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The Tree of Life ()


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The story of a family in Waco, Texas in 1956. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence and struggles with his parents' conflicting teachings.

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  • Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 116 wins & 127 nominations.
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Mr. O'Brien
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Jack
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Mrs. O'Brien
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Young Jack
Laramie Eppler ...
R.L.
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Steve
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Grandmother
Jessica Fuselier ...
Guide
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Mr. Reynolds
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Architect
Kelly Koonce ...
Father Haynes
Bryce Boudoin ...
Robert
Jimmy Donaldson ...
Jimmy
Kameron Vaughn ...
Cayler
Cole Cockburn ...
Harry Bates
Dustin Allen ...
George Walsh
Brayden Whisenhunt ...
Jo Bates
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Jack's Wife
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Messenger
Finnegan Williams ...
Jack @ 2
Michael Koeth ...
Jack @ 5
John Howell ...
R. L. @ 2
Samantha Martinez ...
Samantha
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Mrs. Kimball
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Mrs. Stone
Julia M. Smith ...
Beth
Anne Nabors ...
Rue
Christopher Ryan ...
Prisoner
Tyler Thomas ...
Tyler Stone
Michael Showers ...
Mr. Brown
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Ms. Brown
Margaret Hoard ...
Jane (as Margaret Ann Hoard)
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Clergyman
Hudson Lee Long ...
Mr. Bagley (as Hudson Long)
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Dusty Walsh
William Hardy ...
Jack's Work Colleague
Tommy Hollis ...
Tommy
Cooper Franklin Sutherland ...
Robert #2
John Cyrier ...
Bi-Plane Pilot
Erma Lee Alexander ...
Erma
Nicholas Yedinak ...
Nicholas Swimmer
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Mrs. Bates (uncredited)
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School Teacher (uncredited)
Charlotte Biggs ...
1950's Woman (uncredited)
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Symphony Patron (uncredited)
Michael E. Harvey ...
Lame Man (uncredited)
Matt Hislope ...
Clown (uncredited)
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Uncle Ray (uncredited)
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Jack's Son (uncredited)
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Businessman (uncredited)
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Prisoner (uncredited)
Carlotta Maggiorana ...
Ragazza-angelo (uncredited)
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Elisa (uncredited)
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Mr. Walsh (uncredited)
Kathryn Rawson ...
Capitol Secretary (uncredited)
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Third Women (uncredited)
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Neighbor Lady (uncredited)
Richard Turner ...
Card Dealer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Terrence Malick

Written by

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Terrence Malick ... (written by)

Produced by

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Nigel Ashcroft ... producer: natural history
Ivan Bess ... associate producer
Greg Eliason ... producer: natural history (as Gregory Eliason)
Dede Gardner ... producer
Nicolas Gonda ... co-producer
Sarah Green ... producer
Grant Hill ... producer
Carlo Hintermann ... line producer: Italy
Susan Kirr ... line producer
Brad Pitt ... producer
Bill Pohlad ... producer
Donald Rosenfeld ... executive producer
Paula Mae Schwartz ... co-executive producer
Steve Schwartz ... co-executive producer
Sandhya Shardanand ... associate producer

Music by

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Alexandre Desplat

Cinematography by

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Emmanuel Lubezki ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Hank Corwin
Jay Rabinowitz
Daniel Rezende
Billy Weber
Mark Yoshikawa

Editorial Department

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Tony Bacigalupi ... assistant editor
Jennifer Bishop ... intern
Julia Bloch ... associate editor
Fred Chandler ... post production executive
Tony Costello ... assistant editor: Criterion Collection Extended Edition
Roland Eisinger ... digital intermediate film scanner: Efilm
Nick Ellsberg ... post-production assistant
Andrew Francis ... associate colorist: efilm
Shane Hazen ... post-production assistant / post-production consultant
Kelsey Hockmuller ... assistant editor: extended edition
Brian Kibbie ... negative cutter: Magic Film & Video Works
Reno Lauro ... post-production assistant
Sean Lawrence ... colorist: dailies
Dayaliyah Lopez ... film lab liaison: Laser Pacific (as Aliyah Lopez)
Philippe Majdalani ... digital intermediate
Sean Mattini ... digital intermediate
Tim Maxwell ... digital transfer
Conner McKinley ... post-production coordinator
Bryan McMahan ... film lab liaison: Laser Pacific
Rachel McPherson ... second assistant editor
Jim Passon ... color timer
Amy Pawlowski ... digital intermediate
Loan Phan ... digital intermediate
Marla Quintana ... post-production assistant: Mr. Malick / post-production coordinator
Tom Reiser ... digital intermediate
Zoe Bower Robert ... post-production coordinator
Christopher Roldan ... associate editor / first assistant editor
Chris Rusch ... post-production intern (as Christopher Rusch)
Steven J. Scott ... digital intermediate
Daniel Sheehan ... Assistant Editor: Extended Edition
Courtney Stephens ... post-production assistant: Mr. Malick
Dan Vest ... post-production assistant
T.J. Volgare ... post-production assistant
Traci Duran ... post-production intern (uncredited)
Ryan Gronquist ... post production intern (uncredited)
Kelsey Hockmuller ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)

