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The unconventional love story of an aspiring actress, her ambitious driver, and their eccentric boss, the legendary billionaire Howard Hughes.

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations.
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TV Newsman #2
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Vernon Scott
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Gene Handsaker
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T.V. Newsman #1
Dan Desmond ...
Gladwin Hill
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Frank Forbes
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Levar Mathis
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Nadine Henly
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Noah Dietrich
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Colonel Willis
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Air Traffic Controller (as Karl J. Florine)
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Lucy Mabrey
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Marla Mabrey
Madisyn Ritland ...
Bella
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Betty
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Mamie Murphy
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Carrie
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Sally
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Wilbur
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Tom
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Richard Miskin
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Young Actor
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Pianist
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Frank's Grandmother
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Sarah Bransford
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Mr. Bransford
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Mrs. Bransford
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Dog
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Methodist Minister
Bruce Gray ...
Baptist Preacher
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Howard Hughes
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Rudolf
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Marvin
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Colonel Maxwell
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Concerned Orderly
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Orderly
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Orderly
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Nurse
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Director
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Senator Ferguson
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Forester
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Merrill Lynch Executive
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Merrill Lynch Executive (as Steve Mnuchin)
Evan Londo ...
Ice Cream Kid
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Solly the Barber
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Bob Maheu
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Chef (as David 'Goldy' Goldsmith)
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Doctor Crone
Alan Daniels ...
Hughes Staffer
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Mobster
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Mobster
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Mobster (as Joey Coco Diaz)
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Mobster
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Mobster
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Cappy
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President Somoza
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Somoza's Aide
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Raymond Holliday
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Marla Lookalike
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Colonel Nigel Briggs
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Matt Mabrey
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Robert E. Kerr ...
Hughes Staffer #2 (uncredited)
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Herb (uncredited)
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RKO Studio Executive (uncredited)
Aura Esther Trentin ...
Press (uncredited)

Directed by

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Warren Beatty ... (directed by)

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Warren Beatty ... (screenplay by)
 
Warren Beatty ... (story by) and
Bo Goldman ... (story by)

Produced by

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Warren Beatty ... producer (produced by)
Steve Bing ... producer
Ron Burkle ... producer
Molly Conners ... producer
Frank Giustra ... producer
Sarah E. Johnson ... producer
William D. Johnson ... producer
Jonathan McCoy ... producer
Aaron Michnowski ... co-producer
Arnon Milchan ... producer
Steven Mnuchin ... producer
Sybil Robson Orr ... producer
James Packer ... producer
Sarah Platt ... co-producer
Brett Ratner ... producer
Terry Semel ... producer
Jeffrey Soros ... producer
Christopher Woodrow ... producer

Cinematography by

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Caleb Deschanel ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Robin Gonsalves ... (edited by)
Leslie Jones ... (edited by)
Brian Scofield ... (edited by) (as F. Brian Scofield)
Billy Weber ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Jason Fabbro ... video colorist
Dmitri Frolov ... assistant editor
Michael Hatzer ... supervising digital colorist
Chris Jensen ... second colorist: Technicolor
Jeremy-Voissem ... colorist: dailies
Bruce Lomet ... digital intermediate producer
Gray Marshall ... associate digital colorist
Ayana Saunders ... post-production coordinator
John St. Laurent ... dailies engineer
Everette Webber ... digital intermediate editor
Denise Woodgerd ... dailies producer

Casting By

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David Rubin

Production Design by

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Jeannine Oppewall

Set Decoration by

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Nancy Haigh

Costume Design by

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Albert Wolsky

Makeup Department

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Cydney Cornell ... hair department head
AnnaRose Kern ... key hair stylist
Amy Lederman ... makeup artist
Pauletta O. Lewis ... key hair stylist (as Pauletta Lewis-Irwin)
Valli O'Reilly ... makeup department head
Leah Vautrot ... makeup artist
Barry Rosenberg ... barber (uncredited)
Don Rutherford ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Michael Bartol ... production supervisor
Lisa Dennis ... post-production supervisor
Lisa Rodgers ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Eric Richard Lasko ... second assistant director
Donald Murphy ... first assistant director
Mollie Stallman ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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Jennifer Bash ... assistant art director
Todd Bennett ... plaster foreman
Jeremy Cisneros ... set dresser
Sarah Contant ... set designer
Randy Culberhouse ... propmaker foreman
Chris Fix ... propmaker gangboss
Andrew P. Flores ... standby painter
Scott G. Jones ... gang boss
Carol Kiefer ... art department coordinator
Jason McDonough ... set dresser
Duff Miller ... assistant property master
Steven Milosavleski ... graphic designer
Jon Nicholson ... on-set dresser
Dan Pemberton ... construction coordinator
Fernando Penaloza ... projection consultant
Sara Philpott ... set decoration buyer
Mark Weissenfluh ... leadperson

