Marilyn Monroe invented her public persona at the expense of concealing a private side known only to her close confidants. Fifty years after her death her creation still blazes brightly in our cultural imagination while the creator continues to lurk in the shadows. Drawing on never-before-seen personal papers diaries and letters Academy-award nominated director Liz Garbus worked with acclaimed actresses to evoke the multiple aspects of the real Marilyn - passion ambition soul-searching power and fear - in an absorbing and astonishing portrait. These documents... brought to life in this film by some of our contemporary icons and stars give us a new and revelatory understanding of Monroe revealing her carefully guarded inner life. Love Marilyn features Elizabeth Banks Ellen Burstyn Glenn Close Viola Davis Jennifer Ehle Lindsay Lohan Lili Taylor Uma Thurman Marisa Tomei Evan Rachel Wood. Rounding out this portrait Adrien Brody Hope Davis Ben Foster Paul Giamatti Janet McTeer Oliver Platt and David Strathairn bring to life the writings of Billy Wilder Natasha Lytess Truman Capote Gloria Steinem and Norman Mailer completing the image of this very flesh-and-blood young woman in thrall to ambition imagination demons and fear who over time came to embrace life friendship and the possibility of her future. [show more]
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Liz Garbus directs this documentary profile of the legendary Hollywood icon. Using previously unseen personal papers, diaries and letters, actors including Uma Thurman, Marisa Tomei, Elizabeth Banks and Glenn Close bring the many facets of Marilyn Monroe's character to the fore, revealing more about her guarded inner thoughts in the process. To complete this portrait, other actors including Adrien Brody, Hope Davis, and Ben Foster revisit some of the words written about Monroe by the likes of Billy Wilder, Natasha Lytess, Truman Capote, Gloria Steinem and Norman Mailer.