Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon

Director: Milos Forman Cast: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Courtney Love
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Man on the Moon

Comedian Andy Kaufman gave performances that were bizarre and difficult to categorize, in which he might do or say almost anything: show cartoons, impersonate Elvis Presley, play conga drums while singing children's songs, read aloud from The Great Gatsby, or take the audience out for milk and cookies. Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski and directed by Milos Forman (the team behind The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)), this biopic takes an in-depth look at Kaufman's life and art, with Jim Carrey as Kaufman, who could (and would) be any number of different people onstage: the quiet and childlike man, the little foreign guy, the overbearing showbiz "professional," the violently obnoxious wrestler, or the world's worst lounge singer. As Kaufman rose from comedy clubs to guest appearances on Saturday Night Live and a spot on the TV sitcom Taxi, his performances became more complex and dangerous -- so much so that when word got out in 1984 that he was suffering from lung cancer, many fans and associates thought it was just another bizarre stunt; the disease took his life later that year. Man on the Moon features Danny De Vito as Kaufman's manager George Shapiro, Courtney Love as his girlfriend Lynne Margulies, Paul Giamatti as his friend Bob Zmuda, and David Letterman, Judd Hirsch, Marilu Henner, Carol Kane, and Christopher Lloyd as themselves.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/30/2000
UPC: 0096898444033
Original Release: 1999
Rating: R
Source: Universal Studios

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jim Carrey Andy Kaufman
Danny DeVito George Shapiro
Courtney Love Lynne Margulies
Paul Giamatti Bob Zmuda
Vincent Schiavelli Maynard Smith
Peter Bonerz Ed Weinberger
Jerry Lawler himself
Gerry Becker Stanley Kaufman
Leslie Lyles Janice Kaufman
George Shapiro Club Owner
Judd Hirsch himself
Christopher Lloyd himself
Marilu Henner herself
Carol Kane herself
Jeff Conaway himself
David Letterman himself
Norm MacDonald Michael Richards
Lorne Michaels himself
Mary Lynn Rajskub Friday's Mary
Christina Cabot Meditation Student
Fred Scialla Stand-In (Danny DeVito)

Technical Credits
Milos Forman Director
Pamela Abdy Associate Producer
Scott Alexander Screenwriter
Ron Bochar Sound Editor
Patrizia Von Brandenstein Production Designer
Anita Camarata Musical Direction/Supervision
Danny DeVito Producer
Kathleen Driscoll-Mohler Casting
Scott Ferguson Associate Producer
Michael Hausman Executive Producer
Larry Karaszewski Screenwriter
Lynzee Klingman Editor
Raymond Kluga Art Director
Jeffrey Kurland Costumes/Costume Designer
Francine Maisler Casting
David McGiffert Asst. Director
Anastas Michos Cinematographer
Maria Nay Set Decoration/Design
Chris Newman Sound/Sound Designer
R.E.M. Songwriter
Michael Shamberg Producer
George Shapiro Executive Producer
Stacey Sher Producer
Christopher Tellefsen Editor
James F. Truesdale Art Director
Howard West Executive Producer
Karin Wiesel Set Decoration/Design
Bob Zmuda Executive Producer

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