JAMES DONOVAN (Tom Hanks) – Two-time Oscar® winner Tom Hanks (“Philadelphia,” “Forrest Gump”) is James Donovan, an insurance claims lawyer who agrees to defend captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel. The devoted husband and father is thrust into the center of the Cold War when he is sent to East Berlin to negotiate a prisoner exchange.
RUDOLF ABEL (Mark Rylance) – Acclaimed British stage actor Mark Rylance, a three-time Tony Award® winner (“Jerusalem,” “Boeing-Boeing,” “Twelfth Night”), is Rudolf Abel, a Soviet agent living in Brooklyn who is arrested by the FBI. James Donovan mounts an impressive defense on his behalf, but Abel is sentenced to prison.
HOFFMAN (Scott Shepherd) – Scott Shepherd (“And So It Goes,” “Side Effects”) is Hoffman, the CIA operations officer who recruits James Donovan to negotiate a prisoner exchange in East Berlin.
MARY DONOVAN (Amy Ryan) – Oscar® nominee Amy Ryan (“Birdman,” “Gone Baby Gone”) is James Donovan’s supportive but strong-willed wife, Mary, who is unaware of her husband’s involvement with the CIA and is placed in extremely-trying circumstances as a result of her husband’s association with Rudolf Abel.
WOLFGANG VOGEL (Sebastian Koch) – Sebastian Koch (“The Lives of Others,” “Homeland”) is the petulant, devious East German “lawyer” Wolfgang Vogel who works for the Communist government of the German Democratic Republic.
THOMAS WATTERS (Alan Alda) – Seven-time Emmy Award® winner and Oscar® nominee Alan Alda (“M*A*S*H,” “The Aviator”) is Thomas Watters, a partner at Donovan’s law firm who initially supports Donovan’s decision to defend Abel.
Francis Gary Powers
FRANCIS GARY POWERS (Austin Stowell) – Austin Stowell (“Whiplash,” “Public Morals”) is Francis Gary Powers, the young Air Force pilot who joins the CIA to fly U-2 spy planes and is shot down over the Soviet Union, convicted of espionage and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
IVAN SCHISCHKIN (Mikhail Gorevoy) – Russian actor Mikhail Gorevoy (“Die Another Day”) is Ivan Schischkin, a Soviet official who calls himself an assistant secretary in the Soviet Embassy in East Berlin but is actually a high-level KGB operative.
FREDERIC PRYOR (Will Rogers) – Will Rogers (“A Good Marriage”) is Fredric Pryor, an American student studying in Germany who is arrested in East Berlin and detained by the Communist government of the German Democratic Republic.
STEVEN SPIELBERG (Director/Producer) – A three-time Academy Award®-winning director and principal partner at DreamWorks Studios, Steven Spielberg’s credits include “Schindler’s List,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “Lincoln,” “War Horse,” “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” and “Jaws,” among dozens of others.
MATT CHARMAN (Screenwriter) – Matt Charman’s film credits include “Suite Française” based on the novel by Irene Nemirovsky, starring Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas and Margot Robbie. Television credits include the U.K. mini-series “Black Work,” “Our Zoo” and “Man Stroke Woman.”
Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
ETHAN COEN & JOEL COEN (Screenwriters) – Three time Oscar® winner Ethan Coen has produced and co-written such critically-acclaimed films as “Miller’s Crossing,” “Barton Fink,” “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” “Fargo,” “Blood Simple,” “Raising Arizona,” “The Hudsucker Proxy,” “The Big Lebowski,” “The Man Who Wasn’t There” and “Intolerable Cruelty.” Joel Coen has directed films including “Barton Fink,” “Intolerable Cruelty,” “The Big Lebowksi,” “The Hudsucker Proxy,” “Miller’s Crossing,” “Raising Arizona” and “Blood Simple,” winning three Academy Awards® in the process.
MARC PLATT (Producer) – Marc Platt’s projects have garnered a combined 11 Oscar® nominations, 18 Tony Award® nominations, 16 Golden Globe® nominations and 19 Emmy® nominations. His most recent credits include: Jonathan Demme’s “Ricki and the Flash,” starring Meryl Streep; “Into the Woods,” the feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Broadway musical directed by Rob Marshall; and “Song One,” starring Anne Hathaway.
Kristie Macosko Krieger
KRISTIE MACOSKO KRIEGER (Producer) – Kristie Macosko Krieger is a longtime associate of Steven Spielberg at DreamWorks Studios. During her tenure with the company she has worked closely with Spielberg on a number of titles in various capacities, including “Lincoln,” “War Horse” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
Director of Photography
JANUSZ KAMINSKI, A.S.C. (Director of Photography) – Two-time Oscar® winner Janusz Kaminski has worked with Steven Spielberg on such films as “Schindler’s List,” “The Lost World: Jurassic Park,” “Amistad,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “A.I. Artificial Intelligence,” “Minority Report,” “Catch Me if You Can,” “War of the Worlds,” “Munich” and “War Horse.”
ADAM STOCKHAUSEN (Production Designer) – Adam Stockhausen won an Oscar® last year for his work on Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and was nominated for Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave.” Additional credits include “Moonrise Kingdom” and “The Switch.”
Kasia Walicka Maimone
KASIA WALICKA MAIMONE (Costume Designer) – Kasia Walicka Maimone received an excellence in period film nomination from the Costume Designers Guild for her work on Bennett Miller’s “Capote” in 2006. Additional credits include “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Foxcatcher” and “Moneyball.”
MICHAEL KAHN, A.C.E. (Editor) – With seven Oscar® nominations, Michael Kahn is the most honored editor in motion picture history. He won Academy Awards® for editing “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Schindler’s List” and “Saving Private Ryan,” all of which were directed by Steven Spielberg.
THOMAS NEWMAN (Composer) – Thomas Newman has composed music for more than 50 films and television series, earning 12 Oscar® nominations and three GRAMMY® Awards. His credits include: “The Help,” “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” and “Skyfall,” among others.
- Steven Spielberg
- Marc Platt
- Kristie Macosko Krieger
- Steven Spielberg
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
- Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen
- Tom Hanks
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
- Mark Rylance
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
- Amy Ryan
- Janusz Kaminski
BEST FILM EDITING
- Michael Kahn, ACE
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
- Production Designer
- Adam Stockhausen
- Set Decorators
- Rena DeAngelo, Bernhard Henrich
BEST COSTUME DESIGN
- Kasia Walicka Maimone
BEST MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
- Judy Chin
- Kay Georgiou
BEST SOUND MIXING
- Andy Nelson
- Gary Rydstrom
- Sound Mixer
- Drew Kunin
BEST SOUND EDITING
Supervising Sound Editor
- Richard Hymns
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
- Steven Kirshoff
- Charlie Noble
- Sean Stranks
- Sven Martin
- Thomas Newman