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Clooney makes his directorial debut in this uneven but ultimately enjoyable biopic of TV game show producer Chuck Barris (Rockwell), who claimed in his "unauthorized" biography to be a CIA assassin during the height of his success. Clooney sometimes gets a little self-consciously "arty," but doesn't go overboard, and it actually fits with the absurdist tone of Kaufman's script. It's Rockwell who stands out here, with a breakout performance that showcases his range.

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Available on Running time 113 minutes. Originally from United States.

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Biopics: Showbiz, CIA/NSA, Hit Men/Women, Game Shows, Look Ma! I'm on TV!, Period Piece: 1960s, Period Piece: 1970s
Charlie Kaufman
Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, Rutger Hauer, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kristen Wilson, Jennifer Hall
Newton Thomas (Tom) Sigel
George Clooney
Alex Wurman
Chuck Barris, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Jaye P. Morgan, Edward Tise, Joe Rangel, Stephen Mirrione, Isabelle Guay, Renee April, James Bissell
Andrew Lazar, Mad Chance, Section Eight, Miramax Films


Natl. Bd. of Review 2002: Screenplay.

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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
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I love this movie! It is awesome! Chuck Barris grew up wanting to be famous in television. He came up with The Dating Game on tv but it didn't end up working. He also wrote a hit song. Although he did meet a girl named Penny. He is noticed by a man named Jim Byrd, a CIA agent who recruits Chuck as an assassin. When he returns home from a mission in Mexico, he finds that Penny is now a hippie and The Dating Game is a huge hit. Chuck creates several more television shows and moves in with Penny. He goes on several more missions and reveals a lot of crazy things about his past.