"Being There" quotes

Being There poster
A simpleminded, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted advisor to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Director: Hal Ashby
Writer: Jerzy Kosinski (novel), Jerzy Kosinski (screenplay)
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Genre: comedy, drama
Year: 1979
MetaScore: 83/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 08 Feb 1980
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 15 nominations.

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Cast

Chance - Peter Sellers
Eve Rand - Shirley MacLaine
Benjamin Rand - Melvyn Douglas
President 'Bobby' - Jack Warden
Dr. Robert Allenby - Richard Dysart
Vladimir Skrapinov - Richard Basehart
Louise - Ruth Attaway
Thomas Franklin - David Clennon
Sally Hayes - Fran Brill
Johanna Franklin - Denise DuBarry
Policeman by White House - Brian Corrigan
Old Woman asked for lunch (as Alfredine Brown) - Alfie Brown
David (as Donald Jacob) - Don Jacob
Jeffrey (as Ernest M. McClure) - Ernest McClure
Arthur - Arthur Grundy
Billings - Henry B. Dawkins
Mrs. Aubrey - Georgine Hall
Constance - Nell P. Leaman
First Lady - Alice Hirson
Kaufman - James Noble
Presidential Aide - Timothy Shaner
Presidential Aide - William F. Williams
Presidential Aide (as William Dance) - Bill Dance
Presidential Aide - Jim Aar
Presidential Aide - William Lubin
Honeycutt - Ned Wilson
Baldwin - Stanley Grover
Courtney - John Harkins
Kinney (as Katherine DeHetre) - Katherine De Hetre
Lyman Stuart - William Larsen
Gary Burns - Jerome Hellman
Morton Hull - Arthur Rosenberg
Colson - Sam Weisman
TV Page - Fredric Lehne
TV Guest - Gwen Humble
TV Reporter - Laurie Jefferson
Other Reporter - Allen Williams
Other Reporter - Janet Meshad
Other Reporter - Paul Marin
Sophie - Melendy Britt
Natasha Skrapinov - Hanna Landy
Karpatov - Elya Baskin
Ambassador Gaufridi (as Thann Wyenn) - Than Wyenn
Ron Stiegler - Richard McKenzie
Senator Slipshod - Sandy Ward
Mrs. Slipshod - Danna Hansen
Dennis Watson - Mitch Kreindel
Pallbearer - Richard Seff
Pallbearer - Terrence Currier
Pallbearer - Leon Greenberg
Pallbearer - Austin Hay
Pallbearer - Mark Hammer
Pallbearer - Maurice Copeland
Man at File Cabinet at the Washington Post - Hal Ashby
Dignitary - Herbert Benkman
Man in Commercial - Basil Hoffman
General - Jerry Jensen
Court Reporter - Alexandria Walsh