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12 Years a Slave

18th October 2013
2h 14m
Steve McQueen
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12 Years a Slave is a 2013 Oscar and BAFTA winning Biography Drama film released on 18th October; Steve McQueen directed the film which stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and Lupita Nyong'o. The film is based on a true story. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $167,000,000 on its budget.

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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 11:57pm.

Cast (90)

Chiwetel Ejiofor's profile Chiwetel Ejiofor Solomon Northup
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Michael Fassbender's profile Michael Fassbender
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Lupita Nyong'o's profile Lupita Nyong'o
Age at Filming ≈ 29
Oscar Win
Sarah Paulson's profile Sarah Paulson
Age at Filming ≈ 38
Paul Giamatti's profile Paul Giamatti
Age at Filming ≈ 45
Scoot McNairy's profile Scoot McNairy
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Alfre Woodard's profile Alfre Woodard
Age at Filming ≈ 60
Brad Pitt's profile Brad Pitt
Age at Filming ≈ 49
Benedict Cumberbatch's profile Benedict Cumberbatch
Age at Filming ≈ 36
J.D. Evermore's profile J.D. Evermore
Age at Filming ≈ 44
Bill Camp's profile Bill Camp
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Marc Macaulay's profile Marc Macaulay
Age at Filming ≈ 55
Wayne Pére's profile Wayne Pére
Age at Filming ≈ 47
Paul Dano's profile Paul Dano
Age at Filming ≈ 28
Douglas M. Griffin's profile Douglas M. Griffin
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Michael Kenneth Williams's profile Michael Kenneth Williams
Age at Filming ≈ 46
John McConnell's profile John McConnell
Age at Filming ≈ 54
Garret Dillahunt's profile Garret Dillahunt
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Marcus Lyle Brown's profile Marcus Lyle Brown
Age at Filming ≈ 42
Thomas Francis Murphy's profile Thomas Francis Murphy
Age at Filming ≈ 59
Kelvin Harrison Jr.'s profile Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Age at Filming ≈ 18
Storm Reid's profile Storm Reid
Age at Filming ≈ 9
Chris Chalk's profile Chris Chalk
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Taran Killam's profile Taran Killam
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Quvenzhané Wallis
Age at Filming ≈ 9
Rob Steinberg's profile Rob Steinberg
Age at Filming ≈ 53
Bryan Batt's profile Bryan Batt
Age at Filming ≈ 49
Jay Huguley's profile Jay Huguley
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Adepero Oduye's profile Adepero Oduye
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Shawn Parsons
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Kelsey Scott
Age at Filming ≈ 36
Blake Burt
Age at Filming ≈ 19
Terrell Ransom Jr.
Age at Filming ≈ 9
Devin Maurice Evans
Age at Filming ≈ 20
Corrina Roshea Bobb
Age at Filming ≈ 30

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Production Companies

New Regency Pictures River Road Entertainment

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12 Years a Slave Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

3% 0-12
2% 13-19
3% 20-29
12% 30-39
11% 40-49
6% 50-59
1% 60-69
61% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

37% Female
63% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

2% Good
1% Bad
97% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

1% Musician
1% Slave
98% Unknown

12 Years a Slave FAQ

When was 12 Years a Slave released?

12 Years a Slave was released on Friday October 18th, 2013.

Is 12 Years a Slave Based on a True Story?

Yes, the film is based on a true story. However, it is very common in these kinds of films for scenes, characters or situations to be changed or fictionalised for dramatic effect. Even when that is the case, the overall story and main characters are based on non-fictional people and events.

Who plays the lead role(s) in 12 Years a Slave?

The lead roles are played by Chiwetel Ejiofor in the role of Solomon Northup and Michael Fassbender.

How much did 12 Years a Slave cost to make?

The budget was $20,000,000.

How much money did 12 Years a Slave make?

The worldwide revenue was $187,000,000.

Is 12 Years a Slave on Netflix?

No, 12 Years a Slave is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is 12 Years a Slave on Amazon Prime?

No, 12 Years a Slave is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is 12 Years a Slave on Disney Plus?

No, 12 Years a Slave is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States