Casting By

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Vicky Boone
Francine Maisler

Production Design by

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Jack Fisk

Art Direction by

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David Crank

Set Decoration by

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Jeanette Scott

Costume Design by

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Jacqueline West

Makeup Department

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Jean Ann Black ... makeup artist: Mr. Pitt (as Jean A. Black)
Darylin Nagy ... makeup department head
Kelly Nelson ... hair department head
Alissa Shores ... assistant hair stylist (as Alissa Rose Shores)
Michaela Farrell ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Tracy Fleming ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Meredith Johns ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Kara Sutherlin ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Charles Yusko ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Scott E. Chester ... production supervisor: Western tour (as Scott Chester)
Erica Frauman ... post-production supervisor
Sarah Green ... unit production manager
Frank Hildebrand ... executive in charge of production
Susan Kirr ... unit production manager
Tim Pedegana ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Bobby Bastarache ... first assistant director
Cleta Elaine Ellington ... second assistant director: additional photography
Vanessa Gaitan ... additional second assistant director
Phil Hardage ... first assistant director: underwater unit (as Philip Hardage)
Carlo Hintermann ... second unit director: Italy
Susan Jasso ... additional second assistant director (as Susan A. Jasso)
Scott R. Meyers ... second second assistant director
Leora Mohr ... first assistant director: second unit (as Leora Backer)
Issac Solemon ... Personal Assistant
Kathleen Tull ... key second assistant director

