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Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon is a 1999 biographical comedy-drama film about the late American entertainer Andy Kaufman, starring Jim Carrey as Kaufman. The film was directed by Miloš Forman and also features Danny DeVito, Courtney Love, and Paul Giamatti.

Plot

Andy Kaufman is a struggling performer whose act fails in nightclubs because, while the audience wants comedy, he sings children's songs and refuses to tell conventional jokes. As the audience begins to believe that Kaufman may have no real talent, his previously timid "foreign man" character puts on a rhinestone jacket and does a dead-on Elvis impersonation. The audience bursts into applause, realizing Kaufman had tricked them.

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    award Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
    contentLocation New York City
    director Miloš Forman
    editor Adam Boome Christopher Tellefsen Lynzee Klingman
    genre comedy-drama
    keywords andy kaufman anti-humor bad attitude ban cancel carnegie hall comedy club comedy show elvis impersonation fake death how to i will survive injured late night late night with david letterman latka gravas laugh live audience lung cancer philippine practical joke prank professional wrestler psychic surgery read relationship problems rhinestone saturday night live sitcom struggle talent agent taxi television special the comedy store the great gatsby think this friendly world tony clifton turn tv comedy win wrestling match
    musicBy Mike Mills R.E.M.
    nomination Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Film Golden Bear Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy MTV Movie Award for Best Male Performance Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
    producer Danny DeVito Michael Shamberg Stacey Sher
    publisher Universal Pictures Warner Bros. Pictures
    recordedAt Philippines
    theme biographical biographical drama professional wrestling trick