I like Russell Crowe in practically every movie he is in. This one, “The Insider” features him as Jeffrey Wigand and you can hardly tell the difference between the actor and the real person behind these true events.
“After seeking the expertise of former “Big Tobacco” executive Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe), seasoned TV producer Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino) suspects a story lies behind Wigand’s reluctance to speak. As Bergman persuades Wigand to share his knowledge of industry secrets, the two must contend with the courts and the corporations that stand between them and exposing the truth. All the while, Wigand must struggle to maintain his family life amidst lawsuits and death threats.
Release date: November 5, 1999 (USA)
Director: Michael Mann
Box office: 60.2 million USD
Awards: Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actor, Satellite Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Satellite Award for Best Director, National Board of Review Award for Best Actor, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, MORE