The Truman Show Poster

Release Date: 1998

DVD Release Date: January 26th, 1999

PG|1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary
He doesn't know it, but everything in Truman Burbank's (Jim Carrey) life is part of a massive TV set. Executive producer Christof (Ed Harris) orchestrates "The Truman Show," a live broadcast of Truman's every move captured by hidden cameras. Cristof tries to control Truman's mind, even removing his true love, Sylvia (Natascha McElhone), from the show and replacing her with Meryl (Laura Linney). As Truman gradually discovers the truth, however, he must decide whether to act on it.

Cast: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone, Holland Taylor, Ed Harris, Brian Delate, Una Damon

Director: Peter Weir

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions

Keywords: 1980s, 1990s, Underdog, Endearing, 1960s, Small town, 1970s, Deception, Transformation

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Awards

Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Winner David Lean Award for Achievement in Direction
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Winner Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Achievement in Special Visual Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1999)
Nominated Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role