A FILM BY
WRITTEN and DIRECTED by
A CO-PRODUCTION OF
LES FILMS ALAIN SARDE
Director / Writer
Director of Photography
Mulholland Drive is a complex tale of suspense, set in the unreal universe of Los Angeles.
Along Mulholland Drive nothing is what it seems. In this complex tale of suspense, set in the unreal universe of Los Angeles, writer/director David Lynch explores the city's schizophrenic nature, an uneasy blend of innocence and corruption, love and loneliness, beauty and depravity. Lynch skillfully constructs a mesmerizing puzzle, propelling us through a mysterious labyrinth of sensual experiences until we arrive at the intersection where dreams and nightmares meet.
Justin Theroux is an accomplished film and stage actor who's feature film credits include Mary Harron's American Psycho and I Shot Andy Warhol, as well as The Broken Hearts Club, and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion. He will also be seen in a cameo role in the upcoming Zoolander.
Theroux began his career in NY theater. He most recently starred opposite Philip Seymour Hof finan in Shopping and Fucking and starred with Calista Flockhart, Billy Crudup and Lili Taylor in Three Sisters. He is currently in Williamstown for a month-long run of Ulster Marching Toward the Somme.
Theroux is also a writer, and, with his friend Ben Stiller, is co-writing a Vietnam comedy for New Line. His television credits include a starring role in CBSs The Distr~ and guest starring roles on Sex and the City and Spin City.
Theroux was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Bennington CoUege.
Naomi Watts is an accomplished actress, working steadily in the US., England and Australia. She has worked with such directors as George Miller, Marshall Herskovitz, John Duigan and David Lynch.
She recently completed the Showtime movie, The Outsider, directed by Randa Haines (director of Children of a Lesser God).
Earlier this year, Watts produced and starred in the short film Ellie Paker, which screened in competition at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. The film is currently being developed as a feature film. Also, she received the Best Actress in Short Film Award from the Method Fest.
Born in England, Watts moved to Australia at 14 and began acting while attending school.
Her other film credits include Dangerous Beauty, Tank Girl, Wide Sargasso Sea and Flirting.
On television, she starred in the BBC drama The Wyvan Mystery, opposite Derek Jacobi and Iain Glen. She starred in the HBO movie, Persons Unknown opposite Joe Mantegna and Kelly Lynch, as well as Hunt for the Unicorn Killer for NBC.
Watts currently resides in Los Angeles.
Laura Elena Harring is a dynamic actress whose talent prompted New York Magazine to laud her debut as having a "stunning fresh appeal." Laura stars in director David Lynch's critically acclaimed film Mulholland Drive, which was in competition at the 2001 Cannes International Film Festival. In this modem-day mystery with the stylized feel of old Hollywood, Laura gives a standout performance as Rita, the mystery amnesia victim. Laura will also be seen costarring opposite Denzel Washington and Anne Heche in the upcoming New Line feature John Q.
Other film credits include starring opposite Raul Julia in The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory, appearing with Jon Lovitz in Adam Sandler's Little Nicky and director Garry Marshall's Exit to Eden.
She was on the small screen in her yearlong stint as Paula Stevens, the strong, independent, and sexy police officer on Aaron Spelling's daytime drama Sunset Beach, as Marisleysis Gonzalez in the controversial true life story, The Elian Gonzalez Story, and a guest starring role on the long running hit Frasier.
Laura studied foreign languages abroad before pursuing her love of drama at the London Academy of Performing Arts. There, she immersed herself in such productions as Tatania in A Midsummer Nights Dream and Henry IV Part II. Harring continued in theater back in Los Angeles and in the downtown arts district at the 2nd Annual Festival of Horrors, a sketch show that allowed Laura to play a variety of roles.
Currently you can see her in the popular coffee table book, Women Before 10am.
Ann Miller was bom Johnnie Lucille Coiller on April 12, 1923 in Houston, Texas. The star of forty motion pictures as well as Broadway shows, national tours, and innumerable television appearances, Ann Miller. "THE QUEEN OF TAP" has enjoyed one of the longest careers in Hollywood.
