L.A. Confidential

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OSCAR WINNER: Best Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger Best Screenplay Adaptation Based on the seminal James Ellroy crime novel, L.A. Confidential is a hard-boiled tale of crime and corruption that takes place in 1953 when Los Angeles was being... read more
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OSCAR WINNER: Best Supporting Actress: Kim Basinger Best Screenplay Adaptation Based on the seminal James Ellroy crime novel, L.A. Confidential is a hard-boiled tale of crime and corruption that takes place in 1953 when Los Angeles was being vigorously transformed into the metropolis of the future through the influences of population explosion, civic promotion and the pervasive reach of television. During this heady era, a cast of gritty, colorful characters on both sides of the law intersect in a web of corruption and deceit. Three cops, a call girl, a mysterious millionaire, a tabloid journalist fuel a labyrinthine plot rife with mystery, ambition, romance and humor. Directed by Curtis Hanson from his Oscar-winning script, L.A. Confidential features an all-star cast, including Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, David Strathairn, and Kim Basinger (in her Oscar-winning role).

Original Release

09/19/1997

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Cast

Danny DeVito Sid Hudgens
Kevin Spacey Jack Vincennes
Kim Basinger Lynn Bracken
Russell Crowe Bud White
Guy Pearce Ed Exley
James Cromwell Dudley Smith
David Strathairn Pierce Patchett
Ron Rifkin D.A. Ellis Loew
Matt McCoy 'Badge of Honor' Star Brett Chase
Paul Guilfoyle Mickey Cohen
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Curtis Hanson

Writers

Brian Helgeland, Curtis Hanson, James Ellroy

Cast

Danny DeVito Sid Hudgens
Kevin Spacey Jack Vincennes
Kim Basinger Lynn Bracken
Russell Crowe Bud White
Guy Pearce Ed Exley
James Cromwell Dudley Smith
David Strathairn Pierce Patchett
Ron Rifkin D.A. Ellis Loew
Matt McCoy 'Badge of Honor' Star Brett Chase
Paul Guilfoyle Mickey Cohen
Paolo Seganti Johnny Stompanato
Elisabeth Granli Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner
Sandra Taylor Mickey Cohen's Mambo Partner
Steve Rankin Officer Arresting Mickey Cohen
Graham Beckel Dick Stensland
Simon Baker Matt Reynolds (as Simon Baker Denny)
Allan Graf Wife Beater
Symba Jack's Dancing Partner (as Symba Smith)
Bob Clendenin Reporter at Hollywood Station
Lennie Loftin Photographer at Hollywood Station

Producers

Dan Kolsrud Executive Producer
David L. Wolper Executive Producer
Curtis Hanson Producer
Michael G. Nathanson Producer
Arnon Milchan Producer
Brian Helgeland Producer

Editors

Peter Honess

1998 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1998 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won
1998 Oscar Best Director Nominated
1998 Oscar Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published Won
1998 Oscar Best Cinematography Nominated
1998 Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration Nominated
1998 Oscar Best Sound Nominated
1998 Oscar Best Film Editing Nominated
1998 Oscar Best Music, Original Dramatic Score Nominated
1998 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
1998 Golden Globe Best Director - Motion Picture Nominated
1998 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Won
1998 Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture Nominated
1998 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
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