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Writers (WGA):
Brian Klugman (written by) &
Lee Sternthal (written by)
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Release Date:
7 September 2012 (USA) See more »
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There's more than one way to take a life.
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A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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3 nominations See more »
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Terrific movie... ignore the naysayers! See more (117 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Dennis Quaid ... Clay Hammond

John Hannah ... Richard Ford

Jeremy Irons ... The Old Man

Bradley Cooper ... Rory Jansen

Zoe Saldana ... Dora Jansen
Vito DeFilippo ... New York Apartment Doorman

Michael McKean ... Nelson Wylie

Lucinda Davis ... Vendor

J.K. Simmons ... Mr. Jansen

Olivia Wilde ... Daniella

James Babson ... Dan Zuckerman
Kevin Desfosses ... Rory's Assistant

Ron Rifkin ... Timothy Epstein

Brian Klugman ... Jason Rosen

Liz Stauber ... Camy Rosen (as Elizabeth Stauber)

Ben Barnes ... Young Man

Nora Arnezeder ... Celia

Gianpaolo Venuta ... Dave Farber
Raphael Grosz-Harvey ... Soldier #1
Brent Skagford ... Soldier #2
Andrew MacKay ... Soldier #3

Zeljko Ivanek ... Joseph Cutler
Gloria Cooper ... Rory's Mother
Weston Middleton ... Nick Weinstein

Lee Sternthal ... Brett Cropsey

Holden Wong ... Fordham's Assistant

Daniel Gervais ... Fordham's Assistant
Anders Yates ... Clay Hammond's Assistant
Jean-Marie Montbarbut ... Paris Doctor
Robert Paul Chauvelot ... Conductor
Leni Parker ... Journalist
Sebastien Pilotte ... Celia's Husband
Emile Rivard ... Celia's Child
David Gow ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Kathleen Fee ... Woman on the Bus
Keeva Lynk ... Cynthia

Jeanie Hackett ... Joyce Weinstein

Gordon Masten ... Elderly Man

Jude Beny ... Elderly Woman

Mark Camacho ... Fan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carly Granovsky ... Attendee (uncredited)

Directed by
Brian Klugman 
Lee Sternthal 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Brian Klugman (written by) &
Lee Sternthal (written by)

Produced by
Michael Benaroya .... producer
Bradley Cooper .... executive producer
Cassian Elwes .... executive producer
Rose Ganguzza .... co-producer
Tatiana Kelly .... producer
James Lejsek .... co-producer
Laura Rister .... executive producer
Ben Sachs .... co-producer
François Sylvestre .... line producer
Lisa Wilson .... executive producer
Lisa Wilson .... executive producer
Jim Young .... producer
 
Original Music by
Marcelo Zarvos 
 
Cinematography by
Antonio Calvache (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Leslie Jones 
 
Casting by
Eyde Belasco 
 
Production Design by
Michele Laliberte  (as Michèle Laliberté)
 
Set Decoration by
Frédérique Bolté (decorator)
 
Costume Design by
Simonetta Mariano 
 
Makeup Department
Philippe Athlan .... additional hair stylist
Michelle Côté .... additional hair stylist
Linda DeVetta .... hair stylist: Jeremy Irons
Linda DeVetta .... makeup artist: Jeremy Irons
Melissa Fafard .... makeup artist
Emilie Gauthier .... makeup department head (as Émile Gauthier)
Corald Giroux .... key hair department head
Corald Giroux .... key hair stylist
Mario Huot .... additional hair stylist
Catherine Lahaye .... additional makeup artist (as Catherine La Haye)
Gaétan Landry .... co-hair department head
Gaétan Landry .... hair stylist
Lori McCoy-Bell .... hair stylist: Bradley Cooper
Vera Steimberg Moder .... makeup artist: Zoe Saldana (as Vera Steimberg)
Magali Métivier .... additional makeup artist (as Magalie Métivier)
Kathy Nelson .... additional makeup artist
Janeen Schreyer .... makeup artist: Bradley Cooper
 