Sound Department

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Deb Adair ... re-recording mixer
Bill Burns ... first assistant sound editor
David V. Butler ... supervising dialogue/adr editor
Don Coufal ... boom operator
David Giammarco ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Justin Herman ... sound engineer
Jeffrey A. Humphreys ... sound utility
Scott A. Jennings ... sound effects editor
Tim Limer ... mix tech
Sean McCormack ... supervising sound editor
Sarah Monat ... foley artist
Michael O'Farrell ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Greg Orloff ... re-recording mixer
Will Riley ... supervising sound editor
Timothy P. Salmon ... sound utility
Randy Singer ... foley mixer
John Soukup ... sound transfer recordist
Paul Stula ... epk sound mixer
Jeff Wexler ... sound mixer
Dan Sharp ... sound re-recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Larz Anderson ... special effects supervisor

Visual Effects by

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Casey Allen ... senior flame artist
Piotr Bednarczyk ... visual effects artist: There Studios
Lucas De La Torre ... visual effects artist
Mark Intravartolo ... visual effects artist
Eli Jarra ... senior compositor
Elliott Jobe ... visual effects supervisor: There Studios
Zachary Kinney ... visual effects artist
Alex Knudsen ... visual effects producer
Adam Lima ... digital effects artist
Richard Ivan Mann ... visual effects producer
Eroc Moralls ... senior vfx artist
Guilherme Rambelli ... digital artist: There Studios
Matthew Rappaport ... lead visual effects artist / visual effects lead artist
John Scheele ... visual effects supervisor
Doug Spilatro ... visual effects artist
Daniel Szeto ... visual effects production supervisor
Jason Wilson ... visual effects artist

Stunts

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Heather Arthur ... stunt performer
Conrad E. Palmisano ... stunt coordinator / stunt performer

Camera and Electrical Department

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Eric Amundsen ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Erik Bernstein ... rigging gaffer
Sarah Brandes ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jerry C. Deats ... key grip
Doug Dole ... best boy grip
François Duhamel ... still photographer
David Eubank ... first assistant camera : "b" camera
David Goldsmith ... key video assist
Andy C. Huber ... best boy lighting / genny operator
Anthony Kwan ... digital imaging technician: additional photography
Joe Macaluso ... dolly grip
Aaron Marquette ... additional assistant camera
BJ McDonnell ... camera operator / steadicam operator
Luke Miller ... set lighting technician
Nathaniel Miller ... digital imaging technician
P. Scott Sakamoto ... camera operator: "a" camera / steadicam operator
Sean Smith ... rigging assistant chief lighting technician
A. Troy Thomas ... camera operator (interview segment)
Tommy Tieche ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Paul Wilkowsky ... grip
John Zivelonghi ... set lighting technician

Casting Department

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Laura Drake Mancini ... extras casting assistant
Melissa Pryor ... casting associate
Dixie Webster ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Anthony Almaraz ... additional costumer
Myron Baker ... additional set costumer
Nanrose Buchman ... additional set costumer
Sue Crosby ... set costumer
Jessica Dalager ... additional set costumer
Kim Dooley Abram ... additional set costumer
C. Susan Hall ... assistant costume designer
Alejandro M. Hernandez ... additional set costumer
Felicia Leilani Jarvis ... costumer
Jimmy Jay ... key costumer
Clay Lerner ... wardrobe assistant
Michelle Matteo ... additional costumer
Linda Matthews ... costume supervisor
Beth Miller ... wardrobe assistant
Stephen Oh ... additional costumer
Grace Pyke ... costumer
Ric Spencer ... costumer
Jack Taggart ... ager & dyer
Cesha Ventre ... set costumer

Location Management

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Lori A. Balton ... location scout
Charles Fagin ... key assistant location manager
Ken Haber ... location scout
S. Dylan Kirkland ... key assistant location manager
Donny Martino Jr. ... location scout
John Panzarella ... location manager
JT Panzarella ... key assistant location manager
Leslie Thorson ... key assistant location manager

