Man on the Moon
Director: Milos Forman Run Time: 118 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 1999
Starring: Danny DeVito, Patton Oswalt, Richard Belzer, Courtney Love, Gerry Becker, Jim Carrey, Vincent Schiavelli
Jim Carrey portrays the legendary comedian Andy Kaufman in MAN ON THE MOON.
Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. – Jim Carrey
Jim Carrey delivers one of his best serious roles in Miloš Forman’s Man on the Moon by playing one of the most enigmatic figures in comedy, Andy Kaufman. Famous for his roles on Taxi and Saturday Night Live and his bizarre appearances on the David Letterman show, Kaufman was best known for playing elaborate tricks on his audiences. Who was the real Kaufman? This film explores this a little by showing his personal life (girlfriend and illness) and confusing public persona. Consider this the ultimate comedian on comedian in film.
Part of Nitehawk’s summer program COMEDIANS IN FILM (The Serious Comedian).