The Player

The Player

Selected by the Executives Branch. Introduction by Co-Chair and CEO of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group Mike De Luca.

Selected by the Executives Branch. 
Robert Altman directed Michael Tolkin’s adaptation of his own scalding novel about a cynical studio executive who finds himself becoming a target after committing an unthinkable crime. Tim Robbins’s witty, non-judgmental performance as Griffin Mill is supported by a massive cast including a galaxy of actors and filmmakers portraying themselves, from screen legends Jack Lemmon and Burt Reynolds to contemporary stars Julia Roberts and Bruce Willis, among others. The film earned nominations for Altman’s direction, Tolkin’s screenplay, and Geraldine Peroni’s deft editing. 

DIRECTED BY: Robert Altman. WRITTEN BY: Michael Tolkin. WITH: Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg. 1992. 123 min. USA. Color. English. Rated R. DCP. 

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