The curious case of Benjamin Button

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David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's story, re-teams the director with Brad Pitt, who takes on the title role. What makes Button such a curious case is that when he is born in New Orleans just after World War I, he is already in his eighties, and proceeds to live his life aging in reverse. This sweeping film follows the character's unusual life into the 21st century as he experiences joy and sadness, loves lost and found, and the meaning of timelessness. Cate Blanchett co-stars along with Tilda Swinton, Elias Koteas, and Julia Ormond. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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auth_author2 Ali, Mahershala, 1974-
Baxter, Kirk,
Blanchett, Cate, 1969-
Chaffin, Ceǹ,
Chaffin, Ceán,
Chaffin, Ceán.
Desplat, Alexandre,
Desplat, Alexandre.
Fincher, David,
Fincher, David.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott 1896-1940,
Fitzgerald, F. Scott 1896-1940.
Flemyng, Jason,
Flemyng, Jason.
Harris, Jared, 1961-
Henson, Taraji P.
Henson, Taraji P.,
Jones, Kent.
Kennedy, Kathleen, 1954-
Koteas, Elias, 1961-
Marshall, Frank,
Marshall, Frank.
Ormond, Julia,
Ormond, Julia.
Pitt, Brad, 1963-
Roth, Eric, 1945-
Somerville, Phyllis,
Swicord, Robin,
Swicord, Robin.
Swinton, Tilda,
Swinton, Tilda.
Wall, Angus,
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Baxter, Kirk,editor.
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Fitzgerald, F. Scott1896-1940.Curious case of Benjamin Button.
Flemyng, Jason,actor.
Flemyng, Jason.
Harris, Jared,1961-actor.
Henson, Taraji P.
Henson, Taraji P.,actor.
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Kennedy, Kathleen,1954-
Kennedy, Kathleen,1954-producer.
Kennedy/Marshall Company.
Koteas, Elias,1961-
Koteas, Elias,1961-actor.
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Ormond, Julia,actor.
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Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Pitt, Brad,1963-
Pitt, Brad,1963-actor.
Roth, Eric,1945-
Roth, Eric,1945-screenwriter.
Somerville, Phyllis,actor.
Swicord, Robin,screenwriter.
Swicord, Robin.
Swinton, Tilda,actor.
Swinton, Tilda.
Wall, Angus,editor.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
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title_display The curious case of Benjamin Button
title_full The curious case of Benjamin Button / Paramount Pictures & Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceán Chaffin ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by David Fincher
The curious case of Benjamin Button / Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceán Chaffin ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by David Fincher
The curious case of Benjamin Button / Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production, a David Fincher film ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceán Chaffin ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by David Fincher
The curious case of Benjamin Button [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures & Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceǹ Chaffin ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth ; directed by David Fincher
The curious case of Benjamin Button [videorecording] / Paramount Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Kennedy/Marshall production, a David Fincher film ; produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, Ceǹ Chaffin ; directed by David Fincher ; screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord ; screenplay by Eric Roth
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