The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

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  • IMDb page: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
  • Rate: 7.9/10 total 209,828 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Fantasy | Mystery | Romance
  • Release Date: 25 December 2008 (USA)
  • Runtime: 166 min
  • Filming Location: Burbank, California, USA
  • Director: David Fincher
  • Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett and Tilda Swinton
  • Original Music By: Alexandre Desplat   
  • Soundtrack: AMAZING GRACE
  • Sound Mix: DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: Button | Diary | Aging | Daughter | Hospital

Writing Credits By:

  • Eric Roth (screenplay)
  • Eric Roth (story) and
  • Robin Swicord (story)
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald (short story)

Known Trivia

  • Filmmakers worked closely with Levi’s to obtain clothing items from their Levi’s Vintage Clothing collection to authenticate various time periods captured throughout the film.
  • Once attached to Tom Cruise as the lead, Steven Spielberg as director in the 1990s.
  • Rachel Weisz was considered for the role of Daisy, but turned down because of scheduling conflicts with the different filming dates of the film.
  • The second Hollywood feature film, after Denzel Washington’s Deja Vu, to film in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
  • Early development of the film began in 1994.
  • In May 2004, it was first rumored that David Fincher was set to direct the movie. It was confirmed a year and a month after.
  • Danny Boyle pushed his Solomon Grundy project back because he thought this story and “Solomon Grundy” were too similar.
  • Was originally slated for a May 2008 release.
  • Spike Jonze was once in talks to direct this movie.
  • In 1998, Ron Howard was set to direct, with John Travolta in the lead.

Goofs: Anachronisms: The film seems to ignore the prohibition of alcohol from 1920-1932. It was only after prohibition that bourbon was widely available; prior to giving world-wide distribution of rye whiskey to Canada, when whiskey cocktails were made it was normally with the rye whiskey made by US distilleries. The original "Sazerac" was created in New Orleans in 1859 and named by John Stiller who owned the Sazerac Coffee House.

Plot: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. Full summary »  »

Story: On the day that Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans, elderly Daisy Williams (nee Fuller) is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life, the primary unusual aspect of which was his aging backwards, being diagnosed with several aging diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival, but who does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by his biological father, Thomas Button, after Benjamin's biological mother died in childbirth, Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident at that home, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives…Written by Huggo  

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Synopsis: The film opens up with a tight close up of a very old woman on her deathbed in the hospital. Theres a terrible storm raging outside the window. Clearly in pain, the old woman is struggling to speak and her daughter (Julia Ormond) is at her bedside. We can tell the mother is at the end of her life because when she cries out in pain and her daughter fetches the nurse, the nurse tells her that she can have as much pain medication as she wants. The daughter has come to say goodbye to her mother, but their relationship seems strained. The woman asks in a feeble voice for her daughter to bring her a diary from her belongings and to read it to her. The diary looks like a journal with tickets and photographs glued to the pages. The daughter begins reading from the diary and it turns out to be the story of Benjamin Button.

The story begins with the old woman, Daisy, reminiscing about a blind clockmaker who built a clock for Grand Central Terminal in New York. While he was building the clock, his only son goes off to war (WWI) and dies in battle. Through his grief, he continues building the clock. The reveal of the clock is a major event with President Theodore Roosevelt in attendance. When the clock is unveiled, the second hand surprisingly turns counterclockwise and the clock is measuring time backwards. The crowd is shocked and the clockmaker reveals that he wishes that time move backwards so that the events of the war can be reversed and that all the soldiers who died can return to their families. Shortly thereafter, the clockmaker closes his shop and disappears.

We then cut to the end of World War I in 1918. Throughout the streets of New Orleans, people are flooding the streets in celebration. A young man (Benjamins father), however, is rushing home to check on his wife who has just given birth. His wife appears to have hemorrhaged during childbirth and is on the brink of death. The presence of the priest who has come to give her last rites confirms this. Before she takes her last breath, she asks her husband to ensure that their child have a place in this world. Benjamins father promises and shortly thereafter the mother expires. He approaches the crib and the attending nurse tries to warn him, but he cries out in horror when he lifts the blanket and sees his son for the first time. He then grabs the baby and tears out of the door. He runs madly into the street with the baby crying wildly and eventually stops at the banks of the river. He contemplates throwing the baby into the river when a policeman stops him and chases him. Benjamins father frantically runs away and eventually stops at the porch of a large house. He hears people inside the house and then impulsively places his baby on the steps of the house and leaves whatever money he has with the baby.

Within seconds, a young black couple come out of the house. Theyre flirting with each other, completely unaware of the baby. They begin to descend the stairs and one of them almost trips on the baby. The woman, Queenie, picks up the baby and we see that Benjamin looks like an octogenarian infant. Despite the protests of her husband, she decides to take the baby in. She brings the baby into the house and puts him in the top drawer of her dresser. When the doctor examines Benjamin, he tells her that the baby suffers from arthritis, is nearly blind from cataracts and has osteoporosis. No one expects the baby to survive long. Unable to have a child of her own, Queenie decides that Benjamin is a child of God and takes on the responsibility of raising him. She names him Benjamin and introduces him to the elderly tenants of the house (shes running a retirement home) as her sisters child. The elderly tenants seem to be unfazed by Benjamins unusual appearance. One elderly woman even remarks that he looks just like her ex-husband.

Over the next few years, we see Benjamin spend his early years as a short, frail, bald elderly man with glasses when in fact, he is only 5 years old. He calls Queenie Mama and his mannerisms and impulses are very childlike. Although hes fully grown in size, Queenie still bathes him and scolds him like a child when he tries to wander off. He begins to learn to read but cannot walk and is confined to a wheelchair. Then one day, Queenie takes him to an evangelical healer. After healing Queenies infertility, he commands Benjamin to walk during a dramatic healing. After Benjamin stumbles and takes his first steps, the preacher suddenly drops to the floor and dies.

Benjamin progresses physically, being able to walk with the help of crutches. He soon befriends a charming Pygmy man who takes Benjamin into town and they seem to connect over their uniqueness. When the Pygmy leaves Benjamin to visit a prostitute, Benjamin misses the last streetcar and must walk home on his crutches. Although Queenie greets him with a harsh scolding, Benjamin remembers his first taste of freedom as one of the best days of his life.

Queenie throws a party at the retirement home for visitors, and Benjamin, now able to walk without crutches, soon meets the granddaughter of one of the tenants. Shes a striking red-haired girl with blue eyes named Daisy. Benjamin develops an instant boyish crush on her even though he appears to be an elderly man. In his diary, Benjamin remembers this as the day he fell in love with Daisy. During the party, Queenie announces that shes pregnant and Benjamin feels slightly jealous.

Benjamin and Daisy quickly form a bond. They curl up with Daisys grandmother as she reads them childrens stories. Daisy is quick to realize that Benjamin is no ordinary elderly man because of his childlike ways. They spend a lot of time together and sneak off one night to talk but are caught by Daisys grandmother who accuses Benjamin of inappropriate motives. Queenie tells Benjamin that hes no ordinary child, that hes a man-child, and that people will misunderstand him. When Benjamin returns to his room, his elderly roommate talks about how he was struck by lightning seven times. Throughout the course of the film, the random circumstances in which he was struck by lightning are revealed for laughs.

Benjamin begins to grow physically and can bathe himself now and seems to be going through puberty even though he still looks elderly. He gains muscle tone and his teeth look healthier. While getting his hair cut by an elderly woman at Queenies house, he remarks that with every day he feels he is growing younger. The woman replies that it must be sad to grow younger and watch the people you love die before you. While Benjamin reflects on this remark, the woman adds that if we didnt lose the people that we love, we wouldnt know how important they are to us. Benjamin later talks about some of the elderly tenants who died during their stay and the things they taught him.

Benjamin visits the docks of the harbor and one day volunteers to work for a salty tugboat captain named Captain Mike. Despite his elderly appearance, Captain Mike agrees to take Benjamin on and we see Benjamin mostly scrubbing the decks and doing light work. This is all very exciting to Benjamin and the two quickly become friends.