Art Department

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Marc Baird ... storyboard artist
Mark Lambert Bristol ... storyboard artist
Tiffany M. Carpenter ... graphic designer
Raul V. Carrera ... lead greens
D. Childress ... sculptor
Tom Christopher ... set dresser
Chris Clayton ... set dresser
Debbie Cortez Haber ... second buyer
Paola Cortés ... art department intern
Ruth De Jong ... art department coordinator
Derek Drewes ... construction foreman (as Derek Avery Drewes)
James Wiley Fowler ... set dresser (as James Fowler)
Ken Gaston-Kilgore ... set dresser (as Kenneth Gaston Kilgore)
David Hack ... leadman
Elliott Hostetter ... on-set dresser
Alec Jhangiani ... art department production assistant
Leslie Kolter ... property assistant
Ellen Lampl ... graphics
Jay F. McCuin ... property assistant
Shay Miller ... lead scenic artist (as R. Shay Miller)
Sarah Natsumi Moore ... set dresser
Victoria Ramirez Fuller ... prop assistant (as Victoria Ramirez)
Mark Spacek ... art production assistant
Cordell Taylor ... carpenter
Byron Scott Thomas ... property master
Robert K. Weinberger ... construction coordinator (as Robert Weinberger)
Amy Bell ... set decoration buyer (uncredited)
John Blood ... illustrator: props (uncredited)
Elysia Van Deusen ... prop fabrication (uncredited)
Jeri Woodward ... paint foreman (uncredited)
Randal Woodward ... lead scenic (uncredited)
Joshua Zeigler ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Erik Aadahl ... co-supervising sound editor / sound designer
Bryan Arenas ... sound consultant: Dolby
Craig Berkey ... sound designer / supervising re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
David Burk ... assistant sound editor
Kay Colvin ... sound utility
Jenna Dalla Riva ... foley recording assistant
Susan Dawes ... dialogue editor
Joel Dougherty ... sound editor
Will Files ... additional sound designer
Kirk Francis ... sound mixer
Brooke Graeff ... foley assistant
Shawn Harper ... sound utility (as David Sean Harper)
Jack Heeren ... foley recording mixer
Justin Herman ... sound engineer
Mildred Iatrou ... dialogue editor (as Mildred Iatrou Morgan)
Scott Jacobs ... boom operator
Goro Koyama ... foley artist
Vanessa Lapato ... additional sound editor
Helen Luttrell ... dialogue supervisor
Andy Malcolm ... foley artist
John Marquis ... additional sound editor
Jared Marshack ... sound mix technician
James Morioka ... dialogue editor
Stephen Muir ... foley recording assistant
Jordan O'Neill ... datasat sound mastering engineer
Jeremy Peirson ... additional re-recording mixer
John Pritchett ... sound mixer
Matt Reale ... sound re-recording engineer
Matthew Reale ... re-recording engineer (as Matt Reale)
David M. Roberts ... boom operator
Christopher Scarabosio ... additional re-recording mixer
Hamilton Sterling ... foley editor
Paul Stula ... epk sound mixer
John Joseph Thomas ... additional sound editor
Don White ... foley recording mixer
Byron Wilson ... adr supervisor
Marcus Chandler ... sound utility (uncredited)
Michael Miller ... original dialogue mixer (uncredited)
Chris Navarro ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Beauxregard Neylen ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Jason Oliver ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Jan Petrov ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Troy Porter ... adr mixer (uncredited)
John Soukup ... sound transfer (uncredited)
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein ... sound mixer: second unit (uncredited)
Ryan Young ... adr mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Brian Cross ... special effects technician
Don Hastings ... special effects coordinator
Ryan Roundy ... special effects foreman
Ryan Hunts ... special effects assistant (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Michael Adkisson ... 2d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Briana Aeby ... visual effects coordinator: Prime Focus VFX
Negin Bairami ... digital artist: Double Negative
Kamilla Bak ... digital artist: Double Negative
Adam Barnett ... technology support
Judy Barr ... digital artist: Double Negative
Lyndon Barrois ... animation supervisor: Prime Focus VFX
Andy Bean ... digital artist: Double Negative (as Andrew Bean)
Lizzie Bentley ... digital artist: Double Negative
Frederic Besse ... research and development: Double Negative
Alex Betts ... scientific visualization research programmer: University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Andy Boyd ... additional visual effects: Method Studios
James Braid ... technology: Double Negative
Brent Breedveld ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Volker Bromm ... visual effects: pop III star simulation, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Kari Brown ... digital artist: Double Negative
Nik Brownlee ... digital artist: Double Negative
Mike Bryant ... research and development: Double Negative
Bruce Buckley ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Jeremy Buttell ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Jesse James Chisholm ... plate set surveyor (as Jesse Chisholm)
Crystal Choo ... visual effects coordinator: Prime Focus VFX
