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Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The(2008)

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  • Nominated for the 2008 award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film by the Directors Guild of America (DGA).
  • Nominated for three 2008 awards including Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (Brad Pitt), Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Taraji P. Henson) and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG).
  • Voted one of the 10 best films of 2008 by the American Film Institute (AFI).
  • Winner of four 2008 awards including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Motion Picture, Best Single Visual Effect of the Year, Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Motion Picture and Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture by the Visual Effects Society (VES).
  • Winner of the 2008 award for Best Art Direction by the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA).
  • Winner of the 2008 award for Best Director and co-winner of the award for Best Adapted Screenplay by the National Board of Review (NBR).
  • Winner of the 2008 award for Excellence in Production Design for a Period Film by the Art Directors Guild (ADG).
  • Winner of the 2008 Golden Reel Award for Best Sound Editing: Dialogue and ADR in a Feature Film by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).
  • Winner of three 2008 Orange Awards including Best Production Design, Best Special Visual Effects and Best Make Up & Hair by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
  • Winner of two 2008 awards including Best Director and Best Supporting Actress (Tilda Swinton) by the London Critics' Circle.
  • Released in United States on Video May 5, 2009
  • Released in United States Winter December 25, 2008
  • Based on the short story "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" written by F. Scott Fitzgerald published by Collier's Magazine May 1922.
  • Project was previously set up at Imagine and Columbia Pictures.
  • Spike Jonze, Gary Ross, Ron Howard, Phil Alden Robinson were previously attached to direct.
  • Previously in development as a co-production with Universal.
  • Project originally slated to start production in October 2005, but was delayed due to David Fincher's start on "Zodiac."
  • Released in United States on Video May 5, 2009
  • Released in United States Winter December 25, 2008