Music Department

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Christine Bergren ... music clearance
Andrew M. Chukerman ... composer: additional music / featured solo pianist
Christoffer Franzén ... composer: Trailer Music
Darrell Hall ... music editor
Heavy Young Heathens ... composer: additional music
Will Kaplan ... music editor
Gary Raymond ... Pro Tools Music Playback and Record
Doug Webb ... saxophone consultant
Victoria De Mare ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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John Agnew ... driver
David Becerra ... transportation co-captain
Garner Humphrey ... driver
Robert K. Johnson ... picture car coordinator
Neil Marshall ... transportation captain
Margo Hunt McKay ... driver (as Margo Hunt)
Jeremy Morgan ... driver
Domingo Nazara ... driver
Frank Porras ... driver
Kenny Searle ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Paul Alary ... additional set production assistant
Nadeem Ashayer ... set production assistant
Nicole Basile ... payroll accountant
Anna Belaro-Rodriguez ... first assistant accountant
Steve Berman ... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Melissa Bosco ... basecamp production assistant
Susan Boyajian ... voice actor
Judith M. Brown ... studio teacher
Joel Burnham ... production assistant
Sarah Clifford ... animal supplier / animal trainer
Mauli Delaney ... production assistant
Dianne Dreyer ... script supervisor
Michelle Dunton ... script researcher
Jay Floyd ... clearance administrator
Baxter Frick ... production assistant
Lisa Furia ... construction accountant
Mairead Gaffney ... set production assistant
Judd Greener ... key set production assistant
Terri Greening ... production accountant
Eliot John Hagen ... production assistant
Christopher Hansen ... production assistant
Dan Harder ... lot medic
Leah Holmes ... post production accountant
Susan Iskiwitch ... production staff
Sean Jennings ... additional production assistant
Amanda Klein ... second assistant accountant
Shari LaFranchi Blakney ... production coordinator
Eloy Lara ... key set medic
Danielle Malambri ... additional production assistant
J.S. Mateo ... event publicist: AFI FEST publicity assistant
Danielle McDonough ... production assistant
Lee Perez-Gonzalez ... production secretary
Deborah Ricketts ... Archive Supervisor
Roger Rignack ... photo double: Oliver Platt
Sheila Sawhny ... adr voice actor
Greg Scharpf ... assistant: Mr. Broderick
Nina Tarrab ... additional set production assistant
Aura Esther Trentin ... photo stand-in (as Aura Trentin)
Warren Upson ... additional set production assistant
Omar Von Muller ... animal trainer
Christopher Zou ... set production assistant

Production Companies

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

It's Hollywood, 1958. Aspiring actress, songwriter, small town beauty queen and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Lily Collins) has a contract with movie mogul Howard Hughes (Warren Beatty) and arrives with her mother (Annette Bening) in Los Angeles to do a screen test for one of his film projects. At the airport, they meet their driver Frank Forbes (Alden Ehrenreich). Forbes is an ambitious young man with a business plan and engaged to his 7th grade sweetheart, both deeply religious Methodists. The instant attraction that Marla and Frank feel for each other not only puts their religious convictions and moral values to the test, but also defies Hughes' #1 rule: No employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes' enigmatic behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed. Written by 20th Century Fox

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Also Known As
  • L'Exception à la règle (France)
  • Regeln spielen keine Rolle (Germany)
  • La excepción a la regla (Spain)
  • L'exception à la règle (Canada, French title)
  • Exceção à Regra (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 127 min
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Box Office

Budget $31,100,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,589,625, 25 Nov 2016

Did You Know?

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Trivia This was Warren Beatty's first acting role since Town & Country (2001) and his first time as director since Bulworth (1998). See more »
Goofs The H-4 Hercules, aka, "The Spruce Goose," actually flew its one and only flight on November 2, 1947, well before the events of the film. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #14.32 (2016). See more »
Soundtracks The Rules Don't Apply See more »
Crazy Credits The end credits contain the standard disclaimer that all characters are fictional. But Howard Hughes, as well as his aides Noah Dietrich (played by Martin Sheen) and Robert Maheu (Alec Baldwin) are real people. See more »
Quotes Frank Forbes: [to Marla] You're an exception. Rules don't apply to you.
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