About Schmidt is a 2002 American comedy-drama film co-written and directed by Alexander Payne and starring Jack Nicholson in the title role. The film also stars Hope Davis, Dermot Mulroney, and Kathy Bates. It is loosely based on the 1996 novel of the same title by Louis Begley. About Schmidt was theatrically released on December 13, 2002, by New Line Cinema. The film was both a commercial and critical success, earning $105.8 million on a $30 million budget.
Warren Schmidt is retiring from his position as an actuary with Woodmen of the World, a life insurance company in Omaha, Nebraska. After a retirement dinner, Schmidt finds it hard to adjust to his new life, feeling useless.
|author||Alexander Payne Jim Taylor Louis Begley|
|keywords||actuary blood clot build childhood home clothe draw foster child hide holding hands hot tub insurance company life insurance love letters middle class new life omaha nebraska plan usa pyramid scheme shop shower sleep starry night tanzania thrombus university of kansas wait want waterbed wed winnebago winnebago industries woodmen of the world woodmenlife|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|productionCompany||New Line Cinema|
|publisher||New Line Cinema|