The Truman Show

Truman Burbank is the star of The Truman Show, a 24-hour-a-day reality TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows, including his wife and his best friend is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.
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Film Cast:

  • Truman Burbank: Jim Carrey
  • Meryl Burbank / Hannah Gill: Laura Linney
  • Marlon / Louis Coltrane: Noah Emmerich
  • Lauren / Sylvia Garland: Natascha McElhone
  • Christof: Ed Harris
  • Alanis Montclair / Angela Burbank: Holland Taylor
  • Simeon: Paul Giamatti
  • Walter Moore / Kirk Burbank: Brian Delate
  • Laurence: Peter Krause
  • Young Truman: Blair Slater
  • Vivien: Heidi Schanz
  • Chloe: Una Damon
  • Bar Waitress: Krista Lynn Landolfi
  • Bar Waitress: O-Lan Jones
  • Ron: Ron Taylor
  • Don: Don Taylor
  • Spencer: Ted Raymond
  • Mike Michaelson: Harry Shearer
  • Senior Citizen: Jeanette Miller
  • Keyboard Artist: Philip Glass
  • Bartender: Joe Minjares
  • Network Executive: Philip Baker Hall
  • Network Executive: John Pleshette
  • Man in Bathtub: Terry Camilleri
  • Garage Attendant: Joel McKinnon Miller
  • Travel Agent: Judy Clayton
  • Truman’s Neighbor: Fritz Dominique
  • Truman’s Neighbor: Angel Schmiedt
  • Truman’s Neighbor: Nastassja Schmiedt
  • Teacher: Muriel Moore
  • News Vendor: Mal Jones
  • Insurance Co-Worker: Judson Vaughn
  • Ferry Worker: Earl Hilliard Jr.
  • Bus Driver / Ferry Captain: David Andrew Nash
  • Bus Supervisor: Jim Towers
  • Little Girl in Bus: Savannah Swafford
  • Security Guard: Antoni Corone
  • Security Guard: Mario Ernesto Sánchez
  • Man at Beach: John Roselius
  • Truman (4 years): Kade Coates
  • Nurse: Marcia DeBonis
  • Surgeon: Sam Kitchin
  • Orderly: Sebastian Youngblood
  • Hospital Security Guard: Dave Corey
  • Policeman at Power Plant: Mark Alan Gillott
  • Policeman at Truman’s House: Jay Saiter
  • Policeman at Truman’s House: Tony Todd
  • Man in Christmas Box: Marco Rubeo
  • Couple at Picnic Table: Daryl Davis
  • Couple at Picnic Table: Robert Davis
  • Production Assistant: R.J. Murdock
  • Man at Newsstand: Matthew McDonough
  • Man at Newsstand: Larry McDowell
  • Ticket Taker: Joseph Lucus
  • TV Host: Logan Kirksey
  • Control Room Director: Adam Tomei
  • Keyboard Artist: John Pramik
  • Bar Patron: Al Foster
  • Bar Patron: Zoaunne LeRoy
  • Bar Patron: Millie Slavin
  • Senior Citizen: Dona Hardy
  • Garage Attendant: Tom Simmons
  • Mother: Susan Angelo
  • Daughter: Carly Smiga
  • Japanese Family: Yuji Okumoto
  • Japanese Family: Kiyoko Yamaguchi
  • Japanese Family: Saemi Nakamura
  • Production Assistant (uncredited): Sergio Kato

Film Crew:

  • Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
  • Production Design: Dennis Gassner
  • Casting: Howard Feuer
  • Director: Peter Weir
  • Editor: William M. Anderson
  • Producer: Scott Rudin
  • Editor: Lee Smith
  • Stunts: Tim Gilbert
  • Production Supervisor: Philip Steuer
  • Director of Photography: Peter Biziou
  • Art Direction: Richard L. Johnson
  • Writer: Andrew Niccol
  • Stunts: Charlie Brewer
  • Music Editor: Bunny Andrews
  • Stunts: Al Jones
  • Additional Editing: Kevin D. Ross
  • Second Unit Director: Michael J. McAlister
  • Special Effects: Larz Anderson
  • Dialogue Editor: Andrew Plain
  • Producer: Edward S. Feldman
  • Stunt Coordinator: Pat Banta
  • First Assistant Director: Alan B. Curtiss
  • Executive Producer: Lynn Pleshette
  • Producer: Adam Schroeder
  • Assistant Art Director: Marco Rubeo
  • Art Department Coordinator: Gail Laskowski
  • Production Sound Mixer: Art Rochester
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Phil Heywood
  • Payroll Accountant: Antonia Proscia
  • Co-Producer: Richard Luke Rothschild
  • Stunts: Martin Grace
  • ADR Voice Casting: Barbara Harris
  • Casting Associate: Meredith Tucker
  • Second Assistant Director: Jonathan Watson
  • Original Music Composer: Burkhard von Dallwitz
  • Stunts: Peewee Piemonte
  • Production Assistant: Jeff Gross
  • Location Casting: Ellen Jacoby
  • Set Designer: Thomas Minton
  • Still Photographer: Melinda Sue Gordon
  • Set Costumer: Cheryl Beasley Blackwell
  • Stunts: Lee Nashold
  • Construction Coordinator: Jeff Passanante
  • Boom Operator: Randall L. Johnson
  • Assistant Property Master: Scott Getzinger
  • Property Master: Doug Harlocker
  • Script Supervisor: Wilma Garscadden-Gahret
  • Location Manager: Andrew L. Ullman
  • Stunts: Jake Brake
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Nick Breslin
  • Graphic Designer: Eric Rosenberg
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Craig Barron
  • Digital Compositor: Janek Sirrs
  • Digital Compositor: David Lingenfelser
  • Digital Compositor: Janet Yale
  • Digital Compositor: Travis Baumann
  • Visual Effects Producer: Juliette Yager
  • Costume Design: Marilyn Matthews
  • Leadman: Mark Weissenfluh
  • Production Assistant: Kevin Carney
  • Stunts: Sandra Lee Gimpel
  • Extras Casting: Sande Alessi
  • Stunts: Steve Santosusso
  • Costumer: Fran Allgood
  • Stunts: Shane Dixon
  • Costume Supervisor: Mary C. Lane
  • Sound Effects Editor: Rick Lisle
  • Unit Publicist: Deborah Simmrin
  • Construction Foreman: James M. Davis
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Martin Oswin
  • Sound Effects Editor: Peter Townend
  • Dialogue Editor: Tim Jordan
  • Boom Operator: Linda Murphy
  • Production Coordinator: Judith Pritchard
  • Supervising ADR Editor: Karin Whittington
  • Roto Supervisor: Karen Klein
  • Digital Compositor: Stella Bogh
  • First Company Grip: Chris Centrella
  • Unit Publicist: Sandy O’Neill
  • Second Second Assistant Director: David M. Bernstein
  • Set Dresser: James P. Meehan
  • Stunts: Jimmy Waitman
  • Color Timer: Mike Milliken
  • Assistant Chief Lighting Technician: Patric J. Abaravich
  • Transportation Coordinator: Steve Brodsky
  • Stunts: Mike Christopher
  • Electrician: Ron Newburn
  • Assistant Set Dresser: Richard F. Anderson
  • 3D Supervisor: Joe Pasquale
  • Stunts: Larry Nicholas
  • Negative Cutter: Theresa Repola Mohammed
  • Production Assistant: Andrew Piccone
  • Electrician: Katie Nilson
  • Production Assistant: Mark Walbaum
  • Production Assistant: Aloura Melissa Charles
  • Unit Production Manager: Joseph P. Kane
  • Electrician: Gordy Jorian
  • Assistant Chief Lighting Technician: Peter Walts
  • ADR Mixer: Bob Baron
  • Electrician: Brian Skilton
  • Transportation Captain: Randy Peterson
  • Colorist: Michael Healey
  • Grip: Mark Vollmer
  • Electrician: Blake Hill
  • Production Assistant: Jennifer Cook
  • Stunts: John Zimmerman
  • Stunts: Ann Bellinger
  • Stunts: Reese Banta
  • Electrician: Scott Stuart
  • Set Dresser: Leslie ‘Tinker’ Linville
  • Transportation Captain: Kevin C. Scott
  • Production Assistant: Mary Brunner
  • Production Assistant: Amy Dean
  • Production Assistant: Tim Dutrow
  • Production Assistant: Gene Gillespie
  • Craft Service: J.J. Geary
  • Craft Service: Craig Glaser
  • Production Assistant: Shawn Kirby
  • Production Assistant: Joshua Milne
  • Production Assistant: Jackson Peel
  • Production Assistant: Brian Ringseis
  • Production Assistant: Mike Triplett
  • Travel Coordinator: Adrienne Vergos
  • Electrician: Roy Gittens
  • Digital Compositor: Eric Weinschenk

