Chris Gardner's amazing story. The film "In pursuit of happiness." Actors, roles, plot
There are films of depressing, generatingpessimistic moods, but there are, on the contrary, inspiring hope and faith in tomorrow. The latter includes a film directed by Gabriela Muchchino "In pursuit of happiness." Actors and roles, the plot and the history of the film - all this will be discussed in today's article.
The picture was released in 2006. The performer of the main role was awarded the Oscar. In addition, the film has collected many prestigious awards, has caused approval of the audience. One of the filmmakers, listing the merits of the picture, mentioned "lack of freshness". High praise from the mouth of a skeptical critic!
What is the film "In pursuit of happiness"? The actor, who played an episodic role in this film, is the prototype of the protagonist. About a man who seemed to accidentally hit the frame, it is worth saying a few words.
History of Gardner
It is this man that appears only a fewseconds in the movie. His face is not visible at first, but before the final credits the episode with his participation repeats. And then the viewer can view his face - it's Chris Gardner. Although he starred in the film, but he is not an actor. He is a millionaire who published an autobiographical book on which the picture "In pursuit of happiness" was created.
Actor Will Smith
The main role in the film about which he is goingspeech in this article, became famous in the early 2000s. Will Smith was nominated for an Oscar for the role of Mohammed Ali. Later he appeared in the films "People in Black", "Bad Guys". In the filmography of Smith a lot of bright movie images, but one of the most famous - Gardner in the drama "In pursuit of happiness." Actor, as already said, for this work received the most prestigious American film award.
Content of the film
The plot line of the painting takes the audience to San Francisco in 1981. In the center of the narration, the Gardner family (Chris, Linda and their little son), forced to exist in very cramped conditions.
Having decided to correct the difficult financial situation,Chris risks and puts all available savings into a deliberately failed project. The man begins to sell portable scanning devices, which make it possible to make better pictures than a conventional X-ray machine. But a number of undeniable advantages over traditional equipment overshadows the high cost. Buying an innovative device can afford only the most successful medical specialists.
Linda, too, can not find a job that wouldbrought a decent income. She works in the laundry of a local hotel, where she is paid a mere penny. The family barely has enough money to rent cheap housing - arrears on rent are skyrocketing. Soon Linda moves to New York, in search of a more profitable vacancy. The son remains with Chris.
After his wife’s departure, the protagonist becomesharder to survive, so he throws his unprofitable business and gets a job in a brokerage office. But the competition is great - employers have to select only one employee from more than twenty applicants. Tenant evicts father and son for non-payment. Gardner along with the boy have to move to a church shelter in order to have at least some kind of roof over his head.
"In pursuit of happiness": the actors
This is the plot of the film. And this is the story of the man who wrote the book "The Pursuit of Happiness." Actor Will Smith played the role of a man who managed to go from a beggar to a millionaire. Gardner was hired. In the 90s he opened his office. This time the business was successful. The new millennium, a former seller of useless medical equipment met millionaire.
Gardner Jr. played the son of Smith - Jayden. The role of the spouse of the hero of this amazing story - Tandy Newton. It is worth saying that Gardner was actively involved in creating the film "The Pursuit of Happiness." He did not select the actors, but acted as a co-producer, and in the process of filming made some changes to the script. The film also played Brian Howe, Dan Castellaneta, Scott Clace, Kurt Fuller and, of course, Chris Gardner as a passerby.
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