Behind The Candelabra

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Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world-renowned... read more
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Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world-renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audiences and created a loyal fan base spanning his 40-year career. Liberace lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In summer 1977, handsome young stranger Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair. BEHIND THE CANDELABRA takes a behind-the-scenes look at their tempestuous relationship – from their first meeting backstage at the Las Vegas Hilton to their bitter and public break-up.

Original Release

05/26/2013

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Cast

Michael Douglas Liberace
Matt Damon Scott Thorson
Rob Lowe Dr. Jack Startz
Dan Aykroyd Seymour Heller
Debbie Reynolds Frances Liberace / Frances
Scott Bakula Bob Black
Cheyenne Jackson Billy Leatherwood
Paul Reiser Scott's Attorney / Mr. Felder
Boyd Holbrook Cary James
Nicky Katt Mr. Y
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Steven Soderbergh

Writers

Richard LaGravenese, Scott Thorson, Alex Thorleifson

Cast

Michael Douglas Liberace
Matt Damon Scott Thorson
Rob Lowe Dr. Jack Startz
Dan Aykroyd Seymour Heller
Debbie Reynolds Frances Liberace / Frances
Scott Bakula Bob Black
Cheyenne Jackson Billy Leatherwood
Paul Reiser Scott's Attorney / Mr. Felder
Boyd Holbrook Cary James
Nicky Katt Mr. Y
Eddie Jemison Assistant Director / Second Assistant Director
Mike O'Malley Tracy Schnelker
David Koechner Adoption Attorney / John - Adoption Attorney
Krystal Ellsworth Impossible Dream Dancer
Lisa Frantz Anchorwoman
Austin Stowell Backstage Flirt
Eric Zuckerman Lou
Randy Lowell Director
Shamus Cooley Camera Assistant
John Smutny Sound Mixer

Producers

Jerry Weintraub Executive Producer
Susan Ekins Producer
Gregory Jacobs Producer
Michael Polaire Producer

Editors

Steven Soderbergh

2014 Golden Globe Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
2014 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2014 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Won
2014 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
2013 Emmy Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie Won
2013 Emmy Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie Nominated
2013 Emmy Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Won
2013 Emmy Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie Won
2013 Emmy Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic) Won
2013 Emmy Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie Won
2013 Emmy Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special Won
2013 Emmy Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special Won
2013 Emmy Outstanding Miniseries or Movie Won
2013 Emmy Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie Won
2013 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Won
2013 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2013 Emmy Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2013 Emmy Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Won
2013 Emmy Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special Nominated
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