Director: Spike Jonze
Frequently cynical screenwriter Charlie Kaufman (Nicolas Cage) has just taken on a new assignment. That is, to adapt writer Susan Orlean's (Meryl Streep) "The Orchid Thief" into a screenplay, all of it based on the life of the eccentric John Laroche (Chris Cooper), an exotic plant collector based out of Florida. While his easygoing twin brother Donald (Nicolas Cage), is writing scripts with ease, Charlie finds himself on a perpetual struggle that never seems to end.
- Nicolas Cage (Charlie Kaufman/Donald Kaufman)
- Chris Cooper (John Laroche)
- Doug Jones (Augustus Margary)
- Sandra Lee Gimpel (Laroche's Mom)