The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb



2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2003

1-20 of 94 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


David Fincher talks Gone Girl, film career

7 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Director discussed being “sodomised ritualistically” on Alien3, his reputation for multiple takes, the opportunities of TV and his latest film, Gone Girl.

Us director David Fincher opened up about his career to date at BAFTA in London last night, entertaining the sold-out ‘A Life In Pictures’ event with anecdotes surrounding the highs and lows of his filmmaking.

The visionary director behind Se7en, Fight Club and The Social Network is on the promotion trail with his latest feature, Gone Girl, a psychological thriller based on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel that stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.

Flynn also wrote the screenplay based on her own novel, about a man who becomes a suspect in his wife’s disappearance after being the focus of an intense media circus.

“It begins as a mystery, it becomes an absurdist thriller and is ultimately a satire,” said Fincher. “I’d never seen someone try to juggle those things and actually do it. It »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

Permalink | Report a problem


Angelina Jolie continues directing streak with elephant poaching drama ‘Africa’

19 September 2014 11:13 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Angelina Jolie refuses to luxuriate in the Oscar buzz surrounding her upcoming WWII drama 'Unbroken.' On Sept. 8, the actress-turned-director started on her third feature, 'By the Sea,' a romantic drama touting her first self-directed leading role and her first pairing with husband Brad Pitt since 2005's "Mr. and Mrs. Smith". Showing no sign of slowing down, word is in that Jolie's fourth film has taken shape. According to Deadline, Jolie has signed on to helm "Africa," a drama based on paleo-archaeologist Richard Leakey’s fight against ivory poachers in Kenya. Oscar-winning screenwriter Eric Roth ("Forrest Gump," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button") wrote the script, which Jolie plans to shoot soon after wrapping "By the Sea." David Ellison’s Skydance Productions, known for blockbusters like the "Mission: Impossible" series and the upcoming "Terminator: Genisys" trilogy, is behind the picture. “I've felt a deep connection to Africa and »

- Matt Patches

Permalink | Report a problem


Angelina Jolie to Next Direct Richard Leakey Biopic Africa; Roger Deakins Will Act as Cinematographer

19 September 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Angelina Jolie is showing no signs of slowing down as a filmmaker.  After making her debut with 2011’s In the Land of Blood and Honey, Jolie won the highly coveted director’s job of the World War II drama Unbroken.  She put together a top-notch team including screenwriters Joel and Ethan Coen and cinematographer Roger Deakins, and while that highly anticipated film is slated to hit theaters in December, Jolie is already hard at work on her next directorial effort, the small-scale drama By the Sea starring herself and Brad Pitt.  But now, in the midst of shooting one film and readying another for release, Jolie is already lining up her next next film as a director: Africa.  Jolie has signed on to direct the biopic of paleo-archeologist Richard Leakey, who devoted his life to combating elephant and rhino poaching. Hit the jump for more on the project, including the »

- Adam Chitwood

Permalink | Report a problem


Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are 'Bourne' again. Are they Hollywood's top actor/director pair?

17 September 2014 3:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

In a development that feels more inevitable than surprising, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in talks to get back into the Bourne business. The two had sent mixed messages over the years, ever since Jason Bourne disappeared in the murky East River at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, with the major roadblock being Damon’s insistence that a reluctant Greenglass direct, while Universal handed the franchise over to writer-turned-director Tony Gilroy. But with Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, failing to live up to the original three Bourne films at the box office, and Damon’s recent non-Bourne projects, »

- Jeff Labrecque

Permalink | Report a problem


Watch: 17-Minute Video Tribute To The Films Of David Fincher

16 September 2014 1:00 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

David Fincher fans, rejoice! With the filmmaker's “Gone Girl” opening in just a few weeks, the dedication couldn’t be more timely, and a new video compilation that pays homage to the “Se7en” director has arrived online. Edited by Daniel Silva, the nearly 17-minute tribute splices together clips from each of Fincher’s nine feature films (with the noted exception of “Alien 3”), not including his 1985 documentary, “The Beat of the Live Drum.” Watch closely—or event not so closely—and you’ll recognize scenes from “Se7en,” “The Game,” “Fight Club,” “Panic Room,” “Zodiac,” “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” “The Social Network” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” VIewing snippets from each of the films back-to-back like this, it becomes easy to see what defines a Fincher film and makes his filmography unique. The importance of music, lighting, Brad Pitt and ever-flowing camera movement cannot be underplayed as »

- Zach Hollwedel

Permalink | Report a problem


‘No Good Deed’ Uses Star Power, Social Media to Top Box Office

14 September 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Star power and social media savvy propelled “No Good Deed” to the top of the box office this weekend.

