Directed by Spike Jonze
2002    1h 55m    R
Nicolas Cage is Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing, and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald. While struggling to adapt "The Orchid Thief," by Susan Orlean, Kaufman's life spins from pathetic to bizarre. The lives of Kaufman, Orlean's book, become strangely intertwined as each one's search for passion collides with the others'.
Cast of Adaptation.
  • Nicolas CageCharlie Kaufman / Donald Kaufman
  • Meryl StreepSusan Orlean
  • Chris CooperJohn Laroche
  • Tilda SwintonValerie Thomas
  • Jay TavareMatthew Osceola
  • LitefootRussell
  • Roger WillieRandy
  • Jim BeaverRanger Tony
  • Cara SeymourAmelia Kavan
  • Doug JonesAugustus Margary
  • Gary FarmerBuster Baxley
  • Peter JasonDefense Attorney
  • Gregory ItzinProsecutor
  • Curtis HansonOrlean's Husband
  • Agnes NaDene BaddooOrlean Dinner Guest
  • Paul FortuneOrlean Dinner Guest
  • Paul JasminOrlean Dinner Guest
  • Lisa LoveOrlean Dinner Guest
  • Wendy MogelOrlean Dinner Guest
  • David O. RussellOrlean Dinner Guest
  • Judy GreerAlice the Waitress
  • Maggie GyllenhaalCaroline Cunningham
  • Bob StephensonDavid
  • Bob YerkesCharles Darwin
  • Lynn CourtLaroche’s Dad
  • Roger E. FanterLaroche’s Uncle
  • Sandra Lee GimpelLaroche’s Mom
  • Caron ColvettLaroche’s Wife
  • Larry KraskEMT
  • Ron LivingstonMarty Bowen
  • Brian CoxRobert McKee
  • John EtterMcKee Lecture Attendee
  • Ray BerriosPolice Officer
  • Nancy LenehanKaufman’s Mother
  • John CusackJohn Cusack (uncredited)
  • Catherine KeenerCatherine Keener (uncredited)
  • John MalkovichJohn Malkovich (uncredited)
  • Curt ClendeninRestaurant Customer (uncredited)
  • Donald DowdCafe Customer (uncredited)
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