Production Management
Didier Communaux .... unit manager
Simon Paquin .... assistant unit manager
Daniel Voltz .... post-production supervisor (as Dan Voltz)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anabelle Berkani .... additional third assistant director
Ariane Côté-Chénier .... additional third assistant director
Carl Kouri .... additional third assistant director
Laurence Mercier .... second assistant director
Karine P. Labelle .... third assistant director
Don Terry .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
François Archambault .... swing
Claude Beaupré .... swing
Eve Boulonne .... key decorator (as Éve Boulonne)
Anthony Bourgouin .... swing (as Anthony Bourgoin)
Dominique Brunel .... property master
Benoit Camerlain .... scenic painter
Denis Chabot .... assistant property master
Isabelle Côté .... graphic designer
Caroline Davignon .... assistant on-set props
Yann Dupond-Cubaynes .... additional greensman
Ella Garcia Quijada .... scenic painter
David Gaucher .... assistant art director
Léa Giguère Santini .... scenic painter (as Léa Giguère-Santini)
Alain Giguère .... head scenic painter
Marc Godding .... swing
Stacey M. Godding .... swing (as Stacey Godding)
Dylan La Frenière .... head greensman
Paul Lacerte .... scenic painter
Denise Lafontaine .... scenic painter
Félix Matte .... additional greensman
Véronique Michelin .... art department assistant
Serge Nadon .... swing
Xavier Nolet .... additional greensman
Geneviève Parent .... assistant decorator
Patrick Parle .... swing
Claude Rainville .... on-set props
Stéphanie Robitaille .... swing (as Stéohane Robitaille)
Alain Rouillier .... swing
Annie Rouleau .... additional assistant on-set props
Sandrine Rousseau .... on-set props
Jean-Luc Santerre .... scenic painter
Doris Simard .... art department coordinator
Sabrina Tremblay-Gagnon .... additional assistant on-set props
Jose Fernando Varela .... additional assistant decorator (as José F. Varela)
Jerome Zurfluh .... swing (as Jérôme Zurfluh)
Maryse Élie .... scenic painter
Blanche Moreau .... art department assistant coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jason Abell .... foley editor
Jason Abell .... sound re-recording mixer
Bryan Arenas .... dolby sound consultant
David Bach .... sound re-recording mixer
Phil Barrie .... sound effects editor
Bradford Bell .... mix technician
Norman Bernard .... boom operator
Joel Dougherty .... sound re-recording mixer
Joel Dougherty .... supervising sound editor
Joel Erickson .... assistant sound editor
Sébastien Froment .... additional boom operator
P.K. Hooker .... sound effects editor (as PK Hooker)
Leobardo Ledon .... foley recordist
Skip Lievsay .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr recordist
G.W. Pope III .... foley artist (as GW Pope III)
Simon Poudrette .... sound mixer
Brian Reed .... adr recordist
Gregg Swiatlowski .... dialogue editor
Gary Wells .... re-recording engineer
Byron Wilson .... dialogue editor
Patrick Christensen .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Jeremie Cuellar .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Louis Craig .... special effects supervisor
Pierre 'Bill' Rivard .... special effects coordinator (as Bill Rivard)
André Laforest .... special effects best boy (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Jake Akuna .... visual effects artist: Tunnel Post
Emmanuel Bazin .... concept art and matte paintings
Pascal Depocas .... digital environments
Pascal Depocas .... tracking and compositing
Emanuelle Gill .... digital environments
Christopher Hagerthy .... visual effects artist: Tunnel Post (as Chris Hagerthy)
Marc Hall .... additional compositing
Marc Hall .... visual effects supervisor
John Ross .... visual effects artist: Tunnel Post
 
Stunts
Alexandre Cadieux .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Véronique Audet .... additional grip
Robert B. Baylis .... key grip (as Robert Bruce Baylis)
Andre Bendahan .... additional cinematographer: EPK
Michel Bernier .... first assistant camera
Jean Berthiaume .... rigging electrician (as Jean Berthaume)
Alain Bisson Doyal .... dolly pusher
Stephane Boisvert .... generator operator
Patrick 'Barbo' Bonbonniére .... additional grip
Nicholas Bouliane .... additional electric (as Nicholas Boulianne)
Réjean Bourbonnais .... additional grip
Dany Bourque .... additional electric
Yan Brabant .... grip
Julien Brisebois .... rigging best boy electric
Daniel Chrétien Jr. .... additional electric
Gabriel Cohen .... additional grip
Ken Coolen .... video assist operator
Stéphane de Ernsted .... additional dolly pusher
Jon Deitcher .... cinematographer: EPK
Sylvain Dupuis .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
John Dyer .... camera operator: "b" camera
John Dyer .... director of photography: second unit
Mathieu Décary .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bruno Gagliardi .... additional electrician
Eames Gagnon .... gaffer
Denis Giroux .... additional electrician
Dan Goyens .... additional electric (as David Goyens)
Dan Goyens .... best boy electric
David Goyens .... additional electric
Stephen Goyens .... additional electric
Éric Grimard .... additional grip
Robert Guertin .... camera operator: "b" camera
René Guillard .... rigging gaffer
Nicolas Hoehn .... additional electrician
Jean-Simon Laflamme .... additional electric
Mélia Lagacé .... camera loader
Jonathan Lamirande .... additional electric
Pierre-Yves Larouche .... additional electric
Sébastien Lauzon .... additional electric
Constant Lavallée .... electric
Stéphane Leblanc .... best boy grip
Jean-Roger Ledoux .... additional electrician
Marco Lévesque .... additional grip
Kenneth MacKenzie .... remote head operator
Mathieu Nadon .... second assistant: b camera
Gary Pachany .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
André Potvin .... additional electric
Charles Péloquin .... additional electric
Roger Robichaud .... electrician
Daniel Sauvé .... camera operator
Daniel Sauvé .... steadicam operator
Félicia Storme .... additional electric
Michel Taillefer .... additional electrician
Michel Taillefer .... additional electric
Philippe Tessier .... additional grip
Philippe Tessier .... additional grip
Jean-Francois Tousignant .... second assistant camera (as Jean-François Tousignant)
Paul Tremblay .... grip
Brian Turpin .... additional grip
Jonathan Wenk .... still photographer
Alexandre De Ernsted .... grip (uncredited)
Rhyce Langker .... remote head technician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Nick Van Der Grinten .... animator: title
 
