Being There (1979)
Peter Sellers gives the performance of his career in this delightful comedy from director Hal Ashby. Sellers stars as Chance, a sheltered, middle-aged gardener who only possesses knowledge he has gleaned from television. Thrust into the real world when his longtime employer suddenly dies, Chance's innocence is viewed as genius, landing him an unlikely job as advisor to the U.S. president. Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden co-star; written by Jerzy Kosinski, from his story. 130 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby TrueHD mono, Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, French Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), Spanish, Portuguese, French; featurette; deleted scenes; alternate ending; gag reel; theatrical trailer.
Academy Award ®
Winner: Best Supporting Actor (Melvyn Douglas)
Nominee: Best Actor (Peter Sellers)
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- Hal Ashby
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- Cast: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Richard Dysart, Richard Basehart, Ruth Attaway, David Clennon, Fran Brill, Denise DuBarry, Oteil Burbridge, Kenneth Patterson, Richard Venture, Alice Hirson, James Noble, Ned Wilson, Stanley Grover, John Harkins, William Larsen, Arthur Rosenberg, Fredric Lane, Gwen Humble, Allen Williams, Melendy Britt, Hanna Hertelendy... More
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