1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane.
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Gary Oldman (Herman Mankiewicz), Amanda Seyfried (Marion Davies), Lily Collins (Rita Alexander), Tom Pelphrey (Joseph Mankiewicz), Arliss Howard (Louis B. Mayer), Tuppence Middleton (Sara Mankiewicz), Monika Gossmann (Fräulein Frieda) more..., Joseph Cross (Charles Lederer), Sam Troughton (John Houseman), Toby Leonard Moore (David O. Selznick), Tom Burke (Orson Welles), Charles Dance (William Randolph Hearst), Ferdinand Kingsley (Irving Thalberg), Jamie McShane (Shelly Metcalf), Jack Romano (Sid Perelman), Adam Shapiro (George S. Kaufman), John Churchill (Charles MacArthur), Jeff Harms (Ben Hecht), Derek Petropolis (Eddie Cantor), Sean Persaud (Tommy), Paul Fox (Josef Von Sternberg), Tom Simmons (Doctor), Nick Job (John Gilbert), Colin Ward (Older Man), Cooper Tomlinson (Younger Man), Julie Collis (Female Starlet), Arlo Mertz (Child Star), Craig Welzbacher (Rexford Tugwell), Jessie Cohen (Norma Shearer Thalberg), Desiree Louise (Irene Selznick), Amie Farrell (Mrs. Meyer), Ian Boyd (Slim), Jay Villwock (C.C.), Lou George (Ed the Gate Guard), John Lee Ames (Grady), Bill Nye (Upton Sinclair), Richmond Arquette (Heckler), David Lee Smith (Sinclair Supporter), Mario Di Donato (A Man's Voice (voice)), James Patrick Duffy (Another Man) and others.
Eric Roth (Producer), Trent Reznor (Original Music Composer), Ceán Chaffin (Producer), Laray Mayfield (Casting Director), Ren Klyce (Sound Designer), Dan Webster (Supervising Art Director), Jan Pascale (Set Decoration) more..., Donald Graham Burt (Production Design), Shannon Kemp (Special Effects Technician), Douglas Urbanski (Producer), Atticus Ross (Original Music Composer), Kirk Baxter (Editor), Trish Summerville (Costume Designer), William Doyle (Co-Producer), Josh Hakian (Special Effects Coordinator), Chris Craine (Art Direction), Erik Messerschmidt (Director of Photography), Allen Kupetsky (Unit Production Manager), Dominic Pacitti (Set Production Assistant), Samantha Smith McGrady (Second Assistant Director), Richard Goodwin (First Assistant Director), Karla Torres (Production Supervisor), Jack Fincher (Writer), Hogan Lee (Assistant Art Director), Eric Roth (Script Consultant), Peter Mavromates (Co-Producer), Andrea McKee (Associate Producer),
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After waking up, Mank discovers he is at Hearst Castle.
At the 14th Academy Awards in 1941 Citizen Kane receives the award for best Original Screenplay. Neither Orson Welles nor Herman Mankiewicz is present.
Herman Mankiewicz arrives at the Kemper Ranch.
Herman Mankiewicz is leaving the building and sees the protest at the end of the street.