Crash (2004 film)

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Crash is a 2004 (official release 2005) American drama film produced, directed, and co-written by Paul Haggis.wikipedia
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Paul Haggis

Crash is a 2004 (official release 2005) American drama film produced, directed, and co-written by Paul Haggis.
He is best known as screenwriter and producer for consecutive Best Picture Oscar winners: Million Dollar Baby (2004) and Crash (2005), the latter of which he also directed.

Jennifer Esposito

The film features an ensemble cast, including Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Michael Peña, and Ryan Phillippe.
She is known for her roles in the feature films Crash, Summer of Sam, Don't Say a Word, Taxi, and Welcome to Collinwood.

Thandie Newton

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The film features an ensemble cast, including Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Michael Peña, and Ryan Phillippe.
Newton is known for her starring roles, such as the title character in Beloved (1998), Nyah Nordoff-Hall in Mission: Impossible 2 (2000), Christine in Crash (2004), for which she received a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Linda in The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), Condoleezza Rice in W. (2008), Laura Wilson in 2012 (2009), and Val in Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018).

Terrence Howard

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The film features an ensemble cast, including Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Michael Peña, and Ryan Phillippe.
Howard has had prominent roles in many other movies, including Winnie, Ray, Lackawanna Blues, Crash, Four Brothers, Big Momma's House, Get Rich or Die Tryin', Idlewild, August Rush, The Brave One, and Prisoners.

Brendan Fraser

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The film features an ensemble cast, including Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Michael Peña, and Ryan Phillippe. Later that night, two black men, Anthony (Ludacris) and Peter (Larenz Tate), carjack District Attorney Rick Cabot (Brendan Fraser) and his wife Jean (Sandra Bullock).
Fraser branched into dramatic cinema with roles in School Ties (1992), Gods and Monsters (1998), The Quiet American (2002) and Crash (2004).

Sandra Bullock

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The film features an ensemble cast, including Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Michael Peña, and Ryan Phillippe. Later that night, two black men, Anthony (Ludacris) and Peter (Larenz Tate), carjack District Attorney Rick Cabot (Brendan Fraser) and his wife Jean (Sandra Bullock).
Bullock achieved further success in the following decades with the comedies Miss Congeniality (2000), Two Weeks Notice (2002), The Proposal (2009), The Heat (2013), and Ocean's 8 (2018), the drama Crash (2004), and the thrillers Premonition (2007) and Bird Box (2018).

William Fichtner

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The film features an ensemble cast, including Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Michael Peña, and Ryan Phillippe.
His film appearances include Heat, Contact, Armageddon, The Perfect Storm, Go, Crash, Blades of Glory, Black Hawk Down, The Longest Yard, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, The Dark Knight, Date Night, The Lone Ranger, Elysium, Independence Day: Resurgence and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Ryan Phillippe

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The film features an ensemble cast, including Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Michael Peña, and Ryan Phillippe.
In the 2000s, he appeared in several films, including Gosford Park (2001), Crash (2004), Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Breach (2007), Stop-Loss (2008), MacGruber (2010), and The Lincoln Lawyer (2011).

Ludacris

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The film features an ensemble cast, including Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Michael Peña, and Ryan Phillippe. Later that night, two black men, Anthony (Ludacris) and Peter (Larenz Tate), carjack District Attorney Rick Cabot (Brendan Fraser) and his wife Jean (Sandra Bullock).
As an actor, he has appeared in films including Crash (2004), Gamer (2009), and New Year's Eve (2011) and is best known for playing Tej Parker in The Fast and the Furious film series.

Matt Dillon

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The film features an ensemble cast, including Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Michael Peña, and Ryan Phillippe.
For Crash (2004), he won an Independent Spirit Award and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

78th Academy Awards

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The film received six Academy Award nominations, and controversially won three for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing at the 78th Academy Awards.
Crash won three awards including Academy Award for Best Picture.

Shaun Toub

Earlier the previous day, Farhad (Shaun Toub), a Persian shop owner, and his daughter Dorri (Bahar Soomekh) are in a gun shop arguing over what bullets they should buy.
He is best known for his roles as Yinsen in Iron Man (2008) and Iron Man 3 (2013), Farhad in Crash (2004), Rahim Khan in The Kite Runner (2007), and Majid Javadi in the Showtime TV series Homeland.

Bahar Soomekh

Earlier the previous day, Farhad (Shaun Toub), a Persian shop owner, and his daughter Dorri (Bahar Soomekh) are in a gun shop arguing over what bullets they should buy.
She is best known for her roles in Crash and the Saw franchise.

Academy Award for Best Picture

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The film received six Academy Award nominations, and controversially won three for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Film Editing at the 78th Academy Awards.
Except for the early years (when the Academy used a non-calendar year), the year shown is the one in which the film first premiered in Los Angeles County, California; normally this is also the year of first release, however, it may be the year after first release (as with Casablanca and, if the film-festival premiere is considered, Crash).

Keith David

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He has acted in mainstream films, such as Crash, There's Something About Mary, Barbershop and Men at Work.

Don Cheadle

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The film features an ensemble cast, including Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Michael Peña, and Ryan Phillippe.
He also starred in and co-produced Crash, which won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Picture.

Loretta Devine

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In film, Devine appeared in Waiting to Exhale, The Preacher's Wife, Hoodlum, I Am Sam, Urban Legend, What Women Want, Kingdom Come, Crash, Woman Thou Art Loosed, For Colored Girls, This Christmas, First Sunday, Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Jumping the Broom.

Kathleen York

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She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song for "In the Deep" from the 2004 film Crash.

Ensemble cast

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The film features an ensemble cast, including Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Thandie Newton, Michael Peña, and Ryan Phillippe.
Examples of this method, where the six degrees of separation is evident in films with an ensemble cast, are in productions such as Babel, Love Actually and Crash, which all have strong underlying themes interwoven within the plots that unify each film.

Larenz Tate

Later that night, two black men, Anthony (Ludacris) and Peter (Larenz Tate), carjack District Attorney Rick Cabot (Brendan Fraser) and his wife Jean (Sandra Bullock).
Tate's other films and television series include the films Dead Presidents, Love Jones, A Man Apart, Crash, Waist Deep, Ray and the television series Rush and Game of Silence.

Tony Danza

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He has also appeared in films such as Don Jon, Angels in the Outfield, The Hollywood Knights, Going Ape! and Crash.

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

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Additionally, the cast won the [[Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture]].

Daniel Dae Kim

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Then came a small part in Spider-Man 2 as a scientist working in Doctor Octavius' laboratory, and Crash, the 2005 Best Picture Academy Award winner.

Karina Arroyave

She later had supporting roles in the films Falling Down (1993), Dangerous Minds (1995), One Eight Seven (1997), In Too Deep (1999), and Crash (2004), to name a few.