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2,852 Ratings

American Splendor

United States, 2003
Comedy, Drama, Romance


The life of Cleveland comic book artist Harvey Pekar is told through dramatization of his life, his work, and documentary footage of the real Pekar and his wife.

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American Splendor Directed by Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2003 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize (Un Certain Regard)

Academy Awards

2004 | Nominee: Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay

Sundance Film Festival

2003 | Winner: Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic Competition)

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