Ann began her Hollywood career at age 11, after having won a contest at the Orpheum Theater she enjoyed her first professional stage experience when she performed in a two- week engagement at the Los Angeles Orpheum and earned $50.00 per week. At the age of 13, Ann was put under contract with RKO and was so remarkably talented that by age 14, she landed the role of Ginger Rogers's dancing partner in Stage Door which started a motion picture career which has spanned many years.
At fifteen, Ann was "borrowed" by Columbia studios to appear in 1938s Academy Award Winning Best Picture: You Can't Take It With You with James Stewart and Jean Arthur. She then appeared with the Marx Brothers in Room Service. When Broadway called, Ann answered. She starred in the 1939-1940 production of The George White Scandals. She returned to Los Angeles to appear in the Rogers and Hart musical Too Many Girls, in Gene Autry's first musical Melody Ranch, and in Hit Parade.
From the late 40's to the mid-50's, Ann, under contract at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, starred in some of MGM's most spectacular musical productions including Easter Parade with Fred Astaire, On the Town with Gene Kelly and probably her most memorable film Kiss Me Kate. Several of Ann Miller's legendary song and dance routines were featured in That's Dancing and the popular retrospective films That's Entertainment I and That's Entertainment II. For years, MGM was proud to have the outgoing, charming, and multi-talented Ann Miller in their stable of stars, sending Ms. Miller around the world on personal appearances and speaking engagements. She appeared in Bob Hope's Timex TV Hour in Morocco. In 120 degree heat Ann Miller made light of the sticky situation as she sang and danced TOO DARN HOT for an audience of five thousand soldiers.
Ann Miller is the recipient of many awards including: The Best Legs Award from the Hall of Fame, The George M. Cohen Award for the best female Entertainer in 1980 and the prestigious Sarah Siddons; award for Best performer of the Year for Sugar Babies in 1984. She was also nominated for a Tony Award as well as the Laurence Oliver Award in London for Sugar Babies. She was recently honored on This Is Your Life television show in England. Ann received an award for the best Dance Number from the Dance Awards of America. In 1992 she was honored for the Lifetime Achievement Award given by the University of Southern California. Ann recently received the coveted Ms. Wonderful Award from the Thalians and then the Gene Autry Golden Boot Award for her performances in Western films. She has also won The Gypsy and Flo-Bert Awards praising her dance abilities. In April of 1998 Ms. Miller received an Award from the Smithsonian Institute for Women In Tap. Her tap shoes, Moe and Joe, are on display at the Washington D.C. Museum. Also, in January 1998, Ann received her second star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
Currently the Queen of Tap resides in Beverly Hills with her secretary and her two dogs, Angel and Koko. Ann travels back and forth between her homes in Los Angeles and Sedona, Arizona. She is an avid reader, archeology being one of her favorite topics. Ann has traveled extensively to Egypt, Israel, and the Middle East. Ann has also written two books, "Miller's High Life" and "Tapping Into the Force."
Ann Miller just enjoyed a triumphant success in the revival of Stephen Sondheim's Foffks at Papennill Playhouse. That performance was recorded and will be released on TVT Records in August of '98.
Ann can be seen in the new David Lynch movie Mulholland Drive soon to be out in theaters.
Dan Hedaya co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson in John Singleton's Shaft, Denzel Washington in Hurricane and portrayed Richard M. Nixon in the film Dick. Hedaya has appeared in nearly 40 feature films including The Addams Family, The Seduction of Joe Tynan, Blood Simple, Marvin's Room, For Love or Money, Benny and Joon, Searching for Bobby Fischer, Maverick, To Die For, The Usual Suspects, Clueless and The First Wives Club.
The New York native has appeared frequently on television. He is probably best remembered for his portrayal of Nick Tortelli on Cheers. In addition, he has been in Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Law and Order, Family Ties and Homicide. His TV movie credits include The Second Civil War, Bounty Hounters, Fallen Angel, Betrayal of Trust and The Whereabouts of Jenny.
