IMDb > True Grit (2010)
True Grit
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

True Grit (2010) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 134 | slideshow) Videos (see all 25)
True Grit -- True Grit: "Click" TV Trailer
True Grit -- Clip: Who's All Down There?
True Grit -- A featurette on True Grit's music
True Grit -- Interview: "Hailee Steinfeld On The Western Elements - Horseback Riding, Gunfire"
True Grit -- TV Spot: Hunt

Overview

User Rating:
7.7/10   197,276 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 25% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Directors:
Writers (WGA):
Joel Coen (screenplay) &
Ethan Coen (screenplay) ...
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for True Grit on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
22 December 2010 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Punishment comes one way or another See more »
Plot:
A tough U.S. Marshal helps a stubborn young woman track down her father's murderer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 10 Oscars. Another 42 wins & 116 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Get the comparisons out of the way, then give the film its due. See more (695 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jeff Bridges ... Rooster Cogburn

Hailee Steinfeld ... Mattie Ross

Matt Damon ... LaBoeuf

Josh Brolin ... Tom Chaney

Barry Pepper ... Lucky Ned Pepper

Dakin Matthews ... Col. Stonehill
Jarlath Conroy ... Undertaker

Paul Rae ... Emmett Quincy

Domhnall Gleeson ... Moon (The Kid)

Elizabeth Marvel ... 40-Year-Old Mattie

Roy Lee Jones ... Yarnell

Ed Corbin ... Bear Man (as Ed Lee Corbin)

Leon Russom ... Sheriff

Bruce Green ... Harold Parmalee

Candyce Hinkle ... Boarding House Landlady
Peter Leung ... Mr. Lee
Don Pirl ... Cole Younger

Joe Stevens ... Cross-examining Lawyer
David Lipman ... First Lawyer
Jake Walker ... Judge Parker
Orlando Storm Smart ... Stableboy (as Orlando Smart)
Ty Mitchell ... Ferryman

Nicholas Sadler ... Repentant Condemned Man

Scott Sowers ... Unrepentant Condemned Man
Jonathan Joss ... Condemned Indian
Maggie A. Goodman ... Woman at Hanging
Brandon Sanderson ... Indian Youth at Bagby's
Ruben Nakai Campana ... Indian Youth at Bagby's
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andy Andersen ... Horseman (uncredited)

Mary Anzalone ... Traveling Lady (uncredited)
Gopal Bidari ... Ethnic Jury Member (uncredited)

Joseph Blackstone ... Citizen (uncredited)

Brian Brown ... Coke Hays (uncredited)
Alan Eaglewolf Bryant ... Indian #6 in Wild West Show (uncredited)

Wendy Crouse ... Town Lady (uncredited)
Craig Denham ... Wild West Show Worker (uncredited)

Ted Ferguson ... Hanging Witness (uncredited)
Scott Flick ... Clement Parmalee (uncredited)
Martina Griffin ... Wild West Show Indian (uncredited)

Beau Harris ... Smoker (uncredited)
Samantha Inoue Harte ... Horserider (uncredited)

Cody Jones ... Indian in Wild West Show (uncredited)

Scott Mason ... Boarder (uncredited)
John Michael Measells ... Wild West Hand (uncredited)
Joe Nelson ... Hanging Witness (uncredited)
Kaiya Pelletier ... Ft. Smith Girl / Memphis Girl (uncredited)
Cameron Rostami ... Pedro (uncredited)

J.K. Simmons ... J. Noble Daggett (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ethan Coen 
Joel Coen 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Joel Coen (screenplay) &
Ethan Coen (screenplay)

Charles Portis (novel)

Produced by
Ethan Coen .... producer
Joel Coen .... producer
David Ellison .... executive producer
Megan Ellison .... executive producer
Robert Graf .... executive producer
Scott Rudin .... producer
Paul Schwake .... executive producer
Steven Spielberg .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Carter Burwell 
 
Cinematography by
Roger Deakins (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ethan Coen  (as Roderick Jaynes)
Joel Coen  (as Roderick Jaynes)
 
Casting by
Patti Carns Kalles (casting search)
Ellen Chenoweth 
 
Production Design by
Jess Gonchor 
 
Art Direction by
Stefan Dechant 
Christina Ann Wilson (supervising art director) (as Christy Wilson)
 