The $13 million film nearly doubled its production budget in its first three days of release, pulling in an impressive $24.5 million. The home invasion thriller was able to trump box office predictions because Sony and Screen Gems, the companies behind the film, expertly deployed Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson on Twitter to hawk the story of a district attorney menaced by a killer.

“You have two terrific actors who have followings and this weekend showed their collective star power is very powerful,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak.

Both actors will likely see their stars rise as a result. Elba has had showy supporting roles in “Thor” and “Prometheus,” but hasn’t carried a film to these kind of heights on his own shoulders since 2009’s “Obsessed.” He retains »

- Brent Lang

Permalink | Report a problem


Lambasted Elba and Henson Thriller Going Unpunished to Top Domestic Box Office Chart

14 September 2014 12:43 AM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

No Good Deed’ movie going unpunished to top weekend box office? (photo: Idris Elba in ‘No Good Deed’) Apologies for the bad wordplay above, but if Friday estimates are a reliable indicator, No Good Deed should indeed go unpunished to the top of the domestic box office this weekend, September 12-14, 2014. But why "unpunished"? Well, so far the Sam Miller-directed thriller starring four-time Emmy nominee Idris Elba (Luther) and Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) has a downright putrid 10% score and 2.6/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes‘ top critics. Sony Pictures, whose subsidiary ScreenGems is distributing No Good Deed, reportedly opted to skip late Thursday screenings to ensure that the film’s plot twist would be kept under wraps. More likely, however, it was the critics’ derisive remarks that Sony wanted under wraps. For instance: "The final plot twist is about as »

- Zac Gille

Permalink | Report a problem


Taraji P. Henson Executive Produces Indie ‘Seasons of Love’ (Appears Alongside Gladys Knight, LeToya Luckett)

12 September 2014 11:16 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Seven-time Grammy Award winner and actress Gladys Knight, Academy Award Nominee Taraji P. Henson ("The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", LeToya Luckett ("Single Ladies"), Cliff “Method Man” Smith ("The Wire"), Cleo Anthony ("Divergent"), Shannon Kane ("The Originals"), and singer Ana Isabelle ("Viva El Sueno") star in the independent holiday dramedy feature, "Seasons of Love," from Executive Producers Vincent Cirrincione ("Lackawanna Blues"), Taraji P. Henson, and Amber Rasberry ("For Colored Girls"). Project just completed filming entirely on location in New York City.  Penned by Sharon »

- Press Release

Permalink | Report a problem


News Nuggets: Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson still treated like she is 'on the D-list'

12 September 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

In a candid new interview, actress Taraji P. Henson says that her 2008 Oscar nomination for "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" has not helped her career. Even though she has over 50 film and TV credits, Henson says, "I have every accolade that is required of an A-list actor, but I'm treated like I'm on the D-list. I'm still being considered with actresses who haven't done half the stuff I've achieved." She lost at the Academy Awards as Best Supporting Actress to Penelope Cruz ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona") and then went on to star for three seasons on the CBS drama "Person of Interest." The Wrap -Break- "Saturday Night Live" is making a major change on their "Weekend Update" anchor team. Comedian Michael Che ("Daily Show with Jon Stewart") is replacing cast member Cecily Strong. He will co-anchor with head writer Colin Jost, who replaced Seth Meyers earlier this year. Strong will still. »

Permalink | Report a problem


Taraji P. Henson, Oscar-Nominated Actress, Vents to Ebony Magazine: "I'm Treated Like I'm on the D-List"

11 September 2014 5:20 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

When will Taraji P. Henson get the credit she deserves? If only the actress knew the answer. "I'm treated like I'm on the D-list," Henson, 43, complains in Ebony's October issue. "I'm still being considered with actresses who haven't done half the stuff I've achieved." In 2009, Henson was nominated for an Oscar for her role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In 2011, she earned an Emmy nomination for the title role in Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story. Henson may not be topping casting lists, but that hasn't dampened her spirits. "When people tell me 'no,' I get hyped," she says. "Because when I prove that I can and will, I love »

Permalink | Report a problem


Taraji P. Henson: 'I'm Treated Like I'm on the D-List'

11 September 2014 4:40 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Taraji P. Henson is an Oscar nominee but she says she still can't get off the D-list.

