Cast and Crew: Spike Jonze (Director); Charlie & Donald Kaufman (Screenwriters); Carter Burwell (Music); Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Chris Cooper, Cara Seymour, Tilda Swinton, Brian Cox
What It’s About: Charlie Kaufman attempts to adapt the novel The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean and enlists the help of his identical twin brother to accomplish the task.
Why Watch it Today?: The Orchid Thief is a non-fiction book about John Laroche, who turns 50 years old today. The film portrays a very fictionalized version of him, nabbing Best Supporting Actor Oscar and Golden Globe awards for Chris Cooper.