November 6, 2015
Studio: Bleecker Street
Director: Jay Roach
MPAA Rating: R (for language including some sexual references)
Screenwriter: John McNamara
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, John Goodman, Elle Fanning, Helen Mirren, Dean O'Gorman
Copyright Holder: N/A
Dalton Trumbo published his first novel, "Eclipse," in 1935 with his first screenplay, director Louis King's "Road Gang," hitting the big screen the following year. With more than a dozen subsequent credits to his name, Trumbo was the highest paid screenwriter of his day when he was brought before Senator Joseph McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Committee. Refusing to testify, Trumbo was blacklisted, but continued to write under fake names, winning Academy Awards for both Irving Rapper's "The Brave One" and William Wyler's "Roman Holiday."