Hedaya has also appeared on stage in many productions including Henry V, Hamlet, Golden Boy, Awake and Sing and The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel.
Robert Forster received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Jackie Brown. This was just the beginning of a phenomenal resurgence for Robert Forster. He has described his career as having "a five-year upwards first act and a twenty-five year sliding second act," but since his nomination, his third act has been non-stop schedule of theatrical and television projects. This year he received rave reviews starring in David Mamet's Lakeboat, directed by Joe Mantagne and will appear in the upcoming Rat in a Can wih Rose McGowan and Diamond Men starring with Donnie Wahlberg as the young replacement that Forster is forced to train as a traveling salesman.
Other recent film projects include Me, Myself and Irene co-starring with Jim Carrey and Rene Zellweger, Supernova, Outside Ozona, The Magic of Marciano with Nastasjin Kinski, as well as the television update of Rear Window co-starring Christopher Reeves and The Klines with Mary Tyler Moore.
In 1966 Forster blazed onto the scene in his debut Reflections on a Golden Eye, co-starring Marlon Brando, Elisabeth Taylor and directed by John Huston. He followed this in 1968 with the seminal film Medium Cool, by Haskell Wexler in which he played a TV newsman whose carefully guarded objectivity is undercut by the events at the Democratic convention in Chicago. He continued to do good work in less prominent films, and also starred in several televisions series including the noir series Banyon, which according to Forster was filled with "fast cars and faster women." Forster always felt that if he persisted, someday a young hotshot filmmaker, familiar with his work, would create a role for him.
What he didn't realize was that there would be two young directors anxious to cast him One was Quentin Tararrtmo, who had wanted him for two earlier films but then insisted that Forster play the bail-bondsman in Jackie Brown with Pam Grier and Samuel L. Jackson. The second young director was Englishman Paul Chart, who wrote the role of Doctor Jake Nyman in the thriller American Perfekt with Forster in mind. The film, also starring Amanda Plummer, David Thewlis and Paul Sorvino was recently released in Canada and Europe.
David Lynch (Director)
Born in Missoula, Montana
MULHOLLAND DRIVE (2000)
STRAIGHT STORY, THE (1999)
LOST HIGHWAY (1997)
TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME (1992)
WILD AT HEART (1990) Palme d'Or, Cannes Festival
BLUE VELVET (1986)
ELEPHANT MAN, THE (1980)
GRANDMOTHER, THE (1970)
ALPHABET, THE (1968)
SIX FIGURES (1967) in collaboration with Jack Fisk
ON THE AIR (1992)
HOTEL ROOM (1992)
TWIN PEAKS (1990/91)
THE COWBOY AND THE FRENCHMAN (1989)
Mary Sweeney (Producer/Editor) includes among her editing credits, Warren Beatty's Reds, Tender Mercies directed by Bruce Beresford, Places in the Heart directed by Robert Benton and Blue Velvet, Wild a Heart, Twin Peaks Fire Walk With Me, Lost Highway and The Straight Story all directed by David Lynch. She was also an editor on the television series Twin Peaks, On the Air and Hotel Room. Her previous producing credits are The Straight Story (1999) and Lost Highway (1997) both directed by David Lynch and Nadja (1995) directed by Michael Almereyda. Sweeney wrote the screenplay for The Straight Story.
Alain Sarde (Producer) began his cinematic career in 1977 as co-producer of Andre Techine's Barocco. Since then, he has established himself as one of France's leading producers, alternating between commercial films and more specialized "films d'auteurs." Through close collaboration with directors such as Pierre Granier-Deferre, Jean-Luc Godard, Bertrand Blier, Bertrand Tavernier, Alain Comeau, Coline Serreau, David Lynch, Claude Sautet and Jacques Doillon, Alain Sarde has already produced over 130 films.
