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Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. 2002. USA. Directed by George Clooney. Screenplay by Charlie Kaufman. With Sam Rockwell, Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore. Closed captioning available. 114 min.
Roughly 20 years after inimitable game show innovator and host Chuck Barris published his unauthorized autobiography—and multiple attempts at a film adaptation fell through—the project came to life when George Clooney signed on to direct. Clooney’s filmmaking debut is a cavorting, stranger-than-fiction account of Barris’s double life as intrepid television producer and CIA agent. Clooney’s nimble direction of Charlie Kaufman’s screenplay balances absurdist, dark humor with existential quandaries—and creates a perfect platform for Sam Rockwell’s freewheeling portrayal of the completely uncategorizable Barris.
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