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7,909 Ratings

Into the Wild

Directed by Sean Penn
United States, 2007
Drama, Biography, Adventure


Based on the true story of Christopher McCandless, an Emory graduate who left his privileged life for an ill-fated journey into the Alaskan wilderness. Along the way, he encounters a myriad of colorful characters from the fringes of society who shape his understanding of life.

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Into the Wild
Directed by Sean Penn

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2008 | 2 nominations including: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Toronto International Film Festival

2007 | Special Presentations

Telluride Film Festival


Village Voice Film Poll

2007 | 3rd place: Best Supporting Actor

2007 | Nominee: Best Supporting Actress

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