Tim Christensen ... 2d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Karen Clarke ... visual effects producer: Double Negative
Jeff Clifford ... research and development: Double Negative
Kia Coates ... digital artist: Double Negative
Donna Cox ... scientific visualization producer/designer: University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Ryan Cronin ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Nick Damico ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX (as Nicholas Damico)
Megan Danzerfer ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX (as Megan Danderfer)
Adrian De Wet ... plate supervisor
Tom Debenham ... visual effects: One of Us / visual effects: microbial realm, One of Us
Brian Delmonico ... digital artist
Miles Drake ... studio manager: Double Negative
Conrad Dueck ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Olivier Dumont ... additional visual effects: Method Studios
Traci Duran ... visual effects production assistant
Gus Duron ... digital opticals editor
Jim Ellis ... concept artist
Mathieson Facer ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Mike Fagundes ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Devin Fairbairn ... tracking artist
Chaya Feiner ... visual effects: microbial realm, One of Us
Erin Ferguson ... visual effects coordinator
Brody Fikkert ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Michael L. Fink ... senior visual effects supervisor: Prime Focus VFX (as Michael Fink)
Richard Fox ... digital compositor
Andrew Francis ... digital colorist: Efilm
Evan Fraser ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Bradley Friedman ... digital effects supervisor (as Bradley J. Friedman)
Stephanie Gilgar ... additional visual effects: Method Studios
Kevin Gillen ... additional visual effects: Method Studios
Dan Glass ... senior visual effects supervisor
Simon Glover ... visual effects: pop III star simulation, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Sally Goldberg ... visual effects: microbial realm, One of Us
Elias Gonzalez ... 2d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Adam Gravois ... digital artist
Trevor Greif ... visual effects: pop III star simulation, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Dean Gula ... visual effects coordinator: Prime Focus VFX
Sharna Hackett ... visual effects coordinator: Double Negative
Alexa Hale ... visual effects coordinator
Matt Hall ... scientific visualization research programmer: University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Emily Hamel ... visual effects production assistant
Pete Hanson ... studio manager: Double Negative
Oliver Harding ... research and development: Double Negative
Chris Harvey ... visual effects consultant: Prime Focus VFX
Aeon Henderson ... digital artist: Double Negative
Bryan Hirota ... visual effects supervisor: Prime Focus VFX
Brian Howald ... 2d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Alex Howe ... visual effects: element photography unit, One of Us
George Hull ... concept artist
Ludovic Iochem ... digital artist: Double Negative
John L. Jack ... additional visual effects: Evil Eye Pictures
Mike Jahnke ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Kristine-Joeann Jasper ... digital artist: Double Negative (as Kris Jasper)
Steve Jaworski ... additional visual effects: Evil Eye Pictures
Stephen King ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Ralf Klessen ... visual effects: pop III star simulation, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Marcin Kolendo ... digital artist
Sheldon Kruger ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Bridgitte Krupke ... visual effects producer: Prime Focus VFX (as Bridgitte Nance Krupke)
Jason Labbe ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Kenny Lam ... 2d artist: Prime Focus VFX (as Ken Lam)
Sam Lane ... visual effects editor: Double Negative
David Lebrun ... digital artist: Double Negative
Key Hyung Lee ... digital artist: Double Negative (as Key Lee)
Matthew Lee ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Eric D Legare ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX (as Eric Legare)
Abdrew Leung ... 2d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Andrew H. Leung ... 2d artist: Prime Focus VFX (as Andrew Leung)
Stuart Levy ... scienific visualization research programmer: University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications
Lawrence Littleton ... digital artist
Blaine Lougheed ... plate set surveyor
Ian Mackinnon ... visual effects: One of Us
Scott Marriott ... visual effects: One of Us
Ruheene Masand ... visual effects coordinator
Sean Mattini ... digital colorist assistant
Jamie McCarter ... visual effects: microbial realm, One of Us
Matt McDonald ... additional visual effects: Evil Eye Pictures
Andrew McEvoy ... visual effects character animator (as Andy McEvoy)
Gurel Mehmet ... digital artist: Double Negative
Angela Meyer ... visual effects production assistant: method studios
Nathan Millsap ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Glen Milner ... visual effects: element photography unit, One of Us
