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: 6.6/10 from 258 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Eleventh Street Production
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Julian Schnabel
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From 258 Ratings


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
  • David Bowie

    as Andy Warhol
  • Dennis Hopper

    as Bruno Bischofberger
  • Gary Oldman

    as Albert Milo
  • Benicio del Toro

    as Benny Dalmau
  • Claire Forlani

    as Gina Cardinale
  • Michael Wincott

    as Rene Ricard
  • Parker Posey

    as Mary Boone
  • Courtney Love

    as Big Pink
  • Tatum O'Neal

    as Cynthia Kruger
  • Christopher Walken

    as The Interviewer
  • Willem Dafoe

    as The Electrician
  • Sam Rockwell

    as Thug
  • Jean-Claude La Marre

    as Shenge
  • Hope Clarke

    as Matilde Basquiat
  • Rockets Redglare

    as Rockets
  • Elina Löwensohn

    as Annina Nosei
  • Paul Bartel

    as Henry Geldzahler
  • Joseph R. Gannascoli

    as Guard at Hospital
  • Michael Badalucco

    as Counterman at Deli
  • Vincent Gallo

    as Himself - Party Guest
  • Leonard Jackson

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