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Plot, Details & Awards

Living In Oblivion

Rated R for strong language.

R In Theaters 07/14/1995 , 90min.
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Plot & Details

Following up his debut, Johnny Suede, director Tom DiCillo presented this filmmaking comedy that allegedly draws much from DiCillo's experiences on the set of the 1991 Brad Pitt vehicle. Steve Buscemi stars as Nick Reve, the long-suffering director of a no-budget independent film. If he's not dealing with his heartbroken director of photography Wolf (Dermot Mulroney), Reve is trying to keep his leading lady Nicole (DiCillo mainstay Catherine Keener) happy or ignore the pseudo-auteur suggestions of Pitt-inspired name-actor Chad Palomino (James LeGros). All the while, the audience can't ever be sure if the scene they're watching is a dream or reality.

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1995 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Tom DiCillo Nominated
1995 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Actor James LeGros Nominated
1995 Independent Spirit Awards Best Picture Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1994 Sundance Film Festival Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award Tom DiCillo Won
1994 Sundance Film Festival Screenwriting Prize: Dramatic Tom DiCillo Won

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