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Directed by Peter Askin • 2007 • United States
The voice behind such classics as ROMAN HOLIDAY, SPARTACUS, and GUN CRAZY, Dalton Trumbo was one of Hollywood’s most successful screenwriters when his life and career were derailed by the Hollywood blacklist. Written by Trumbo’s son, Christopher Trumbo, this illuminating documentary combines archival interviews with readings of the screenwriter’s personal letters by Michael Douglas, Joan Allen, Donald Sutherland, Liam Neeson, Paul Giamatti, and others to create a vivid portrait of a fiercely intelligent, principled, and passionate man who was as captivating as any character he wrote.