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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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Writers (WGA):
Douglas McGrath (screenplay)
George Plimpton (book)
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Release Date:
13 October 2006 (USA) See more »
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  (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)
Rob Faubion ... Morocco Club 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
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)
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
Anna Abbey .... key costumer
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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Rated R for language, violence and some sexuality
110 min | Canada:118 min (Toronto International Film Festival) | Croatia:118 min (DVD)
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Did You Know?

In February, 2005 Hope Davis replaced Michelle Pfeiffer to play Slim Keith.See more »
Anachronisms: In a scene where Harper Lee and Capote are eating in Kansas, there is a menu with prices in the background. It includes a hamburger for $ 2.25. That is well above, more than double, the price of a hamburger meal in Kansas at the end of the fifties.See more »
Diana Vreeland:You can forgive a person a lot who really *enjoys* you.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in "MADtv: Episode #12.7" (2006)See more »
Forty-Second StreetSee more »


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91 out of 102 people found the following review useful.
A Third Powerful Look at the Murder of the Clutter Family, 13 October 2006
Author: dglink from Alexandria, VA

Truman Capote may be unique among recent celebrities to have two excellent films made about his life. Just a year after Phillip Seymour Hoffman's mesmerizing performance in "Capote," Toby Jones does a fine, if more expected, impersonation of the author of "In Cold Blood" and "Breakfast at Tiffany's." With the razor sharp wit and effete mannerisms more focused than they were in "Capote," Jones, in Douglas McGrath's "Infamous," is a more vulnerable Truman and is unquestionably in love with one of the Clutter family killers, Perry Smith. Although ostensibly a drama, "Infamous" is replete with Capote's celebrated wit, and the one-liners, which are often sexual in nature, are welcome relief from the heavier scenes.

However, "Infamous" is at heart a love story, or rather two, love stories. The first romance is between Truman Capote and his coterie of largely female socialite friends, with whom he gossips and parties and self adulates. The second, much deeper love story, between Capote and Smith, begins as Capote explores Smith's background and family history. Although their relationship, which the film implies was more than platonic, develops within the confines of prison, the two men connect through similar personal tragedies in their childhoods. Smith, well played by Daniel Craig, was at least bisexual or even gay, according to McGrath's screenplay. Although a subliminal connection between the two killers was suggested in both the films "In Cold Blood" and "Capote," in this film Dick Hickock, Smith's partner in the Clutter killings, recognizes Perry's orientation and taunts him with it.

Although a bevy of well-known performers threatens to undercut the realism of the drama with a game of "isn't that so and so?," the acting rises above star cameos and blends seamlessly into the whole. In fact, the familiar faces aid in maintaining recognition of the parade of celebrities, such as Babs Paley, Gore Vidal, and Harper Lee that surrounded Capote in life. Borrowing a technique from Warren Beatty's "Reds," McGrath effectively uses witnesses that talk to the camera about Truman as though being interviewed at some later date. Surprisingly, these interview segments do not interrupt the flow of the drama and enhance rather than detract from the film's power.

And powerful it is. Although the execution scenes have been filmed twice before, Truman's parting from the killers and the actual hangings remain almost unbearable to watch. Although two films have preceded this one and related essentially the same story, "Infamous" stands as a worthy addition to what is now a trilogy on the Clutter family murders (1967's "In Cold Blood," 2005's "Capote," 2006's "Infamous"). Surprisingly, each film is equally engrossing and brings its own viewpoint to the story. Like different facets of a prism or a three-film version of "Rashomon," the tale of Truman Capote's reportage of the murders retains its fascination and the enigma of Capote's relationship with the killers. Rarely have three such powerful, outstanding films been made from the same subject matter.

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