Nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Director, and winner for Best Supporting Actress and Best Writing. This adaptation of James Ellroy's best-selling crime novel is set in the Los Angeles of the booming 1950s. Academy Award-winner and Golden Globe-nominee Kevin Spacey ("Superman Returns") stars as a celebrity cop whose involvement in a murder investigation links him to two fellow detectives (Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Russell Crowe ("Cinderella Man", "Gladiator") and Guy Pearce ("The Time Machine", "Memento"), and leads all three into a dangerously tightening spiral of murder, corruption and intrigue. Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Kim Basinger ("Cellular") stars as the femme fatale. Co-starring Academy Award-nominee and Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Danny DeVito ("Be Cool"), Academy Award and Emmy-nominee James Cromwell ("The Longest Yard") and Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee David Straithairn ("Good Night, and Good Luck").