Turk Pipkin ... Prisoner 2
Ray Gestaut ... Lee Andrews
Joe Cordi ... Piano Player
Lee Ritchey ... Bill Paley

Brett Brock ... Tex Smith

Leticia Trejo ... Flo Smith

Brady Hender ... Young Perry
Zachary Burnett ... Young Truman

Brent A. McCoy ... Herb Clutter (as Brent Mccoy)

Gail Cronauer ... Bonnie Clutter
Austin Chittim ... Kenyon Clutter

Morgan Farris ... Nancy Clutter
Dennis Letts ... Judge Tate

Gabriel Folse ... Foreman
Charles Mooneyhan ... Prison Guard 1
J.D. Young ... Prison Guard 2

Steve Flanagin ... Chaplain

Michael D. Conway ... Doctor (as Michael Conway)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Heath Allyn ... New Yorker (uncredited)
Peter Cornwell ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Floyd Lloyd ... Jailer (uncredited)

Dean Reading ... Deputy Bishop (uncredited)
Mark Rubin ... El Morocco Band (uncredited)

Angela Ware ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Daniel Zubiate ... El Morroco Playboy (uncredited)

Directed by
Douglas McGrath 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Douglas McGrath (screenplay)

George Plimpton (book "Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career")

Produced by
Jocelyn Hayes .... producer
Charles Pugliese .... associate producer
Audrey Rosenberg .... associate producer
Christine Vachon .... producer
Anne Walker-McBay .... producer
John Wells .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Rachel Portman 
 
Cinematography by
Bruno Delbonnel 
 
Film Editing by
Camilla Toniolo 
 
Casting by
Ellen Lewis 
Beth Sepko 
 
Production Design by
Judy Becker 
 
Art Direction by
Laura Ballinger 
 
Set Decoration by
Gene Serdena 
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
 
Makeup Department
Melizah Anguiano .... key hair stylist (as Melizah Schmidt)
Troy Breeding .... makeup department head
Jacenda Burkett .... makeup artist
Bridget Cook .... department head hair
Linda DeVetta .... makeup researcher
Becki Drake .... makeup artist
Terri Ewton .... hair stylist
Wayne Herndon .... hair stylist: Ms. Weaver and Ms. Rossellini
Darylin Nagy .... key makeup artist
Leola Perez .... hair stylist (as Leola L. Perez)
Janine Rath .... hair stylist: Ms. Bullock (as Janine Rath-Thompson)
Charmaine Richards .... hair stylist
Pamela S. Westmore .... key makeup artist: New York (as Pamela Westmore)
Pamela S. Westmore .... makeup artist: Ms. Bullock (as Pamela Westmore)
 
Production Management
Susan Kirr .... unit production manager
Ravi D. Mehta .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Meg Beatty .... second second assistant director
Louis Guerra .... second assistant director: New York (as Louis J. Guerra)
Patrick Mangan .... second second assistant director: New York
Daniel J. Shaw .... first assistant director
Katie Tull .... second assistant director (as Kathleen M. Tull)
 
Art Department
Sara Aronson .... property staff assistant
Marc Baird .... storyboard artist
Dawn M. Baker .... muralist
Amy Bell .... assistant property master
Brad Blei .... set dresser
Marcia Bruscato-Poss .... construction buyer
Lance Cheatham .... set dresser
Dennis Collins .... painter
Jack Colmenero .... set dresser
April Crump .... set dresser
Patricia Dillon .... draper
Maus Drechsler .... property master: New York
Summer Finley .... art department coordinator
James Wiley Fowler .... set dresser (as James Fowler)
Rafael Fraguada .... on-set dresser: New York
Sonia L. Garcia .... stand-by painter (as L. Sonia Garcia)
Dwayne Grady .... property master
Juliet Guimont .... scenic artist
Mark Hanks .... set dresser
Edwin G. Hill .... painter
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Marcus LaPorte .... scenic artist
Ross Macdonald .... graphic designer
Joe McCusker .... construction coordinator
Todd Morris .... on-set dresser
Marc Newman .... leadman: New York
John Parker .... set dresser
Shane Patrick .... set dresser
Scott A. Reeder .... props
Virle S. Reid .... additional set dresser
Steve Sawhill .... set dresser
Phil Shirey .... leadman
Gabriella Villarreal .... key buyer
Robert R. Wonson .... set dresser
Koen Wooten .... props
Cher Young .... painter
 