Set Decoration by
Nancy Haigh 
 
Costume Design by
Mary Zophres 
 
Makeup Department
Deborah Ball .... hair stylist: Austin
Christine Beveridge .... makeup artist: Mr. Damon (as Chrissie Beveridge)
Troy Breeding .... key makeup artist
Jacenda Burkett .... makeup artist: Austin
Beate Eisele .... key makeup artist (as Beate Petruccelli)
Kay Georgiou .... hair department head
Jason Hamer .... special makeup effects artist
Thomas Nellen .... makeup department head
Geordie Sheffer .... key hair stylist
Christien Tinsley .... special makeup effects designer and creator
Terri Ewton .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Michaela Farrell .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Robin Myriah Hatcher .... special makeup effects production coordinator: Tinsley Studio (uncredited)
Heather Henry .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jennifer Hodges .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Meredith Johns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Erwin H. Kupitz .... facial hair pieces (uncredited)
Missy Lisenby .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kathy Miller .... additional hairstylist (uncredited)
Sheila Moore .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Joe Rivera .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Yoichi Art Sakamoto .... prosthetic dental appliances: Barry Pepper (uncredited)
Alissa Shores .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Marlene D. Whiton .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Hiroshi Yada .... special makeup effects crew: Tinsley studio (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Karen Ruth Getchell .... production supervisor
Robert Graf .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stephen Clarke .... second second assistant director
Bac DeLorme .... second assistant director
Betsy Magruder .... first assistant director
Jeremy Reisig .... additional second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jeff B. Adams Jr. .... set designer
J. Todd Anderson .... drawboy
Ulrike Auer-Erdoes .... plaster foreperson: New Mexico
Pedro Barquin .... on-set greens
Paul Barreras .... tools person: New Mexico (as Paul J. Barreras)
David D. Baumann .... props: New Mexico
Patrick Boyles .... set painter
Noah Bradley .... additional construction coordinator: New Mexico
Rick Brondum .... painter gang boss
Thomas E. Brown .... lead scenic artist
John C. Cameron .... assistant property master
Brandon Campbell .... sculptor: Texas
Kit Casati .... sculptor: Texas
Dirk Clark .... foreman: Texas
Chris Clayton .... set dresser: Texas
Dennis Collins .... on-set painter: New Mexico
Chris Combs .... set dresser: Texas
Sage Emmett Connell .... lead person: New Mexico (as Sage Connell)
Jason Critchfield .... paint foreperson: New Mexico
Brian Cross .... foreperson: Texas
Tim Dingle .... sign painter: Texas
Derek Drewes .... carpenter
Travis Eisenberg .... propmaker: Texas
John Frick .... set designer
Sonia L. Garcia .... on-set painter: Texas
Sonia L. Garcia .... stand-by painter (as L. Sonia Garcia)
Daniel J. Gillooly .... greens foreman: New Mexico
Graham Griswold .... set dresser: New Mexico
Gregory Hill .... illustrator
Elliott Hostetter .... on-set dresser: Texas
Richard Hurff .... propmaker: New Mexico
Scott G. Jones .... foreperson
Steve Kahn .... construction foreperson: New Mexico
Jerry Kilber .... construction foreperson
Ellen Lampl .... graphic designer
Melody Lloyd .... construction medic: Texas
Pat Martine .... paint foreman: Texas (as Patrick Martine)
David Menefee .... foreman: Texas
Jarrette Moats .... art department coordinator
Leigh Anne Montaño .... art department coordinator: New Mexico
Orlando R. Montoya .... greens
Jesus Ornelas .... propmaker foreperson: New Mexico (as Jesus Ornelas Jr.)
Jose Orozco .... lead greens: Texas
Randy Ortega .... lead scenic: New Mexico (as Randy E. Ortega)
Chris Painter .... set dresser: New Mexico
Sara Philpott .... buyer
Adele Plauche .... set designer
Leonard Sanchez .... greens person: New Mexico
Eric S. Saperstein .... paint foreman: Texas
Ronald F. Savini Jr. .... plasterer: Texas
Loren Schoel .... set painter: New Mexico
Phil Shirey .... set dresser: Texas
Michael Smothers .... tool man: Texas
Duprelon Tizdale .... on set greens
Angelo Tomarchio .... sculptor: New Mexico
Joseph A. Torres .... foreperson: New Mexico
David Tye .... sculptor: Texas
Cuitlahuac Morales Velazquez .... sculptor
Keith Walters .... property master
Tom Ward .... construction coordinator
Mark Weissenfluh .... lead person
Randal Woodward .... paint foreperson: Texas
Koen Wooten .... props: Texas
Colin Zaug .... on-set dresser: New Mexico
Carl Zeller .... foreperson: New Mexico
Robert Brown .... carpenter (uncredited)
