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Genre Biography
Running Time 108 min
MPAA rating R (Adult Language, Adult Situations)
Release Date Aug 9, 1996
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Despite living a life of extreme poverty in Brooklyn, graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat (Jeffrey Wright) strives to rise up through the heady New York art scene of the 1970s and 1980s. He becomes the brightest star of neo-Expressionist painting and one of the most successful painters of his time, and even develops a friendship with Andy Warhol (David Bowie). But Basquiat's tumultuous life, specifically his addiction to heroin, overshadows his rise to fame, threatening all.

Jeffrey Wright Jean Michel Basquiat
Michael Wincott Rene Ricard
Benicio Del Toro Benny Dalmau
Claire Forlani Gina Cardinale
David Bowie Andy Warhol
Dennis Hopper Bruno Bischofberger
Gary Oldman Albert Milo
Christopher Walken The Interviewer
Willem Dafoe The Electrician
Parker Posey Mary Boone

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