In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood's top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO recounts how Dalton used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice under the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.
Inspired by the colorful life and legacy of the brilliant Oscar-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Roman Holiday, Spartacus). Trumbo is an astonishing portrait of an often forgotten chapter of American history. A sharp and timely true Hollywood story, the riveting biographical drama is directed by Emmy Award winner Jay Roach and features Emmy and Tony-winning actor Bryan Cranston.
Trumbo was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor (Bryan Cranston), two Golden Globes, three SAG Awards, and three Critics Choice Awards.