Corey Childress .... propmaker (uncredited)
Juliet Guimont .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Leonard Sanchez .... utility technician (uncredited)
Thomas Schneider .... sculptor (uncredited)
Walter Schneider .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Tek J. Smith .... propmaker (uncredited)
Kevan Weber .... set dresser (uncredited)
Robert H. Winn .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Jeri Woodward .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Axtell .... production sound mixer
Phil Barrie .... assistant sound editor
Craig Berkey .... sound designer
Craig Berkey .... sound re-recording mixer
Sarah Bourgeois .... assistant sound editor
Shayna Brown .... sound re-recording mixer
Blake Collins .... additional re-recording mixer
Kay Colvin .... cable person
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist
Joel Dougherty .... foley editor
Kenton Jakub .... adr editor
Bobby Johanson .... adr mixer: New York
Randall L. Johnson .... boom operator (as Randy Johnson)
Peter F. Kurland .... production sound mixer
George A. Lara .... foley mixer
Skip Lievsay .... sound re-recording mixer
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Howard London .... adr mixer: Los Angeles
Greg Orloff .... sound re-recording mixer
Jay Wilkinson .... sound effects editor
Byron Wilson .... dialogue/adr editor
Katy Wood .... dialogue editor
Bob Beher .... foley editor (uncredited)
Eric Harwood .... sound recordist (uncredited)
David Raines .... additional sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Steve Cremin .... special effects coordinator
Robert House .... special effects technician (as Bob House)
Robert House .... special effects technician: New Mexico (as Bob House)
Julian Ledger .... creature effects painter
William D. Lee .... special effects foreman (as William Lee)
Damian Lund .... special effects technician: Texas
Wes Mattox .... special effects technician
Lee McConnell .... special effects foreman
James W. McCormick .... special effects technician: Texas
Brandon K. McLaughlin .... special effects technician (as Brandon Keys McLaughlin)
Todd Minobe .... mechanical horse effects
Brian Montgomery .... special effects technician: Texas
Robert Newton .... mechanical horse effects
Gary Petersen .... special effects technician: New Mexico
Mark Rappaport .... mechanical horse effects
Lynette Roy .... creature fabricator
Lynette Roy .... special effects
Richard Terry Tjelmeland .... special effects foreman
Dennis Yeager II .... special effects technician (as Dennis A. Yeager II)
Aida Caefer .... puppet crew (uncredited)
Matt Corrigan .... special effects technician (uncredited)
David Johnson .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Scott Oshita .... special effects animatronic horse (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Andy Burmeister .... matchmover: Luma Pictures
Alexandre Cancado .... lead compositor: Luma Pictures
John Cassella .... senior effects TD: Luma Pictures (as John Cassella Jr.)
Marcel Caue .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
Ray Chang .... digital paint artist: Luma Pictures
Vincent Cirelli .... visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals (as Pat Clancey)
Nick Damico .... effects TD: Luma Pictures
Brandon Davis .... effects technical director: Luma Pictures
Ruy Delgado .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures (as Ruy Santos Delgado)
Chad Dombrova .... senior pipeline TD: Luma Pictures
Matthew G. Donnan .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures (as Matt Donnan)
Tayla Ealom .... visual effects production assistant: Luma Pictures
Brian Fortune .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
Julie Garcia .... lighter: Luma Pictures
Katie Godwin .... visual effects coordinator: Luma Pictures
Lenny Gordon .... matchmover: Luma Pictures
Anthony Grant .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
Steve Griffith .... visual effects producer: Luma Pictures
Jennifer Gutierrez .... compositor: Luma Pictures
H Haden Hammond .... sequence supervisor: Luma Pictures
Satoshi Harada .... lighter: Luma Pictures
John R. Hazzard .... pipeline technical director: Luma Pictures (as John Hazzard)
Brent Hensarling .... senior systems administrator: Luma Pictures
Catherine Hughes .... visual effects coordinator: Luma Pictures
Justin Johnson .... digital effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
Harimander Singh Khalsa .... compositor: Luma Pictures (as Michael Cashore)
Tony Lyons .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
Jessica Madsen .... roto/paint lead: Luma Pictures (as Jessica Bakke)
Marcel Martins .... rotoscope artist: Luma Pictures
Marcel Caue Martins .... rotoscope artist: Luma Pictures
Paul Molodowitch .... pipeline technical director: Luma Pictures
