USA | 2006 | 126mins | 35mm | Colour
An exploration of fame and identity, Hollywoodland, inspired by one of Hollywood’s most infamous real-life mysteries, follows a 1950’s private detective who investigates the mysterious death of Superman star George Reeves. The investigation reveals unexpected connections to his own life as the case turns ever more personal. The torrid affair Reeves had with Toni Mannix, the wife of studio executive Eddie Mannix, might hold the key to the truth.
A noir thriller set in 1950’s Los Angeles which blends fact, fiction and speculation, Hollywoodland is so rich in detail, character and atmosphere… alluring for its seductive portrait of 1950’s Hollywood and all the ambition, vanity and violence it bred. – Screen Daily
Affleck knows this character from the inside: the surface charm, the hidden vulnerability... but it’s the pain behind his eyes that makes this an award-calibre performance. – Rolling Stone
Best Male Actor (Ben Affleck) – Venice Film Festival, 2006