A.I. Artificial Intelligence


Release Date 2001-06-26
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence

A.I. Artificial Intelligence, also known as A.I., is a 2001 American science fiction drama film written, directed, and produced by Steven Spielberg, and based on Brian Aldiss's short story "Super-Toys Last All Summer Long". The film stars Haley Joel Osment, Jude Law, Frances O'Connor, Brendan Gleeson, and William Hurt. Set sometime in the future, A.I. tells the story of David, a childlike android uniquely programmed with the ability to love. Development of A.I. originally began with director Stanley Kubrick in the early 1970s. Kubrick hired a series of writers up until the mid-1990s, including Brian Aldiss, Bob Shaw, Ian Watson, and Sara Maitland. The film languished in development hell for years, partly because Kubrick felt computer-generated imagery was not advanced enough to create the David character, whom he believed no child actor would believably portray. In 1995, Kubrick handed A.I. to Spielberg, but the film did not gain momentum until Kubrick's death in 1999. Spielberg remained close to Watson's film treatment for the screenplay. The film was greeted with generally favorable reviews from critics and grossed approximately $235 million. A small credit appears after the end credits, which reads "For Stanley Kubrick."

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Actors & Characters

Haley Joel Osment Haley Joel Osment David David
Frances O'Connor Frances O'Connor Monica Swinton Monica Swinton
Sam Robards Sam Robards Henry Swinton Henry Swinton
Jake Thomas Jake Thomas Martin Swinton Martin Swinton
Jude Law Jude Law Gigolo Joe Gigolo Joe
William Hurt William Hurt Professor Allen Hobby Professor Allen Hobby
Ken Leung Ken Leung Syatyoo-Sama Syatyoo-Sama
Ashley Scott Ashley Scott Gigolo Jane Gigolo Jane
Brendan Gleeson Brendan Gleeson Lord Johnson-Johnson Lord Johnson-Johnson
Robin Williams Robin Williams Dr. Know Dr. Know


Janusz Kamiński Cinematography
Steven Spielberg Director
Michael Kahn Editor
John Williams Music
Bonnie Curtis Producer
Kathleen Kennedy Producer
Steven Spielberg Producer
Steven Spielberg Writer
Ian Watson Writer