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A biographical film which tells the story of American painter, Jackson Pollock. Marcia Gay Harden won an Academy Award for portraying Lee Krasner. Ed Harris was also nominated for his portrayal of Jackson Pollock.
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“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” -George Washington
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Fellow artists and lovers Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner are at the center of New York's 1940's art scene, but as Krasner neglects her work to push Pollock's career forward, Pollock begins to unravel emotionally. Pollock and Krasner escape to the country to marry, and soon, Pollock creates the work that makes him the first internationally-famous modern painter in America. But with fame and fortune comes a volatile temper and severe self-doubt; before long, Pollock's life threatens to explode"--Container.
Ed Harris, Marcia Gay Harden, Tom Bower, Jennifer Connelly, Bud Cort, John Heard, Val Kilmer, Robert Knott, Amy Madigan.
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