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Cranston as Trumbo in a still from the movie, a by-the-numbers biopic characterised by uneven pacing and some outsized performances.

Fighting for the right to use his own name

Feb 26, 2016 5:50 AM

IT'S not unheard-of for writers and directors to use pseudonyms on work they don't want to take credit for - but Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo did it because he couldn't use his own name. Branded a Communist sympathiser in the 1950s and cited for contempt by the House Un-American

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