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6th December 2002
1h 55m
Spike Jonze


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Adaptation. is a 2002 Crime Comedy film released on 6th December; Spike Jonze directed the film which stars Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, and John Malkovich. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $13,801,173 on its budget.

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'.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 8:34pm.
Nicolas Cage Nicolas Cage
Age at Filming ≈ 37
Meryl Streep Meryl Streep
Age at Filming ≈ 52
John Malkovich John Malkovich
Age at Filming ≈ 48
John Cusack John Cusack
Age at Filming ≈ 35
Ron Livingston Ron Livingston
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Brian Cox Brian Cox
Age at Filming ≈ 55
Maggie Gyllenhaal Maggie Gyllenhaal
Age at Filming ≈ 24
Tilda Swinton Tilda Swinton
Age at Filming ≈ 41
Chris Cooper Chris Cooper
Age at Filming ≈ 50
Oscar Win
Peter Jason Peter Jason
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Judy Greer Judy Greer
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Catherine Keener Catherine Keener
Age at Filming ≈ 42
Doug Jones
Age at Filming ≈ 41
Bob Stephenson
Age at Filming ≈ 34
Gregory Itzin
Age at Filming ≈ 53
Gary Farmer
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Cara Seymour
Age at Filming ≈ 37
Jim Beaver Jim Beaver
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Curt Clendenin
Age at Filming ≈ 28
Jay Tavare
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Sandra Lee Gimpel
Age at Filming ≈ 62
Curtis Hanson
Age at Filming ≈ 56
Lisa Love
Age at Filming ≈ 36


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Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

12% 20-29
31% 30-39
19% 40-49
27% 50-59
4% 60-69
8% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

31% Female
69% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Adaptation. on Netflix?
No, Adaptation. is not currently available on Netflix in the United States
Is Adaptation. on Amazon Prime?
No, Adaptation. is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States
Is Adaptation. on Disney Plus?
No, Adaptation. is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States