Man on the Moon: Synopsis

Man on the Moon, directed by two-time Academy Award-winning director Milos Forman, stars Carrey as the late Andy Kaufman, who was considered the most innovative, eccentric and enigmatic comic of his time. A master at provoking audiences, Kaufman could generate belly laughs, stony silence, tears or brawls.

Danny DeVito also stars in Man on the Moon as Kaufman's manager, George Shapiro, with Courtney Love co-starring as Lynne Margulies, the woman who befriends and eventually falls in love with the comic. Paul Giamatti portrays Kaufman's best friend and writer, Bob Zmuda. Well-known Vegas lounge singer Tony Clifton stars as himself. Jersey partners DeVito, Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher produce, in association with executive producers George Shapiro, Howard West and Michael Hausman. The screenplay was written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski (The People vs. Larry Flynt).

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