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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
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Film information
NameConfessions of a Dangerous Mind
Directed byGeorge Clooney
Produced byAndrew Lazar
Rand Ravich
Steven Soderbergh
Bob Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
StarringSam Rockwell
Drew Barrymore
George Clooney
Julia Roberts
Rutger Hauer
Music byAlex Wurman
CinematographyNewton Thomas Sigel
Editing byStephen Mirrione
StudioSection Eight Productions
Distributed byMiramax Films
Release date  (Limited releaselimited)
Running time113 minutes
Budget$30 million
Gross revenue$33,013,805

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'Confessions of a Dangerous Mind' is a 2002 biographical spy film depicting the life of popular game show host and producer Chuck Barris, who claimed to have also been an assassin for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Sam Rockwell portrays Barris and the film was directed by actor George Clooney and written by Charlie Kaufman.

Columbia Pictures had planned to produce a film adaptation of Barris' memoir of the same name in the late 1980s. When the film rights were purchased by producer Andrew Lazar, Charlie Kaufman was commissioned to write a new script, which attracted various A-list actors and filmmakers to the project. After Bryan Singer's version of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind with Johnny Depp in the lead role was canceled in February 2001, George Clooney took over directing duties.

Barris remained heavily involved in production in an attempt to portray the film from his point of view. To accommodate the $30 million budget, Clooney convinced actresses Drew Barrymore and Julia Roberts to lower their asking prices. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind was released with respectful reviews from critics,but did only mediocre at the box office. Rockwell, in particular, was praised for his acting, and won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 2003 Berlin International Film Festival.

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