David Mlin ... scientific visualization reference imagery: University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications (as David Malin)
Lauren Morimoto ... additional visual effects: Evil Eye Pictures
Per Mørk-Jensen ... digital artist: Double Negative (as Per Mork-Jensen)
Kenneth Nakada ... 2d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Cameron Neilson ... additional visual effects: Evil Eye Pictures
Sam Nixon ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Paul Norris ... digital artist: Double Negative
Alban Orlhiac ... digital artist: Double Negative
Gruff Owen ... 2d supervisor: Double Negative
Chris Panton ... visual effects: microbial realm, One of Us
Dominic Parker ... visual effects: microbial realm, One of Us
Chris Parks ... visual effects: fluid painting sequences, Image Quest 3-D
Peter Parks ... visual effects: fluid painting sequences, Image Quest 3-D
Rutul Patel Nair ... 2d artist: Prime Focus VFX (as Rutul Patel)
Ami Patel ... digital artist: Double Negative
Bob Patterson ... scientific visualization designer: University of Illinois National Center for Supercomputing Applications (as Robert Patterson)
Chris Pember ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Rachael Penfold ... visual effects: microbial realm, One of Us
Tony Power ... visual effects coordinator: Prime Focus VFX
Nathan Reidt ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Paul Riddle ... visual effects supervisor: Double Negative
Laurent-Paul Robert ... digital artist: Double Negative (as Laurent Robert)
Andrew Roberts ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Daniel P. Rosen ... additional visual effects: Evil Eye Pictures
Olivier Ryard ... digital artist: Double Negative
Diganta Saha ... systems administrator: Prologue Films
Matthias Scharfenberg ... visal effects color supervisor: Double Negative
Gareth Schultz ... systems support: Prime Focus VFX
László Sebõ ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Michael Shand ... visual effects supervisor: Prime Focus VFX (as Mike Shand)
Mayumi Shimokawa ... 2d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Dan Shoring ... visual effects: element photography unit, One of Us
Benson Shum ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Andrew Singl ... systems support: Prime Focus VFX
Dan Snape ... digital artist: Double Negative
Michael Spaw ... digital supervisor: Prime Focus VFX
Trevor Strand ... 2d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Frederick George Stuhrberg ... 3D scanning
Steve Switaj ... motion control operator
Andy Tamandl ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Jeff Tetzlaff ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Joel Thompson ... visual effects editor
Patrick Thompson ... 2d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Clint Thorne ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Stephen Thornhill ... digital artist: Double Negative
Robert Timmins ... visual effects: element photography unit, One of Us
Zelda Tinska ... studio manager: Double Negative
Claudia Torres ... digital artist: Double Negative
Douglas Trumbull ... visual effects consultant
Christoph Unger ... digital artist: Double Negative
Ryan Urban ... digital artist
Tharyn Valavanis ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Jonathan Vaughn ... additional visual effects: Method Studios
Dmitry Vinnik ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX (as Dimitri Vinnik)
Ted Waine ... research and development: Double Negative
Shawn Wallbridge ... systems support: Prime Focus VFX
Robert Ward ... 3d artist: Prime Focus VFX (as Rob Ward)
Michael D. Werckle ... visual effects character animator (as Mike Werckle)
Jennifer Wood ... research and development: Double Negative
Ged Wright ... digital artist: Double Negative
Jesús L. Yapor ... 2d artist: Prime Focus VFX
Phil Young ... digital artist: Double Negative
Trevor Young ... digital artist: Double Negative
Jack Zaloga ... additional visual effects: Method Studios (as Jack Zolonga)
Dan Browne ... systems administrator: Evil Eye Pictures (uncredited)
Chad E. Collier ... data technician: Method Studios (uncredited)
Robert Coquia Jr. ... data management vfx (uncredited)
Donnie Creighton ... vfx di color correction coordinator: Prime Focus (uncredited)
Aleksandar Djordjevic ... senior compositor: Method Studios (uncredited)
Graham Dunglinson ... visual effects producer: Method Studios (uncredited)
Gabby Gourrier ... executive producer: Method Studios (uncredited)
Christoffer Hulusjö ... technical director: Prime Focus VFX (uncredited)
Martin Lazaro ... visual effects artist: Method Studios (uncredited)
Taz Lodder ... technical support: Double Negative (uncredited)
Peter Marin ... visual effects artist: Method Studios (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai ... data manager (uncredited)
Jacqueline Rosado ... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Joe Sambora ... production assistant (uncredited)
Dan Seddon ... CG lead: Method Studios (uncredited)
Randal Shore ... visual effects executive producer: Prime Focus VFX (uncredited)
Nick Sinnott ... tracking artist (uncredited)
Nowell Valeri ... matchmove supervisor: Evil Eye Pictures (uncredited)

