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9 Aug 1996

1 hr 48 min

Drama, History

Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first Afro-American Pop Art artist Jean Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Along side the biography of Basquiat are the artists and the art scene from the early 1980’s New York.


Status: Released
Country: USA
Languages: Spanish, English
Awards: 2 wins & 3 nominations.
Budget: $3M


Randy Ostrow (Producer)
Jon Kilik (Producer)
Sigurjón Sighvatsson (Producer)




Jeffrey Wright (as Jean Michel Basquiat)
David Bowie (as Andy Warhol)
Dennis Hopper (as Bruno Bischofberger)
Gary Oldman (as Albert Milo)
Benicio del Toro (as Benny Dalmau)
Claire Forlani (as Gina Cardinale)
Michael Wincott (as Rene Ricard)
Parker Posey (as Mary Boone)
Courtney Love (as Big Pink)
Tatum O'Neal (as Cynthia Kruger)
Christopher Walken (as The Interviewer)
Willem Dafoe (as The Electrician)
Sam Rockwell (as Thug)
Jean-Claude La Marre (as Shenge)
Hope Clarke (as Matilde Basquiat)
Rockets Redglare (as Rockets)



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