Glenn Morris .... roto/paint supervisor: Luma Pictures
Gautama Murcho .... junior compositor: Luma Pictures
Marla Neto .... visual effects coordinator: Luma Pictures
Justin O'Reilly .... visual effects production assistant: Luma Pictures
Michael Perdew .... technical coordinator: Luma Pictures
Tom Piedmont .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
Justin Porter .... technical coordinator: Luma Pictures
Pavel Pranevsky .... CG supervisor: Luma Pictures
Pimentel A. Raphael .... animation supervisor: Luma Pictures (as Raphael Pimentel)
Nathan Rich .... system administrator: Luma Pictures
Marcos Romero .... animator: Luma Pictures (as Marcos D. Romero)
Drew Rosen .... system administrator: Luma Pictures
Jean-Louis Schiller .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures (as Schiller Jean-Louis Jr.)
Payam Shohadai .... managing visual effects supervisor: Luma Pictures
Joey Sila .... compositor: Luma Pictures
Jared Simeth .... lead compositor: Luma Pictures
Thanapoom Siripopungul .... rigging technical director: Luma Pictures
Ryan Sivley .... animator: Luma Pictures
Devin Smith .... pipeline TD: Luma Pictures
Safari Sosebee .... roto/paint artist: Luma Pictures
Michael Stewart .... compositor: Luma Pictures
Richard Sutherland .... CG supervisor: Luma Pictures
Steven Swanson .... senior visual effects producer: Luma Pictures
Ryan Trippensee .... compositor: Luma Pictures
James Waterson .... compositor: Luma Pictures
Elaine Wu .... animator: Luma Pictures
Brandon Young .... effects TD: Luma Pictures
Sonia Yu .... lighter: Luma Pictures
Loic Zimmermann .... concept artist: Luma Pictures
Gus Duron .... digital opticals editor (uncredited)
Jessica Madsen .... digital artist: Luma Pictures (uncredited)
Philippe Majdalani .... digital intermediate assistant producer (uncredited)
Artin Matousian .... systems administrator (uncredited)
Jared Sanders .... matchmove artist: Luma Pictures (uncredited)
Ignacio Suárez Rubio .... additional visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Pedro Barquin .... stunts
Thomas E. Bentley .... stunts
Tony Lee Boggs .... stunts (as Tony L. Boggs)
Craig Branham .... stunts
Brian Brown .... stunts (as Brian Lee Brown)
Tim Buchanan .... stunts
Loyd Catlett .... stunts
Eliza Coleman .... stunts
Vince Deadrick Jr. .... stunts
Danny Downey .... stunts
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunts (as Mickey Giacommazzi)
Scout Schoenfeld Hendrickson .... stunts (as Scout Hendrickson)
Donald John Hewitt .... stunts (as Donald J. Hewitt)
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Cassidy Hice .... stunt double: Hailee Steinfeld
Cassidy Hice .... stunts (as Cassidy Vick-Hice)
Doran Ingram .... stunts (as Doran W. Ingram)
Jennifer Lamb .... stunts
Ian Mclaughlin .... key stunt rigger
Ian Mclaughlin .... stunts
Casey O'Neill .... stunt double: Matt Damon
Michael Ortiz .... stunts (as Mike Ortiz)
Jason Owen .... stunt driver
Monty Stuart .... stunts
Mark Warrick .... stunts (as Mark Warrack)
Mike Watson .... stunts
Willie Weber .... utility stunts
Paul Willis .... stunts
Tommy Goodwin .... stunts: expert rider (uncredited)
Louis Moncivias .... stunt safety team (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeff Anderson .... rigging electrician: New Mexico (as Jeff S. Anderson)
Troy Anderson .... assistant chief rigging electric (as Troy K. Anderson)
Liza Bambenek .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jeff Bettis .... grip: New Mexico
Matt Bizer .... video assist: Texas
Nathan Brown .... rigging electrician: Texas (as Nate Brown)
Paul Candrilli .... grip: second company
Dante Cardone .... lighting specialist
Giovanni Carranza .... production assistant: camera department
Scott Conn .... electrician: Austin
Eric Cunningham .... rigging electrician: Texas
Garrett Dawson .... rigging electrician: New Mexico (as Garrett Lee Dawson)
R. Michael De Chellis .... chief rigging electrician
Roger Deakins .... camera operator
Wes Dixon .... electrician: Texas
Allen Eaves .... electrician: New Mexico
Paul Elliott .... camera operator: splinter unit, Austin
Paul Elliott .... director of photography: splinter unit, Austin
John Eschberger .... rigging electrician: Texas
Tobin Espeset .... grip: New Mexico
Benjamin Estrada .... rigging electrician: New Mexico (as Benjamin W. Estrada)
Kevin Fahey .... rigging grip: second company
Adam Flores .... grip: New Mexico (as Adam T. Flores)
James Garcia .... electrician: New Mexico (as James A. Garcia)
Charley Gilleran .... rigging grip: first company
John K.D. Graham .... lighting technician
Christopher Griffin .... electrician
Bruce Hamme .... dolly grip
Ian Hanna .... grip: New Mexico (as Ian J. Hanna)
Brian M. Harman .... rigging electrician: New Mexico