Stunts

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Jeff Schwan ... stunt coordinator (as Jeff P. Schwan)
Wes Ahl ... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Balint Pinczehelyi ... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Paul Crow Willis ... stunt rigger (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Brad Allen ... grip
Jeff Andrus ... best boy grip
Paul Atkins ... photographer: second unit
Robin Brigham ... gaffer: visual effects unit
Erik L. Brown ... first assistant camera
Blake Clifton ... camera production assistant
Patrick B. Coate ... camera loader
Matt Cowan ... grip
Thomas Davis ... electrician (as Thomas E. Davis)
Simon De Glanville ... first assistant camera
Tom Debenham ... director of photography: visual effects unit
Benoît Delhomme ... photographer: Versailles (as Benoit Delhomme)
Loren Elkins ... first assistant camera
David Foquin ... additional second assistant camera
Dean Georgopoulos ... technician: red
Vance Holmes ... aerial photographer
Donald R. Howe Jr. ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Janet Jensen ... best boy electric
Moritz Kaethner ... first assistant camera
Ellen Kuras ... photographer: New York
Mark Manthey ... gaffer
Matthew McGinn ... second assistant camera
James Adam Mordaunt ... second assistant camera
P.K. Munson ... first assistant camera
George R. Niedson ... additional steadicam operator (as George Niedson)
Kira Peacock ... second assistant camera
Spencer Pharr ... electrician
Brice Reid ... first assistant camera: second unit
Donis Rhoden ... key grip
Ashley Riggs ... intern
Jeremy Rodgers ... second assistant camera
Pete Romano ... photographer: underwater unit
Carey Russell ... assistant: Mr. Lubezki
Adam Drew Schwartz ... first assistant camera
Brian Scofield ... assistant camera (underwater scenes)
Peter Simonite ... photographer: second unit
Nathanael Vorce ... photographer: second unit
Merie Weismiller Wallace ... still photographer
Jörg Widmer ... camera operator (as Joerg Widmer) / director of photography: Italy (as Joerg Widmer) / steadicam operator (as Joerg Widmer)
Paul Crow Willis ... key rigging grip (as Paul Willis)
Wes Ahl ... best boy rigging grip (uncredited)
Emiliano Canevari Intoppa ... additional second assistant camera: "a" camera, italy (uncredited)
Eric Cunningham ... electrician (uncredited)
Loren Elkins ... first assistant camera: underwater (uncredited)
John Eschberger ... electrician (uncredited)
Paolo Frasson ... key grip: Italy (uncredited)
Bruce Hamme ... grip (uncredited)
Beky Hayes ... rigging grip (uncredited)
Robert Hicks ... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Lisa Kaselak ... second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Jason Keene ... grip (uncredited) / key grip: second unit (uncredited)
Matthew King ... first assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Tony Lopez-Cepero ... electrician (uncredited)
Ryan Parteka ... camera production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Sam Pearcy ... loader: second unit (uncredited)
Georgia Pierson ... electrician (uncredited)
Robert Settlemire ... first assistant camera: underwater unit (uncredited)
John Sizer ... second assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Sarah Dowling ... casting assistant: local
Kathy Driscoll ... casting associate (as Kathleen Driscoll-Mohler)
Jenny Goddard-Garcia ... casting assistant: local (as Jenny Goddard)
Oryan Landa ... casting intern
Mallory Lopez ... extras casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Suzy Freeman ... costume supervisor
Naomi Gathmann ... additional costumer (as Naomi Gathman)
Lara Graffunder ... costume production assistant (as Lara Lewis)
J.R. Hawbaker ... assistant costume designer
Annette Hoffman ... additional costumer
Esther Marquis ... seamstress (as Esther Mary Marquis)
M. Caroline Pruet ... set costumer
Cheryl G. Smith ... additional costumer
Stephanie A. Steel ... set costumer
Yvonne Wilburn ... set costumer
Stephany Baskin ... set costumer (uncredited)
Lexi Cuesta ... additional costumer (uncredited)
Susan Gaedke McGill ... costumer (uncredited)
Nyima Johnston ... set costumer (uncredited)
Rona Lamont ... costumer (uncredited)
Kortney Lawlor ... costumer (uncredited)
Tonya Leonard ... set costumer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Peter Atherton ... location scout
Suzanne Bonifaz ... location assistant
Laura Noel Borland ... location assistant
Craig Busch ... assistant location manager: Houston
Dustin Daniels ... location scout
Andrew K. Hodge ... assistant location manager: Western Tour (as Andrew Hodge)
Mark Jarrett ... key assistant location manager
Paul Knaus ... assistant location manager / location assistant
Barry Lacina ... intern
Shobie Partos ... location scout
John K. Patterson ... location manager
Brandon Reich ... location assistant
Jessica Renzi-Bailey ... location assistant
Demian Spilsbury ... locations scout
Tommy Woodard ... film commission specialist: Utah
Rowdy Kelley ... location scout manager: Northern California (uncredited)

