George Clooney (Ocean’s Eleven), Drew Barrymore (Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle), and Sam Rockwell (The Green Mile), star in the comedy thriller that poses an irresistible question: What would happen if a wildly successful TV producer was also a top-secret CIA assassin? While a maverick creator of America’s favorite game shows gains notoriety for his smash television hits, he is also drawn into a shadowy world of danger as a covert government operative! But soon his life begins to spiral out of control — both of them! Directed by George Clooney and based on Chuck Barris’ cult-classic autobiography, with a script by Charlie Kaufman (Adaptation), this entertaining hit delivers comedy to keep you laughing . . . and intrigue to keep you guessing!
George Clooney embodies one of Hollywood’s most formidable renaissance men. As a remarkably intelligent and capable actor, and a director of surprising skill and intuition, Clooney has almost completely exempted himself from criticism. In light of these qualities, the thespian’s formidable charm and devastating physical appeal seem, astonishingly, to be almost incidental.
As the son of broadcast journalist Nick Clooney and the nephew of chanteuse Rosemary Clooney, George Clooney entered the world with show business coursing through his veins. Born May 6, 1961 in Lexington, Kentucky, the future E.R. headliner appeared at the tender age of five on his father’s Cincinnati talk program, The Nick Clooney Show. This spot represented an anomaly, however, and George remained off-camera until his post-adolescent years. In lieu of acting, Clooney acquired and honed a sharp interest in sports – particularly baseball – and sought a career as a major leaguer with the Cincinnati Reds. When… read more
I think most folks get caught up on the styling more than the content. Quite frankly, the writing of Kaufman glimmers through Clooney's talented yet otherwise rather average direction (though I think he handled quite a few points to the story rather well). Getting past that, it's quite the story of a seemingly born loser rising (or sinking, take your pick) to his own hidden notoriety, for better or worse.
Title: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Country: USA, Germany, Canada
Language: English, Spanish
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime
Director: George Clooney
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