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To Be Takei (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography | 22 August 2014 (USA)
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A look at the many roles played by eclectic actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.


Jennifer M. Kroot
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Credited cast:
George Takei ... Self
Brad Takei ... Self (as Brad Takei)
Walter Koenig ... Self
William Shatner ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Ammiano Tom Ammiano ... Self
Antonio Brown Antonio Brown ... Self
John Cho ... Self
Daniel Inouye ... Self
Jay Kuo Jay Kuo
Telly Leung ... Self
Norman Mineta Norman Mineta ... Self
Nichelle Nichols ... Self
Leonard Nimoy ... Self
Eddie Paskey ... Self
Lea Salonga ... Self


From outer space to Capitol Hill, from the silver screen to YouTube, the legendary George Takei has blazed his own trail while conquering new frontiers with a beaming trademark grin. Oh, my! To Be Takei is a look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei. His wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting. The film offers unprecedented access to the daily life of George and his husband/business partner Brad and chronicles George's fascinating personal journey from Japanese American internment camp to his iconic and groundbreaking role as Sulu on "Star Trek," and his rise as an pop culture icon. Written by Official site

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A star's trek for life, liberty and love.


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Life's an adventure
26 August 2014 | by abcvisionSee all my reviews

George Takei is best known as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek. This documentary does hook on this role but does not linger for too long. The in-depth view of this extraordinary Asian-American. George survived the Asian internment camps during WWII in Arkansas. A chapter not often spoken about in our American history, this was tough. George fought the Hollywood stereotype of Asians on film and TV. He also has served as a role model as a gay man who came out late in life. Along with his life long partner Brad, this movie masterfully showcases a full life. A brilliant on screen look behind this well known pop culture icon. A fascinating look into one man's extraordinary life.

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22 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$22,846, 24 August 2014

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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