The Invention of Lying
The Invention of Lying
Directed By Matthew Robinson, Ricky Gervais
Written By Matthew Robinson, Ricky Gervais
Cast Ricky Gervais, Jonah Hill, Jennifer Garner, Louis C.K.
Produced By Ricky Gervais, Dan Lin, Lynda Obst, Oly Obst
Film Editing By Chris Gill
Cinematography By Tim Surhstedt
Music By Tim Atack

Media Rights Capital, Radar Pictures, Universal Pictures


United States



Release Date

October 2, 2009


100 Minutes

Rating PG-13
Distributed By

Warner Bros. Pictures, Focus Features

Budget $18,500,000
Gross $32,406,507



  • Ricky Gervais as Mark Bellison
  • Jennifer Garner as Anna McDoogles
  • Rob Lowe as Brad Kessler
  • Louis C.K. as Greg Kleinschmidt
  • Jonah Hill as Frank Fawcett
  • Christopher Guest as Nathan Goldfrappe
  • Tina Fey as Shelley Bailey
  • Roz Ryan as Nurse Barbara
  • Jeffrey Tambor as Anthony James
  • Jimmi Simpson as Bob Scott
  • Fionnula Flanagan as Martha Bellison
  • Shaun Williamson as Richard Bellison
  • Bobby Moynihan as Bellison's Assistant
  • Dreama Walker as Receptionist
  • Ashlie Atkinson as Bank Teller
  • Martin Starr as Waiter
  • Conner Rayburn as Son
  • Donald Foley as Yelling Man
  • John Hodgman as Wedding Overseer
  • Nate Corddry as News Reporter
  • Stephanie March as Blonde Woman on the Street
  • Matthew Robinson as Person #4
  • Jason Bateman as Doctor
  • Stephen Merchant as Man at the Door
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman as Jim The Bartender
  • Edward Norton as Traffic Cop
  • Karl Pilkington as Cave Man
  • Donna Sorbello as Anna's Mother



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