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"Behind the Candelabra" (TV movie) on HBO stars Academy Award winners Michael Douglas ("Wall Street," "Traffic," "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") and Matt Damon ("Promised Land," "Ocean's Eleven," "Ocean's Twelve," "Ocean's Thirteen").

Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of stage and television. A name synonymous with showmanship, extravagance and candelabras, he was a world renowned performer with a flair that endeared him to his audiences and created a loyal fan base that spanned his 40-year career of entertaining. Liberace lived lavishly and embraced a lifestyle of excess both on and off stage. In summer 1977, a handsome young stranger named Scott Thorson walked into his dressing room and, despite their age difference and seemingly different worlds, the two embarked on a secretive five-year love affair. The movie takes a behind-the-scenes look at their tempestuous relationship — from their first meeting backstage at the Las Vegas Hilton to their bitter and public break-up.

The cast also includes Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Dan Aykroyd ("The Blues Brothers," "Driving Miss Daisy"), Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Scott Bakula ("Men of a Certain Age," "The Informant!"), SAG Award winner and multiple Golden Globe nominee Rob Lowe ("Parks and Recreation," "The West Wing"), Tom Papa ("The Informant," "Analyze That"), multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Paul Reiser ("The Things About My Folks," "Mad About You,") and Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Debbie Reynolds ("Singin' in the Rain," "The Unsinkable Molly Brown").

Executive produced by Emmy-winning producer Jerry Weintraub and directed by Academy Award winner Steven Soderbergh ("Magic Mike," "Contagion," "Traffic," "Ocean's Eleven," "Ocean's Twelve," "Ocean's Thirteen,") from a script by Oscar nominee Richard LaGravenese ("Water for Elephants," "The Fisher King"), "Behind the Candelabra" is produced by Gregory Jacobs ("Contagion," "The Informant!"), Susan Ekins ("Ocean's Eleven," "Ocean's Twelve," "Ocean's Thirteen," "The Karate Kid" series) and Michael Polaire ("Contagion," "Haywire"). Music was adapted by the late Marvin Hamlisch.


Network: HBO
Genre: Drama
Premiere Date: 2013
Production Company: HBO Films

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