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The dream took ten years to fulfill, but in the end Ed Harrisā€™s directing debut was hailed by most critics as an earnest and credible portrayal of a tortured artist. We follow Jackson Pollock in the early 1940s as heā€™s trying to find his style as an artist; at the same time he marries another painter, Lee Kranser (Marcia Gay Harden), who helps him on the road to fame. But alcohol remains his greatest challenge. Weā€™re never totally emotionally invested in the story, because it has a detached tone; we never learn much about what goes on inside Pollockā€™s mind. However, the filmā€™s strong moments, the intelligent approach to the story and the acting still make this a gripping experience.Ā 

2000-U.S. 117 min. Color. Produced byĀ Ed Harris, Jon Kilik, Fred Berner, James Francis Trezza. Directed byĀ Ed Harris. Screenplay: Barbara Turner, Susan Emshwiller. Book: Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith (ā€œJackson Pollock: An American Sagaā€). Cast: Ed Harris (Jackson Pollock), Marcia Gay Harden (Lee Krasner), Amy Madigan (Peggy Guggenheim), Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Jeffrey Tambor.

Trivia: Robert De Niro and Barbra Streisand were allegedly once considered to headline this project.

Oscar: Best Supporting Actress (Harden).

Last word: “It’s the need thing that got me. I was basically a jock all my life, a pretty good student, but all I cared about was playing football and baseball. It wasn’t until I was around twenty years old that I started acting, because I wasn’t interested in being a coach; I liked playing. At first, it was about attention, people applauding. But as I got into it, I saw acting was a way of looking at life. I started listening to different music, trying to appreciate art. Plus, I understood Pollock’s almost pathological shyness, that nonverbal aspect. When I began acting, for me to have a conversation with a person I didn’t know, that was the most excruciating thing in the world for me.” (Harris, Nitrate Online)

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