Andy Harris .... first assistant camera
Donald R. Howe Jr. .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, Texas unit (as Don Howe Jr.)
Chip Huntington .... grip: Texas
John Hyeoma .... rigging electrician: New Mexico
Jason Keene .... rigging grip: Texas
David R. Kohn .... assistant chief lighting technician: New Mexico (as David Kohn)
Kurt Kornemann .... second company grip: New Mexico (as Kurt A. Kornemann)
Charles C. Lee .... rigging electrician: New Mexico
Mitchell Andrew Lillian .... key grip (as Mitch Lillian)
Brian Malone .... grip: New Mexico (as Brian B. Malone)
Rick Marroquin .... dolly grip
Lea Miller .... grip: New Mexico
Chris Napolitano .... chief lighting technician
Steve O'Hallearn .... grip: additional photography
Sam Pearcy .... daily second assistant camera
Spencer Pharr .... rigging electric
Jessica Ramos .... film loader
Phillip Renke .... rigging grip: Texas
Donis Rhoden .... second company grip: Texas
Lorey Sebastian .... still photographer: New Mexico
Christopher H. Sipes .... rigging electrician: New Mexico
Bobby Sledge .... rigging electrician: Texas
Pete Stockton .... rigging grip: Texas (as Peter Stockton)
Jesse Tango .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Jess Tango)
BJ Thomas .... rigging electrician: New Mexico
Leif E. Ulvog .... grip
Erik Untersee .... rigging grip: Texas
Steve Urban .... grip: Texas
Ezra Venetos .... grip: Texas
Aaron Atom Vyvial .... grip: Texas (as Aaron Vyvial)
Craig Wadlin .... rigging grip: Texas
Chris Wagganer .... video assist (as Chris W. Wagganer)
Bill Waltman .... generator operator: New Mexico
Chad Watters .... electrician: New Mexico
Wilson Webb .... still photographer: Texas (as Wilson R. Webb)
Scott Wetzel .... video assist: New Mexico
Jeff Andrus .... key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Bradley Barnes .... lighting technician (uncredited)
John Bonnin .... libra head operator (uncredited)
Chip Byrd .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, New Mexico unit (uncredited)
Bennett Cerf .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ryan Eustis .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, New Mexico unit (uncredited)
Michael Fitzgerald .... epk photographer (uncredited)
Trevor Howe .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Chris Lovely .... electrician (uncredited)
Damon Marcellino .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Sean McClellan .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Trevor Murphy .... camera production assistant (uncredited)
Lauren Petzke .... electrician (uncredited)
Chad Lear Plunkett .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Ian Quigley .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Froylan Reyes Jr. .... electrician (uncredited)
Greg Travis .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Michael Woodside .... electrician: re-shoots (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Jo Edna Boldin .... local casting: New Mexico and Texas
Debbie DeLisi .... background casting: Texas
Elizabeth Gabel .... background casting: New Mexico
Tracy Kilpatrick .... additional casting
Amy Kim .... background casting assistant: Texas
Marie A. Kohl .... casting associate
Hannah Macpherson .... casting assistant
Amelia Rasche McCarthy .... casting associate (as Amelia McCarthy)
Joseph Spector .... extras casting assistant
Rachel Tenner .... additional casting
Katrina Wandel .... casting assistant
Megan Fleming .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Nina Henninger .... search casting (uncredited)
Sarah Kliban .... search casting (uncredited)
Matt Ryan .... casting intern (uncredited)
Garin Sparks .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer A. Wright .... additional casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Brenda J. Chambers .... costumer: Texas (as Brenda Chambers)
Debra Chapman .... stitcher: New Mexico
Erica Ciaglia .... seamstress: New Mexico
Celeste Cleveland .... cutter/fitter
Bren Cook .... ager/dyer: New Mexico
Mitzie Corbin .... costumer: Texas
Dominick De Rasmo .... ager/dyer
Lori DeLapp .... costume supervisor
Carol Demarti .... head costume ager/dyer
Jenny Eagan .... assistant costume designer
Emily Egge .... set costumer: New Mexico
Heidi Leigh Hanson .... production assistant: costume department (as Heidi Hanson)
Charlotte Harrigan .... production assistant: costume department, Texas
Janice Janacek .... ager/dyer: Texas
Nikki Kelly .... production assistant: costume department - New Mexico
Keely Kuykendall .... costumer: Texas
Corrine Larson .... costumer
Eva Prappas .... costumer: Texas
Eva Prappas .... key costumer
Lauren Pratto .... costumer
Claire Sandrin .... costumer
Barnaby Smith .... costumer: Mr. Damon
Seda Tufenkjian .... table person
 