During the course of conversation, Captain Mike learns that Benjamin is still a virgin. Captain Mike decides to take Benjamin to a brothel to fix that. At the brothel, a drunk Captain Mike rants about being a self-proclaimed artist and not a tugboat captain like his father, and then undresses to reveal his self-inked tattoos — hes a tattoo artist. He then harps on about his hummingbird tattoo and what a remarkable bird it is.

Although Benjamin’s appearance creeps the prostitutes out, one sympathetic prostitute reluctantly agrees to sleep with him. With the sexual vigor of a teenager, Benjamin wears the prostitute out and agrees to come visit her every day except Sunday (her day off). As hes leaving, we see Benjamins father exiting the brothel and he intuitively recognizes Benjamin as his son. Benjamins father, Thomas Button, offers to give Benjamin a ride home in his fancy, chauffeur driven car. They stop at a bar for Benjamins first drink. They drink and talk until the bar closes and then Tom drives Benjamin home. After Queenie chastises him for staying out late, Benjamin throws up from his first night of binge drinking.

One day, Benjamin sneaks the nine-year-old Daisy out for a ride on Captain Mikes tugboat. Still drunk from the previous nights drinking, Captain Mike reluctantly agrees to take them out to sea. The tugboat passes a cruise ship and the captain waves to Benjamin and Daisy. Daisy remarks how she wishes she could be on a cruise ship like that.

At about 17, Benjamin still looks like an older man but desires to leave home and work on Captain Mikes tugboat. Daisy is about 12 and makes Benjamin promise that he write to her from wherever he travels to. While Benjamin travels from harbor to harbor on the tugboat, we watch Daisy grow up and train as a ballet dancer. During his travels, Benjamin befriends an unhappily married Englishwoman named Elizabeth (Tilda Swinton) at the hotel he lives in. They end up talking all night almost every night, and she tells Benjamin that she attempted to swim the English Channel when she was 19 but gave up before she could finish. She introduces Benjamin to the finer things in life like caviar and vodka and she tells him about the places hes never seen like Asia. They eventually start an affair and spend every night together. Benjamin writes to Daisy and tells her that hes fallen in love. Then, one night, Elizabeth disappears, leaving only an impersonal note saying it was nice to have met him.

Captain Mike announces to the crew that the Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor and that hes contracted with the US Navy to support the war effort. The cook decides to leave the crew and be with his wife, so Benjamin steps in as cook. The tugboat gets its first taste of war when the crew shows up to the remains of a naval ship carrying soldiers that was just bombed. The tugboat soon catches the eye of the enemy submarine and the crew springs into action, heroically deciding to collide with the submarine and sink it. Gunners on both the tiny tugboat and the submarine exchange fire and ultimately, the tugboat maneuvers itself onto the submarine and sinks it. Captain Mike and several of the crew are wounded and die as a result. Benjamin survives and passes on Captain Mikes earnings to his wife. As he throws out the lifesaver from the tugboat out to sea, a hummingbird flies up from the lifesaver and whizzes by Benjamin. He remarks that he never again saw a hummingbird in the open sea.

Returning to Queenies house from the war, Benjamin now looks about 50. Daisy makes a surprise visit and shes about 20. She doesnt recognize Benjamin at first, but after a brief reunion, they decide to go out on a date. At dinner, Daisy talks incessantly about her passion, dancing, and Benjamin cant really get in a word edgewise. Their date ends at a romantic lake where Daisy attempts to seduce Benjamin by doing some impressive ballet moves and talking about her promiscuous life in the ballet company. Benjamin, however, refuses to sleep with Daisy and she leaves disappointed.

Benjamins father, Thomas Button, meets up with Benjamin again. Thomas Button walks with a crutch due to an infection in his foot and his health is failing. He invites Benjamin out to dinner and then shows him his button factory. He then reveals to Benjamin that he is his father and shows him pictures of their family. Benjamin has a hard time taking it all in, but eventually realizes that Thomas wants to reconcile with him before he dies. Thomas promises to leave Benjamin everything. Before Thomas dies, Benjamin takes him to the lake to watch the sunrise and both men are at peace with the past.

Benjamin later comes to New York to see Daisy in a production of Carousel. Hes moved by her dancing, but Daisy is a little startled to see him come backstage. Refusing his invitation to dinner, she invites him to come out with her dancer friends. Surrounded by young people and watching Daisy flirt with her new boyfriend, Benjamin realizes that theyre worlds apart. Disappointed, he goes back home to Queenies house. Back in todays world, the dying Daisy tells her daughter that Benjamin came to tell her that his father had just died but she was 23 and foolishly wrapped up in her own world. Daisy then shows her daughter pictures of her as a young dancer and reveals that she was the first American to be invited to dance with the Bolshoi Ballet. (You begin to understand that Daisy has held back a lot from her daughter.) Daisy remarks that even though she had many lovers in her youth, she always thought about Benjamin and felt connected to him. Meanwhile, the storm rages on outside the hospital window and the news report reveals that it is, in fact, Hurricane Katrina.

Daisy is now dancing with a ballet company in Paris. Benjamin narrates a series of events that make up a chain reaction resulting in Daisy getting hit by a taxi. A friend wires Benjamin the news about Daisy and he comes to Paris to see her. We learn that the car crushed Daisys right leg and thus ended her dancing career. Full of both angry pride and shame, Daisy tells Benjamin to leave her alone. He leaves, but as the diary reveals, Benjamin stays in Paris for a while to look out for Daisy. As her daughter reads from Benjamins diary, the modern Daisy had no idea he had stayed in Paris and begins to weep. Although he was in love with Daisy, Benjamin reveals he slept with several women while in Paris.

A few years later, Benjamin appears to be about 40 and we see him speeding on a motorcycle and wearing aviator sunglasses, a dead ringer for James Dean. Daisy, having recovered and able to walk again, visits Benjamin at Queenies house. She asks him to sleep with her and he promptly says yes. They visit the same lake Benjamin took his father to and as they watch the sunrise, Daisy promises to never indulge in self-pity again. They end up traveling together and living on the sailboat Thomas Button left his son. When they return from their travels, Queenies house is empty and the couple learn that Queenie has just died. They attend her funeral services and Benjamin sells his fathers house. He and Daisy buy a duplex and spend all their time as a young 40ish couple in their sparely furnished apartment. They make love all day and watch the Beatles on American TV for the first time.

Renewing her love for dance, Daisy has opened up a dance studio and teaches little girls. She is dancing in front of the mirror one day when her leg injury reminds her of her limitations. In spite of this, Benjamin, who is watching, clearly still loves and admires Daisy. She remarks that theyve finally met halfway in time (Benjamin is 49 and Daisy is 43), and then Daisy reveals that shes pregnant. Months later, Benjamin expresses his concern that the baby will be like him but Daisy assures him that she will love the baby even more if it is. Before they leave the diner, Benjamin sees Elizabeth on TV, celebrated as the oldest woman to swim the English Channel (shes 68). Later, Daisy delivers a perfectly healthy baby girl and names it after Benjamins mother, Caroline. (According to imdb.com, the baby is actually played by Brad Pitts real daughter, Shiloh, at 10 months.)

Back to modern times, the daughter suddenly realizes from reading the diary that Benjamin is her real father. Daisy had remarried and the daughter, Caroline, had grown up thinking that her stepfather was her birth father. Visibly upset, Caroline leaves and smokes in another room before a nurse tells she cant smoke indoors. She comes back and resumes reading from the diary.

Benjamin is clearly worried about being able to care for his wife and child as he grows younger and younger. Daisy is adamantly optimistic and assures Benjamin that she can care for him and the baby, but Benjamin is not convinced. He tells her that she would be disappointed with such a life and that the baby deserves a father and not a playmate. He tells Daisy that he wants Caroline to have a real father and that he wants to leave before she can remember him. Daisy begins to worry that he is no longer attracted to her as she continues aging and he becomes more youthful. After Carolines first birthday, Benjamin sells his fathers button factory, the sailboat, the summer cottage and all his assets and leaves all money in bank’s safe deposit for Carolines & Daisay before walking out the door. The modern day Daisy reveals to Caroline that she soon met Carolines father shortly thereafter and that Benjamin was right, she wasnt strong enough to raise the both of them alone. She doesnt know what Benjamin did during that time, but the diary reveals he did visit Daisy once more.

