The Truman Show | 1998

Directed by: Peter Weir

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Main Plot

An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.


  • Jim Carrey plays Truman Burbank, a man who unknowingly lives his entire life in a carefully constructed reality TV show.
  • Ed Harris' character, Christof, is the creator and director of "The Truman Show," a reality TV show starring Truman Burbank.
  • Laura Linney's character, Meryl Burbank, plays the role of Truman's wife and tries to maintain the illusion of their perfect life.

Ending Explained

In the ending of The Truman Show, Truman Burbank discovers that his whole life has been a reality TV show and decides to escape from the controlled world he has been living in. Despite attempts to stop him, Truman confronts the creator of the show, Christof, and walks out into the real world, facing his fear of the unknown. The viewers around the world are left in awe as Truman chooses freedom and authenticity over a fabricated existence.

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Peter Weir Jim Carrey Ed Harris Laura Linney