Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Descendents

The Descendants

The Descendants is a 2011 American comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne. The screenplay by Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash is based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings. The film stars George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard and Beau Bridges, and was released by Fox Searchlight Pictures in the United States on November 18, 2011 after being screened at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.

In January 2012, The Descendants won two Golden Globe Awards and earned five nominations at the 84th Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor for Clooney.

* George Clooney as Matt King
* Shailene Woodley as Alexandra "Alex" King
* Judy Greer as Julie Speer
* Beau Bridges as Cousin Hugh
* Nick Krause as Sid
* Amara Miller as Scottie King
* Matthew Lillard as Brian Speer
* Robert Forster as Scott Thorson
* Patricia Hastie as Elizabeth King
* Mary Birdsong as Kai Mitchell
* Rob Huebel as Mark Mitchell
* Milt Kogan as Dr. Johnston
* Laird Hamilton as Troy Cook
* Michael Ontkean as Cousin Milo
* Matt Corboy as Cousin Ralph
* Celia Kenney as Reina

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