Editorial Department
Catherine Farrell .... post-production supervisor
Rachel Faith Hanson .... digital dailies
Gershon Hinkson .... assistant editor (as Gershon F. Hinkson)
Ken Lebre .... dailies producer
Christopher McDonald .... dailies operator
Katie Mcquerrey .... associate editor (as Katharine McQuerrey)
Mitch Paulson .... supervising digital colorist
Loan Phan .... digital intermediate producer
Mark Reaser .... hd mastering
David O. Rogers .... assistant editor
Neil A. Stelzner .... associate editor
Randy Yang .... post-production assistant
Rick J. Brown .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
George Chavez .... color timer (uncredited)
Todd Kolker .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Vincent Polidoro .... post-production technician (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Carter Burwell .... conductor
Carter Burwell .... orchestrator
Michael Farrow .... music mixer
Tony Finno .... music copyist
Mick Gormaley .... assistant music editor
Todd Kasow .... music editor
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestrator
Lawrence Manchester .... additional music engineer
Sandra Park .... orchestra contractor
Dean Parker .... composer assistant
Chris Robertson .... music clearance
 
Transportation Department
Ted Basso .... production van driver operator
Al Cantu .... transportation captain: New Mexico
Mark Crosby .... cast driver
Penny Hicks .... driver
Mike Hitch .... transportation captain: Texas (as Michael Hitch)
Edward Lassak .... transportation captain (as Edward A. Lassak)
Mitchell J. Neri .... driver
Paul Ripple .... transportation captain
Tom Roberts .... transportation co-captain (as Tommy Roberts)
Pete Rueckert .... unit driver
Timothy P. Ryan .... transportation coordinator
Catherine Adrian .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Chris Basso .... production van driver operator (uncredited)
Keith Beard .... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Kari Bernhardt .... driver (uncredited)
Gilley Grey .... transportation (uncredited)
Lonnie Nelson .... driver (uncredited)
Lucas Pierce .... dot coordinator (uncredited)
Timothy P. Ryan Jr. .... driver (uncredited)
Lucas Stein .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
John Arszyla .... on-set medic: Texas
Jessica Attel .... production secretary: Texas
Amy Baklini .... stand-in: Ms. Steinfeld
Randall Balsmeyer .... title designer (as Randy Balsmeyer)
Paul Beach .... set medic
Cayley Bell .... assistant: Mr. Graf, New Mexico
Michelle Beress .... assistant: Mr. Schwake
Tyson Bidner .... supervising location manager
Eleanor Boatwright .... horse wrangler: Austin
Jessie Bridges .... assistant: Mr. Bridges
Lisa Brown .... production assistant: horses
Megan Alicia Brown .... second second assistant accountant (as Megan Brown)
Alex Burunova .... assistant: Mr. Ellison
Cecilia Cardwell .... studio teacher (as Cecilia M. Cardwell)
Steven Cardwell .... executive assistant: Mr. Rudin
Matthew Carey .... clerk
Juliette Caron .... french subtitles by
Craig Carter .... wrangler/teamster
Loyd Catlett .... stand-in: Mr. Bridges
Mary Beth Chambers .... production assistant
Johnny Cicco .... stand-in: Mr. Damon
Buster Jacob Coen .... abs double: Mr. Damon (as Buster Coen)
Luke Crawford .... production assistant (as Luke A. Crawford)
John P. Crowley .... assistant location manager: Texas (as John Crowley)
Courtney Cunningham .... double: Mattie
Kera Dacy .... assistant accountant
Shanti Delsarte .... travel coordinator
James DeWitt III .... stand-in: judge
Kat Donahue .... assistant location manager
Dave Dorn .... craft service: New Mexico
Nicholas R. Doyle .... production assistant
Amy Draughn .... assistant: Mr. Brolin
Joe Forlini .... craft service: Texas
Amanda Fresquez .... stand-in
Robbie Friedmann .... location manager: Texas
Joshua Fritel .... production assistant
Vanessa Gaitan .... production assistant
Rachael Lin Gallaghan .... production coordinator
Mollie A. Gallagher .... production assistant: Texas
Stan Garner .... train coordinator
Taylor Gerrity .... assistant post-production accountant
Taylor Gerrity .... assistant: post-production accountant
R. Elliott Guinn .... medic: New Mexico
Cody Haynes .... horse wrangler: Austin
Rusty Hendrickson .... head horse wrangler
Ryan Hintz .... second assistant accountant
Drew P. Houpt .... the new duke (as Drew Houpt)
Thomas Johnston .... script supervisor
Pablo Kelly .... assistant location manager: New Mexico
David Kennedy .... executive assistant: Mr. Rudin
Ivan Kerum .... caterer
Suraj Kaur Khalsa .... production secretary: New Mexico (as Isha Sunflower Downs)
Kristie Macosko Krieger .... assistant: Mr. Spielberg
Cheryl Kurk .... production accountant
