In 1947, Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger. Written by
When they tried to silence him, he made the world listen.
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wrote to Kirk Douglas
for his advice about him in the film. Douglas wrote back, telling the 38-year-old actor to be professional and trust his instinct: "Playing Kirk Douglas, forget him ... just play the part and you will be fine." See more
Dean O'Gorman (playing Kirk Douglas) had Douglas' signature cleft chin in his subsequent scenes but in his first scene with Trumbo, he didn't have a cleft. See more
[challenging John Wayne
If you're gonna talk about World War II as if you personally won it, let's be clear where you were stationed - on a film set, shooting blanks, wearing makeup, and if you're going to hit me, I'd like to take off my glasses.
As the credit scroll begins, historical footage of Dalton Trumbo giving an interview is shown. See more
References Unknown Island
from the motion picture Spartacus
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