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The Descendants (2011)

Matthew Lillard as "Brian Speer"

Native islander Matt King (George Clooney) lives with his family in Hawaii. Their world shatters when a tragic accident leaves his wife in a coma. Not only must Matt struggle with the stipulation in his wife's will that she be allowed to die with dignity, but he also faces pressure from relatives to sell their family's enormous land trust. Angry and terrified at the same time, Matt tries to be a good father to his young daughters, as they too try to cope with their mother's possible death.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Matthew Lillard in the news

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SXSW 2012 Audience Awards: Matthew Lillard, 'Brooklyn Castle,' Paul Simon Among Honorees

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Mar 17th 2012, 8:19AM

Mar 17th 2012, 8:19AM

A Chat with Matthew Lillard, the 'Guy Who Was in a Freddie Prinze Jr. Movie Too Many'

Posted by
Mike Ryan on Oct 18th 2011, 9:50AM

Oct 18th 2011, 9:50AM

Scenes We Love: 'Scream'

Posted by
Perri Nemiroff on Oct 12th 2010, 4:35PM

Oct 12th 2010, 4:35PM

Movie Casting: Judy Greer, Beau Bridges Join 'The Descendants'

Posted by
Andrew Scott on Mar 15th 2010, 8:41AM

Mar 15th 2010, 8:41AM

Is Judy Greer Finally Getting Her Due?

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Mar 15th 2010, 6:32AM

Mar 15th 2010, 6:32AM

Watch This: 'The Shirt'

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jan 17th 2009, 2:02PM

Jan 17th 2009, 2:02PM

Slamdance Trailers: 'Zombie Girl: The Movie' and 'Spooner'

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jan 8th 2009, 7:45AM

Jan 8th 2009, 7:45AM

Lindsay Lohan Gets with Jack Black

Posted by
Erik Davis on Feb 22nd 2008, 7:02AM

Feb 22nd 2008, 7:02AM

Review: In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

Posted by
Scott Weinberg on Jan 11th 2008, 4:02PM

Jan 11th 2008, 4:02PM

Arquette, Lillard, and Jones Join 'Ye Old Times'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Nov 2nd 2007, 2:02PM

Nov 2nd 2007, 2:02PM

Matthew Lillard Surfs Towards an 'Endless Bummer'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Aug 23rd 2007, 9:02AM

Aug 23rd 2007, 9:02AM

Lillard and Ramirez Want an American Summer

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Feb 13th 2007, 10:32AM

Feb 13th 2007, 10:32AM

Quickhits: Lillard is One of Our Own, Broadbent Completes Hairspray Cast and Speed Racer Almost a Reality

Posted by
Erik Davis on Aug 7th 2006, 6:01PM

Aug 7th 2006, 6:01PM

Review: The Groomsmen

Posted by
Erik Davis on Jul 14th 2006, 4:06AM

Jul 14th 2006, 4:06AM

Film Blog Group Hug: SIFF Edition, #2

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Jun 4th 2006, 3:00PM

Jun 4th 2006, 3:00PM

Oh Joy: A Frankie Muniz Sex Comedy

Posted by
Martha Fischer on May 9th 2006, 3:05PM

May 9th 2006, 3:05PM

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