Trumbo (2015)

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In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.



  • Jay Roach and Bryan Cranston in Trumbo (2015)
  • Trumbo (2015)
  • Trumbo (2015)
  • Bryan Cranston and Dean O'Gorman in Trumbo (2015)
  • Elle Fanning at an event for Trumbo (2015)
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Cast & Crew

Top Billed Cast


Jay Roach


John McNamara, Bruce Cook (book)

Did You Know?


John Goodman appeared in Always (1989), written by Dalton Trumbo.


Niki Trumbo: We're having birthday cake.
Dalton Trumbo: When you hear me working, you don't knock.
Niki Trumbo: But it's my birthday.
Dalton Trumbo: You don't knock. Ever.
Niki Trumbo: So the house is on fire, you don't wanna know?
Dalton Trumbo: I work in a bathtub, surrounded by water. So I'm fairly certain that even if the whole...


Two weeks before Christmas 1959, when Otto Preminger walks into Dalton Trumbo's home, he is seen carrying a full copy of the new script for SPARTACUS, the cover page at the bottom incorrectly says Universal City Studios, Inc., including the trademark. More than four years before Universal City Studios was created. Spartacus was released in the USA by Universal International (Universal Pictures), with its World Premiere on 22nd September 1960 at the DeMille Theatre in New York, and on general USA cinema release from 6th October 1960. The long-awaited takeover of Universal Pictures by MCA, Inc. happened in mid-1962 as part of the MCA-Decca Records merger, and then in 1964 MCA Inc. formed Universal City Studios, Inc. from the merger of both Universal Pictures and Revue Productions.

Crazy Credits

As the credit scroll begins, photos of the real Dalton Trumbo, his family and other people portrayed in the film are shown. These are followed by historical footage of Trumbo giving an interview (from the same one where he acknowledges that he is 'Robert Rich').


Plot Summary

Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Biography | Drama


Release Date:

27 November 2015



Country of Origin


Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$74,177 (USA) (8 November 2015)


$7,857,741 (USA) (3 March 2016)

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