Casting Department
Lucie Robitaille .... casting: Montreal
Tristan Thibaudeau .... assistant to casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Éve Aubert .... additional dresser: extras
Johanne Baril .... additional dresser: extras (as Joanne Baril)
Malika Ben Slimane .... assistant set costumer
Mireille Couture .... additional dresser: extras
Chantale Di Filippo .... wardrobe coordinator (as Chantal Di Filippo)
Linda Leduc .... key dresser
Catherine Lord .... assistant dresser
Jacqueline Lussier .... additional dresser: extras
Alice Mayeux .... dresser: extras
Noémie Poulin .... additional dresser: extras
Mireille Roy .... key dresser: extras (as Mirielle B. Roy)
Jean David Serafino .... set costumer
Hélène Simard .... assistant costumer
 
Editorial Department
Bruno Coutu .... film laboratory dailies and requests
Victor Franco .... digital restoration
Martel Gaëtan .... film laboratory project manager (as Gaétan Martel)
Scott Gregory .... colorist
Kyle Dean Jackson .... digital intermediate producer (as Kyle Jackson)
Andy Jurgensen .... assistant editor
Richard Lessard .... colorist: dailies
Brian MacLeod .... film laboratory technical advisor
Taylor Mahony .... digital intermediate editor
Taylor Mahony .... digital restoration
Alan Pao .... digital intermediate producer
George Papuashvili .... editor: video
Sebastian Perez-Burchard .... digital intermediate editor
Yves Plante .... dailies coordinator: nextLAB
David Reale .... assistant editor
Heather Toll .... digital intermediate producer
Kyle Bronson .... title designer: end credits (uncredited)
Eric Gaudry .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Michael K. Bauer .... music editor (as Michael Bauer)
Gustavo Borner .... scoring mixer
Mark Bächle .... music co-producer: Prague sessions (as Mark Bachle)
Mark Bächle .... orchestrator (as Mark Bachle)
Kotzman Cenda .... assistant score recording engineer
Gary Chester .... score recording engineer
Serge Courtois .... music mixing assistant
James Gibb .... executive music producer
Sherwood Jones .... music assistant
Laura Katz .... music supervisor
Sonny Kompanek .... orchestrator
Ronaldo Lobo .... music preparation
Justin Moshkevich .... assistant scoring mixer
Petr Pycha .... orchestra contractor
Peter Vronsky .... conductor (as Petr Vronski)
Marcelo Zarvos .... music producer
Marcelo Zarvos .... musician
 
Transportation Department
Eric Brais .... picture vehicles assistant (as Éric Brais)
Louis-Paul Dallaire .... office driver
Denis Doiron .... additional driver
Stephane Durocher .... driver (as Stéphane Durocher)
Manoel Freitas .... driver
John Gendron .... additional driver
Réal Hamel .... picture vehicles coordinator
Daniel Langlois .... additional driver
Eric D. Paré .... additional driver
Serge Pominville .... truck production assistant
Danny Turgeon .... head driver
Roger Vaillancourt .... driver
 