|SPEAKING OF SEX (John Mc Naughton)|
CHAOS (Coline Serreau)
LAISSER-PASSER (Bertrand Tavernier)
LES ACTEURS (Bertrand Blier)
BELPHEGOR (Jean-Paul Salome)
CET AMOUR-LA (Josee Dayan)
LA BUCHE (Daniele Thompson)
THE STRAIGHT STORY (David Lynch)
LE COUSIN (Alain Comeau)
ALICE ET MARTIN (Andre' Techine)
PLACE VENDOME (Nicole Garcia)
LES ENFANTS DU SIECLE (Diane Kurys)
CA COMMENCE AUJOURD'HUI (Bertrand Tavernier)
NEUY ET MR ARNAUD (Claude Sautet)
CAPITAINE CONAN (Bertrand Tavernier)
MON HOMME (Bertrand Blier)
LES ROSEAUS SAUVAGES (Andre Techine)
MA SAISON PREFEREE (Andre Techine)
L.627 (Bertrand Tavernier)
LUNES DE FIEL (Roman Polanski)
LA CRISE (Coline Serreau)
NOUVELLE VAGUE (Jean-Luc Godard)
MES NUITS SONT PLUS BELLES QUE VOS JOURS (Andrzej Zulawski)
NOCTURNE INDIEN (Alain Corneau)
QUELQUES JOURS AVEC MOI (Claude Sautet)
MON AMI LE TRAITRE (Jose' Giovanni)
CEREMONIE D'AMOUR (Walerian Borowczyk)
COURS PRIVE (Pierre Granier-Deferre)
LE MOME (Alain Corneau)
LE SOLITAIRE (Jacques Deray)
DETECTIVE (Jean-Luc Godard)
HARIEM (Arthur Joffe)
UN DIMANCHE A LA CAMPAGNE (Bertrand Tavernier)
LES VOLEURS DE LA NUIT (Samuel Fuller)
NOTRE HISTOIRE (Bertrand Blier)
L'AMI DE VINCENT (Pierre Granier-Deferre)
GAROON! (Claude Sautet)
PRENOM CARMEN (Jean-Luc Godard)
LA FEMME DE MON POTE (Bertrand Blier)
L'ETOILE DU NORD (Pierre Granier-Deferre)
PASSION (Jean-Luc Godard)
UNE SEMAINE DE VACANCES (Bertrand Tavernier)
BEAU-PERE (Bertrand Blier)
UNE ETRANGE AFFAIRE (Pierre Gramer-Deferre)
LE CHOIX DES ARMES (Alain Corneau)
HOTEL DES AMERIQUES (Andre Techine)
SAUVE QUI PEUT (La Vie), (Jean-Luc Godard)
UN MAUVAIS FILS (Claude Sautet)
BAROCOO (Andre Techine)
Neal Edelstein (Producer) graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor in Fine Arts with an emphasis on Film studies in 1992. He moved to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of working in the film industry as a producer where he worked his way up the ladder of commercial production. He produced numerous television spots for Nike, Coke and other Large brand names. In 1997 David Lynch asked Edelstein to produce the director's Lumiere short film campaign, and upon completion Edelstein, Lynch and Mary Sweeney created The Picture Factory. Edelstein was a co-producer with Sweeney on The Straight Story and the television pilot Mulholland Drive. He currently owns his own independent production company Rainmaker Productions, and is now preparing his next feature film with director Frank Whaley (Joe The King), to bring The Far Side of Victory to the big screen. Edelstein is also producing an untitled Marilyn Manson film to be directed by Alexandro Jodorowsky (El Topp, Holy Mountain), scheduled to begin shooting in fall 2001. Edelstein is a native of Winnetka, Illinois.
Michael Polaire (Producer) is currently helping produce the added scenes for the feature film Mulholland Drive, a project directed by David Lynch which Michael originally produced as a pilot for Touchstone TV/Imagine Entertainment/ABC. Recently, Michael executive- produced the John McNaughton-directed feature film Speaking of Sex with Bill Murray and James Spader for Le Studio Canal.
Previously, Michael served as Executive Producer on David Lynch's feature The Straight Story. He also co-produced Sam Raimi's A Simple Plan, John Schlesinger's Eye for an Eye, and Disney's remake of Flubber, directed by Les Mayfield.
Michael has collaborated with such directors such as Costa Gavras, Arthur Hiller and Tim Burton.
