Behind The Candelabra (2013) (C)
"Michael Douglas and Matt Damon shine..."
Outrageous entertainer and flamboyant pianist whose stage and television career spanned 40 years, Liberace (Academy Award winner Michael Douglas) lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess.
In the summer of 1977, handsome young Scott Thorson (Academy Award winner Matt Damon) walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair.
Behind The Candelabra captures the essence of Liberace's appeal while taking a behind-the-scenes look at their tempestuous relationship.
The film also features an all-star supporting cast that includes Emmy and Academy Award nominee Dan Aykroyd, Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Scott Bakula, Golden Globe nominee Rob Lowe, and Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Debbie Reynolds. -- (C) HBO Films, 2013, USA.
Starring Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula, Debbie Reynolds, Cheyenne Jackson, Paul Reiser, Boyd Holbrook, Nicky Katt.
Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Winner of 2 Golden Globe Awards (2014): Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television (Michael Douglas).
Cannes Film Festival (2013), Official Selection.
Based on the book "Behind The Candelabra: My Life With Liberace," written by Scott Thorson with Alex Thorleifson.
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2013.
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