Bridge of Spies (film)

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Bridge of Spies is a 2015 historical drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, written by Matt Charman and the Coen brothers, and starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda.wikipedia
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Alan Alda

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Bridge of Spies is a 2015 historical drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, written by Matt Charman and the Coen brothers, and starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda.
He has had recurring roles on television programs such as The West Wing, and 30 Rock, and has appeared in films such as Same Time, Next Year (1978), The Four Seasons (1981), Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989), Bridge of Spies (2015), and Marriage Story (2019).

James B. Donovan

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Set during the Cold War, the film tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan, who is entrusted with negotiating the release of Francis Gary Powers—a U.S. Air Force pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960—in exchange for Rudolf Abel, a convicted Soviet KGB spy held under the custody of the United States, whom he represented at trial.
Donovan was portrayed by Tom Hanks in the 2015 feature film Bridge of Spies.

Scott Shepherd (actor)

Scott Shepherd
Scott Shepherd is an American film, theater, and television actor, best known for his appearances in the films Bridge of Spies, Side Effects and Jason Bourne.

Sebastian Koch

He is known for roles in the 2007 Academy Award-winning film The Lives of Others, in Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, and as Otto Düring in the fifth season of the Showtime series Homeland.

Tom Hanks

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Bridge of Spies is a 2015 historical drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, written by Matt Charman and the Coen brothers, and starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda.
Hanks has collaborated with film director Steven Spielberg on five films to date: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017), as well as the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers, which launched Hanks as a successful director, producer, and screenwriter.

Mark Rylance

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Bridge of Spies is a 2015 historical drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, written by Matt Charman and the Coen brothers, and starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda.
He has garnered attention in the 21st century for his collaborations with director Steven Spielberg, winning the Academy Award and BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Spielberg's Bridge of Spies (2015) and subsequently collaborating with the director to play the title role in The BFG (2016), a live-action film adaptation of the children's book by Roald Dahl, and James Halliday in Ready Player One (2018), based on the novel of the same name.

Michael Gaston

Gaston portrayed General Tommy Franks in W. He has appeared in more than twenty films, including Bridge of Spies, Sudden Death, Ransom, Cop Land, Thirteen Days, The Crucible, Double Jeopardy, High Crimes, Sugar and Body of Lies and Bless the Child.

Austin Stowell

He is known for his roles in Dolphin Tale, its sequel Dolphin Tale 2, Love and Honor (2013), Whiplash (2014), and as Francis Gary Powers in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies (2015).

Matt Charman

Bridge of Spies is a 2015 historical drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, written by Matt Charman and the Coen brothers, and starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda.
He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for his 2015 film Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg and co-written with Joel and Ethan Coen.

Jesse Plemons

Plemons' film credits include All the Pretty Horses (2000); Like Mike (2002); Observe and Report (2009); Battleship and The Master (2012); Black Mass, The Program and Bridge of Spies (2015); American Made and The Post (2016); and Game Night and Vice (2018).

Coen brothers

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Bridge of Spies is a 2015 historical drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, written by Matt Charman and the Coen brothers, and starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda.
The Coens have written a number of films they did not direct, including the biographical war drama Unbroken (2014), the historical legal thriller Bridge of Spies (2015), and lesser-known, commercially unsuccessful comedies such as Crimewave (1985), The Naked Man (1998) and Gambit (2012).

Touchstone Pictures

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The film was released by Touchstone Pictures on October 16, 2015, in the United States and distributed by 20th Century Fox in other countries.
Some well-known Touchstone Pictures releases include Beaches, Splash, The Color of Money, Good Morning, Vietnam, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Dead Poets Society, Pretty Woman, Sister Act, Ed Wood, The Royal Tenenbaums, Sweet Home Alabama, The Help, War Horse, Lincoln, and Bridge of Spies.

Mikhail Gorevoy

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He also played the role of Ivan Alexandrovich Schischkin in Bridge of Spies.

Noah Schnapp

His other acting roles include the voice of Charlie Brown in the animated film The Peanuts Movie and Roger Donovan in Steven Spielberg's historical drama film Bridge of Spies.

Marc Platt (producer)

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Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger attached themselves as producers along with Spielberg.
Two of the films he has produced – Bridge of Spies and La La Land – have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Steven Spielberg

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Bridge of Spies is a 2015 historical drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, written by Matt Charman and the Coen brothers, and starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda.
He has largely adhered to this practice during the 21st century, with Munich (2005), Lincoln (2012), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017).

Peter McRobbie

He also appeared in the film Inherent Vice (2014), M. Night Shyamalan's movie The Visit (2015), and Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies (2015).

1960 U-2 incident

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Set during the Cold War, the film tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan, who is entrusted with negotiating the release of Francis Gary Powers—a U.S. Air Force pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960—in exchange for Rudolf Abel, a convicted Soviet KGB spy held under the custody of the United States, whom he represented at trial.
In 2015 the Steven Spielberg feature film Bridge of Spies was released, which dramatized James B. Donovan (Tom Hanks )'s negotiations for Powers' release, but took certain liberties with what really happened.

Amy Ryan

Bridge of Spies is a 2015 historical drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, written by Matt Charman and the Coen brothers, and starring Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda.
In 2015, she starred as Mary Donovan opposite Tom Hanks in the film Bridge of Spies, and reunited with her In Treatment co-star Gabriel Byrne in Louder Than Bombs, the English-language debut of Joachim Trier.

Rudolf Abel

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Set during the Cold War, the film tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan, who is entrusted with negotiating the release of Francis Gary Powers—a U.S. Air Force pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960—in exchange for Rudolf Abel, a convicted Soviet KGB spy held under the custody of the United States, whom he represented at trial.
In Steven Spielberg's 2015 film Bridge of Spies, Fisher/Abel is portrayed by Mark Rylance.

Francis Gary Powers

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Set during the Cold War, the film tells the story of lawyer James B. Donovan, who is entrusted with negotiating the release of Francis Gary Powers—a U.S. Air Force pilot whose U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960—in exchange for Rudolf Abel, a convicted Soviet KGB spy held under the custody of the United States, whom he represented at trial.

Kristie Macosko Krieger

Marc Platt and Kristie Macosko Krieger attached themselves as producers along with Spielberg.
For 2015's Bridge of Spies and 2017's The Post, she received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture.

Glienicke Bridge

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The name of the film refers to the Glienicke Bridge, which connects Potsdam with Berlin, where the prisoner exchange took place.
The 2015 film Bridge of Spies, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Tom Hanks, features the Powers–Abel prisoner exchange on the bridge as a major plot element.

Frederic Pryor

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The Attorney General seeks to swap Abel for an American graduate student named Frederic Pryor, who had been arrested in East Germany; in the process the GDR hopes to gain official recognition by the United States.
Pryor's involvement in this incident is dramatized as a subplot in the 2015 film Bridge of Spies starring Tom Hanks as Donovan.