Taraji P. Henson is an Oscar nominee but she says she still can't get off the D-list.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button star tells Ebony magazine's October issue, "I'm treated like I'm on the D-list. I'm still being considered with actresses who haven't done half the stuff I've achieved."

Photos: Must-See Star Sightings

But don't feel sorry for the actress just yet. She says this only fuels her to do more. "When people tell me 'no,' I get hyped. Because when I prove that I can and will, I love watching people eat crow."

That being said, she still has enough celebrity status to cut in line. Henson, 43, says she uses her notoriety "to get my fat ass into a restaurant. If someone tells me there's a wait, I'll walk right to the front of the line like »

Permalink | Report a problem


Taraji P. Henson: 'I'm Treated Like I'm on the D-List'

9 September 2014 6:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Taraji P. Henson's acting career is impressive, but she says she still gets treated like a wannabe. "I'm treated like I'm on the D-list," Henson tells Ebony in its October issue on newsstands now. "I'm still being considered with actresses who haven't done half the stuff I've achieved." Henson, 43, was nominated for an Oscar in 2009 for her role as Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In 2011, she earned an Emmy nomination for the title role in Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story. The actress says the lack of deference she's sometimes shown just fuels her to accomplish more. »

- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, @sheilabot

Permalink | Report a problem


Taraji P. Henson: 'I'm Treated Like I'm on the D-List'

9 September 2014 6:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Taraji P. Henson's acting career is impressive, but she says she still gets treated like a wannabe. "I'm treated like I'm on the D-list," Henson tells Ebony in its October issue on newsstands now. "I'm still being considered with actresses who haven't done half the stuff I've achieved." Henson, 43, was nominated for an Oscar in 2009 for her role as Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. In 2011, she earned an Emmy nomination for the title role in Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story. The actress says the lack of deference she's sometimes shown just fuels her to accomplish more. »

- Sheila Cosgrove Baylis, @sheilabot

Permalink | Report a problem


15 Ways Forrest Gump Changed Pop Culture - and Is Still with Us, 20 Years Later

5 September 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Twenty years ago, Tom Hanks inspired movie audiences around the world to reflect on the parallels between life and chocolate in the Oscar-winning Forrest Gump. In honor of its anniversary, the film is screening in IMAX theaters for one week, starting Sept. 5. For Gump superfans out there, it's a chance to relive some movie magic - just think how intense that floating feather will look on an IMAX screen! To some observers, since its 1994 theatrical run, Forrest Gump has permeated pop culture, leaving a legacy that has inspired further creative efforts and manages to still make news today. 1. Tom Hanks »

- Drew Mackie

Permalink | Report a problem


To Date, Academy Has Had Only 3 Female Presidents; Today, Stronger Female Presence in Board of Governors

4 September 2014 3:12 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Women presidents at AMPAS: Cheryl Boone Isaacs follows Bette Davis, Fay Kanin (photo: Angelina Jolie, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Brad Pitt) (See previous post: "Honorary Oscars Non-Winners: Gloria Swanson, Rita Hayworth, Marlene Dietrich.") Wrapping up this four-part "Honorary Oscars Bypass Women" article, let it be noted that in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 85-year history only two of its presidents have been women: two-time Oscar-winning actress Bette Davis (for two months in 1941, before the Dangerous and Jezebel star was forced to resign) and screenwriter Fay Kanin (1979-1983), whose best-known screen credit is the 1958 Doris Day-Clark Gable comedy Teacher’s Pet. Additionally, following some top-level restructuring in April 2011, the Academy created the positions of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer; the former is currently held by a woman, former Film Independent executive director and sometime actress Dawn Hudson, »

