Basquiat (1996)

In 1981, a nineteen-year-old unknown graffiti writer took the New York art world by storm. The rest is art history.

  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Date: 1996-08-09
  • User Rating: 6.602/10 from 266 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Eleventh Street Production
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Julian Schnabel
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The brief life of Jean Michel Basquiat, a world renowned New York street artist struggling with fame, drugs and his identity.

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  • Jeffrey Wright

    as Jean Michel Basquiat
  • Michael Wincott

    as Rene Ricard
  • Benicio del Toro

    as Benny Dalmau
  • Claire Forlani

    as Gina Cardinale
  • David Bowie

    as Andy Warhol
  • Dennis Hopper

    as Bruno Bischofberger
  • Gary Oldman

    as Albert Milo
  • Christopher Walken

    as The Interviewer
  • Willem Dafoe

    as The Electrician
  • Jean-Claude La Marre

    as Shenge
  • Parker Posey

    as Mary Boone
  • Elina Löwensohn

    as Annina Nosei
  • Paul Bartel

    as Henry Geldzahler
  • Courtney Love

    as Big Pink
  • Tatum O'Neal

    as Cynthia Kruger
  • Chuck Pfeiffer

    as Tom Kruger
  • Rockets Redglare

    as Rockets
  • Esther G. Schnabel

    as Esther Milo
  • Jack Schnabel

    as Jack Milo
  • Lola Schnabel

    as Jacqueline Milo
  • Peter McGough

    as Peter McGough
  • David McDermott

    as David McDermott
  • Michael Chow

    as Mr. Chow
  • Stella Schnabel

    as Stella
  • Steven Randazzo

    as Maitre' d at Ballato's
  • Michael Badalucco

    as Counterman at Deli
  • Francis Dumaurier

    as Giorgio
  • Joseph R. Gannascoli

    as Guard at Hospital
  • Hope Clarke

    as Matilde
  • Brian Wright

    as Young Jean Michel
  • Tarmo Urb

    as Lech
  • Denise Burse

    as Mary on TV
  • Robert Alexander

    as Band Guy
  • Vincent Laresca

    as Vincent
  • Nemo Librizzi

    as Nemo
  • Leonard Jackson

    as Jean Michel's Father
  • Dave Shelley

    as Photographer
  • Frederick Weller

    as Frank
  • Rene Rivera

    as Juan
  • Sam Rockwell

    as Thug
  • Ron Brice

    as Thug
  • William Seymour

    as Mr. Chow's Maitre' d
  • Richard E. Butler

    as Medieval Villager
  • Joe Glasco

    as Medieval Villager
  • Steven Parenago

    as Medieval Villager
  • Vladamir Parenago

    as Medieval Villager
  • José Luis Ferrer

    as Medieval Villager
  • Irene Kiss

    as Medieval Villager
  • Richard the Ox

    as Medieval Villager
  • Thomas Urb

    as Chef at Leshko's Restaurant (uncredited)
  • Vincent Gallo

    as Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Linda Larkin

    as Fan (uncredited)
Production Georgianne Walken Casting
Directing Julian Schnabel Director
Sound John Cale Original Music Composer
Production Sigurjón Sighvatsson Producer
Production Randy Ostrow Producer
Production Jon Kilik Producer
Editing Michael Berenbaum Editor
Production Sheila Jaffe Casting
Sound Julian Schnabel Original Music Composer
Camera Ron Fortunato Director of Photography
Art Dan Leigh Production Design
Writing Julian Schnabel Writer
Writing Lech Majewski Story
Writing John F. Bowe Writer
Production Michiyo Yoshizaki Executive Producer
Production Joseph Allen Executive Producer
Camera Joseph E. Gallagher First Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Wayne Herndon Key Hair Stylist
Camera Myles Aronowitz Still Photographer
Production Lech Majewski Co-Producer
Production Peter Brant Executive Producer
Sound Susan Jacobs Music Supervisor
Camera Eric Liebowitz Still Photographer
Crew Jeff Ward Stunt Coordinator
Editing Earl Dittebrandt First Assistant Editor
Sound Patrick Mullins Music Editor
Costume & Make-Up John Dunn Costume Design
Writing Michael Holman Story Developer
Directing Michael Holman Second Unit Director