Dalton Trumbo


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United States screenwriter who was blacklisted and imprisoned for refusing to cooperate with congressional investigations of communism in America (1905-1976)

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In 1956, for example, Dalton Trumbo (writing as "Robert Rich") worked a little dialogue into The Brave One in which a "boy learns about the history of his Mexican people and how illiterate Indians won a nation's freedom from the armies of European aristocrats."
Soviet spy Alger Hiss brought Hollywood communist Dalton Trumbo to the opening of the United Nations in May of 1945, where Trumbo ghostwrote the speech delivered there by Secretary of State Edward Stettinius.
To this end, the exhibition featured The Afterimage Paintings, 2016, a work comprising four square silk screens showing white stars on terrazzo backgrounds interspersed with three neon signs spelling out the names of Hollywood screenwriters in red capital letters: alvah bessie, dalton trumbo, and ring lardner JR.
Trumbo, directed by Jay Roach (Austin Powers, Meet the Parents), opens around 1947, when Richard Nixon established his Congressional career by "red-baiting." The film centers around screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, played--perhaps I should say overplayed--by Bryan Cranston.
Trumbo (Cert 15, PS17.99) Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) enjoys a charmed life with his wife Cleo (Diane Lane) and kids until waspish columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) casts aspersions on his political leanings.
Trumbo Cert 15 FILM writer Dalton Trumbo's career comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood stars are blacklisted for being communists in the 1940s.
Gary Oldman was considered for the role of Dalton Trumbo.
In 1947 prolific screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) and nine other prominent creative figures were called before the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington, DC where they were asked to name communists working in show business.
And it is driven by an Oscar-nominated lead performance from Bryan Cranston as acclaimed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.
Opens Friday THE STARS Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Elle Fanning, John Goodman, Alan Tudyk THE STORY The anti-Communist witch hunt of the McCarthy era is seen here through the life of acclaimed screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Cranston), offering an enthralling glimpse into Hollywood politics in the late-1940s.
What's it about: In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter, until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs.
The next night we attended "Trumbo," the film about writer Dalton Trumbo, who won the National Book Award for his anti-war novel Johnny Got His Gun.
"Trumbo" star Bryan Cranston earned a best actor nod for his role as Dalton Trumbo, while Helen Mirren got a best supporting actress nomination for playing gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.