The Man Who Wasn't There
The Man Who Wasn't There
Directed By Joel Coen
Written By Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast Billy Bob Thornton, Frances McDormand, James Gandolfini
Produced By Ethan Coen
Film Editing By Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cinematography By Roger Deakins
Music By Carter Burwell

Working Title Films, Good Machine, Gramercy Pictures


United States, United Kingdom


English, Italian, French

Release Date

November 2, 2001


116 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Entertainment Film Distributors, USA Films

Budget $20,000,000
Gross $18,916,623



  • Billy Bob Thornton as Ed Crane
  • Frances McDormand as Doris Crane
  • Michael Badalucco as Frank Raffo
  • Richard Jenkins as Walter Abundas
  • Scarlett Johansson as Birdy Abundas
  • Adam Alexi-Malle as Jacques Carcanogues
  • Jon Polito as Creighton Tolliver
  • Tony Shalhoub as Freddy Riedenschneider
  • James Gandolfini as Big Dave Brewster
  • Katherine Borowitz as Ann Nirdlinger Brewster
  • Christopher Kriesa as Officer Persky
  • Brian Haley as Officer Krebs
  • Jack McGee as P.I. Burns
  • Christopher McDonald as Macadam Salesman
  • John Michael Higgins as an ER Doctor



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