Infamous (2006)



Critic Consensus: Though comparisons with last year's Capote may be inevitable, Infamous takes a different angle in its depiction of the author, and stands up well enough on its own.

Movie Info

Douglas McGrath's Infamous represents the second major biopic about the avant-garde belletrist Truman Capote to be released within a year. It thus tells roughly the same story as Bennett Miller's earlier Capote, recounting the events that belied the writer's six-year authorship of the seminal "nonfiction novel" In Cold Blood. The story opens with Capote (Toby Jones) visiting the site of the 1959 Clutter family homicide, on a Kansas research trip, accompanied by his close friend and colleague, … More

Rating: R (for language, violence and some sexuality)
Genre: Drama
Directed By: ,
Written By: George Plimpton, Douglas McGrath
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 13, 2007
Box Office: $1.1M
Warner Independent Pictures - Official Site


as Truman Capote

as Nelle Harper Lee

as Perry Smith

as Bennett Cerf

as Alvin Dewey

as Slim Keith

as Kitty Dean

as Marella Agnelli

as Diana Vreeland

as Babe Paley

as Jack Dunphy

as Gore Vidal

as Dick Hickock

as El Morocco Band

as El Morocco Band

as El Morocco Band

as El Morocco Band

as El Morocco Band

as El Morocco Band

as DA's Secretary

as Clifford Hope

as Marie Dewey

as Delores Hope

as Bill Paley

as Paul Dewey

as Herb Clutter

as Ellen Bechner

as Bonnie Clutter

as Nancy Hickey

as Nancy Clutter

as Kenyon Clutter

as William Shawn

as Everett Ogburn

as Charles McAtee

as D.A.'s Secretary

as Reporter No. 1

as Reporter No. 2

as Prisoner

as Lee Andrews

as Man On Street

as Piano Player

as Tex Smith

as Flo Smith

as Young Perry

as Young Truman

as Judge Tate

as Prison Guard

as Prison Guard
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Critic Reviews for Infamous

All Critics (146) | Top Critics (43)

The other-and possibly greater-Capote pic about the geneiss of In Cold Blood

Full Review… | November 19, 2013
Film Comment Magazine

Better than Capote

Full Review… | August 28, 2009

This worthy second biopic of Truman Capote starts not with a bloodbath, but a cocktail.

Full Review… | July 2, 2009
I.E. Weekly

Toby Jones' uncanny portrayal of the short, effeminate writer with the funny voice, gives the film its credibility and compassion.

Full Review… | April 24, 2009

Only Sandra Bullock shines as Harper Lee.

Full Review… | April 23, 2009
Boston Phoenix

Poor Toby Jones. In any other year, his work as Truman Capote would be in immediate awards contention.

Full Review… | February 12, 2009

Audience Reviews for Infamous

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Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Really good. Really well done. Really moving...Too many people compared this movie to Phillip Seymour Hoffman's movie. Not really fair, because it is taken from a different viewpoint entirely. Toby Jones is more convincing as Truman than Hoffman (and I am a very big fan of Hoffman). By the end of this movie, I was left with a heavy heart for Truman...

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

Toby Jones is truly great here, though shadowed by Philip Seymour Hoffman's fantastic performance in the far superior Capote - with which the comparisons are inevitable. However, this film suffers from many terrible documentary-like statements explaining what we can easily see.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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