The Curious Case of Benjamin Button


2h 47m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Benjamin Button is a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. From New Orleans at the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, on a journey as unusual as any man's life can be, this is the grand tale of a not so ordinary man an

Film Details

Also Known As
Benjamin Button, Ciekawy przypadek Benjamina Buttona, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, El curioso caso de Benjamin Button, L' étrange histoire de Benjamin Button, curioso caso de Benjamin Button, étrange histoire de Benjamin Button
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Period
Romance
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
PARAMOUNT PICTURES/PARAMOUNT PICTURES INTERNATIONAL (PPI)
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 47m

Synopsis

Benjamin Button is a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. From New Orleans at the end of World War I in 1918, into the 21st century, on a journey as unusual as any man's life can be, this is the grand tale of a not so ordinary man and the people and places he discovers along the way, the loves he finds and loses, the joys of life and the sadness of death, and what lasts beyond time. .

Crew

Dan Abrams

Visual Effects Supervisor

Timothy D. Ackers

Painter

Dan Akers

Digital Effects Artist

Jennifer Alessi

Casting

Casey Allen

Digital Effects Artist

Curtis T Allen

Special Effects Foreman

Ivan Allen

Electrician

George Aluzzi

Color

Rumi Alva

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Alvarado

Plasterer

Maura Alvarez

Rotoscope Animator

Varsenik Vicky Antonyan

Seamstress Supervisor

Daphne Apellanes

Digital Effects Artist

Carrie Yoko Arakaki

Set Costumer

Michael Arena

Greensman

Louis Armstrong

Song

Louis Armstrong

Song Performer

Nathan Aronson

Production Assistant

Martin Astles

Sculptor

Larry Aube

Rigging Grip

Jonah Austin

Character Animation

Jarrod Avalos

Visual Effects

Cecile Aymami

Painter

Amy Bailey

Visual Effects Producer

Scott Balkcom

Digital Effects Artist

Eric Barba

Visual Effects Supervisor

Dave Barbour

Song

Craig Barron

Visual Effects Supervisor

Geeta Basantani

Matte Painter

Keith Batchelor

Generator Operator

Robin Batherson

Casting

Milton Joseph Batiste

Song

Kirk Baxter

Editor

Scott Baxter

Rotoscope Animator

Cheryl Beasley-blackwell

Costume Supervisor

The Beatles

Song Performer

Eric Beaver

Digital Effects Artist

Sidney Bechet

Song Performer

Joe Beckwith

Accounting Assistant

Brian Begun

Digital Effects Artist

Brad Bell

Assistant Location Manager

Brian Bell

Visual Effects Supervisor

Elissa Bello

Rotoscope Animator

Richard L Bennett

Illustrator

Diane Benz-langsford

Casting

Mattias Bergbom

Modelmaker

Bert Berns

Song

Lee Bernstein

Song

Kristan Berona

Casting

Lisa Beroud

Visual Effects Producer

Kristin Bicksler

Set Decorator

Jason Bidwell

Digital Effects Artist

Melissa F. Binder

Wardrobe

Eric Bisschop

Special Effects Technician

Scott Bivona

Greensman

Jean Black

Makeup

Paul Blanchard

On-Set Dresser

Matvey Blanter

Song

Rob Blue

Digital Effects Artist

Dave Bojarski

Production Assistant

Charles Bolwell

Visual Effects

Naomi Bombardi-wilson

Production Assistant

Jacob Borck

Rigging Electrician

Nathan Borck

Generator Operator

Dan Bornstein

Cgi Artist

Manon Bougie

Production Manager

Georges Boulanger

Song

Stephen Bourgeois

Special Effects Technician

Michael W Brennan

Dolly Grip

Phil Brennan

Visual Effects Supervisor

Thom Brennan

Foley

John Brennick

Rotoscope Animator

Michael Breymann

Cgi Artist

Jared Brient

Digital Effects Artist

Sydney Brisco

Electrician

Harry Brooks

Song

David Keith Broome

Greensman

Charles Brown

Production Assistant

Charlie Brown

Assistant

Jeffrey S Brown

Greensman

Judith Brown

Tutor

Robert Brown

Matte Painter

Jeanette Browning

Adr

Eric Bruhwiler

Compositing Supervisor

Marilyn Brum

Seamstress Supervisor

Albert E Brumley

Song

Georges Brunies

Song

Michael Bucaro

Plasterer

Bryan A Buckler

Welder

Sonja Burchard

Compositing Supervisor

Steward Burris

Animation Supervisor

Donald Graham Burt

Production Designer

Nat Burton

Song

Rodney Byrd

Special Effects Foreman

Howard Cabalfin

Digital Effects Artist

Gary Cadow

Rigging Grip

Colleen Callaghan

Hair

Joanna Callas

Researcher