Lisa Kurk-Dmytryk .... construction accountant (as Lisa Kurk)
Lisa Kurk-Dmytryk .... construction accountant
Franciscus P. Laimbock .... production assistant: New Mexico
Rip Lowe .... photo double/stand in (as Ripley Lowe)
Jennifer P. Luther .... first assistant accountant (as Jennifer Luther)
Jennifer P. Luther .... first assistant accountant
Todd Manes .... production assistant
Crystal McAlerney .... assistant production coordinator: New Mexico
Allistair McCray .... production assistant
Andrew Alden Miller .... staff assistant
Matthew J. Miller .... production assistant
Todd Minobe .... puppeteer
Tim Monich .... dialect coach: Mr. Damon
Allison Moore .... assistant: Mr. Rudin (as Allie Moore)
Patricia Mary Murphy .... serious matters
Colin J. O'Hara .... assistant: Mr. Damon
Jason Owen .... wrangler
Karen Ramirez .... assistant production coordinator: Texas
Mark Rappaport .... puppeteer
Naomi Reeves .... assistant: Mr. Bridges
Will Rimmer .... production assistant
Chris Robertson .... research and clearances
David C. Romano .... payroll accountant
Mike Rutkowski .... production assistant
Sam Rypinski .... production assistant: New Mexico
Saul Sanchez .... craft service: Texas
Garin Sparks .... production assistant
Louise Spencer .... unit publicist (as Louise A. Spencer)
Monty Stuart .... horse trainer
Matthew Carson Taylor .... payroll clerk (as Matthew C. Taylor)
Clinton Trucks .... assistant: Mr. Graf, Los Angeles
Lisa Van Allen .... craft service: New Mexico
Desirae Wallace .... production assistant
Mark Warrick .... horse trainer (as Mark Warrack)
Joanna Webb .... body double & hand double
Jason Wetter .... location scout
Steve White .... assistant location manager: Texas
Justin T. Williams .... assistant location manager: New Mexico
Nicholas Zayas .... assistant: Mr. Rudin (as Nick Zayas)
Mike Andrade .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lava Buckley .... production office day player (uncredited)
Jennifer Carpenter .... assistant travel coordinator (uncredited)
Alyssa Cashman .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Buster Jacob Coen .... additional script supervisor (uncredited)
Logan Cooper .... location scout (uncredited)
Kevin Curtin .... admin/facilities coordinator (uncredited)
Dustin Daniels .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Gil Dean .... wrangler (uncredited)
Cory Foster .... craft service (uncredited)
Jenny Goddard-Garcia .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ronald Robert Hamilton .... stand-in (uncredited)
Stacey Knudson .... payroll clerk (uncredited)
John Lucas .... assistant location manager: New Mexico (uncredited)
Benjamin Meade .... production assistant (uncredited)
Charles Mulford .... production assistant (uncredited)
Brian Murphy .... production assistant (uncredited)
C.J. Neels .... production assistant (uncredited)
Sean Oliver .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Holly Roach .... location scout (uncredited)
Paul B. Roberts .... location scout: New Mexico (uncredited)
Lane Stewart .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Déborah Wakshull .... location scout (uncredited)
Brenden Wedner .... environmental services (uncredited)
Brian Austin Wenrich .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Bill Hudson .... the producers wish to thank
Suzanne Lindbergh .... the producers wish to thank
Beverly Wood .... the producers wish to thank
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of western violence including disturbing images
Runtime:
110 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Bear Man tells Rooster and Mattie that there is nothing north of the "picketwire." This is the Purgatoire River in southeastern Colorado, known locally as the Picketwire River or the Purgatory River.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Ned captures Mattie, the pistol he threatens her with is a Remington New Army. A few minutes later, Ned reloads his pistol and he has a Colt Single Action Army. When he fires a shot to acknowledge Rooster keeping his end of the bargain, he is again using a Remington, however, when he pulls his pistol to shoot Rooster, he is back to a Colt SAA. While it is possible that Ned carried two revolvers, at no time is he seen with a second revolver on his person.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
40-Year-Old Mattie:People do not give it credence that a young girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father's blood. But it did happen. I was just 14 years of age when a coward by the name of Tom Chaney shot my father down and robbed him of his life and his horse and two California gold pieces that he carried in his trouser band...
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMSSee more »

