Adaption
Feature Film | 2002 | Comedy, Drama | USA

Main data

Project data

Length of movie114 min.

    Brief synopsis

    Frequently cynical screenwriter Charlie Kaufman has just taken on a new assignment. That is, to adapt writer Susan Orlean's "The Orchid Thief" into a screenplay, all of it based on the life of the eccentric John Laroche, an exotic plant collector based out of Florida. While his easygoing twin brother Donald, is writing scripts with ease, Charlie finds himself on a perpetual struggle that never seems to end.

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Nicolas CageCharlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman [L]
    Tilda SwintonValerie Thomas [L]
    Meryl StreepSusan Orlean [L]
    Chris CooperJohn Laroche [L]
    Jim BeaverRanger Tony [SR]
    Cara SeymourAmelia Kavan [SR]
    Jay TavareMatthew Osceola [SR]
    Roger WillieRandy [SR]

    Crew

    DepartmentActivityNameComment
    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyLance Acord
    Castingcasting directorKim Davis-Wagner
    Costume Departmentcostume designerCasey Storm
    Director's DepartmentdirectorSpike Jonze
    EditingeditorEric Zumbrunnen
    MusiccomposerCarter Burwell
    ProducerproducerEdward Saxon
    ProducerproducerJonathan Demme
    ProducerproducerVincent Landay
    Production Designproduction designerK.K. Barrett

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Intermedia [us]

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Meryl Streep2003Academy Awards - Oscar [us]Best Actress in a Supporting RoleNominated
    Meryl Streep2003Golden Globes [us]Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RolWinner
    Chris Cooper2003Academy Awards - Oscar [us]Best Actor in a Supporting RoleWinner
    Chris Cooper2003Golden Globes [us]Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting RoleWinner
    Spike Jonze2003Int. Filmfestspiele BerlinSilberner BärWinner
    Nicolas Cage2003Academy Awards - Oscar [us]Best Actor in a Leading RoleNominated
    Charlie Kaufman2003Academy Awards - Oscar [us]Best Writing, Adapted ScreenplayNominated
    Charlie Kaufman2003British Academy Awards (BAFTAs) [uk]Best Screenplay - AdaptedWinner
    Donald Kaufman2003Academy Awards - Oscar [us]Best Writing, Adapted ScreenplayNominated
    Donald Kaufman2003British Academy Awards (BAFTAs) [uk]Best Screenplay - AdaptedWinner

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 13.03.2003