Music Department

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David Arch ... musician: piano
Jean-Pascal Beintus ... orchestrator
Christine Bergren ... music legal
Dick Bernstein ... music editor
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin
Thomas Bowes ... orchestra leader + solos
Peter Clarke ... scoring music editor
Peter Cobbin ... sound engineer (as Pete Cobbin)
Cecile Coutelier ... music assistant engineer
Gordon Davidson ... assistant score mixing engineer / scoring pro tools engineer
Alexandre Desplat ... conductor / music programmer / orchestrator
Andrew Dudman ... sound engineer
Xavier Forcioli ... music programming
Vic Fraser ... sound engineer
Roanna Gillespie ... music supervisor
Dominique Lemonnier ... music preparation (as Solve Lemonnier) / musician: violin
Roger Linley ... musician: double bass
London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by
Steve Mair ... musician: double bass
Lauren Mikus ... music coordinator
Thomas Pavlechko ... organ/piano coach: Mr. Pitt
Conrad Pope ... orchestrator
Stéphane Reichart ... sound engineer (as Stephane Reichart)
Claude Romano ... music preparation
Jill Streater ... music preparation
Norbert Vergonjeanne ... music preparation (as Norbert Vergonjanne)
Allen Walley ... musician: double bass
Warren Zielinski ... musician: violin
Rachel Bolt ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Paul Katz ... music consultant (uncredited)
Sylvain Morizet ... additional orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Rebecca Fulton ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Randy Cantor ... transportation captain
Josh Cary ... driver
Francisco De La Fuente ... driver
Craig Fehrman ... transportation coordinator
Cody Haynes ... driver
David Holt ... driver
Cliff Hunt ... driver (as Cliff G. Hunt)
Dustin Little ... driver
Chuck Martinez ... production driver
Charles D. Russell ... driver
Angie Saenz ... driver
Russell E. Scott ... picture car coordinator (as Russell Scott)
Joe Self ... driver
Wilburn White ... driver (as Wilburn W. White)
David Beard ... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Keith Beard ... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Oscar Carles ... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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David Ackerman ... assistant chef
Chet Badalato ... assistant: Mr. Penn
Jason Baum ... intern
Paul Beach ... set medic
Nicole Beaudoin ... intern
Charley Beil ... intern
Amy Bench ... intern
Michael Benson ... space images conceiver
Sally Bergom ... intern
Debbie Bilski ... craft service (as Debbie Manning Bilski)
Matt Bilski ... assistant: Mr. Hill
Randy Bilski ... set medic
Frederick P. Bimbler ... production attorney
Susan H. Bodine ... production attorney
Nicholas Brill ... intern
Unjoo Lee Byars ... main and end titles designer and producer: Prologue Films
Billy Canino ... intern
Mary Beth Chambers ... set production assistant (as Mary Beth Meadows)
Barbara Charba ... set teacher
Peggy Chen ... additional second assistant accountant
Mark David Christenson ... production assistant (as David Christenson)
Bobbi Colorado ... animal wrangler
Scott Colquitt ... production assistant: Ms. Green
Kyle Cooper ... main and end titles designer and producer: Prologue Films
Paola Cortés ... intern (as Paola Cortes)
Jason B. Cox ... production assistant
Jose Luis Coyotl Mixcoatl ... main and end titles designer and producer: Prologue Films (as José Luis Coyotl Mixcoatl)
Luke Crawford ... production assistant: reshoots
Joe Crossley ... finance
Sloane Dalrymple ... intern
Sarah Davis ... intern
Gerry De Leon ... production assistant: Mr. Malick (as Gerry de Leon)
Kassandra Deans ... intern
Steven DeGennaro ... intern (as Steven Degennaro)
Damon Denys ... intern
Richard DiLorenzo ... intern (as Richard di Lorenzo)
Felicity Donarski ... accounting executive: Tiver Road Entertainment
Alicia Downard ... intern
Alex Draguicevich ... adr voice
Matt Dunn ... intern
A.J. Edwards ... key artistic consultant
Richard Ehlert ... assistant chef
Shari Eichler ... set teacher
Elena Eidelberg ... intern (as Elena Elderberg) / intern
Sarah Eshelman ... intern
Jenny Fitzgibbons ... production accountant
Keith Fraase ... artistic consultant
Ashley Frith ... intern
Geoffrey Frost ... intern
Vanessa Gaitan ... production assistant
Nicole Garcia ... intern
Don Gillespie ... payroll accountant / post-production accountant
Hayden Goldblatt ... production attorney (as Hayden M. Goldblatt)
Hans Graffunder ... production coordinator
Kristi Gusman ... intern
Dikega Hadnot ... intern
Alice Gledhill Hall ... press: international
Anne Hamilton ... intern
Juan Pablo Hernandez ... set production assistant
Henry Hobson ... typographer
Jonathan Reeves Holt ... intern (as Jon Holt)
Mitch Horwits ... president: Rover Road Entertainment
Erika Houle ... intern
Emily James ... intern
Matthew James ... intern
Emma Janzen ... intern
Dane Michael Jensen ... post production intern (as Dane Jensen)
Greg Jones ... insurance agent: CMM Entertainment
Lisa Kaselak ... researcher
Jeb Kendrick ... intern
Kate Kennard ... intern
Nazia Khan ... assistant: Mr. Pitt (as Nazia Kahn)
Laura Kincaid ... intern
Laura King ... unit medic
Ma'ayan Krompass ... intern
Bill Lanier ... assistant production coordinator
Russell Leighty ... research coordinator
Kana LiVolsi ... intern (as Kana Livolsi)
David Long ... caterer: Locations Catering
Jaime Lovell ... intern
Jolynn Martin ... assistant: Mr. Pohlad
Sato Masuzawa ... assistant: Mr. Penn
Gary Mau ... main and end titles designer and producer: Prologue Films
Scott Maxson ... production secretary
John McNees ... consultant
Lisa McPherson ... set production assistant
Lauren Mikus ... assistant: Mr. Gonda
Angie Miller ... business affairs coordinator: River Road Entertainment
Elle Moody ... intern
Marshall D. Moore ... film commissioner
Josh Moorehead ... chef (as Josh Morehead)
Mary Mullane ... intern
Brian Murphy ... set production assistant
Deanna Noccro ... insurance agent: CMM Entertainment (as Deanna Nocero)
Chris Oelkers ... double: organist
Miles Painter ... intern
Nathaniel Park ... main and end titles designer and producer: Prologue Films
Thomas Pavlechko ... hand double: Mr. Pitt
Hussain Pirani ... intern
Joel Poage ... assistant chef
Morgan Pollitt ... assistant: Ms. Green
Shane Pritchett ... intern
Matt Pulliam ... assistant research coordinator
Michael Reinarts ... financial officer: River Road Enterainment
Bianca Roe ... intern (as Bianca Chiminello)
Brooke Ruder ... intern
Edgar Sandoval ... insurance underwriter
David Sangalli ... intern
Monica Santis ... intern
Leonard J. Schwartz ... intern
Brian Scofield ... intern
Trey Edward Shults ... intern (as Trey Shults)
Dana Silverman ... accounting clerk / assistant: Ms. Green
Tom Skapars ... creative coordinator: River Road Entertainment
Keenan Smart ... consultant: natural history
Jessica Smith ... production coordinator: River Road Entertainment
Kyle Smith ... intern
Adam Sorin ... intern
Jeff Spross ... intern
Katy Stafford ... intern
Spooky Stevens ... unit publicist
Jennifer June Strawn ... intern
Cameron Stuart ... intern
Cameran Surles ... intern (as Cameron Surles)
Ashley Tener ... assistant: Ms. Gardner
Dustin Thompson ... intern
Christopher Todd ... intern (as Chris Todd)
Roger Uvalle ... intern
Quinn Walton ... intern
Tol Ware ... office production assistant
Craig Whitney ... set production intern
Jenni Wieland ... first assistant accountant
Christine Wolf ... intern
Elena Wong ... production coordinator
Woody Wood ... intern
Christa Zofcin Workman ... business affairs (as Christa Zofcin)
Taylor Yowell ... intern
Heidi Zienty ... intern
Deborah Zipser ... head of business affairs: River Road Entertainment
Jessica Cosentino ... production assistant (uncredited)
James Wiley Fowler ... diver (uncredited)
Julie E. Furnas ... assistant: Mr. Penn, Houston (uncredited)
David Greenbaum ... studio executive (uncredited)
Jennifer Hallmark ... accounting assistant (uncredited)
Damon Phillips ... body double (uncredited)
Sam Pressman ... production assistant (uncredited)
Marvin Schroeder ... arms supplier (uncredited)
Desirae Wallace ... accounting clerk (uncredited)