Now about 23 years old in appearance, Benjamin visits Daisys dance studio one night and Daisy, now about 60, is startled by his return. Benjamin is youthful and strikingly handsome while Daisy has naturally aged. He meets his teenage daughter and Daisys husband. The husband and daughter wait in the parking lot while Benjamin and Daisy talk. She explains that her husband is a widower and that Caroline has a lot of Benjamins attributes. Daisy leaves with her family but later comes to Benjamins room at night. Although clearly embarrassed by his striking youth juxtaposed with her aging body, Daisy cannot suppress her desire to be with him. Its quite obvious though, that Benjamins love for Daisy has not waned and the two make love before Daisy says goodbye one last time. The modern day Caroline remembers the visit from the mysterious stranger and then finds postcards in the diary from Benjamin addressed to Caroline on several of her birthdays. With each postcard, Benjamin expresses his regret that he wasnt there during key milestones in life, like her first day at school and her first heartache.

We then see Benjamin live out his 20s, drifting and traveling. He wanders around India and works odd jobs, often sleeping in abandoned buildings. Then one day, Daisy receives a mysterious phone call and takes a cab to Queenies house. Child Protective Services has found Benjamin, now a minor, living in an abandoned building in New Orleans. They managed to trace Daisy from all the references to her in his diary. We see that Benjamin is now a pimply 12 year old who is afraid of human contact and is showing signs of dementia. He doesnt remember Daisy but feels like he should know her. The modern day Daisy then narrates that she moved into Queenies house to care for Benjamin. We see Benjamin as a difficult seven year old showing signs of Alzheimers disease (i.e. he throws a tantrum because he doesnt remember eating breakfast). Like a loving and patient grandmother, Daisy seems to be able to calm him and she reads to him from the same childrens book her grandmother once read to her and Benjamin. In one heartbreaking scene, Benjamin regresses to a four year old and talks about having the feeling that hes lived an entire life but cant remember any of it. Another day, he ends up on the roof and Daisy talks him down. We then see him regress to a toddler and then finally an infant in elderly Daisys arms. Daisy narrates that one day, Benjamin took one last knowing look at her and then died in her arms.

Fully spent by this story, Daisy and her daughter share a sense of relief and closure that comes with the revelation of long-hidden truths. In the background, Hurricane Katrina is getting dangerously near the hospital and soon diverts Carolines attention away from her mother. Daisy looks to the window and sees a hummingbird approach and then fly away into the storm. The camera pans out to reveal hospital staff scurrying to evacuate patients and transport medical supplies. We then see a montage of some of the memorable characters from the film, spoken of by Ben himself, and ending with the hurricane’s waters washing into a storeroom where sits the old clock, still ticking backwards.

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Produced By:

  • Ceán Chaffin known as producer
  • Jim Davidson known as associate producer
  • Kathleen Kennedy known as producer
  • Frank Marshall known as producer
  • Peter Mavromates known as associate producer
  • Marykay Powell known as associate producer
  • Tommy Turtle known as producer: India and Cambodia

FullCast & Crew:

  • Cate Blanchett known as Daisy
  • Brad Pitt known as Benjamin Button
  • Julia Ormond known as Caroline
  • Faune A. Chambers known as Dorothy Baker (as Faune Chambers)
  • Elias Koteas known as Monsieur Gateau
  • Donna Duplantier known as Blanche Devereux
  • Jacob Tolano known as Martin Gateau (as Jacob Wood)
  • Earl Maddox known as Man at Train Station
  • Ed Metzger known as Teddy Roosevelt
  • Jason Flemyng known as Thomas Button
  • Danny Vinson known as Priest Giving Last Rites
  • David Jensen known as Doctor at Benjamin's Birth
  • Joeanna Sayler known as Caroline Button
  • Taraji P. Henson known as Queenie
  • Mahershala Ali known as Tizzy (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
  • Fiona Hale known as Mrs. Hollister
  • Patrick Thomas O'Brien known as Dr. Rose
  • Marion Zinser known as Mrs. Horton
  • Peter Donald Badalamenti II known as Benjamin 1928-31 (as Peter Badalamenti)
  • Danny Nelson known as General Winston
  • Paula Gray known as Sybil Wagner
  • Lance E. Nichols known as Preacher (as Lance Nichols)
  • Rampai Mohadi known as Ngunda Oti
  • Troi Bechet known as Filamena Gilea
  • Phyllis Somerville known as Grandma Fuller
  • Elle Fanning known as Daisy Age 7
  • Ted Manson known as Mr. Daws
  • Clay Cullen known as Young Mr. Daws
  • Edith Ivey known as Mrs. Maple
  • Robert Towers known as Benjamin 1932-34
  • Jared Harris known as Captain Mike
  • Sonya Leslie-Shepherd known as Daisy's Nurse (as Sonya Leslie)
  • Yasmine Abriel known as Prostitute with Benjamin
  • Madisen Beaty known as Daisy Age 10
  • Tom Everett known as Benjamin 1935-37
  • Don Creech known as Prentiss Mayes
  • Christopher Maxwell known as Vic Brody
  • Joshua DesRoches known as Rick Brody
  • Richmond Arquette known as John Grimm
  • Josh Stewart known as Pleasant Curtis
  • Ilia Volok known as Russian Interpreter
  • Tilda Swinton known as Elizabeth Abbott
  • David Ross Paterson known as Walter Abbott
  • Taren Cunningham known as Young Elizabeth Abbott
  • Myrton Running Wolf known as Dennis Smith
  • Stephen Taylor known as Sailor (as Stephen Monroe Taylor)
  • Devyn A. Tyler known as Queenie's Daughter Age 14 (as Devyn Tyler)
  • Adrian Armas known as David
  • Wilbur Fitzgerald known as TV Reporter
  • Ashley Nolan known as Woman Doctor
  • Louis Herthum known as Man at Caroline's Party
  • Katta Hules known as Caroline Age 12
  • Rus Blackwell known as Robert Williams
  • Joel Bissonnette known as David Hernandez
  • Deneen Tyler known as Queenie's Daughter Age 40 (as Deneen D. Tyler)
  • Spencer Daniels known as Benjamin Age 12 – in the year 1991
  • Chandler Canterbury known as Benjamin Age 8 – in the year 1995
  • Charles Henry Wyson known as Benjamin Age 6 – in the year 1997
  • Jessica Cropper known as Featured Dancer
  • Katherine Crockett known as Featured Dancer
  • Leslie Augustine known as Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
  • Blake Balu known as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Aliane Baquerot known as Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
  • Dewayne Bateman known as Family Member (uncredited)
  • Brett Beoubay known as 1918 Police Officer (uncredited)
  • Eve Brent known as Old Woman (uncredited)
  • Megan Brown known as Woman Kissing Benjamin (uncredited)
  • Melissa Cabrera known as Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
  • Clay Chamberlin known as The Grumpy Sailor (uncredited)
  • Bianca Chiminello known as Ballerina Who Ties Up Shoelace (uncredited)
  • Lauri Christi known as Walk of Shame Girl (uncredited)
  • Emma Degerstedt known as Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
  • Walter Delmar known as Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
  • Louis Dupuy known as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
  • Marian Filali known as Hospital Receptionist (uncredited)
  • Joe Fontana known as Shrimper (uncredited)
  • Garrett Forbes known as Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
  • Debby Gaudet known as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Simone-Élise Girard known as Parisian Woman (uncredited)
  • Geraldine Glenn known as Family Member (uncredited)
  • Zuri Goldman known as Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
  • Victoria Goulet known as Russian Barmaid (uncredited)
  • Malerie Grady known as Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
  • Derrick Guidry known as Man in Church (uncredited)
  • Bob Harter known as Man Who Buys Button House (uncredited)
  • Aaron Jennings Hartnell known as American Ballet Theatre Judge (uncredited)
  • Tim Harvey known as Soda Jerk (uncredited)
  • Emily Howe known as French Nurse (uncredited)
  • Rhonda Huete known as Button Factory Worker (uncredited)
  • Grant James known as Joking Old Man (uncredited)
  • Christopher Karl Johnson known as Medical Officer on Liberty Ship (uncredited)
  • Shiloh Jolie-Pitt known as Caroline as Baby (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey Scott Jones known as Submarine Gunner (uncredited)
  • Nadyia Jones known as Loft Dancer (uncredited)
  • Antonia Kanischtscheff known as J.Meranda (voice) (uncredited)
  • Jonathan Lane known as Usher at Theater (uncredited)
  • Cynthia LeBlanc known as Waitress (uncredited)
  • Elton LeBlanc known as Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
  • Naima Lett known as Madam (uncredited)
  • Heather Lipson known as Ballerina – Audition / Fouette turns (uncredited)
  • Kevin Lorio known as Streetcar Driver (uncredited)
  • Audrey Lynn known as 1920's Woman Strolling by Window (uncredited)
  • Alec Mazo known as Daisy's Boyfriend (uncredited)
  • Angelina McCoy known as Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
  • Jay Oliver known as Nolan House Resident (uncredited)
  • Michael Owens known as Ballet Master (uncredited)
  • Nick Reasons known as Party Goer (uncredited)
  • Ross Rouillier known as 1918 U.S. Lieutenant (uncredited)
  • Robert W. Savina known as Man in Rowboat (uncredited)
  • Craig Sawyer known as Chelsea Crewman (uncredited)
  • Andy Sims known as Man in Wheelchair (uncredited)
  • Chaz Smith known as Dock Worker (uncredited)
  • Logan Douglas Smith known as Neighbor / Son of Nursing Home Elder (uncredited)
  • Terry Lee Smith known as Rower (uncredited)
  • Lauren Swinney known as Mrs. Carter (uncredited)
  • Jennifer Toffel known as Head Nurse (uncredited)
  • Yvette Tucker known as Carousel Dancer #3 (uncredited)
  • Daniel Vincent known as Man Walking Past Benjamin (uncredited)
  • Gelsey Weiss known as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Autumn Withers known as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Brianna Womick known as Ballet Dancer (uncredited)
  • Michael Wozniak known as World War I Officer (uncredited)

