The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life (2011)

Nothing stands still.

  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy
  • Release Date: 2011-05-17
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 2956 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 19min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: River Road Entertainment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Terrence Malick
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The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.

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  • Brad Pitt

    as Mr. O'Brien
  • Sean Penn

    as Jack
  • Jessica Chastain

    as Mrs. O'Brien
  • Hunter McCracken

    as Young Jack
  • Laramie Eppler

    as R.L.
  • Tye Sheridan

    as Steve
  • Fiona Shaw

    as Grandmother
  • Jessica Fuselier

    as Guide
  • Nicolas Gonda

    as Mr. Reynolds
  • Will Wallace

    as Architect
  • Kelly Koonce

    as Father Haynes
  • Bryce Boudoin

    as Robert
  • Jimmy Donaldson

    as Jimmy
  • Kameron Vaughn

    as Cayler
  • Cole Cockburn

    as Harry Bates
  • Dustin Allen

    as George Walsh
  • Brayden Whisenhunt

    as Jo Bates
  • Joanna Going

    as Jack's Wife
  • Irene Bedard

    as Messenger
  • Michael Koeth

    as Jack @ 2
  • Finnegan Williams

    as Jack @ 5
  • John Howell

    as R. L. @ 2
  • Samantha Martinez

    as Samantha
  • Savannah Welch

    as Mrs. Kimball
  • Tamara Jolaine

    as Mrs. Stone
  • Julia M. Smith

    as Beth
  • Anne Nabors

    as Rue
  • Christopher Ryan

    as Prisoner
  • Tyler Thomas

    as Tyler Stone
  • Michael Showers

    as Mr. Brown
  • Kimberly Whalen

    as Mrs. Brown
  • Margaret Hoard

    as Jane
  • Wally Welch

    as Clergyman
  • Hudson Lee Long

    as Mr. Bagley
  • Michael Dixon

    as Dusty Walsh
  • William Hardy

    as Jack's Work Colleague
  • Tommy Hollis

    as Tommy
  • Cooper Franklin Sutherland

    as Robert #2
  • John Cyrier

    as Bi-Plane Pilot
  • Erma Lee Alexander

    as Erma
  • Nicholas Yedinak

    as Nicholas Swimmer
  • Erinn Allison

    as Mrs. Bates (uncredited)
  • Mary Anzalone

    as School Teacher (uncredited)
  • Charlotte Biggs

    as 1950s' Woman (uncredited)
  • Benjamin Dane

    as Symphony Patron (uncredited)
  • Michael E. Harvey

    as Lame Man (uncredited)
  • Matt Hislope

    as Clown (uncredited)
  • Jackson Hurst

    as Uncle Ray (uncredited)
  • Zach Irsik

    as Jack's Son (uncredited)
  • Scottie Jefferies

    as Businessman (uncredited)
  • Gregory Kelly

    as Prisoner (uncredited)
  • Carlotta Maggiorana

    as Ragazza-angelo (uncredited)
  • Crystal Mantecon

    as Elisa (uncredited)
  • Jodie Moore

    as Mr. Walsh (uncredited)
  • Kathryn Rawson

    as Capitol Secretary (uncredited)
  • Danielle Rene

    as Woman (uncredited)
  • Debbi Tucker

    as Neighbor (uncredited)
Directing Terrence Malick Director
Writing Terrence Malick Writer
Production Dede Gardner Producer
Art Jeanette Scott Set Decoration
Sound Roanna Gillespie Music Supervisor
Production Bill Pohlad Producer
Camera Jörg Widmer Camera Operator
Production Donald Rosenfeld Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Kelly Nelson Hair Department Head
Camera Merie Weismiller Wallace Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Jacqueline West Costume Design
Directing Rebecca Fulton Script Supervisor
Sound Alexandre Desplat Original Music Composer
Production Sarah Green Producer
Costume & Make-Up Darylin Nagy Makeup Department Head
Crew Jeff Schwan Stunt Coordinator
Editing Hank Corwin Editor
Production Grant Hill Producer
Editing Jay Rabinowitz Editor
Editing Daniel Rezende Editor
Production Brad Pitt Producer
Production Vicky Boone Casting
Editing Mark Yoshikawa Editor
Art Jack Fisk Production Design
Production Francine Maisler Casting
Lighting Mark Manthey Gaffer
Camera Emmanuel Lubezki Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Jean Ann Black Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Suzy Freeman Costume Supervisor
Editing Billy Weber Editor
Sound Dick Bernstein Music Editor
Sound Erik Aadahl Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Justin Herman Sound Engineer
Visual Effects Douglas Trumbull Visual Effects
Visual Effects Bryan Hirota Visual Effects
Sound Will Files Sound Designer
Visual Effects Dan Glass Visual Effects
Sound Craig Berkey Sound Designer
Sound Joel Dougherty Sound Editor
Sound John Pritchett Sound Mixer
Sound Erik Aadahl Sound Designer
Sound Matthew Reale Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Kirk Francis Sound Mixer
Sound Chris Scarabosio Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Visual Effects Bradley Friedman Visual Effects
Visual Effects Michael Shand Visual Effects
Visual Effects Paul Riddle Visual Effects
Production Sarah Green Unit Production Manager
Sound Hamilton Sterling Foley Editor
Crew Trey Edward Shults Intern
Production Sandhya Shardanand Associate Producer
Production Steve Schwartz Co-Executive Producer
Production Paula Mae Schwartz Co-Executive Producer
Production Susan Kirr Line Producer
Production Carlo Hintermann Line Producer
Production Nicolas Gonda Co-Producer
Production Ivan Bess Associate Producer
Production Greg Eliason Other
Production Nigel Ashcroft Other
Art David Crank Art Direction
Directing Paul Atkins Second Unit Director
Sound Zbigniew Preisner Songs
Art George Hull Concept Artist