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Being There (1979) Poster

(1979)

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Hal Ashby

Writing Credits  

Jerzy Kosinski ... (novel)
 
Jerzy Kosinski ... (screenplay)
 
Robert C. Jones ... (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

Peter Sellers ... Chance
Shirley MacLaine ... Eve Rand
Melvyn Douglas ... Benjamin Rand
Jack Warden ... President 'Bobby'
Richard Dysart ... Dr. Robert Allenby
Richard Basehart ... Vladimir Skrapinov
Ruth Attaway Ruth Attaway ... Louise
David Clennon ... Thomas Franklin (as Dave Clennon)
Fran Brill Fran Brill ... Sally Hayes
Denise DuBarry ... Johanna Franklin
Oteil Burbridge ... Lolo
Ravenell Keller III Ravenell Keller III ... Abbaz
Brian Corrigan Brian Corrigan ... Policeman by White House
Alfie Brown Alfie Brown ... Old Woman asked for lunch (as Alfredine Brown)
Don Jacob Don Jacob ... David (as Donald Jacob)
Ernest McClure Ernest McClure ... Jeffrey (as Ernest M. McClure)
Kenneth Patterson Kenneth Patterson ... Perkins
Richard Venture Richard Venture ... Wilson
Arthur Grundy Arthur Grundy ... Arthur
W.C. 'Mutt' Burton W.C. 'Mutt' Burton ... Lewis
Henry B. Dawkins Henry B. Dawkins ... Billings
Georgine Hall Georgine Hall ... Mrs. Aubrey
Nell P. Leaman Nell P. Leaman ... Constance
Villa Mae P. Barkley Villa Mae P. Barkley ... Teresa
Alice Hirson ... First Lady
James Noble ... Kaufman
Timothy Shaner Timothy Shaner ... Presidential Aide
William F. Williams William F. Williams ... Presidential Aide
Bill Dance Bill Dance ... Presidential Aide (as William Dance)
Jim Aar Jim Aar ... Presidential Aide
William Lubin William Lubin ... Presidential Aide
Gerald C. McNabb Jr. Gerald C. McNabb Jr. ... Woltz
Hoyt Clark Harris Jr. Hoyt Clark Harris Jr. ... Riff
Ned Wilson Ned Wilson ... Honeycutt
Stanley Grover Stanley Grover ... Baldwin
John Harkins ... Courtney
Katherine De Hetre Katherine De Hetre ... Kinney (as Katherine DeHetre)
William Larsen ... Lyman Stuart
Jerome Hellman Jerome Hellman ... Gary Burns
Arthur Rosenberg Arthur Rosenberg ... Morton Hull
Sam Weisman ... Colson
Fredric Lehne ... TV Page
Gwen Humble ... TV Guest
Laurie Jefferson Laurie Jefferson ... TV Reporter
Allen Williams Allen Williams ... Other Reporter
Janet Meshad Janet Meshad ... Other Reporter
Paul Marin ... Other Reporter
Melendy Britt ... Sophie
Hanna Hertelendy ... Natasha Skrapinov
Elya Baskin ... Karpatov
Than Wyenn Than Wyenn ... Ambassador Gaufridi (as Thann Wyenn)
Richard McKenzie ... Ron Stiegler
Sandy Ward ... Senator Slipshod
Danna Hansen Danna Hansen ... Mrs. Slipshod
Mitch Kreindel Mitch Kreindel ... Dennis Watson
Richard Seff Richard Seff ... Pallbearer
Terrence Currier ... Pallbearer
Leon Greenberg Leon Greenberg ... Pallbearer
Austin Hay Austin Hay ... Pallbearer
Mark Hammer Mark Hammer ... Pallbearer
Maurice Copeland Maurice Copeland ... Pallbearer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hal Ashby ... Man at File Cabinet at the Washington Post (uncredited)
Basil Hoffman ... Man in Commercial (uncredited)
Jerry Jensen Jerry Jensen ... General (uncredited)
Alexandria Walsh Alexandria Walsh ... Court Reporter (uncredited)

