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Pollock (2000)

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A film about the life and career of the American painter, Jackson Pollock.

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Molly Regan ...
Arloie Pollock
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Stella Pollock
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Arloie's Baby (as Eulala Grace Harden)
Matthew Sussman ...
Reuben Kadish
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Howard Putzel
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Everett Quinton ...
James Johnson Sweeney
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May Rosenberg
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Harold Rosenberg
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Kenny Scharf ...
William Baziotes
Tom McGuinness ...
Franz Kline
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Storyline

A portrayal of a mental illness living in an artist or an artist living with mental illness; alcohol was the self prescribed medication. Obviously what threw pollack over the edge was the end of his 15 minutes of fame. Sad that an artists worth only appreciates after there is no more production. Typically the ego is so inflated after the galactic interlude, the spiral into normalcy is self destructive. I've seen it happen in people not so famous, but equally talented in their profession.

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A True Portrait of Life and Art.

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 March 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pollock, o asymvivastos  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,244, 17 December 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$8,596,914, 22 July 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,558,970, 31 December 2001
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The film cast includes two Oscar winners: Marcia Gay Harden and Jennifer Connelly; and two Oscar nominees: Ed Harris and Amy Madigan. See more »

Goofs

Camera shadow on Jackson's face as he starts the mural. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jackson Pollock: [drunk] Who's the greatest drummer in the world?
Sande Pollock: What?
Jackson Pollock: Krupa
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Connections

Referenced in Primetime Glick: Bill Maher/Steve Martin (2001) See more »

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Hot Lips Baby
Written and Performed by Herbie Duncan
Courtesy of Rykodisc
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A good biopic...
2 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

Ed Harris has taken the biopic to a new level. Although the skeleton of the film is no more than the troubled life of an alcoholic struggling with fame, the power of the acting and sequence of the film take it a step further. The relationship between Krasner and Pollock mirrors that of Stanley and Stella Kowalski but Krasner is a much stronger character and Marcia Gay Harden more than deserved the oscar she received for the part. The only part that concerned me was the explanation Harris chose to show Pollock's progression to his drip paintings. The arbitrariness of the "revelation" seems stretched to me and suggests that it is actually known how Pollock made that movement. All in all, the movie is excellent and worth seeing.

Just be careful - I cringed every time he got into a car...


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