Currently, Michael is collaborating with director Luis Valdez on his upcoming feature project Frida for American Zoetrope. In addition, Michael is assisting in the development of Interstellar Gig for Nickelodeon/Paramount.
Michael is an Aquarius, a devoted dog-lover and a rabid anti-television, tree hugging luddite.
Tony Krantz (Producer) After a 15 year career at Creative Artists Agency Krantz left to create Imagine Television partnering with Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. He has developed and Executive Produced several successful television programs, among them Hiller and Diller, Sports Night, Felicity, The PJ's and Wonderland. Mulholland Drive is his first feature production credit.
Pierre Edelman (Executive Producer) Born in Paris, "amateur" filmmaker Pierre Edelman achieved his first Short at the age of 15.
He simultaneously pursued Design and Art Studies at Superior School of Arts Decoratif as well as a freelance career in social documentaries which were eventually broadcast on the French and Spanish national Television winning several awards.
At the end of the sixties, his designing career brought him to the top with his "Lois" jeans - with the amazing success of the faded denim world trend. This in fact caused him to go right back to film-journalism at the emergence of the video camera in the seventies. For years he covered films in the making around the world, as well as making investigative reports which won awards for Actuel Magazine and writing Film chronicles for Les Cahiers Du Cinema and Liberation.
In the eighties, commuting between Paris, New York and Los Angeles, he seized the opportunity to be seriously involved in Films through large budget car and perfume "commercials" shot in the most extreme locations, such as Colombia, Mongolia and Tibet. He worked with directors like Roland, Joffe, Konchalawski, Bertolucci, and of course David Lynch.
In 1990 he was called upon to become the Head of International Production for Francis Bouygues' Ciby 2000. In this capacity he made long term pacts with Pedro Almodovar, David Lynch, Emir Kusturica, Pj Hogan, and, with Pierre Rissient, co-orchestrated the new born relationship with Jane Campion and Mike Leigh.
After his departure from the alling company, he Executive Produced Tom Noonan's The Wife, as well as Memory and Desire, a first feature from New Zealander Niki Caro. He created a new pact to put in place the financing for Pedro Almodovar's All About my Mother. This resulted in the fourth Academy Award for a Motion Picture for which he has brokered a deal, adding to the three "Palmes d'Or" and two "Best Directors" in Cannes and seven Oscar nominations (the last being for Richard Farnsworth, Best Actor, in The Straight Story)
Through his friendship with Alain Sarde-the most prolific French Producer as well as the accomplice of mythical Filmmaker Jean Luc Godard, Pierre Edelman has brought David Lynch to Le Studio Canal, thus pursuing a long standing philosophy of long term relationships with maverick filmmakers.
Mulholland Drive is his fourth collaboration on a David Lynch picture, and his third collaboration with Alain Sarde and Studio Canal.
Jack Fisk (Production Designer) began designing for films in the early 70's for Roger and Gene Corman. In 1972 he art directed Badlands for Terrence Malick. This led to films with Brian DePalma (Carrie, Phantom of the Paradise), Stanley Donen (Movie, Movie) and further collaboration with Malick's, The Thin Red Line, and David Lynch's, The Straight Story.
Fisk's friendship with David Lynch began in high school and developed over years spent together in art school. He played the Man in the Planet in Lynch's , Eraserhead. Fisk directed two episodes of Lynch's, On the Air. The Straight Story was his first partnership with David as a designer.
Peter Demming (Cinematographer) His credits include Sam Raimi's Evil Dead II, Hollywood Shuffle, House Party (Sundance Film Festival, Best Cinematography), My Cousin Vinny, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery and Mystery Alaska with director Jay Roach and four films with director Wes Craven including Music of the Heart.
Peter's collaborations with director David Lynch include the feature film Lost Highway, the HBO series Hotel Room and numerous commercials. He was also cinematographer on the David Lynch produced series On the Air. His latest projects are the Anne Heche directed segment of HBO's If These Walls Could Talk 2 and the Hughes Brothers' Jack the Ripper saga From Hell for 20th Century Fox.
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