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Mank is a 2020 American biographical drama film directed by David Fincher, based on a screenplay by his late father Jack Fincher. It stars Gary Oldman in the title role, alongside Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Arliss Howard, Tom Pelphrey, Sam Troughton, Ferdinand Kingsley, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Burke, Joseph Cross, Jamie McShane, Toby Leonard Moore, Monika Gossmann and Charles Dance. The film focus on screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his development of the screenplay for Citizen Kane (1941).

The film was written by David Fincher's father Jack Fincher in the 1990s, and David originally intended to film it after he completed The Game (1997), with Kevin Spacey and Jodie Foster as the leads. It never came to fruition, and Jack Fincher died in 2003.


1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz (Gary Oldman) as he races to finish "Citizen Kane."


  • Gary Oldman as Herman J. Mankiewicz
  • Amanda Seyfried as Marion Davies
  • Lily Collins as Rita Alexander
  • Arliss Howard as Louis B. Mayer
  • Tom Pelphrey as Joseph L. Mankiewicz
  • Charles Dance as William Randolph Hearst
  • Sam Troughton as John Houseman
  • Ferdinand Kingsley as Irving Thalberg
  • Tuppence Middleton as Sara Mankiewicz
  • Tom Burke as Orson Welles
  • Joseph Cross as Charles Lederer
  • Jamie McShane as Shelly Metcalf
  • Toby Leonard Moore as David O. Selznick
  • Monika Gossmann as Fräulein Frieda
  • Leven Rambin as Eve
  • Bill Nye as Upton Sinclair
  • Jeff Harms as Ben Hecht