(2003) American Splendor
| 101 minutes
Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.
Underground comic book writer Harvey Pekar, portrayed by Paul Giamatti but also appearing as himself, is the subject of this inventive biopic. Much of the film focuses on the eccentric Pekar
‘s day-to-day life in Cleveland, particularly his relationship with his patient wife, Joyce Brabner (played by Hope Davis and also appearing as herself). As Pekar’s musings are brought to the screen in this unique and engaging production, the movie playfully incorporates comic book-like panels.
Directed by Robert Pulcini & Shari Springer Berman
Based on the comic book series “American Splendor” by Harvey Pekar and “Our Cancer Year” by Harvey Pekar and Joyce Brabner.
CAST & CREW
Restricted for language
Rotten Tomatoes -
Exhilarating both stylistically and for its entertaining, moving portrayal of an everyman,
American Splendor is a portrait of a true underground original.
American Splendor was released on September 12, 2003 and spent a total of 16 weeks (112 days) in theaters.
Box Office Revenue
Domestic Box Office
International Box Office $6,010,990
Worldwide Box Office
A HBO Films in association with Fine Line Features presentation of a Good Machine production.
Paul Giamatti was born June 6, 1967 in New Haven, Connecticut. He is known for his roles in
Saving Private Ryan
Hope Davis was born March 23, 1964 in Englewood, New Jersey. She is known for her roles in
Judah Friedlander was born March 16, 1969 in Gaithersburg, Maryland. He is known for his roles in
James Urbaniak was born September 17, 1963 in Bayonne, New Jersey. He is known for his roles in
The Venture Bros.
You Don’t Know Jack
Earl Billings was born July 4, 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio. He is known for his roles in
Thank You for Smoking
One False Move
James McCaffrey was born 1959 in Belfast, Ireland. He is known for his roles in
Maggie Moore is known for her roles in
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Vivienne Benesch is known for her roles in
Trifling with Fate