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Peter Abrahamson known as special makeup effects puppeteer
  • Wade Ackley known as shop coordinator
  • Jessica Anderson-Abbott known as key make up artist: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • Martin Astles known as makeup effects sculptor
  • Jean Ann Black known as makeup department head (as Jean Black)
  • Carla Brenholtz known as makeup artist: New Orleans
  • Colleen Callaghan known as hair department head
  • Greg Cannom known as special makeup creator and applicator
  • Jerry Constantine known as special makeup effects technician
  • Dan Crawley known as special makeup effects technician
  • John Jack Curtin known as key hair stylist: New Orleans
  • Fionagh Cush known as key makeup artist
  • Beatrice De Alba known as hair stylist: Cate Blanchett
  • Theresa A. Fleming known as hair stylist: New Orleans
  • Zack Fox known as mufx assistant coordinator
  • Chris Gallaher known as special makeup effects artist
  • Ulla Gaudin known as hair stylist (as Ulla Aricayos)
  • Aaron Globerman known as silicon technician
  • Réjean Goderre known as key hairdresser: extras, Montreal
  • Allison Gordin known as makeup artist: New Orleans
  • Stacey Herbert known as makeup artist: New Orleans
  • Will Huff known as special makeup effects artist
  • Mark Jacyszyn known as special makeup effects production supervisor
  • Jason James known as dental technician
  • Brian A. Jones known as special makeup effects artist
  • Susan V. Kalinowski known as key hair stylist (as Susan Kalinowski)
  • Sean Kenney known as lens technician
  • Jim Knell known as production photographer
  • Raymonde Laliberté known as assistant hairdresser: extras, Montreal
  • Annick Legout known as assistant makeup artist: extras, Montreal
  • Harvey Lowry known as supervisor of operations
  • Christopher Xavier Lozano known as makeup effects imaging
  • Brian Meck known as silicon technician
  • Yolanda Mercadel known as hair stylist: New Orleans
  • Donita Miller known as hair stylist: New Orleans (as Donita Sather)
  • Mark Nieman known as special makeup effects artist
  • Alexei O'Brien known as special makeup effects artist
  • Elaine L. Offers known as makeup artist: Ms. Blanchett (as Elaine Offers)
  • Eden Orfanos known as makeup artist
  • Susan 'Star' Orr known as hair stylist: New Orleans
  • Art Pimentel known as special makeup effects artist
  • Paige Reeves known as makeup artist: New Orleans
  • Kellie Robinson known as makeup artist
  • Marie Régimbald known as assistant makeup artist: extras, Montreal
  • Liah Saldaña known as makeup effects imaging
  • Ghislaine Sant known as assistant hairdresser: extras, Montreal
  • Diane Simard known as key makeup artist: extras, Montreal
  • Brian Sipe known as makeup effects supervisor
  • Donna Spahn known as hair stylist: New Orleans
  • Miles Teves known as makeup effects sculptor
  • Heba Thorisdottir known as makeup department head: additional photography, Los Angeles
  • Kazuhiro Tsuji known as special makeup effects artist
  • Todd Tucker known as makeup effects shop supervisor
  • Shane E. Weaver known as makeup effects production assistant
  • Steve Winsett known as special makeup effects technician
  • Natasha Ladek known as wig maker (uncredited)

Art Department:

