Outtakes from the Film

Actors Liam Neeson and Donald Sutherland perform a pair of Trumbo letters in these outtakes from the film.

Birthday Letter (Liam Neeson)

Liam Neeson performs a rhyming birthday poem Dalton Trumbo wrote for his beloved son Christopher, recounting the day the boy was born.

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Sequence of Conflicts Letter (Donald Sutherland)

In 1962, Trumbo attached a letter to an archive of his papers and donated them to the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research. In this outtake, Donald Sutherland recites this letter, which revolves around Trumbo’s self-proclaimed life theme: conflict.

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