Salinger (2013)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 2hr
Genres Documentary, Biopic
Keywords biopic, character study, culture, historical, literature, mystery, New York, writer, writing
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Shane Salerno Director n/a 2 2000001
A. Scott Berg Actor Himself 1 1000012
Gore Vidal Actor Himself 1 1000011
Shane Salerno Producer n/a 3 3000001
Buddy Squires Producer n/a 3 3000002
Jennifer Malloy Studio Executive (The Weinstein Company) 120875 11000001
Buddy Squires Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Shane Salerno Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
E.L. Doctorow Actor Himself 1 1000010
Tom Wolfe Actor Himself 1 1000009
Danny DeVito Actor Himself 1 1000004
John Cusack Actor Himself 1 1000003
Edward Norton Actor Himself 1 1000002
John Guare Actor Himself 1 1000005
Martin Sheen Actor Himself 1 1000006
Robert Towne Actor Himself 1 1000008
David Milch Actor Himself 1 1000007
Philip Seymour Hoffman Actor Himself 1 1000001
This documentary includes interviews with 150 subjects, including J.D. Salinger's friends and colleagues - who have never spoken on the record before - as well as previously unseen film footage, photographs and other material. Additionally, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Edward Norton, John Cusack, Danny DeVito, John Guare, Martin Sheen, David Milch, Robert Towne, Tom Wolfe, E.L. Doctorow, Gore Vidal and Pulitzer Prize winners A. Scott Berg and Elizabeth Frank talk about Salinger's influence on their lives, their work and the broader culture. The film is the first work to get beyond the "Catcher in the Rye" and the author's meticulously built up wall to explore his childhood, painstaking work methods, marriages, private world and the secrets he left behind after his death in 2010.