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Adaptation.

74 %|Dec 6, 2002|Comedy, Crime, Drama

Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald. While struggling to adapt "The Orchid Thief," by Susan Orlean, Kaufman's life spins from pathetic to bizarre. The lives of Kaufman, Orlean's book, become strangely intertwined as each one's search for passion collides with the others'.

Featured Crew

Charlie Kaufman
Screenplay
Charlie Kaufman
Executive Producer
Carter Burwell
Original Music Composer
Lance Acord
Director of Photography
K.K. Barrett
Production Design
Richard Beggs
Sound Designer
Jonathan Demme
Producer
Edward Saxon
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Cast

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Nicolas Cage
Charlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman
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Meryl Streep
Susan Orlean
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Chris Cooper
John Laroche
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Tilda Swinton
Valerie Thomas
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Jay Tavare
Matthew Osceola
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Litefoot
Russell
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Jim Beaver
Ranger Tony
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Cara Seymour
Amelia Kavan
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Doug Jones
Augustus Margary
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Stephen Tobolowsky
Ranger Steve Neely
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Gary Farmer
Buster Baxley
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Peter Jason
Defense Attorney
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Gregory Itzin
Prosecutor
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Curtis Hanson
Orlean's Husband
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Agnes NaDene Baddoo
Orlean Dinner Guest
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Paul Fortune
Orlean Dinner Guest
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Paul Jasmin
Orlean Dinner Guest
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Lisa Love
Orlean Dinner Guest
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Wendy Mogel
Orlean Dinner Guest
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David O. Russell
Orlean Dinner Guest
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Judy Greer
Alice the Waitress
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Maggie Gyllenhaal
Caroline Cunningham
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Bob Yerkes
Charles Darwin
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Lynn Court
Laroche’s Dad
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Roger E. Fanter
Laroche’s Uncle
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Sandra Lee Gimpel
Laroche’s Mom
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Caron Colvett
Laroche’s Wife
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Ron Livingston
Marty Bowen
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Brian Cox
Robert McKee
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John Etter
McKee Lecture Attendee
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Ray Berrios
Police Officer
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Nancy Lenehan
Kaufman’s Mother
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Curt Clendenin
Restaurant Customer (uncredited)
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John Malkovich
Himself (uncredited)
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Catherine Keener
Herself (uncredited)
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John Cusack
Himself (uncredited)
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Donald Dowd
Cafe Customer (uncredited)