Produced by 

Andrew Braunsberg ... producer
Charles Mulvehill ... associate producer (as Charles B. Mulvehill)
Jack Schwartzman ... executive producer
Merv Adelson ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by 

Johnny Mandel

Cinematography by 

Caleb Deschanel

Film Editing by 

Don Zimmerman

Casting By 

Lynn Stalmaster

Production Design by 

Michael D. Haller ... (as Michael Haller)

Art Direction by 

James L. Schoppe ... (as James Schoppe)

Set Decoration by 

Robert R. Benton ... (as Robert Benton)

Costume Design by 

May Routh

Makeup Department 

Edie Panda ... hair stylist: Shirley MacLaine
Charles H. Schram ... makeup artist: Peter Sellers (as Charles Schram)
Vivienne Walker ... hair stylist: Peter Sellers
Frank Westmore ... makeup artist: Shirley MacLaine

Production Management 

Charles Mulvehill ... production manager (as Charles B. Mulvehill)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

David Hamburger ... first assistant director (as David S. Hamburger)
Toby Lovallo ... second assistant director

Art Department 

Irving Dion ... propmaker foreman
Charles McKinlay ... propmaker foreman
Ray Mercer Jr. ... property master
Richard Reseigne ... construction coordinator
Arthur Shippee ... assistant property master (as Arthur Shippee Jr.)
Larry Verne ... construction foreman
John Villarino ... carpenter (uncredited)
Mike Villarino ... propmaker (uncredited)
Randal Woodward ... set painter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Don Coufal ... boom operator
Norval D. Crutcher ... sound effects editorial staff
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound effects editorial staff
Gary S. Gerlich ... sound effects editorial staff
Victoria Martin ... sound effects editorial staff
Donald O. Mitchell ... re-recording mixer (as Don Mitchell)
Frank E. Warner ... supervising sound effects editor (as Frank Warner)
Jeff Wexler ... production sound mixer
Ken Dufva ... foley artist (uncredited)
Walter A. Gest ... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Rick Kline ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Bill Nicholson ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Jack Snyder ... sound engineer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Don Hansard ... process coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department 

Sidney Ray Baldwin ... still photographer (as Sidney Baldwin)
Craig Denault ... first assistant camera
Clyde Hart ... key grip
Gary Holt ... gaffer
Harry C. Howard ... video engineer
Louis Mahler ... video playback operator
Pete Martinez ... video playback operator (as Peter Martinez)
Nick McLean ... camera operator
Ken Nishino ... second assistant camera (as Kenneth Nishino)
Dianne Schroeder ... special photography
Chris Strong ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department 

David Welch ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Tony Faso ... wardrobe: men (as Anthony Faso)
Suzanne Grace ... wardrobe: women

Editorial Department 

Rebecca Einfeld ... apprentice film editor
Mireille Machu ... editorial consultant
Mark Warner ... assistant editor
Ron Lambert ... color timer (uncredited)
Steven Ramirez ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Location Management 

Spencer Quinn ... location manager
Stuart Neumann ... location manager (uncredited)
Jerry Whittington ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department 

Jim Henrikson ... music editor
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Michael McDuffee ... assistant transportation coordinator
Gerald R. Molen ... transportation coordinator (as Jerry Molen)

Other crew 

Edle Bakke ... script supervisor
Charles Clapsaddle ... production assistant
Pablo Ferro ... title designer
Michael Flowers ... production assistant
Michael Jeffery ... assistant: Peter Sellers
Loretta Lorden ... secretary to the director
Don Mischer ... director: "Gary Burns Show" video segment
Gregory Palmer ... production assistant
Ken Ryan ... accountant (as Kenneth Ryan)
Dianne Schroeder ... video researcher
Teresa Stokovic ... production office coordinator
Beverly Walker ... unit publicist
Anne Dutter ... subtitles: original version with French subtitles (uncredited)
Georges Dutter ... subtitles: original version with French subtitles (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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