Monster's Ball
Monster's Ball
Directed By Marc Forster
Written By Milo Addica, Will Rokos
Cast Billy Bob Thornton, Halle Berry, Heath Ledger, Sean Combs, Peter Boyle, Mos Def
Produced By Lee Daniels
Film Editing By Matt Chesse
Cinematography By Roberto Schaefer
Music By Asche and Spencer

Lee Daniels Entertainment


United States



Release Date

November 11, 2001 (AFI Fest), February 8, 2002


111 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By


Budget $4,000,000
Gross $44,909,486



  • Billy Bob Thornton as Hank Grotowski
  • Heath Ledger as Sonny Grotowski
  • Halle Berry as Leticia Musgrove
  • Peter Boyle as Buck Grotowski
  • Sean Combs as Lawrence Musgrove
  • Mos Def as Ryrus Cooper
  • Coronji Calhoun as Tyrell Musgrove
  • Charles Cowan, Jr. as Willie Cooper
  • Amber Rules as Vera
  • Taylor LaGrange as Darryl Cooper
  • Charles Cowan Jr. as Willie Cooper
  • Gabrielle Witcher as Betty
  • Taylor Simpson as Lucille
  • Francine Segal as Georgia Ann Paynes
  • John McConnell as Harvey Shoonmaker
  • Marcus Lyle Brown as Phil Huggins
  • Milo Addica as Tommy Roulaine
  • Will Rokos as Warden Velesco
  • Anthony Michael Frederick as Billy
  • Clara Hopkins Daniels as Maggie Cooper



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