FAQ

Rooster asks Mattie what she has in her "poke." What's a poke?
Does LaBeouf die?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
See more »
104 out of 177 people found the following review useful.
Get the comparisons out of the way, then give the film its due., 26 December 2010
Author: (winner55) from United States

Let's get the comparisons with Henry Hathaway's version of the Charles Portis novel out of the way. The Coen Brothers certainly knew that, however much they want to 'go back to the source material,' their film would play against Hathaway's version.

The Hathaway version, while tampering with details from the Portis original, remains strikingly true to its story and theme. This is most clear in the dialog - the decision not to tamper with Portis' language was decisive for the making of that film. The Coens' tampering with the novel is more subtle than Hathaway's film, but no less an interpretation.

Approaching the characters and composition of the Coens' version without reference to the Hathaway film apparently proved impossible. For instance, the shoot-out at the dug-out cabin was re-written for a night-scene, but the camera angles remain pretty much the high-elevation shots Lucien Ballard provided Hathaway, inter-cut with full body shots of people getting wounded and horses running (etc.)also similar to Ballard's.

Two performance stand out as striking examples of reference to the original film. Dakin Matthews seems to struggle mightily not to recreate Strother Martin's interpretation of the horse-trader Stonehill - and fails. Apparently Martin had the character down pat and there's nothing but to reproduce his interpretation. Far more to the point is Barry Pepper's interpretation of the desperate outlaw chief, Ned Pepper - it is pure Robert Duvall. Pepper can only match Duvall's self-aware determination - and he does - but he can't surpass it; nor can he find another interpretation to set off against Duvall's.

As for the Coens' own re-interpretation of the Portis novel, what was most noticeable to me were the minor points simply dropped out of the story telling. The most irritating to me were a pair of lapses that are interconnected and combine to make an important point about the characters. 1. We never get to see Mattie tell Rooster that Chaney has linked up with Ned Pepper (later Rooster does remark the fact, but how did he learn of it?); 2 We don't get to hear Rooster's remarking how he shot Pepper through the upper lip (because he was aiming at the lower lip). These two incidents combine to let the audience know that Cogburn's hidden agenda on the Chaney hunt is really Ned Pepper, he and Pepper have something of a feud going on - which information fills out the background detail for their final shoot-out. Except here we don't have that connection.

Finally, the whole Mattie - Rooster issue: many critics are saying that Mattie is more at the center here than in the Hathaway picture, which focused attention on John Wayne's Cogburn. Not true. When we add up screen time and lines of dialog, we discover that Mattie not only has as much time and dialog in the Hathaway film but it is in much the same proportion to Cogburn's as in this one. If most remember the Hathaway film as a 'John Wayne film,' that is due simply to Wayne's bravura performance.

Well, enough of the comparisons. Does the Coens' version measure up as film worth seeing on its own accord? Yes; we are presented here with a beautiful, frightening, amusing piece of 'Americana.' There are scenes approaching dream-like states, as in the meeting with the bear-man, and during Rooster's desperate drive to get Mattie to a doctor. Hailee Steinfeld is quite engaging, and Matt Damon develops an intriguing complexity that makes one wish he had more screen-time. Bridges' performance is the most problematic - Bridges plays Cogburn as a a kind of whimsical brute - as he rambles on with his life-story on the trail, we get the gnawing sense that, if we were not along for a dangerous manhunt and dependent on his abilities as a master man-hunter, Cogburn would be someone we would not like to know. This develops a distance between the audience and Cogburn that is actually rather on par for the Coens - there are no 'heros' in the Coen universe.

Perhaps that's a good thing here. Mattie in her experiences with the wild men of the old west has encountered something larger than her life on the farm could ever get her. These are men who make their own laws and are not bound to statutory codes or biblical decrees, and adapt their own law to the wilds of the frontier that surrounds them. Mattie is a confirmed church-goer with a good lawyer, and if she weren't so determined on her revenge, she would actually be impossibly small-minded and dull. This is a subtext to the novel that both films attempt to convey, but neither quite captures, because it's difficult for any film maker to admit that the central character of the story is the least interesting.

The age of such wild-men has passed. It is not that wild-men do not exist - wild-men show up quite frequently in Coen Brothers' films in contemporary settings - but now they are corrupted by moving outside the law and outside the commonplace, they grow sick and psychopathic. The killer in "Fargo" feeding the partner he's killed to a wood-chipper is as wild as one could get, but he is no longer larger than life, and evokes only the sickness at the heart of modernity, not any adaptation one would want to live with.

We look back at historical moments like those of the Old West because anything seemed possible to them, whereas very little is possible for us. But that might simply be a wishful delusion - and the Coens' clear suspicion that it is really determines the limits of what they accomplish here. They don't present the West as 'it really was,' nor do they present what we want from it, rather they present a disappointment with it. Rooster Cogburn is indeed 'larger than life,' but we wouldn't want to spend any more time with him than we do.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (695 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for True Grit (2010)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
In the book, does Cogburn accidentally shoot Leboeuf? gbroxton
Kind of a sad ending Ultrasade
Hailee Steinfeld was chosen for a role from the 15 000 applicants gorkee
Among the greatest remakes of all time(?) kbd1
Dialogue style is called... matt605
Back Story on Mattie Ross? rcortez2004
See more »

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Adventure section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.