• Comedy
  • Rated: G,PG,M,6,12,16,14
  • Director: Hal Ashby
  • Writer: Jerzy Kosinski, Robert C. Jones
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Being There is a 1979 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby. Its screenplay was adapted by Jerzy Kosiński and the uncredited Robert C. Jones from the 1970 novel by Kosiński. The film stars Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Richard A. Dysart, Jack Warden, and Richard Basehart. Douglas won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Sellers was nominated for Best Actor. The screenplay won the British Academy Film Award for Best Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium. It was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay. The making of the film is portrayed in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, a biographical film of Sellers' life. In 2015 the United States Library of Congress selected Being There for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
  • Comedy
  • Rated: G,PG,M,6,12,16,14
  • Director: Hal Ashby
  • Writer: Jerzy Kosinski, Robert C. Jones

  • Peter Sellers
    Shirley Maclaine
    Jack Warden
    Melvyn Douglas
    Richard A. Dysart
    Richard Basehart
    James Noble
    David Clennon
    Jesper Tjäder
    Tom Wallisch
    Richard Dysart
    Ruth Attaway
    Fran Brill
    Denise Dubarry
    Alice Hirson

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  • (1979)

  • Comedy
  • Rated: G,PG,M,6,12,16,14
  • Director: Hal Ashby
  • Writer: Jerzy Kosinski, Robert C. Jones
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Being There is a 1979 American comedy-drama film directed by Hal Ashby. Its screenplay was adapted by Jerzy Kosiński and the uncredited Robert C. Jones from the 1970 novel by Kosiński. The film stars Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Richard A. Dysart, Jack Warden, and Richard Basehart. Douglas won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and Sellers was nominated for Best Actor. The screenplay won the British Academy Film Award for Best Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy Adapted from Another Medium. It was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay. The making of the film is portrayed in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, a biographical film of Sellers' life. In 2015 the United States Library of Congress selected Being There for preservation in the National Film Registry, finding it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Starring
  • Peter Sellers
    Shirley Maclaine
    Jack Warden
    Melvyn Douglas
    Richard A. Dysart
    Richard Basehart
    James Noble
    David Clennon
    Jesper Tjäder
    Tom Wallisch
    Richard Dysart
    Ruth Attaway
    Fran Brill
    Denise Dubarry
    Alice Hirson