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Phoenix embodies The Man in Black, warts and all in this excellent biopic showing Johnny Cash's family strife, rise as an early 50s rock star, through his battle with drugs, and his long courtship of June Carter (an equally brilliant Witherspoon). Script and actors never shy away from the more disturbing aspects of Cash's personality and life, which makes for a powerful, if not always comfortable, film. Phoenix and Witherspoon did all their own singing, and they do it well enough to make you wonder if it's the real thing.

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Available on Running time 135 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Obsessive Love, Biopics: Musicians, Marriage, Drug Use & Abuse, Memphis, Period Piece: 1950s, Period Piece: 1960s, Top Grossing Films of 2005
James Mangold, Gill Dennis
Joaquin Rafael (Leaf) Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Dallas Roberts, Larry Bagby, Dan John Miller, Shelby Lynne, Tyler Hilton, Waylon Malloy Payne, Shooter Jennings
Phedon Papamichael
James Mangold
T-Bone Burnett
Peter Kurland, Michael McCusker, Rob Simons, Arianne Phillips, David J. Bomba
Cathy Konrad, James Keach, Catfish Productions, 20th Century-Fox, Tree Film, Line Film


Oscars 2005: Actress (Witherspoon); British Acad. 2005: Actress (Witherspoon), Sound; Golden Globes 2006: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Phoenix), Actress--Mus./Comedy (Witherspoon), Film--Mus./Comedy; N.Y. Film Critics 2005: Actress (Witherspoon); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 2005: Actress (Witherspoon); Screen Actors Guild 2005: Actress (Witherspoon).

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This movie tells the life of Johnny Cash. My friend's mom is the biggest Johnny Cash fan ever! She has pictures and CDs all over her house. This movie made her so excited to see it! Johnny Cash grew up in Arkansas, and served in the Air Force in Germany, where he bought a guitar. He returned from the war and married. Singing and playing with two other men, he cut a record in Memphis. His reputation growing from airplay and live performances, Cash became a star, touring with the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis and others. On tour, he suffered the effects of drug addiction. He also met June Carter, who would later become his wife. Responding in part to the fan mail he received from prisoners, Cash played a legendary concert for the inmates at Folsom Prison in California.