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Ezra Bart ... special thanks
Jake Brackman ... special thanks
Peter Broderick ... special thanks
Mark Bunte ... special thanks
Amy Cadenhead ... special thanks
Joe Conway ... special thanks
Jim Cox ... special thanks
Penney Cox ... special thanks
Katie Dolan ... special thanks
Michael Dolan ... special thanks
Jackie Edwards ... special thanks
Jodie Evans ... special thanks
John Fleming ... special thanks
Denise Foerster ... special thanks
Melissa Foerster ... special thanks
Greg Foster ... special thanks
Jill Hall ... special thanks
Bob Hudgins ... special thanks
Don King ... special thanks
Montie Kirkland ... special thanks
Saar Klein ... special thanks
Andrew Knoll ... special thanks (as Dr. Andrew Knoll)
Richard Kooris ... special thanks
Adena Lewis ... special thanks
Alexandra W.B. Malick ... special thanks (as Alexandra Malick)
John McNees ... special thanks
Tex Middlebrook ... special thanks
Emily Morris ... special thanks
Max Palevsky ... special thanks
Carol Pirie ... special thanks
Diana Pokorny ... special thanks
Sophie Pokorny ... special thanks
Zoë Pokorny ... special thanks
Julio Quintana ... special thanks
Deborah Rothberg ... special thanks
Paul Ryan ... special thanks
Brian Scofield ... special thanks: directors cut
Wallace Shawn ... special thanks
J. Stephen Sheppard ... special thanks
Claire Simpson ... special thanks
Michael Singer ... special thanks
Todd Smiley ... special thanks
Sterling Smith ... special thanks
Sheila Tamble ... special thanks
Merrily Weiss ... special thanks
Marty Wekser ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Written by alfiehitchie

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Also Known As
  • The tree of life - l'arbre de vie (France)
  • El árbol de la vida (Spain)
  • 生命之树 (China, Mandarin title)
  • Elupuu (Estonia)
  • Strom života (Czechia)
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  • 139 min
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Box Office

Budget $32,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $493,788, 30 May 2011
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $54,303,319, 27 Oct 2011

Did You Know?

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Trivia Dissatisfied by the look of modern computer generated visual effects, director Terrence Malick approached veteran special effects supervisor Douglas Trumbull, who was responsible for the visual effects in 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), to create the visual effects for the film using bygone optical and practical methods. This marks the first feature film Trumbull has provided the effects for in 29 years, his last being Blade Runner (1982). See more »
Goofs When Mr. O'Brien receives the terrible news at the beginning of the movie by phone, the camera and camera operator are reflected in the handset. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #1.18 (2011). See more »
Soundtracks Funeral Canticle See more »
Crazy Credits There are no opening credits. See more »
Quotes Mrs. O'Brien: [voice over] Help each other. Love everyone. Every leaf. Every ray of light. Forgive.
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