  • Tim Ackers known as on-set painter
  • Vincent Aird known as set dresser: Montreal
  • Gregory P. Alcus known as on-set dresser
  • Michael Alvarado known as plaster foreperson
  • Michael Arena known as greensperson: New Orleans
  • Art Arnone known as set dresser: day hire
  • Cecile Aymami known as on-set painter: New Orleans
  • Simon Belleau known as assistant painter: Montreal
  • Pierre Bellemare known as scenic technician: Montreal
  • Richard Bennett known as illustrator
  • Kristin Bicksler known as assistant set decorator: New Orleans
  • Scott C. Bivona known as greensperson: New Orleans
  • Paul Blanchard known as set dresser: New Orleans
  • Vincent Brabant known as props: day hire
  • Gail Briant known as signwriter: New Orleans
  • David Keith Broome known as greensperson: New Orleans
  • Jeff Brown known as greens person
  • Michael E. Bucaro known as plaster foreperson
  • Bryan Buckler known as welding foreman
  • John Bugarcic known as painter foreman
  • William Burck known as paint utility
  • Jennifer Bydwell known as clearances: Montreal
  • Benoit Camerlain known as assistant painter
  • Lorrie Campbell known as set designer
  • Annie Carpentier known as prop buyer: Montreal
  • Jerry Carville known as construction accountant
  • Cassie Catalanotto known as drapery
  • Cassie Catalanotto known as set dresser
  • Monique Champagne known as buyer: New Orleans
  • Jocelyn Charbonneau known as scenic technician: Montreal
  • Kenneth Chauvin known as set dresser: New Orleans
  • Daniel Coe known as carpenter
  • Antoine Connoly known as on-set painter: Montreal
  • Richard Crain known as gang boss
  • Donn Cross known as paint foreman
  • Isabelle Côté known as graphic designer: Montreal
  • James E. Day III known as toolperson
  • Christian Robert de Massy known as illustrator: Montreal
  • Luc De Schutter known as scenic painter: Montreal
  • Sam Dean known as metal worker
  • Byron Denson known as labor foreperson: New Orleans
  • Jean Dery known as scenic painter: Montreal
  • Gina M. Di Santo known as set decorating coordinator
  • Lisa D. DiSanto known as art department coordinator
  • John Dugan known as plaster foreperson
  • James Dupuy known as gang boss
  • Ryan Martin Dwyer known as assistant property master
  • Christopher Elledge known as set dresser
  • Perry E. Ellis known as on-set dresser
  • Kasra Farahani known as conceptual illustrator
  • Francesco Ferrara known as painter
  • Jane Fitts known as graphic designer
  • David Gabrielli known as location foreman
  • Vincent Morin Gagnon known as scenic technician: Montreal
  • Jeff Garbacz known as carpenter
  • Melissa Gelmo known as set dresser: day hire
  • Alain Giguère known as head scenic painter: Montreal
  • Martine Giguère-Kazemirchuk known as assistant set decorator: Montreal
  • Vincent Gingras-Liberali known as assistant art director: Montreal
  • Jonathan Graubarth known as prop buyer
  • Jonathan Graubarth known as props: New Orleans
  • Caleb Guillotte known as set dresser: New Orleans
  • Mary Gustafson known as paint foreperson
  • Mark Haas known as carpenter
  • Nathan Haas known as set dresser
  • Robert M. Hagman known as mill foreman
  • Kevin Harber known as welder
  • Beau Harrison known as props
  • Claire Hassig known as scenic artist
  • Joe A. Hawthorne known as paint foreperson
  • Nelson Hawthorne known as paint foreperson
  • Aaron Haye known as assistant art director
  • Christopher Hayes known as set dresser
  • Mark Heard known as paint foreperson
  • Ryan Heck known as set designer: New Orleans
  • Erin Hennessey known as chief carpenter
  • Bill Hickey known as foreperson: New Orleans
  • Natalie Hile known as paint foreperson
  • J. Bryan Holloway known as lead sculptor
  • Sara L. Holman known as set decoration staff assistant: New Orleans
  • Bart C. Hubenthal known as on-set dresser
  • Christian Humphreys known as construction medic
  • Andrew Hutchings known as assistant to set decorating department
  • Marc-Andre Jalbert known as scenic technician: Montreal
  • Johnnie Jenkins known as construction accountant
  • Stuart John known as construction foreman
  • Michael A. Johnson known as leadperson: New Orleans
  • Robert Joy known as greensperson: New Orleans
  • Dave Kelsey known as draftsman: New Orleans (as David Kelsey)
  • Jonas Kirk known as construction coordinator
  • Joel Klaff known as set dresser: New Orleans
  • Chris Klein known as scenic painter: Montreal
  • Mark Knapton known as foreman
  • Teri Anne Kopp known as props
  • Dylan La Frenière known as head greensman: Montreal
  • Nicole LaBranche known as art department staff assistant: New Orleans
  • Gerald J. Lajaunie known as welder
  • Hans Laliberté known as assistant art department coordinator: Montreal
  • Michel R. Lambert known as scenic technician: Montreal
  • Sidney J. Lambert known as set dresser: New Orleans
  • Allan Lane known as set dresser
  • David Laramy known as assistant set dresser: Montreal
  • Félix Larivière-Charron known as assistant art director: Montreal
  • Alexander Lasseigne III known as set dresser: day hire
  • Bobby Laux known as key labor foreperson
  • Leonard Lavigueur known as props: New Orleans
  • John Lavis known as construction medic
  • Tammy S. Lee known as set designer
  • Andrew H. Lewis known as painter
  • Lindanne Lewis known as plaster crew
  • Joseph Magazenni known as assistant to art department
  • Jean-Phillipe Marsan known as assistant set dresser: Montreal
  • Masako Masuda known as set designer
  • Trey Merrill known as propmaker
  • Molly Mikula known as set designer: New Orleans
  • Tom Miller known as property assistant
  • Louis Montplaisir known as assistant painter: Montreal
  • Jennifer Mueller known as assistant to art department
  • Joseph Musso known as production illustrator
  • Vidar Neuhof known as set property master: Montreal
  • Danny Nick known as swing gang: day hire
  • Cesar Orozco known as buyer
  • Missy Parker known as assistant set decorator
  • Hope M. Parrish known as property master
  • Mario Paré known as scenic painter: Montreal
  • Jason Perlander known as set dresser: New Orleans
  • Pavel Pesta known as scenic artist
  • Alixandra Petrovich known as set dresser
  • James C. Piccione known as labor foreman
  • Véronique Piché known as greensperson: Montreal
  • Edward Piwowarski known as paint foreperson
  • Isabelle Poulin known as assistant off-set props: Montreal
  • Noel Rideout known as additional set dresser: day hire
  • Steven Rigamat known as propmaker foreman
  • Michel Robichaud known as assistant head scenic painter: Montreal
  • Benoit Robitaille known as set dresser: Montreal
  • Christopher S. Ross known as illustrator
  • Paul Rylander known as assistant property master
  • Tom Safron known as greens foreperson
  • Marvin Salsberg known as construction foreman
  • Anthony Sammartino known as scenic painter: Montreal
  • George Sanchez known as plasterer
  • John Sanchez known as set dresser
  • John Schofield known as labor foreperson: New Orleans
  • Derek A. Schwebel known as construction utility
  • Derek A. Schwebel known as greensman
  • Derek A. Schwebel known as paint utility
  • Regis Scott known as on-set painter: New Orleans
  • Nithya Shrinivasan known as assistant art director
  • Doris Simard known as art department coordinator: Montreal
  • Julie Simard known as decoration labour: Montreal
  • Kyle A. Smith known as art assistant
  • Victoria St. Pierre known as on-set painter: New Orleans
  • Rick Staves known as set dresser
  • Timothy Taylor known as greensperson: New Orleans
  • Denise Templeton known as construction buyer
  • Chere Theriot known as art department coordinator: New Orleans
  • Nathalie Thibodeau known as draftsman: Montreal
  • Jeffrey Scott Thomas known as carpenter
  • David Lee Toth known as greensperson: New Orleans
  • Louise Trudeau known as scenic painter: Montreal
  • David Tureau known as lead greensperson: New Orleans
  • Stephen Turner known as assistant property master
  • Juan L. Urrea known as construction buyer: New Orleans
  • Jose Fernando Varela known as set dresser: Montreal
  • Joe Viau known as on-set dresser
  • Freddy Waff known as lead man
  • Raymond Waff known as set dresser
  • Clint Wallace known as set designer
  • Joe Walsh known as carpenter
  • Bill Walters known as set dresser: day hire
  • David Warburton known as on-set dresser: New Orleans
  • Mark Weber known as propmaker foreman
  • Randall D. Wilkins known as set designer
  • Jason Wilson known as carpenter
  • Ben Wisdom known as art department staff assistant: New Orleans
  • Markus Wittman known as set dresser: New Orleans
  • Marcel Worch known as general foreman
  • Jane Wuu known as set designer
  • Jeffrey Ault known as set dresser (uncredited)
  • Doreen Austria known as graphic designer: additional photography (uncredited)
  • Jennifer Brown known as construction medic (uncredited)
  • Kristine Grippo known as painter (uncredited)
  • Tommy John known as painter (uncredited)
  • Leo Lauricella known as carpenter (uncredited)
  • Julia K. Levine known as modelmaker (uncredited)
  • Ruffin Moye known as greensman (uncredited)
  • Clint Schultz known as graphic designer: additional photography (uncredited)
  • Fred Seibly known as painter (uncredited)
  • Robert Wilson Jr. known as painter (uncredited)

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Production Companies:

  • Warner Bros. Pictures (presents)
  • Paramount Pictures (presents)
  • Kennedy/Marshall Company, The

Other Companies:

  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera car
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Concord Records  soundtrack
  • Designer Wardrobe Trailers  wardrobe trailer
  • Direct Tools & Fasteners  expendables
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound post-production
  • Event Rental  locations equipment rentals
  • Event Rental  portable power systems and cables
  • Event Restroom  restrooms
  • Filmtools  expendables
  • Global Tactical Services  security services
  • Grip Works, The  grip and lighting equipment
  • Hollywood Studio Symphony  music performed by
  • Hollywood Trucks  entertainment transportation
  • Klass Security and Investigations  anti-piracy film security (uncredited)
  • Laya Gelff Agency, The  executive management
  • Lightnin' Production Rentals  transportation equipment
  • Los Angeles Rag House  grip and lighting equipment
  • Louisiana Entertainment  state film office
  • Movie Movers  cast trailers
  • Movie Movers  star trailers
  • Movie Movers  transportation
  • Moving Pictures Anywhere Company  shipping by (uncredited)
  • New Orleans Film Commission, The  film commission
  • Outback Post  opticals by
  • Reel Security  Production Security: Los Angeles
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cell phone rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  cellular fax rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  junxion box rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  modem card rentals
  • Rockbottom Rentals  nextel cell phone rentals
  • Scarlet Letters  main and end titles
  • Sessions Payroll Management  extras payroll services
  • ShowBiz Enterprises  draperies
  • Sony Pictures Studios Scoring Stage  music recorded at
  • Star Waggons  hair and make-up trailers
  • V & J Translations  Russian signage translations
  • Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging  digital intermediate (as Motion Picture Imaging)
  • Zandi Films  global marketing

Distributors:

  • 20th Century Fox (2009) (Malaysia) (theatrical)
  • Continental Film (2009) (Slovakia) (theatrical)
  • Fox-Warner (2009) (Switzerland) (theatrical)
  • Karo Premiere (2008) (Russia) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation (Canada) (2008) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Paramount Pictures (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige AB (2009) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • Sandrew Metronome Distribution (2009) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Village Films (2009) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2009) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2008) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2008) (Belgium) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2009) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2009) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2009) (France) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2009) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2008) (New Zealand) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Argentina Video Home (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Argentina Video Home (2009) (Argentina) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Criterion Collection, The (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Criterion Collection, The (2009) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Film1 (2010) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
  • Net5 (2011) (Netherlands) (TV)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Paramount Home Video (2009) (Canada) (DVD)
  • Paramount Home Video (2009) (Canada) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • VT4 (2010) (Belgium) (TV)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment Finland Oy (2009) (Finland) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Warner Home Video (2009) (Germany) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Warner Home Video (2009) (Sweden) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2009) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)

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Special Effects:

  • Digital Domain (visual effects and animation)
  • Cinnovation Inc. (maquettes)
  • Asylum VFX (visual effects) (as Asylum)
  • Lola Visual Effects (visual effects)
  • Matte World Digital (visual effects)
  • Hydraulx (visual effects)
  • Ollin Studio (visual effects)
  • Savage Visual Effects (visual effects)
  • Eden FX (visual effects)
  • Outback Post (digital opticals)
  • Rock Paper Scissors (digital opticals)
  • Evil Eye Pictures (visual effects) (uncredited)
  • Mova (facial motion capture)

Visual Effects by:

  • Dan Abrams known as CG supervisor: Digital Domain
  • Dan Akers known as senior compositing artist
  • Oleg Alexander known as lead technical artist: Image Metrics
  • John Allardice known as pre-vis consultant
  • Casey Allen known as senior flame artist
  • Daphne Apellanes-Ackerson known as compositor: Matte World Digital
  • Spencer Armajo known as roto and paint artist
  • Adriana Arriaga known as digital compositing supervisor: Ollin Studio
  • Elizabeth Asai known as production runner
  • James J. Atkinson known as opening titles
  • Jonah Austin known as digital artist
  • Jarrod Avalos known as matchmove artist
  • Scott Balkcom known as digital compositor
  • Eric Barba known as visual effects supervisor
  • Lluis Barcelo known as digital artist
  • Andra Bard known as bidding producer: Digital Domain
  • Ron Barr known as visual effects artist: Outback Post
  • Andy Barrios known as flame artist: ASYLUM
  • Craig Barron known as visual effects supervisor: Matte World Digital
  • Geeta Basantani known as digital matte painter: Matte World Digital
  • Scott E. Baxter known as digital effects artist: Digital Domain
  • Eric M. Beaver known as lead compositor
  • Brian Begun known as senior compositor: Digital Domain
  • Brian Bell known as lighting supervisor
  • Elissa Bello known as roto/paint supervisor
  • Krista Benson known as digital compositor
  • Mattias Bergbom known as digital hair artist
  • Lisa Beroud known as visual effects producer: Digital Domain
  • Jason Bidwell known as visual effects: Asylum FX
  • Justin Blaustein known as flame artist
  • Rob Blue known as digital effects artist: Asylum
  • Charlie Bolwell known as visual effects coordinator
  • Dan Bornstein known as visual effects technical director: Matte World Digital
  • Robert Bourgeault known as lighting technical director
  • John Bozzalla known as manager of production services
  • Michael Brazelton known as digital effects artist
  • Phil Brennan known as additional visual effects supervisor: Asylum
  • Michael Breymann known as CG artist: Matte World Digital
  • Jared Brient known as lighting artist
  • Austin Brown known as digital artist
  • Dan Browne known as systems admistrator: Evil Eye Pictures
  • Erik Bruhwiler known as compositing coordinator: Hydraulx
  • Sonja Burchard known as compositing supervisor
  • Bryan Burger known as motion tracker
  • Steward Burris known as animation lead
  • Howard Cabalfin known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Timothy Michael Cairns known as visual effects artist: Digital Domain
  • Francis L. Camacho known as data integration artist
  • Marco Capparelli known as animator
  • Huey Carroll known as roto/paint artist
  • Merlin Carroll known as rotoscope artist
  • Anibal Castellanos known as visual effects artist
  • Sarah Cave known as visual effects coordinator
  • Bernard O. Ceguerra known as lead lighter: Digital Domain
  • Viki Chan known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Lucinda Chee known as digital artist
  • Vanessa Cheung known as digital matte painter
  • Wally Chin known as paint artist
  • Jesse James Chisholm known as data integration lead: Digital Domain
  • Kate Choi known as lead lighter
  • Timothy Clark known as matte painting supervisor
  • Trent Claus known as Flame artist
  • Ronnie Cleland known as texture artist
  • Dan Cobbett known as digital compositor: Digital Domain
  • Andrew Cochrane known as digital water artist
  • Chad E. Collier known as scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain
  • Andrew M. Collins known as matchmove artist
  • Mary-Margaret Conley known as render I/O administrator
  • Caitlin Content known as compositor
  • Cameron Coombs known as digital compositor: Hydraulx
  • Chase Cooper known as character technical director
  • Joshua Cordes known as animation supervisor: Hydraulx
  • Glenn Cotter known as CG artist: Matte World Digital
  • Patrick Courtnage known as render I/O administrator
  • Alistair Creaser known as motion tracker
  • Stuart Cripps known as senior compositor
  • Janelle Croshaw known as compositing supervisor
  • Kevin Culhane known as animation/rigging artist
  • Robin L. D'Arcy known as visual effects producer: Ollin Studio
  • Mike Dalzell known as lighting technical director
  • Jose Fernandez de Castro known as compositing supervisor
  • Natalia de la Garza known as lead compositor: Ollin Studio
  • Valerie Delahaye known as visual effects producer
  • Karl Denham known as CG supervisor: asset creation, Digital Domain
  • Megan Dolman known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Hugo Dominguez known as senior paint/roto artist: Digital Domain
  • Christina Drahos known as digital compositor: Digital Domain
  • Sven Dreesbach known as digital compositor
  • Mark Duckworth known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Greg Duda known as technical director
  • Sam Edwards known as digital compositor
  • Pete Egbers known as modeler
  • Tamer Eldib known as modeler
  • Mohsen Eletreby known as visual effects editor: Hydraulx
  • Marcus Erbar known as matchmove artist
  • Christopher Evans known as digital matte painter: Matte World Digital
  • Eric Evans known as digital compositor
  • Daniel Fazel known as digital artist
  • Christine Felman known as visual effects coordinator
  • Patrick Ferguson known as digital compositor
  • Anna Fields known as production scheduler: Matte World Digital
  • Patrick Flannery known as visual effects stills photographer
  • John Follmer known as director of production: Image Processing
  • Andy Foster known as visual effects producer: Asylum
  • Chris Fregoso known as compositor
  • Josh Frontino known as texture painter: Asylum Visual Effects
  • Garrett Fry known as digital matte painter: Matte World Digital
  • Andrew Furlong known as visual effects artist: Eden FX
  • Steve Galle known as hair lead
  • Gabriela García known as digital compositor
  • Demitre Garza known as paint artist
  • Demitre Garza known as rotoscope artist
  • Grantland Gears known as compositor: Matte World Digital
  • Joshua Gengler known as digital artist
  • Brian Genna known as motion tracker
  • Navjit Singh Gill known as technical assistant
  • Matthew Gilson known as digital matte painter: Hydraulx
  • Paul Gimm known as lighting technical director: Asylum VFX
  • Adam Golden known as systems coordinator
  • Juan S. Gomez known as lighting technical director
  • Gilbert Gonzales known as digital artist
  • Joanna N. Goslicka known as rotoscope artist
  • Justin Graham known as digital compositor
  • Paul Griffin known as animation supervisor
  • Jon Grinberg known as visual effects editor
  • Miguel A. Guerrero known as senior visual effects artist
  • Brian Hajek known as compositor
  • Scott Hale known as digital compositor: Evil Eye Pictures
  • Éric Hamel known as digital matte painter: Matte World Digital
  • Michael S. Harbour known as compositor
  • Joe Harkins known as character supervisor
  • Jessica Harris known as lead compositor
  • Max Harris known as senior Flame artist: Asylum
  • John Hart known as lead texture artist: asylumFX
  • Jamie Hartnett known as assistant digital coordinator
  • Josh Hatton known as digital effects lead
  • Tim Hawkins known as visual effects supervisor
  • Lyndal Heathwood known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Niles Heckman known as digital compositor (as Jon Heckman)
  • Peter Herlein known as matchmoving/tracking artist: Digital Domain
  • Luis Hernandez known as visual effects: Matte World Digital (as Luis A. Hernandez)
  • Richard Hirst known as flame artist
  • Elizabeth Hitt known as cg producer
  • Dark Hoffman known as digital matte painter
  • Michael Honrada known as compositor: Matte World Digital
  • Lee Hoya known as lighting technical director: Digital Domain
  • Karen Huang known as production coordinator: Matte World Digital
  • Melissa Huerta known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Stephanie Ide known as rotoscope artist
  • Atsushi Imamura known as visual effects
  • Chris Ingersoll known as compositor: Flame artist
  • Rusty Ippolito known as digital effects artist
  • Tracy Nicole Irwin known as visual effects artist
  • Charlie Iturriaga known as visual effects supervisor: Ollin Studio
  • John L. Jack known as executive producer: Evil Eye Pictures
  • Montu Jariwala known as data integration artist
  • Sarahjane Javelo known as digital paint / rotoscope lead: Digital Domain
  • Steve Jaworski known as compositor: Evil Eye Pictures
  • Joshua H. Johnson known as visual effects artist
  • Amanda Johnstone-Batt known as lighter: Digital Domain (as Amanda Johnstone)
  • Shahen Jordan known as matte painter
  • Nick Jushchyshyn known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Perry Kain known as visual effects coordinator
  • Nikos Kalaitzidis known as effects supervisor
  • Jose Julian Karam Lopez known as digital compositor ollin studio
  • John Karner known as visual effects artist
  • Piotr Karwas known as animation supervisor: Asylum FX
  • Joe Ken known as senior inferno artist: Asylum
  • Jeff Kim known as compositor
  • Daryl Klein known as digital compositor: Digital Domain
  • Daniel Kruse known as digital lighter: Hydraulx
  • Takashi Kuribayashi known as hair technical director
  • Benjamin Kutsko known as flame artist
  • Billy-Vu Lam known as character animator: Hydraulx
  • Jaymie Lam known as compositor: Matte World Digital
  • Paul Lambert known as compositing supervisor
  • Donna Lanasa known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Alberto Landeros known as digital compositor: Ollin Studio
  • Greg LaSalle known as facial motion capture supervisor
  • Gary Laurie known as matchmove technical director: Asylum
  • Kamy Leach known as lighting technical director: Digital Domain
  • Nic Leach known as lighting technical director: Digital Domain
  • Brice Liesveld known as visual effects producer
  • Jonathan Litt known as cg supervisor: Digital Domain
  • Kenneth Littleton known as digital compositor
  • David Liu known as lighter
  • Victor Lizarraga known as CG supervisor: Ollin Studio
  • Nick Lloyd known as modeling supervisor
  • Jo Lockman known as scanning and recording operator: Digital Domain
  • Beatriz Lorenzo known as digital water artist
  • Michael Lori known as tracking lead
  • Ryan Lorie known as match move artist
  • Valy Lungoccia known as digital effects artist
  • Samantha Mabie-Tuinstra known as visual effects producer: Eden FX
  • Benjamin Magaña known as lighting / shading td
  • Michael Maker known as tracking and matchmoving
  • Marco Maldonado known as on-set supervisor: matchmove supervisor: Digital Domain
  • Leonardo Martinez known as animator
  • Ruheene Masand known as visual effects coordinator
  • Tim Matney known as texture artist
  • Todd Maugh known as digital production administrator
