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September 28, 2022
2hr 46min
Status: released

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Blonde Movie Details:

Based onBlonde by Joyce Carol Oates
Country United States
Language English
GenreBiography, Psychological, Drama
Release datesSeptember 8, 2022 (Venice)
September 16, 2022 (United States)
OTT Release datesSeptember 28, 2022 (Netflix)
Running time2hr 46min
Age rating18+
CastAna de Armas
Adrien Brody
Bobby Cannavale
Xavier Samuel
Julianne Nicholson
Directed by Andrew Dominik
Screenplay byAndrew Dominik
Produced byBrad Pitt
Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Tracey Landon
Scott Robertson
Cinematography by Chayse Irvin
Edited by Adam Robinson
Music byNick Cave
Warren Ellis
Production companyPlan B Entertainment
Distributor Netflix
Budget$22 million

Blonde Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Ana de Armas as Norma Jeane
    • Lily Fisher as Child Norma Jeane
    • Vanessa Lemonides provides Marilyn Monroe’s singing voice
  • Adrien Brody as The Playwright, Arthur Miller
  • Bobby Cannavale as Ex-Athlete, Joe DiMaggio
  • Xavier Samuel as Cass Chaplin, the son of silent film icon Charlie Chaplin
  • Julianne Nicholson as Gladys Pearl Baker, Marilyn Monroe’s mentally unstable mother
  • Evan Williams as Edward “Eddy” G. Robinson Jr.
  • Toby Huss as Whitey, Marilyn Monroe’s personal makeup artist
  • David Warshofsky as Mr. Z, Darryl F. Zanuck
  • Caspar Phillipson as President John F. Kennedy
  • Dan Butler as I.E. Shinn
  • Sara Paxton as Miss Flynn
  • Rebecca Wisocky as Yvet
  • Tygh Runyan as Stanley Gifford, Marilyn Monroe’s Father


Based on the bestselling novel by Joyce Carol Oates, Blonde boldly reimagines the complicated life of icon Marilyn Monroe. Blurring the lines of fact and fiction, the film artfully explores the tension between her public and private life.

About Movie:

  • This film is based on the 2000 novel “Blonde” by Joyce Carol Oates, which is a fictionalized account inspired by the life and career of American actress Marilyn Monroe, not an actual biography.
  • In August 2016, it was announced that Netflix would distribute the film. Principal photography began in Los Angeles on August 4, 2019. Filming had to be interrupted in early 2020 following the shutdowns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it was later finished in July 2021.
  • Blonde premiered at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 8, 2022, where it received a 14-minute standing ovation.
  • The film began a limited theatrical release in the United States on September 16, 2022, before its streaming release on September 28, 2022, by Netflix. It is the first NC-17-rated film to be released exclusively to a streaming service.
  • The film received polarized reviews from critics and audiences; while de Armas’s performance garnered critical acclaim, Dominik’s graphic depiction of Monroe’s life was criticized as exploitative and unethical.
  • Ana de Armas received nominations for the Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, BAFTA Award, and SAG Award for Best Actress. The film also received eight nominations at the 43rd Golden Raspberry Awards, winning Worst Picture and Worst Screenplay.
  • Ana de Armas is the second actress to receive an Academy Award nomination for playing Marilyn Monroe, after Michelle Williams for My Week with Marilyn (2011).
  • This is the fourth biographical film to win the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture, after Mommie Dearest (1981), Inchon (1981), and Diana (2021). This is also the second consecutive Netflix film to win the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Picture, after Diana (2021).