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The Truman Show

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Original title
The Truman Show
Running time
103 min.
United States United States
Andrew Niccol
Burkhard Dallwitz
Peter Biziou
Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions
Comedy. Drama | Comedy-Drama. Satire. Television. Cult Movie
He's the star of the show - but he doesn't know it! Jim Carey plays unwitting Truman Burbank, an ordinary man in a not-so-ordinary life. From the time he was born to the present, Truman's entire life has been broadcast live on national TV. Truman doesn't realize that his quaint hometown is actually a giant studio set - big enough to be seen from space - and that the folks living and working there are Hollywood actors. Even Truman's incessantly bubbly wife is a contract player. Gradually, Truman gets wise. And what he does about his discovery will have you laughing, crying and cheering as he finds his way to the truth.
Rankings Position
1998: 3 Nominations for Oscar: Best Director (Peter Weir), Supporting Actor, Screenplay
1998: 3 Golden Globes: Actor Drama (Carrey), Supporting Actor and OST. 6 Nominations
1998: 3 BAFTA Awards: Best Director, Production Design and Original Screenplay. 7 Nom.
1998: National Board of Review: Supporting Actor (Ed Harris)
1998: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Production Design
1998: Critics' Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Film
1998: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Original Score. 5 Nominations
1998: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
1998: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1998: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
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