The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. An adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's 1955 novel of the same name, the film stars Matt Damon as Tom Ripley, Jude Law as Dickie Greenleaf, Gwyneth Paltrow as Marge Sherwood, Cate Blanchett as Meredith Logue, and Philip Seymour Hoffman as Freddie Miles.


While working at a fancy party as a pianist, Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) is approached by shipping magnate Herbert Greenleaf, who believes that Ripley attended Princeton with his son, Dickie (Jude Law), because Ripley is wearing a borrowed Princeton jacket. Greenleaf gives him a tour of his shipyard and recruits Ripley to travel to Italy to persuade Dickie to return home, offering him a $1000 bonus and all expenses paid. After a first class ocean liner voyage, Ripley pretends to be Dickie in the Italian ship terminal and strikes up a friendship with an American socialite, Meredith Logue (Cate Blanchett).