  • Kirk Mawhinney known as modeler
  • Jake Maymudes known as digital compositor (as Snake Maymudes)
  • Matt McDonald known as visual effects supervisor: Evil Eye Pictures
  • Nathan McGuinness known as senior visual effects supervisor: Asylum
  • Chris McLeod known as visual effects coordinator
  • Michael Melchiorre known as lead compositor
  • Jorge Mendoza known as digital compositor
  • Scott Michelson known as visual effects executive producer: hydraulx
  • Tadao Mihashi known as lead technical developer: Digital Domain
  • Brian David Miller known as visual effects editor: Digital Domain
  • Steven Miller known as compositor
  • Natt Mintrasak known as technical support
  • Stuart Mintz known as senior technical director
  • Young Joon Mok known as digital compositor
  • Jim Moorhead known as digital integration
  • Yabin Morales known as digital compositor ollin studio
  • Lauren Morimoto known as roto/paint lead
  • Owen Morris known as digital compositor
  • David R. Morton known as digital effects artist
  • Steve Muangman known as digital compositor: Asylum Visual Effects
  • Laura Murillo known as rotoscope artist
  • Cyntia Navarro known as digital production manager: Ollin Studio
  • Cameron Neilson known as digital compositor
  • Steven Nevius known as visual effects editor: Digital Domain
  • Chun Seong Ng known as modeler: Hydraulx
  • Vinh Nguyen known as digital compositor
  • Thomas Nittmann known as visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
  • Ian Northrop known as matchmove/tracking artist: Digital Domain
  • Brian Nugent known as compositor: Flame artist
  • Winfield O'Brien known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Eddie Offermann known as layout and pipeline technical director
  • Eddie Offermann known as software and layout
  • Robert Olsson known as matte painter
  • Midori Otsubo known as digital artist (as Midori Witsken)
  • Natasha Ozoux known as digital producer: Digital Domain
  • Marlo Pabon known as digital compositor: Digital Domain
  • Sathyan Panneerselvam known as texture artist: Digital Domain
  • Bruno Parenti known as roto and paint artist: Hydraulx
  • Clark Parkhurst known as Flame artist
  • James Parris known as character animator: Digital Domain
  • James Pastorius known as lead visual effects artist
  • Edgar Patron known as compositor
  • Dan Patterson known as character animator: Digital Domain
  • Chris Payne known as digital compositor
  • Russell Pearsall known as lead character artist
  • Tomas Pereira known as visual effects producer
  • Patrick Perez known as animator
  • Arnold Peterson known as motion control operator
  • Joe Phoebus known as effects technical director: Asylum Visual Effects
  • Wendy Pirotte known as visual effects coordinator
  • John Polyson known as visual effects coordinator: Hydraulx
  • Phillip Prahl known as effects animation lead
  • Steve Preeg known as animation supervisor: Digital Domain
  • Steve Preeg known as character supervisor
  • David Pritchard known as visual effects
  • Chris Radcliffe known as digital artist
  • Michael Ramirez known as integration lead
  • Lance Ranzer known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Devon Read known as digital compositor
  • Thomas Reppen known as effects animation lead
  • Morgan Rhodes known as junior digital artist
  • Analeah Ricchetti known as roto/paint artist: Hydraulx
  • Cynthia Richards known as digital coordinator
  • Michael Richmond known as i/o vfx support
  • Brian Ripley known as digital artist
  • Gizmo Rivera known as compositor
  • Agustin Robles Villegas known as set modeling
  • Mike Roby known as digital artist
  • Chris Rockwell known as production accountant
  • Chad Roen known as modeler
  • Ken Rogerson known as visual effects producer: Matte World Digital
  • Karl Rogovin known as 3D coordinator: Hydraulx
  • Karl Rogovin known as digital artist: Hydraulx
  • Daniel P. Rosen known as visual effects supervisor: Evil Eye Pictures
  • Jessica Roulston known as visual effects line producer: Digital Domain
  • Rowsby known as CG hair stylist
  • Mevlana Rumi known as digital compositor: Ollin Studio
  • Abe Saleh known as digital artist
  • Nicole Samarron known as compositor: Matte World Digital
  • Joe Sambora known as visual effects
  • David Samija known as visual effects coordinator
  • Kosta Saric known as visual effects editor: Asylum Visual Effects
  • Julian Sarmiento known as senior modeler: destruction simulation
  • Christopher Savides known as color grader
  • Gunther Schatz known as lead artist: water effects
  • Jason Schugardt known as visual effects supervisor: Asylum Visual Effects
  • Junko Schugardt known as visual effects artist
  • Rene Segura known as digital artist: Digital Domain
  • Jason Selfe known as lead compositor: Digital Domain
  • Stan Seo known as texture painter: Digital Domain
  • Laura Sevilla known as digital compositor
  • Randy Sharp known as visual effects artist: opening sequence
  • Adam Sidwell known as character technical director: Digital Domain
  • Todd R. Smith known as compositor: Matte World Digital
  • Donna Sousa known as production coordinator: Matte World Digital
  • Hilary Sperling known as inferno artist: Asylum
  • Nic Spier known as digital artist
  • Frank Spiziri known as visual effects coordinator: Asylum
  • Jeremy Sternberg known as digital artist
  • John Stewart known as digital compositor: Asylum
  • Mark Story known as senior technical director
  • Colin Strause known as digital effects artist
  • Greg Strause known as digital effects artist
  • Greg Stuhl known as cg model supervisor: Asylum Visual Effects
  • Masuo Suzuki known as lead technical developer
  • Kristen Swanson known as paint/rotoscope artist: Digital Domain
  • James Sweeney known as digital artist
  • Jeremiah Sweeney known as roto/paint artist: Hydraulx
  • Hirofumi Takeda known as digital compositor
  • Andy Tamandl known as character animator: Digital Domain
  • Fin Teo known as human texture lead: Digital Domain
  • Melissa Thompson known as animator: Digital Domain
  • Marc Toscano known as senior lighter
  • Salvador Tovar known as digital compositor: Ollin Studio
  • Mana Toyoda known as digital production administrator
  • Emerito Trevino known as lighting artist: Digital Domain
  • Morgan Trotter known as CG artist: Matte World Digital
  • Ed Ulbrich known as visual effects executive producer: Digital Domain
  • Michelle Urbano known as production coordinator
  • Nowell Valeri known as matchmove supervisor: Evil Eye Pictures
  • Aaron Vest known as visual effects
  • Sean Wallitsch known as Flame artist: Lola Visual Effects
  • Kyle Ware known as visual effects coordinator: Hydraulx
  • Daniel Warom known as digital artist: Asylum
  • John L. Weckworth known as digital compositor: Asylum VFX
  • Zack Weiler known as hair technical director
  • Keith Weilmuenster known as digital artist
  • Chris Wells known as 3D supervisor
  • Bethany Wilksen known as senior digital coordinator
  • C. Jerome Williams known as roto and paint artist: Hydraulx
  • Edson Williams known as visual effects supervisor: Lola Visual Effects
  • Virginia Wilson known as digital effects coordinator: Digital Domain
  • Deborah Wiltman known as digital compositor
  • Matthias Wittmann known as animation lead: Digital Domain
  • Thorsten Wolf known as lead compositor
  • Steven D. Wolff known as roto/paint artist: Hydraulx
  • Loeng Wong-Savun known as inferno artist
  • David Wu known as matchmove artist
  • Yoshiya Yamada known as modeling supervisor: hydraulx
  • Yuichiro Yamashita known as digital lighting artist
  • Chi-Min Yang known as lighting technical director
  • Mattaniah Yip known as digital paint artist: Digital Domain
  • Niki Yoblonski known as digital effects artist
  • Wei Zheng known as matte painting supervisor
  • Erik Zimmermann known as visual effects artist
  • Ryan Zuttermeister known as associate visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
  • Ryan Zuttermeister known as visual effects editor: Lola Visual Effects
  • Jason Bond known as digital effects artist: Eden FX (uncredited)
  • Jeff Cahn known as vfx intern (uncredited)
  • Gregory Duncan known as production assistant: Digital Domain (uncredited)
  • Sean Andrew Faden known as lead effects developer: Asylum (uncredited)
  • Mike Goslin known as digital systems engineer (uncredited)
  • Brian Gyss known as technical director: Digital Domain (uncredited)
  • Amanda Hampton known as software engineer (uncredited)
  • Molly Hansen known as visual effects business affairs (uncredited)
  • Edward M. Ruiz II known as rotoscope artist: Eden FX (uncredited)
  • Toshihiro Sakamaki known as modeler: Asylum (uncredited)
  • Chris B. Schnitzer known as director of visual effects: Warner Bros. (uncredited)
  • Karen N. Sickles known as recruiter: Digital Domain (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • Australia 10 December 2008 (Sydney) (premiere)
  • Fiji 25 December 2008
  • New Zealand 25 December 2008
  • USA 25 December 2008
  • Australia 26 December 2008
  • Philippines 8 January 2009
  • Israel 15 January 2009
  • Portugal 15 January 2009
  • Brazil 16 January 2009
  • Mexico 16 January 2009
  • Sweden 16 January 2009
  • Chile 22 January 2009
  • Greece 22 January 2009
  • Hong Kong 22 January 2009
  • Peru 22 January 2009
  • Denmark 23 January 2009
  • Panama 23 January 2009
  • Czech Republic 29 January 2009
  • Germany 29 January 2009
  • Netherlands 29 January 2009
  • Switzerland 29 January 2009 (German speaking region)
  • Austria 30 January 2009
  • Latvia 30 January 2009
  • Belgium 4 February 2009
  • France 4 February 2009
  • Switzerland 4 February 2009 (French speaking region)
  • Argentina 5 February 2009
  • Croatia 5 February 2009
  • Hungary 5 February 2009
  • Kazakhstan 5 February 2009
  • Russia 5 February 2009
  • Serbia 5 February 2009
  • Singapore 5 February 2009
  • Slovakia 5 February 2009
  • Ukraine 5 February 2009
  • Estonia 6 February 2009
  • Iceland 6 February 2009
  • Indonesia 6 February 2009
  • Ireland 6 February 2009
  • Lithuania 6 February 2009
  • Norway 6 February 2009
  • Poland 6 February 2009
  • Spain 6 February 2009
  • Turkey 6 February 2009
  • UK 6 February 2009
  • Venezuela 6 February 2009
  • Japan 7 February 2009
  • Malaysia 12 February 2009
  • South Korea 12 February 2009
  • Thailand 12 February 2009
  • Italy 13 February 2009
  • Taiwan 13 February 2009
  • Egypt 18 February 2009
  • Kuwait 19 February 2009
  • United Arab Emirates 19 February 2009
  • Bulgaria 20 February 2009
  • Finland 20 February 2009
  • Romania 20 February 2009
  • South Africa 27 February 2009
  • Lebanon 5 March 2009

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for brief war violence, sexual content, language and smoking

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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