Sound Department
Ethan Andrus .... sound mixer
John Carbonara .... assistant sound editor
Benjamin Cheah .... sound designer
Benjamin Cheah .... sound re-recording mixer
Ryan Collison .... foley engineer
Kenton Jakub .... adr editor
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer
Tony Martinez .... dialogue editor
Eric McAllister .... supervising assistant sound editor
Eliza Paley .... supervising sound editor
Scott Snyder .... sound department intern
Wyatt Sprague .... sound effects editor
Tom Sturgis .... boom operator
Dominick Tavella .... sound re-recording mixer
John Werner .... foley supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Everett Byrom III .... special effects coordinator
Craig Byrom .... special effects foreman
Marc McCord .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Ryan Beadle .... digital I/O
Mark Dornfeld .... visual effects supervisor
Michele Ferrone .... visual effects producer
R.J. Harbour .... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes .... digital compositor
Shaina Holmes .... digital coordinator
Jeremy Lang .... head of information technology: Custom Film Effects
Lori C. Miller .... digital compositor
Amani Williams .... digital compositor
Michael Ventresco .... title designer: Redscare Inc. (uncredited)
 
Stunts
King Orba .... stunt performer
Jeff Schwan .... stunt coordinator (as Jeffrey Schwan)
Bryon Weiss .... stunt double: Lee Pace
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Marc Andrus .... key grip
Patrick B. Coate .... film loader
Peter Colavito .... best boy electric: New York
Sharon Courtney .... video assist: second unit
Matt Cowan .... grip
John W. DeBlau .... gaffer
Wes Dixon .... electric intern
John Eschberger .... electrician
Robert Hicks .... grip
Donald R. Howe Jr. .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Chip Huntington .... grip
Eric Leigh .... electrician: New York
Todd McMullen .... camera operator
P.K. Munson .... first assistant camera
Deana Newcomb .... still photographer
Heather Page .... camera operator: "b" camera
Frank Parrish .... second assistant camera
Tom Percarpio .... gaffer: New York
Jeff Peterson .... electrician
Eric Pickett .... video assist operator
Van Redin .... still photographer
Peter D. Roome .... additional first assistant camera
Adam Drew Schwartz .... assistant camera
Pierson Silver .... assistant camera: New York
Peter Simonite .... key first assistant camera
Jesse Wolter .... grip
 
Casting Department
Kristen Paladino .... extras casting: New York
Julie Schubert .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephany Baskin .... set costumer
Melanie Armstrong Fletcher .... costumer
Rhonney Greene .... set costumer: New York
Nyima Johnston .... set costumer
Kathy Kiatta .... costume supervisor
Aissatou Parks .... key costumer
Leeann Radeka .... set costumer
Tara Reimers .... assistant to costume designer
Autumn Saville .... assistant costume designer: New York
Joel Voorhies .... costumer: Ms. Bullock
Yvonne Wilburn .... costumer
Stephanie A. Steel .... set costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Charles Herzfeld .... post facility supervisor
Joe Hobeck .... associate editor
Eric Lorenz .... assistant editor
Sandra Nash .... assistant editor
Josh Olive .... colorist: dailies
Chris Patterson .... assistant editor
Noëlle Penraat .... negative cutter
Tim Stipan .... digital colorist
 
Music Department
Jeff Atmajian .... orchestrator
Chris Cozens .... auricle control systems
Tony Finno .... music preparation
Richard King .... music scoring engineer
Michael Kosarin .... conductor
Sandra Park .... music contractor
Suzana Peric .... music editor
Rachel Portman .... orchestrator
Mark Rubin .... music consultant
Rob Schwimmer .... music arranger
Rob Schwimmer .... musician: piano
Timmy Olmstead .... score recordist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Monica Allen .... van driver
Sara Aronson .... driver: douglas mcgrath
Charles Coulter .... honeymoon driver
Greg Faucett .... transportation coordinator
Lonnie Nelson .... transportation captain
Russell E. Scott .... picture car coordinator
Steven Willhoite .... driver: production van
 
