Hollywoodland is a 2006 American period mystery film directed by Allen Coulter and written by Paul Bernbaum. The story presents a fictionalized account of the circumstances surrounding the death of actor George Reeves (played by Ben Affleck), the star of the 1950s television series Adventures of Superman. Adrien Brody stars as a fictional character, Louis Simo, a private detective investigating Toni Mannix (Diane Lane), who was involved in a long romantic relationship with Reeves and was the wife of MGM studio executive Eddie Mannix (Bob Hoskins). Reeves had ended the affair and had become engaged to a younger woman, aspiring actress Leonore Lemmon (Robin Tunney). Development for Hollywoodland began in 2001 when Focus Features purchased Bernbaum's script titled Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Michael and Mark Polish were set to direct with Benicio del Toro in the lead role, but Focus Features placed the film in turnaround to Miramax Films the following year. Ultimately Truth, Justice, and the American Way became a joint production between the two studios and filming commenced in May 2005 with veteran television director Coulter making his feature directorial debut. Due to copyright issues with DC Comics, the film was retitled Hollywoodland, released to generally positive reviews.

Production: Focus Features
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations.
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Detective Doug Johnson:
The deceased woke up, joined his guests for approximately half an hour, returned to bed. No sign of forced entry or physical struggle. The Luger, found there, on the floor. Heavily oiled, no prints. He kept it in the nightstand. The slug, there. [Points at the hole in the roof] . And the casing on the bed, underneath the body.

Louis Simo:
You want to explain to me how a man can shoot himself and end up on top of the shell?

James Engelman:
Is this your strategy, Mister Simo? To impune the laws of physics?

Louis Simo:
There are no prints on the gun. What, did he wipe it clean after putting that hole in his head?

Detective Doug Johnson:
Fingerprints aren't automatic. Certain conditions have to be present.

Louis Simo:
Did you question the people in the house?

Detective Doug Johnson:
They all signed sworn statements.

Louis Simo:
Forty-five minutes to call the cops, that's plenty of time to come up with some bogus story. But you got sworn statements!

Detective Doug Johnson:
Are you accusing me of something?

Louis Simo:
Was Reeves checked for powder burns? It's a suicide shot to the temple - where's the burn?

Detective Doug Johnson:
When a gun is discharged directly against the ...

Louis Simo:
The coroner never checked! He didn't notice the bruises on the body either - which, by the way, aren't automatic, OK? Certain conditions have to be present. Like, maybe a fight with a guy who's about to... cause your expiration. [Jack Paterson notices two more gunshot holes in the floor] Since when do suicides miss twice, lay down a rug, and start over? Is that normal? Just asking.

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