Scenes from the Film

Veteran film actors, including Donald Sutherland, Nathan Lane, and Joan Allen, interpret Dalton Trumbo’s writing in these scenes from the film.

WGA Laurel Award Acceptance Speech (David Strathairn)

Actor David Strathairn re-enacts Dalton Trumbo’s famous 1970 WGA Laurel Award acceptance speech in which the screenwriter resolutely proclaimed the blacklist a time of evil to which no one was truly immune.

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Letter to the Telephone Company (Paul Giamatti)

Paul Giamatti reads the clever and increasingly fevered exchange between Trumbo and his anti-Leftist telephone company.

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Letter to My Darling (Josh Lucas)

Hollywood actor Josh Lucas performs a reading of a touching letter Dalton Trumbo wrote to his wife Cleo on their thirteenth wedding anniversary, while he was imprisoned in Kentucky.

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Letter to Chris Trumbo (Nathan Lane)

Nathan Lane reads a letter Dalton Trumbo wrote to his son Chris, reflecting upon a traumatic childhood experience with a Calvinist preacher.

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HUAC Testimony (Dalton Trumbo)

This footage, captured on October 28th, 1947, shows Dalton Trumbo appearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

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Excerpt from Johnny Got His Gun (Donald Sutherland)

Celebrated actor Donald Sutherland reads a powerful and poetic excerpt from Trumbo’s 1971 seminal film, Johnny Got His Gun.

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Closing Arguments (Ensemble)

An ensemble cast, featuring Brian Dennehy, Liam Neeson, Michael Douglas, David Strathairn and Paul Giamatti collaboratively perform an inspirational excerpt from Christopher Trumbo’s play.

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