Other crew
Michel Arsenault .... security
Michel Bachand .... key craft service
Ariane Benmergui .... travel and lodging coordinator
Sylvie Boily .... production coordinator
André Boucley .... set runner
Mohamed Boutouis .... security (as Mohamed Boutouis)
Josianne Brassard .... additional production assistant
Martin Brasseur .... additional set production assistant
Erik Bright .... publicist: Prodigy Public Relations
Louis-Philippe Bélanger .... additional production assistant
Frédérique Chalifoux-Bazinet .... additional production assistant
Guenaél Charrier .... set production assistant
Martial Crusson .... security
Brittany Dankner .... product placement: AIM Productions
Jon Deitcher .... director: EPK
Tom Di Blasio .... production accountant
Genevieve Ferderber .... product placement: Zoom In Product Placement (as Geneviéve Derderber)
Josée Francis .... location assistant
Catherine Gagnon .... production accountant payroll
Rose Ganguzza .... product placement: AIM Productions
Raphaél Gaudreault .... additional production assistant
Michel Gibeault .... security
Anne Giroux .... additional production assistant
Nicolas Glaude .... security
Andrée Anne Godbout .... location scout (as Andrée-Anne Godbout)
Marc Gourd .... security
Francoise Gravelle .... first accountant payroll
Pierre Guevremont .... production accountant (as Pierre Guévremont)
Jean-Francois Hall .... production assistant: base camp
Joe Iacono .... financial consultant and tax credit advisor: Weisbord Del Gaudio Iacono
Nabil Ibrahim .... security
Diane Janna .... location scout
Catherine P. Labelle .... additional set production assistant
Nathalie Lacoste .... additional production assistant
Jonathan Lamirande .... additional production assistant
Jonathan Lapointe .... security
Sébastien Lapointe .... security
Patrick Laurendeau .... assistant location manager
Isabelle Lauzon .... additional production assistant
Rachel Lax .... post production accountant
Michel Leduc .... security
Jessica Leonard .... assistant to producers
Maxine Leonard .... additional marketing and publicity
Gustave Louis .... security
Katrina Marie Lukaitis .... assistant to producers (as Katrina Lukatis)
Cédric Lévesque .... additional production assistant
Randy Manis .... production attorney: Randy Manis Law Office
Herby Moreau .... epk interviewer
Jean-Charles Myrand .... additional production assistant
Thierry Mélot .... craft service assistant
Bethany Nagy .... title designer
Holly O'Brien .... assistant to producers
Holly O'Brien .... epk producer
Ortensia Palmerino .... financial consultant and tax credit advisor: Weisbord Del Gaudio Iacono
Patrick Plummer .... additional craft service assistant
Maxime M. Primeau .... additional production assistant
Brigitte Renaud .... assistant location manager
Marjolaine Ricard .... additional craft service assistant
Ashley Rosenberger .... assistant to directors
Yanie Salvas .... second accountant
Stephanie Sanet .... production attorney: Dembitzer & Dembitzer (as Stephanie J. Sanet)
Eric Savoie .... security
Jackie Schwartz .... product placement: AIM Productions
Omar Senoussaoui .... security
Rose P. Shiner .... finance legal: Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton
Michel Soucy .... security
Michèle St-Arnaud .... location manager
Annie St-Pierre .... assistant production accountant
Simon Therrien .... additional production assistant
Ricky Tollman .... assistant: Mr. Manis, Randy Manis Law Office
Elizabeth Tremblay .... script supervisor
Sylvie Tremblay .... security
Geoffrey Uloth .... additional epk interviewer
Nick Van Der Grinten .... title designer
Luc Vinet .... security
Carl Crevier .... stand-in: Bradley Cooper (uncredited)
Joe Sisto .... legal services (uncredited)
Charlie Wachtel .... assistant: Michael Benaroya (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Nick Barker .... thanks
Charles M. Barsamian .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking (cut)
Runtime:
102 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Rosamund Pike auditioned for the role that went to Olivia WildeSee more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Rory admits to his editor that he didn't author the novel, his editor's words do not match his lips' movements.See more »
Quotes:
Clay Hammond:He loved her. He loved New York. But at night, when the city was finally quiet, he wrote.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Harry HopsSee more »

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103 out of 147 people found the following review useful.
Terrific movie... ignore the naysayers!, 20 September 2012
Author: rv78 from United States

If you never see a movie unless EVERYONE else LOVES it... then skip "The Words". However, if you are able to enjoy a movie in spite of silly reviewers questioning the ending, the plot twists, or perhaps and don't require countless Dukes of Hazard-style car chase scenes and seeing the nude bodies of the leading ladies... then go see "The Words" and enjoy it! My wife a I went with another couple last night, and we all generally liked it or loved it! We planned on dinner afterward and this gave us time to discuss it... and that was helpful because we all had taken away different interesting bits. The actors are good to terrific. Jeremy Irons is exceptional! BUT...WHAT did it all mean? WHO CARES!!! It meant, quite simply, they made a great movie that requires one to have a mind to enjoy it. ;) Enjoy "The Words" for what it is... something different, finally!

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