D: Allen Coulter
Miramax/Focus Features/Back Lot (Glenn
W: Paul Bernbaum
DP: Jonathan Freeman
Ed: Michael Berenbaum
Mus: Marcelo Zavros
PD: Leslie McDonald
Cos: Julie Weiss
Adrien Brody (Louis Zimo), Ben
Affleck (George Reeves), Diane Lane (Toni Mannix), Bob Hoskins (Eddie Mannix), Robin Tunney (Leonore Lemmon)
Hollywoodland blends fact and fiction as an unscrupulous
private investigator, Louis Zimo (Adrien Brody) takes on a case to look closer into the apparent suicide of the actor who played TV's Superman, George Reeves.
Ben Affleck gives one of his finest acting performances as
George Reeves, who dreamt of Hollywood stardom following his film debut in Gone With The Wind, only to find himself typecast after stepping into the Man Of Steel's costume for the incredibly
popular serial. Even an affair with a studio head's wife doesn't help his career and his life eventually descends into depression.
The circumstances of the mysterious death are left ambiguous,
as the film parallels both storylines as a parable for chasing an unobtainable dream.