- Andre Soares

Permalink | Report a problem


Check Out IMAX's Gorgeous 20th Anniversary 'Forrest Gump' Print

3 September 2014 8:21 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Starting this Friday, September 5th fans of Forrest Gump will have just one week to see the Best Picture-winning film on IMAX for the first time to celebrate the film's 20th anniversary. And as a special treat for fans who go out of their way to see the film (find the nearest IMAX theater playing Forrest Gump right here), they will be rewarded with a beautiful, limited edition print (while supplies last). Unfortunately, the IMAX blog where this print was revealed doesn't give any details about who designed it, but if you're a big enough fan of this iconic film, then you'll probably want to try your best to get ahold of it. Look below! Here's the limited edition Forrest Gump print you can get at IMAX screenings while supplies last: Forrest Gump is directed by Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Cast Away) and written by Eric Roth (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, »

- Ethan Anderton

Permalink | Report a problem


Global Showbiz Briefs: ‘Beloved Sisters’ Gets Germany’s Nod For Oscar Race; BAFTA Sets David Fincher Retrospective; More

27 August 2014 9:12 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

German Films said today that its nine-person jury has selected Dominik Graf’s Beloved Sisters as Germany’s official submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race. The film tells the little-known true story of a ménage-à-trois among  Friedrich Schiller and the von Lengefeld sisters, a utopia on the eve of the French Revolution. Florian Stetter, Hannah Herzsprung and Henriette Confurius have the lead roles. “This designation is for me the greatest joy and the confirmation of my work,” producer Uschi Reich said. “What great luck for us all.” Beloved Sisters premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February and hit German theaters July 31 via Senator Film Verleih. Nominations for the 87th Academy Awards will be announced January 15.

BAFTA said today that American filmmaker David Fincher will discuss his life and career during the group’s A Life in Pictures event next month. Fincher is a two-time Oscar »

- Nancy Tartaglione

Permalink | Report a problem


BAFTA to host David Fincher event

27 August 2014 2:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The director of Fight Club and the upcoming Gone Girl will discuss his craft and career.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that Us director David Fincher will discuss his craft and career at an event in London on September 19.

As part of the ‘BAFTA: A Life in Pictures’ series, Fincher will discuss a career that has included The Game, Seven, Fight Club and Panic Room as well as BAFTA and Oscar-winning hits The Social Network and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Palme d’Or-nominated Zodiac.

Before directing his first feature film, Alien 3, in 1992, Fincher worked for VFX house Industrial Light & Magic on films including Return of the Jedi and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and directed a range of commercials and music videos for artists such as Madonna, George Michael, and Michael Jackson.

Fincher received his first BAFTA nomination for direction in 2009 for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

Permalink | Report a problem


Ben Affleck May Have Killed His Wife in Extended 'Gone Girl' TV Spot

26 August 2014 6:35 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I'm the guy to save you from all this aweseomeness." Last night, during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, David Fincher's murder mystery adaptation Gone Girl debuted an extended TV spot with some new footage from the film starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. It's mostly just a recut of the most recent trailer, but there's some snippets of new footage, including a brief conversation Affleck's character has with Scoot McNairy, another potential suspect in the murder in question. This is absolutely one of the titles we're excited to see this fall, and we're sure there will be Oscar nominations coming next year. Watch! Here's the extended TV spot for David Fincher's Gone Girl from 20th Century Fox: Watch the latest trailer for Gone Girl here and stay tuned for any more updates before its release. Gone Girl is directed by David Fincher (of Seven, The Game, Fight Club, »

- Ethan Anderton

Permalink | Report a problem


Tyler Perry Never Heard of David Fincher Until Joining His Gone Girl Film

26 August 2014 3:25 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Tyler Perry is incredibly successful when it comes to his Madea movies and his many TV shows, but he also likes to take supporting roles (and one lead role) in studio movies. But apparently he feels very uncomfortable joining the cast of films that are under the direction of top Hollywood directors. So why is he in David Fincher's "Gone Girl"? According to Perry, he had no idea who Fincher was. "I probably would have walked away from ['Gone Girl'] if I had known who David Fincher was and his body of work, or if I'd known the book was so popular," said Perry. "I would have said 'No' and my agent knew that! He didn't tell me until after I signed on!" The entire quote sounds bizarre. Is it possible that Perry never heard of the man who made "Fight Club," "Se7en," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," "Zodiac," "The Social Network, »

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2003

1-20 of 94 items from 2014   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners