Being There

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  • PG
  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 1979
  • Running time: 130 min
A sheltered gardener, whose entire knowledge of life comes from watching television, enters the world of politics when his employer dies. Low key black humor with witty comments about American life. Douglas won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
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A sheltered gardener, whose entire knowledge of life comes from watching television, enters the world of politics when his employer dies. Low key black humor with witty comments about American life. Douglas won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

Original Release

12/21/1979

US Release

12/21/1979

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Cast

Jack Warden President 'Bobby'
Melvyn Douglas Benjamin Rand
Peter Sellers Chance
Richard Basehart Vladimir Skrapinov
Richard Dysart Dr. Robert Allenby
Shirley MacLaine Eve Rand
Ruth Attaway Louise
David Clennon Thomas Franklin
Fran Brill Sally Hayes
Denise DuBarry Johanna Franklin
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Hal Ashby

Writers

Jerzy Kosinski, Robert C. Jones

Cast

Jack Warden President 'Bobby'
Melvyn Douglas Benjamin Rand
Peter Sellers Chance
Richard Basehart Vladimir Skrapinov
Richard Dysart Dr. Robert Allenby
Shirley MacLaine Eve Rand
Ruth Attaway Louise
David Clennon Thomas Franklin
Fran Brill Sally Hayes
Denise DuBarry Johanna Franklin
Alice Hirson First Lady
Jerome Hellman Gary Burns
John Harkins Courtney / Sidney Courtney
James Noble Kaufman
Arthur Rosenberg Morton Hull
Sam Weisman Colson
Oteil Burbridge Lolo
Ravenell Keller III Abbaz
Brian Corrigan Policeman by White House
Alfie Brown Old Woman asked for lunch

Producers

Jack Schwartzman Executive Producer
Merv Adelson Executive Producer
Andrew Braunsberg Producer
Charles Mulvehill Producer

Editors

Don Zimmerman

1980OscarBest Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1980OscarBest Actor in a Supporting Role Won
1980Golden GlobeBest Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1980Golden GlobeBest Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1980Golden GlobeBest Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1980Golden GlobeBest Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Won
1980Golden GlobeBest Actor in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture Won
1980Golden GlobeBest Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
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