A star is... created
A star is... created
D: Andrew Niccol
New Line (Andrew Niccol)
US 2002
117 mins


W: Andrew Niccol
DP: Edward Lachman
Ed: Paul Rubell
Mus: Carter Burwell

Al Pacino (Viktor Taransky), Catherine Keener (Elaine Christian), Evan Rachel Wood (Lainey Christian), Winona Ryder (Nicola Anders), Pruitt Taylor Vince (Max Sayer), Jay Mohr (Hal Sinclair), Jason Schwartzman (Milton)

An underrated showbiz satire which didn't quite find an audience during its theatrical run. It's a shame, because it was an incredibly unique and interesting film which arguably deserved an Oscar nomination for the screenplay.
Al Pacino plays a film director struggling to find the perfect leading lady for his upcoming film project, so he does the next best thing. He creates one.
This modern day spin on Frankenstein for a digital age possibly suffers from coming out a few years earlier than it should have and probably would have caused more of a stir after the upsurge of social media sites like Twitter and the dawn of internet celebrities later on in the decade.

Al Pacino in S1m0ne
Al Pacino in S1m0ne