Pollock | 2000

Drama, Adaptation
About the life of the abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock.
Director: Ed Harris
Awards: 1 Oscar win. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Jackson Pollock

Actor

... Lee Krasner

Actor

... Peggy Guggenheim

Actor

... Ruth Kligman

Actor

... Clement Greenberg

Actor

... Howard Putzel

Actor

... Tony Smith

Actor

... Willem de Kooning

Actor

... Helen Frankenthaler

Actor

... Dan Miller

Actor

... Sande Pollock

Actor

... Reuben Kadish

Actor

Company

Brant-Allen Films

Production Company

Fred Berner Films

Production Company

Production Company

Zeke Productions

Production Company

Synopsis

In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: "Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?" Already well-known in the New York art world, he had become a household name--America's first "Art Star"--and his bold and radical style of painting continued to change the course of modern art. But the torments that had plagued the artist all of his life--perhaps the ones that drove him to paint in the first place, or that helped script his fiercely original art--continued to haunt him. As he struggled with self-doubt, engaging in a lonely tug-of-war between needing to express himself and wanting to shut the world out, Pollock began a downward spiral that would threaten to destroy the foundations of his marriage, the promise of his career, and his life--all on one deceptively calm and balmy summer night in 1956.

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