1991: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Supporting Actor (Lerner), Art Direction, Costume Design 1991: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actor (John Goodman) 1991: 3 Awards in el Cannes Film Festival: Palme dŽOr (Golden Palm), Director, Actor (John Turturro) 1991: 2 Awards from Film Critics Circle of New York: Cinematography, Supporting Actress (Judy Davis) 1991: David of Donatello: Best Foreign Actor (John Turturro)
In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink comes to Hollywood to write a Wallace Beery wrestling picture. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer's block. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows, tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task.
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