The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
is a 2008 American fantasy
directed by David Fincher
. The screenplay by Eric Roth
and Robin Swicord
is loosely based on the 1922 short story of the same name
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
. The film stars Brad Pitt
as a man who ages in reverse and Cate Blanchett
as the love interest throughout his life. The film was released in the United States on December 25, 2008.
The film received thirteen Academy Award
nominations, including Best Picture
, Best Director
, Best Actor
for Pitt, and Best Supporting Actress
for Taraji P. Henson
. It won Oscars for Art Direction
, and Visual Effects
In 2005, Daisy, an elderly woman, is on her deathbed in a New Orleans
hospital. Daisy asks her daughter, Caroline, to read aloud from the diary of Benjamin Button.
In 1918, a boy is born with the appearance and physical maladies of a very elderly man. The baby's mother dies shortly after giving birth, and the father, Thomas Button, abandons the infant on the porch of a nursing home. Queenie and Mr. "Tizzy" Weathers, who work at the nursing home, find the baby, and Queenie decides to care for him as her own.
In 1930, 12-year-old Benjamin, having exchanged a wheelchair for crutches, befriends six-year-old Daisy, whose grandmother lives in the nursing home. As Benjamin's body grows younger, he accepts work on a tugboat
. Benjamin also meets Thomas Button, who does not reveal that he is Benjamin's father. In 1936, Benjamin leaves New Orleans... Read More