Movie Reviews:

  • Evan Zuqenshi: **”The Truman Show”** dares to question the reality. It’s original, complex, and philosophical. It manages to make you feel truly frustrated and **claustrophobic**.

    Perhaps many of us can relate to Truman as we live in a time of routines. We often live our lives without giving a second thought to the simplicity and meaninglessness of life itself. Our limited perspectives keep us from seeing. The lies we are told keep us from the truth. If we could push the boundaries of our reality, what are the odds that we’d face what Truman faced in the end?

    It was a joy to watch **”Jim Carrey”** as **”Truman”**, it is yet another proof that Jim isn’t just a comedian.

  • tmdb32492600: Truman…One of my favourite films. It’s just hilarious. The whole concept that this man thinks he is living in the real world.

    Very well done to the Director and Writers!

  • Dsnake1: On the surface, The Truman Show is about a man who has lived his life trapped inside of a bubble. He tries the entire movie to pop the bubble, and he eventually does.

    Under that layer, though, is a complex theme. Does Truman really enjoy his cell? He seemed to for years. At the same time, he struggled with memories, but don’t we all?

    As the viewer, we’re left to determine the morality of the happiness of millions versus the freedom of one. We’re also left to consider whether Truman’s cage was better than his freedom. A child born into a system that doesn’t have a great track record or a life of relative safety with no knowledge of the cage.

    The viewer also has to determine the sturdy nature of reality. What is reality besides our perception of it? What’s real to Jim or to Bob? Are the things that are real to them real to me if I’ve never seen or heard about them?

    Beyond the philosophical questions the movie poses, the film itself is solid. Jim Carrey pulls off the part wonderfully. He’s more than just a comedian, although he can bring the humor the instant the scene needs it. The supporting cast fell right in line.

    The pacing may be a little slow early on for many viewers, but that is remedied once the action begins to pick up.

    If you want something light and silly, go watch something else by Carrey.

  • aardwark69: In a world experimenting with big brother reality shows and questioning what is real in a mtrix kind of way, The Truman Show is a splendid and well executed movie about a man owned by a corporation from birth, who lives on the set while not being aware of the fact that everything around him is fake. Brilliant Jim Carey.
  • r96sk: Such a well executed plot. So much fun to watch.

    Jim Carrey, an actor I always enjoying watching, is terrific in the lead as Truman – he kills every moment, very much the perfect person to play this role. Laura Linney (Hannah), Ed Harris (Christof) and Noah Emmerich (Louis) are the best of the rest, while Paul Giamatti (Simeon) even appears.

    ‘The Truman Show’ is one of those films that I’ve heard a great deal about down the years so I’m happy to have finally got around to seeing it. It’s excellent. It’s well paced and just a really entertaining and thoughtful premise to watch unfold. Brilliant film.

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