Doug Calli

Special Effects Foreman

Cab Calloway

Song Performer

Francis Camacho

3-D Artist

Lorrie Campbell

Set Designer

Greg Cannom

Special Makeup Effects

Christine Cantella

Set Costumer

Marco Capparelli

Animator

Nils Carson

Software Engineer

Jerry Carville

Accountant

Sean Carville

Accounting Assistant

Anibal Castellanos

Animator

Bernard O Ceguerra

Digital Effects Artist

Ceán Chaffin

Producer

Monique Champagne

Props Buyer

Viki Chan

3-D Artist

Viki Chan

Assistant

Donna Chance

Set Costumer

Carla Chao

Makeup Artist

Terry P Chapman

Special Effects Technician

Kathy Chasen-hay

Visual Effects Producer

Kenneth Chauvin

On-Set Dresser

Lucinda Chee

Rotoscope Animator

Jay Cheng

Set Costumer

Vanessa Cheung

Matte Painter

Krissopher Chevannes

Adr

Wally Chin

Digital Effects Artist

Jesse James Chisholm

3-D Artist

Stella Choe

Assistant

Go Woon Choi

Modelmaker

Frederic Chopin

Song

Daniel Clark

Digital Effects Artist

Tim Clark

Animation Supervisor

Tim Clark

Matte Painter

Trent Claus

Digital Effects Artist

Ronnie Cleland

Digital Effects Artist

Scott Cler

Production Coordinator

John Cleveland

Grip

Dan Cobbett

Digital Effects Artist

Andy Cochrane

Digital Effects Artist

Andrew Collins

Visual Effects

Lawrence L. Commans

Boom Operator

Audrey A Conrad

Transportation

Caitlin Content

Digital Effects Artist

Mark Coo

Grip

Michael Coo

Grip

Jeremiah Cooke

Special Effects Technician

John Cooper

Software Engineer

Joshua Cordes

Animation Supervisor

Glenn Cotter

Cgi Artist

Edward J Cox

Rigging Electrician

Henry Creamer

Song

Stuart Cripps

Digital Effects Artist

Janelle Croshaw

Compositing Supervisor

Donn Cross

Painter

Kevin Culhane

Animator

Kelly Curley

Art Director

John Curtain

Hair Stylist

Fionagh Cush

Makeup

Robin D'arcy

Visual Effects Producer

James D'damery

Accounting Assistant

Jamie Daddio

Accounting Assistant

Lisa Maria Daliet

Assistant

Burt Dalton

Special Effects Coordinator

Max Daly

Researcher

Mike Dalzell

Digital Effects Artist

Jim Davidson

Production Accountant

Jim Davidson

Associate Producer

John Davies

Lighting Technician

James E Day

Construction

Jose Fernandez De Castro

2-D Artist

Sandy De Crescent

Original Music

Michael V De Pietro

Special Effects Technician

Beatrice Dealba

Hair Stylist

Curtis Decker

Special Effects Technician

Valerie Delahaye

Digital Effects Artist

Sid Deleon Iv

Medic

Albert Delgado

Special Effects Foreman

Karl Denham

Visual Effects Supervisor

Byron Denson

Foreman

Daphne Dentz

Visual Effects Producer

Pam Des Vigne

Accountant

Alexandre Desplat

Music

Alexandre Desplat

Original Music

Alexandre Desplat

Music Conductor

Jeff Dierstein

Digital Effects Artist

Gina Disanto

Set Decorator

Lisa D. Disanto

Art Department Coordinator

Michael Dittmar

Assistant

Megan Dolman

3-D Artist

Hugo Dominguez

Rotoscope Animator

Bill Doyle

Location Manager

Sven Dreesbach

Digital Effects Artist

Mark Duckworth

Rotoscope Animator

Greg Duda

Digital Effects Artist

Frank Duffy

Medic

John Dugan

Plasterer

Ryan Martin Dwyer

Assistant Property Master

Marie Ebbing

Music Editor

Ryan Eddy

Rigging Grip

Edwin B Edwards

Song

Sam Edwards

Digital Effects Artist

Pete Egbers

Modelmaker

Film Details

Also Known As
Benjamin Button, Ciekawy przypadek Benjamina Buttona, Curious Case of Benjamin Button, El curioso caso de Benjamin Button, L' étrange histoire de Benjamin Button, curioso caso de Benjamin Button, étrange histoire de Benjamin Button
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Adaptation
Comedy
Drama
Fantasy
Period
Romance
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
PARAMOUNT PICTURES/PARAMOUNT PICTURES INTERNATIONAL (PPI)
Location
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 47m

Award Wins

Best Visual Effects

2009
Craig Barr

Best Visual Effects

2009
Burt Dalton

Best Visual Effects

2009
Eric Barba

Best Visual Effects

2009
Steve Preeg

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

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 Winter December 25, 2008

Released in United States on Video May 5, 2009

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 Winter December 25, 2008

Released in United States on Video May 5, 2009

Nominated for the 2008 award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film by the Directors Guild of America (DGA).