Other crew
Natalie Angel .... production coordinator
Andrea Ariel .... choreographer
John Arszyla .... construction medic
Alex Breen .... liaison: Killer Films
Francie Brown .... dialect coach: Ms. Bullock
Jenn Bubka .... production assistant: New York
Doug Carter .... production assistant
Eric Cheripka .... assistant property master: NY
Chika Chukudebelu .... executive
John P. Crowley .... location scout
Drew Dillard .... location manager
Colin Edlund .... key craft service
Erin Ferguson .... assistant: Anne Walker-McBay
Zach Freeman .... stand-in: Jeff Daniels
Pam Fuller .... script supervisor (as Pam Fuller Vasquez)
Don Gillespie .... payroll accountant
Kayse Goodell .... production assistant
Kater Gordon .... production assistant
Kater Gordon .... set production assistant: second unit
Jeff Guerrero .... additional set production assistant
Jose Angel Hernandez .... location scout
Geoffrey D. Hill .... stand-in: Toby Jones
Chris M. Jackson .... travel coordinator
Tatiana Jitkoff .... assistant: C. Vachon and J. Hayes
Dori Kancher .... assistant: Ms. Bullock
Larry F. Levenson .... location manager
Larry F. Levenson .... location scout
Sandy Lizaola-Hernandez .... physical production coordinator
Glen Moorman .... production assistant
Charles Mulford .... production assistant
Charles Mulford .... set intern
Molly Murray .... first assistant accountant
Edward A. Navarro .... craft service
Patrick J. Neese .... production assistant
Patrick J. Neese .... set intern
Laura Pendergrass .... production assistant
Joaquin Diego Prange .... location manager: New York
Karen Ramirez .... production secretary
Howard Samuelsohn .... dialect coach
Tracey Schaefer .... unit publicist (as Tracey Zemitis)
Max Sturgeon .... production assistant
Raigen Thornton .... on-set paramedic
Karen Wacker .... assistant production office coordinator
Laura A. Walker .... additional production assistant
Angela Ware .... stand-in: Isabella Rossellini
Jameson West .... production assistant
Jenni Wieland .... second assistant accountant
Loreto Caro-Valdes .... intern: production office (uncredited)
Geoffrey D. Hill .... hand double (uncredited)
Chad Steers .... assistant: Killer Films (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, violence and some sexuality
Runtime:
110 min | Canada:118 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Croatia:118 min (DVD)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Samantha Morton was originally cast as Harper LeeSee more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Capote first visits Hickok and Smith, Lowell Lee Andrews ("Andy") is seen occupying the cell next to Hickok. The movie is clear at several points that Capote's conversations with Smith and Hickok took place in the county jail at Garden City, Kansas before and during the murder trial. Hickok and Smith only became acquainted with "Andy" while all three were on death row at the Kansas State Penetentiary in Lansing. The three men were never incarcerated together in the county lockup, as "Andy" committed his murders hundreds of miles away from Holcomb in the town of Wollcott.See more »
Quotes:
Truman Capote:Imagine being told your work lacked kindness by a four-time killer!See more »
Movie Connections:
References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)See more »
Soundtrack:
What Is This Thing Called LoveSee more »

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162 out of 184 people found the following review useful.
If Brussel Sprouts could talk, 27 September 2006
Author: David Ferguson (fergusontx@gmail.com) from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. What a unique film-going experience. Having the opportunity to see two takes on the same subject matter within a year or so is pretty rare in Hollywood. It happened most recently with "Tombstone" and the vastly inferior "Wyatt Earp". Rarely does it happen when both films are exceptionally well made and acted ... as is the case with last year's "Capote" and now, "Infamous".

First of all, you must understand that the films are actually based on different books. "Infamous" is based on George Plimpton's book in which he really tries to capture Truman Capote, the man and the genius. Because of this, director Douglas McGrath ("Nicholas Nickleby" and "Emma") utilizes some faux-interview segments, much like a "Biography" segment on television. Of course, both films center around the process of Capote researching and writing his masterpiece "In Cold Blood" based on the brutal slaying of a Kansas family in their farmhouse. They both also explore Capote's bizarre relationship with Perry Smith (played brilliantly here by the next James Bond, Daniel Craig). The sexual tension between the two is palpable, but we continue to question if Capote is merely manipulating Smith for the story or if, in fact, there is real substance to the attraction. We will never know if his reaction on death row is heartbreak or guilt. The mystery adds to the power of the story.

The cast in this film is nothing short of spectacular. From the opening moments with Gwyneth Paltrow portraying the great Peggy Lee in a melancholy stage moment to Sigourney Weaver, Hope Davis, Isabella Rossellini and Juliet Stevenson doing the twist, the actresses are terrific - as are their amazing costumes! In addition to Daniel Craig as Perry Smith, Lee Pace (as Dick Hickcock), Jeff Daniels as the sheriff and ("Last Picture Show" director) Peter Bogdanovich as Bennett Cerf, the actors are also top notch.

Toby Jones as Truman Capote is much more flamboyant and colorful than the amazing performance by Phillip Seymour Hoffman last year. Many will try to compare, but what I say is, enjoy them both for their high level of artistry! Now for something I never thought I would put in writing. Sandra Bullock is extremely effective as Nelle Harper Lee (Capote's muse and of course, the author of "To Kill a Mockingbird"). Bullock usually flips her hair and bumbles all cutesy-like through her performances, but not here. She plays Ms. Lee straightforward and tough, just like the real thing. How wonderful.

Yes, the story is still heart-wrenching, but "Infamous" provides much more levity, humor and color than the more somber "Capote". Both are wonderful films with excellent casts. Enjoy them both as fine film-making seems to be a rare commodity these days.

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