Sunday, June 22, 2008


Author: Jordan
Location: New York


Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Produced by: Martin Scorsese and Michael Man
Written by: Stephen Gaghan and John Logan
Music by: Hans Zimmer

Principal Cast:

Thomas Hayden Church as Jimmy Carter
Annette Bening as Rosalyn Carter
Judi Dench as Lillian Carter
Daniel Day Lewis as James Earl Carter, Sr
Alan Alda as Walter Mondale
James Gandolfini as Gerald R. Ford
Tommy Lee Jones as Ronald Reagan
Jeff Daniels as James R. Schlessinger
Geoffrey Rush as Harold Brown
Morgan Freeman as Anwar al-Sadat
Shelley Berman as Menachim Begin
Gary Oldman as George H.W. Bush

Tagline: Beneath the surface of the 39th President, there was a man…

Release Date
October 5, 2007

Synopsis: As former President Jimmy Carter prepares to accept the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, he reflects on his life. He recalls his early youth and how he spent it on a peanut farm run by his Baptist parents. He recalls the changing times during World War II and Vietnam. He recalls his years as governor of Georgia before becoming President of the United States and urging for global peace and prosperity. Jimmy Carter, while only serving one term in office, challenges the boundaries of the presidency by ignoring the practices of congress. He looks to his wife, Rosalyn, for help in his darkest hours, and is forced to face the facts when he loses an unsuccessful re-election campaign in 1980. This is the story of a simple man’s life, from farm boy to president. This is the story of Jimmy Carter.

What the press would say:

“Carter” has been in development for nearly a decade now, yet buzz never seemed to fade away. Martin Scorsese, who took on the project after Oliver Stone dropped out, jumps ship from his typical gangster films, like he did with “The Age of Innocence” in 1993, and directs an excellent ensemble cast in a bold and daring political biography. Thomas Haden Church gives a breathtaking performance as Jimmy Carter, and while hidden under a few layers of prosthetics, he hits the 39th president just right. It’ll be Church who will walk away with the Oscar for Best Actor come Oscar night. Annette Bening also offers a career best as Carter’s passionate yet questioning wife, Rosalyn, who feels trapped with her life in the White House. Great supporting performances come from Alan Alda as obscure Vice President Walter Mondale, Judi Dench as Carter’s mother, and Tommy Lee Jones in a scene-stealing role as Ronald Reagan. The film is a lock for a Best Picture nomination, and it looks like Scorsese should be getting that Oscar he so rightfully deserves.


Best Picture- Martin Scorsese, Michael Mann
Best Actor- Thomas Hayden Church
Best Actress- Annette Bening
Best Supporting Actor- Alan Alda
Best Supporting Actress- Judi Dench
Best Director- Martin Scorsese
Best Adapted Screenplay- Stephen Galghan, John Logan
Best Score- Hans Zimmer
Best Cinematography
Best Film Editing
Best Art Direction
Best Costume Design

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