The career of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo is halted by a witch hunt in the late 1940s when he defies the anti-communist HUAC committee and is blacklisted.

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Film Cast:

  • Dalton Trumbo: Bryan Cranston
  • Cleo Trumbo: Diane Lane
  • Hedda Hopper: Helen Mirren
  • Nikola Trumbo: Elle Fanning
  • Arlen Hird: Louis C.K.
  • Frank King: John Goodman
  • Edward G. Robinson: Michael Stuhlbarg
  • John Wayne: David James Elliott
  • Buddy Ross: Roger Bart
  • Edward ‘Ed’ Muhl: Mark Harelik
  • Sam Wood: John Getz
  • Ian McLellan Hunter: Alan Tudyk
  • J. Parnell Thomas: James DuMont
  • Louis B. Mayer: Richard Portnow
  • Virgil Brooks: Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
  • Hymie King: Stephen Root
  • Chris Trumbo (Age 13-17): Mattie Liptak
  • Kirk Douglas: Dean O’Gorman
  • Andrew Hird: Garrett Hines
  • Otto Preminger: Christian Berkel
  • Roy Brewer: Dan Bakkedahl
  • Chris Trumbo (age 6-10) (as Tobias McDowell Nichols): Toby Nichols
  • Himself (archive footage): Dalton Trumbo
  • Party Goer: Laura Flannery
  • Niki Trumbo (age 8-11): Madison Wolfe
  • Robert Stripling: Johnny Sneed
  • Reporter: Rio Hackford
  • Reporter: Dane Rhodes
  • Robert Kenny: Peter MacKenzie
  • Jury Foreman: John Neisler
  • Jeff Krandall: Sean Bridgers
  • Mitzi Trumbo (age 6-8): Meghan Wolfe
  • Mitzi Trumbo (age 9-12): Becca Nicole Preston
  • Starlet (uncredited): Jaclyn Bethany
  • Ethel (uncredited): Kate Kuen
  • Showgirl (uncredited): Suzanne LaChasse
  • Trumbo Friend (uncredited): Rhonda Laizer
  • Self (archive footage) (uncredited): Jesse Lasky Jr.
  • Trumbo Neighbor (uncredited): Cynthia LeBlanc
  • Self (archive footage) (uncredited): Joseph McCarthy
  • Self (archive footage) (uncredited): Richard Nixon
  • Showgirl (uncredited): Veronica Parks
  • Self (archive footage) (uncredited): Ronald Reagan
  • Self (archive footage) (uncredited): Julius Rosenberg
  • Self (archive footage) (uncredited): Ethel Rosenberg
  • Juror (uncredited): Anne Speed
  • Self (archive footage) (uncredited): Joseph Stalin

Film Crew:

  • Set Decoration: Cindy Carr
  • Director of Photography: Jim Denault
  • Original Music Composer: Theodore Shapiro
  • Casting: David Rubin
  • Producer: Jay Roach
  • Unit Production Manager: Monica Levinson
  • Costume Designer: Daniel Orlandi
  • Editor: Alan Baumgarten
  • Art Direction: Jesse Rosenthal
  • Producer: Michael London
  • First Assistant Director: George Parra
  • Production Design: Mark Ricker
  • Producer: Janice Williams
  • Producer: John McNamara
  • Stunt Double: Jeri Habberstad
  • Book: Bruce Cook
  • Producer: Kevin Kelly Brown
  • Producer: Nimitt Mankad
  • Producer: Shivani Rawat
  • Co-Producer: Michelle Graham
  • Executive Producer: Kelly Mullen
  • Second Assistant Director: Scott August
  • Associate Producer: Laurie Lieser
  • Stunt Coordinator: Heather Arthur
  • Art Direction: Lisa Marinaccio

Movie Reviews:

  • Reno: > He’s a gifted writer yet different from others around him.

    I think it was a sensitive subject for a movie, especially to be made in Hollywood. Communism and United States are like two opposite poles. So portraying an American who supports it is a challenging task for any moviemakers. But the director of ‘Meet the Parents’ did a great job. Yep, you don’t have to take sides while a watch. Of course, the movie discussed the issue of conflict over the types of ruling system, but it was only in the initial part that kind of looked strong. While the story advancing, that topic completely weakened and concentrated more on other stuffs. So don’t expect it to be a fight for the constitutional, but a wonderful biography of one of the talented screenwriters in the history of Hollywood.

    Communism or Democracy, whatever you support that does not matter here to choose whether you want watch it or not. Because this movie very smartly outlined how people are affected when they believe differently from the majority of others around. In the opening, I thought it could be an anti-hero tale, but later it transformed the angle of presentation and indeed in the end the main character turned into a most likeable one.

    I liked Dalton Trumbo, not for what he preferred to support, but how he handled it all. The rival group is who made it a big concern, otherwise he is a neglectable for his egoist nature. Bryan Cranston was amazing in the title role. It’s his best in the lead role, after only to the ‘Breaking Bad’. Hope he’s going to make more lead role films now after. Kind of of inspiring flick, of course, from his professional angle. Definitely one of the best films of the 2015 and deserved its Oscar nod.


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