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Beowulf

Year:
Duration:
115 min
Genres:
Animation | Action | Adventure | Fantasy
IMDB rate:
6.3
Director:
Robert Zemeckis
Awards:
2 wins & 14 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2007-11-16
Filming Locations: Culver Studios - 9336 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, California, USA
Earnings
Budget: $150,000,000
Opening Weekend: $27,515,871 (USA) (18 November 2007)
Gross: $82,161,969 (USA) (27 January 2008)
Cast
Actor
Character
Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
Beowulf
Robin Wright
Wealthow
Anthony Hopkins
Hrothgar
Paul Baker
Musician #1
John Bilezikjian
Musician #2
Rod D. Harbour
Musician #3
Brice Martin
Musician #4 (as Brice H. Martin)
Sonje Fortag
Gitte
Sharisse Baker-Bernard
Hild
Charlotte Salt
Estrith
Julene Renee
Cille
Greg Ellis
Garmund
Rik Young
Eofor
Sebastian Roché
Wulfgar
Leslie Zemeckis
Yrsa
John Malkovich
Unferth
Woody Schultz
Aesher
Tyler Steelman
Young Cain
Nick Jameson
Drunken Thane
Crispin Glover
Grendel
Ray Winstone
Beowulf
Brendan Gleeson
Wiglaf
Shay Duffin
Scylding's Watch
Costas Mandylor
Hondshew
Chris Coppola
Olaf
Dominic Keating
Cain
Jacquie Barnbrook
Aethelbeorg
Fredrik Hiller
Frisian Leader
Alison Lohman
Ursula
Daniel D. McGrew
Beowulf's Scop
Alan Jones Silva
Beowulf's Jester
Kevin Dorman
Additional Adult Performer
Richard Burns
Additional Adult Performer (as Rick Burns)
Jared Weber
Additional Adult Performer
Tom West Jr.
Additional Adult Performer
Chris Mala
Additional Adult Performer
Tim Trobec
Additional Adult Performer (as Timothy J. Trobec)
Camille Lannan
Additional Adult Performer
Michael Lofgren
Additional Adult Performer
Rob McCabe
Additional Adult Performer
Larkin Campbell
Additional Adult Performer
Chris Cummins
Additional Adult Performer
John Littlefield
Additional Adult Performer
Shawn Driscoll
Additional Adult Performer
Amy Esacove
Additional Adult Performer
Emily Johnson
Additional Adult Performer
Nadine Stenovitch
Additional Adult Performer
Anne Marie Wilson
Additional Adult Performer (as Anne-Marie Wilson)
Fred Tatasciore
Voice Performer (voice)
Neil Dickson
Voice Performer (voice)
Peter Lavin
Voice Performer (voice)
Matthew A. Ward
Voice Performer (voice)
Peter Dennis
Voice Performer (voice)
Keith Kraft
Additional Adult Performer (uncredited)
Charmain Lak
Adult Performer (uncredited)
Randy Shelly
Boy (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Roger Avary had originally intended to direct. Robert Zemeckis' friend and partner Steve Bing, who produced The Polar Express (2004), purchased the script for $2 million so Zemeckis could direct.
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In some areas, release prints were delivered to theaters with the fake titles 'Epic' or 'Sally'.
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In the film, there is a point in which Anthony Hopkins's character King Hrothgar says, "Odin be praised." Hopkins went on to play a version of the Norse god Odin in Thor (2011) and Thor: The Dark World (2013).
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Goofs
Bards are mentioned in the movie, but bards only existed in Celtic culture. Germanic culture would have had "skalds".
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In the movie you will see a black rat, but the black rat first appeared in Denmark in the 12th century.
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"Bards sing of Hrothgar's shame from the frozen north to the shores of Vinland." Vinland wasn't known until about the year 1000AD.
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Quotes
King Hrothgar: When I am gone, Beowulf, son of Edgethow, shall be king!
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Beowulf: We shall fight as equals and fate shall decide.
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Beowulf: I am Ripper... Tearer... Slasher... Gouger. I am the Teeth in the Darkness, the Talons in the Night. Mine is Strength... and Lust... and Power! I AM BEOWULF!
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Faq
Q
What is the song at the end of the movie?
A
The song during the end credits is ''A Hero Comes Home,'' sung by Idina Menzel, a Broadway actress who has starred in such shows as Rent and Wicked. She has also appeared in the movie adaptation of Rent (2005).
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A NOTE ABOUT SPOILERS
A
The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags are used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.
Q
Why is the entire movie CG, not live-action or live action+CG?
A
Computer-generated images allowed the director, Robert Zemeckis, far more freedom than live-action filming would permit. Zemeckis has already made an all-CG movie, The Polar Express (2004), and knows its benefits. For this film, they include:- camera moves that would not otherwise be possible;- greater control over the art direction;- greater ability to convincingly age the main character, who must grow fifty years over the course of the story;- keeping costs down;- the relative ease of creating 3-D images: once a scene is built for one 'eye', the other eye's view can be created by repositioning the virtual camera and re-rendering; and- images that look especially good in 3-D processes, such as IMAX or Real D.
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Photos from cast
Angelina Jolie Holly Dorff