As Good as It Gets 24 years old

A comedy from the heart that goes for the throat.

As Good as It Gets

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.

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As Good as It Gets Cast

Name Character
Shane Black He was 36, now 60 years old as Cafe 24 Manager
Yeardley Smith She was 33, now 58 years old as Jackie Simpson
Cuba Gooding, Jr. He was 29, now 54 years old as Frank Sachs
Missi Pyle She was 25, now 49 years old as Cafe 24 Waitress
Helen Hunt She was 34, now 59 years old as Carol Connelly
Lupe Ontiveros She was 55, 69 years old when she died as Nora Manning
Lawrence Kasdan He was 48, now 73 years old as Dr. Green
Kathryn Morris She was 28, now 53 years old as Psychiatric Patient
Jamie Kennedy He was 27, now 52 years old as Street Hustler
Skeet Ulrich He was 27, now 52 years old as Vincent Lopiano
Greg Kinnear He was 34, now 59 years old as Simon Bishop
Jack Nicholson He was 60, now 85 years old as Melvin Udall
Brian Doyle-Murray He was 52, now 76 years old as Handyman
Matt Malloy He was 34, now 59 years old as Men's Store Salesman
Julie Benz She was 25, now 50 years old as Receptionist
Harold Ramis He was 53, 69 years old when he died as Dr. Bettes
Peter Jacobson He was 32, now 57 years old as Man at Table
Maya Rudolph She was 25, now 50 years old as Policewoman
Kristi Zea She was 49, now 73 years old as Mother at Table
Jimmy Workman He was 17, now 41 years old as Sean from the Bakery
Kaitlin Hopkins She was 33, now 58 years old as Woman in Lobby
Leslie Stefanson She was 26, now 51 years old as Cafe 24 Waitress
Todd Solondz He was 38, now 62 years old as Man on Bus
Wood Harris He was 28, now 52 years old as Cafe 24 Busboy
Randall Batinkoff He was 29, now 53 years old as Carol's date
John F. O'Donohue as Detective Ray
Patricia Childress She was 26, now 50 years old as Cafe 24 Waitress
Justin Herwick He was 35, now 60 years old as Street Hustler
Laurie Kilpatrick as Partygoer
Shirley Knight She was 61, now 86 years old as Beverly Connelly
Rebekah Johnson She was 21, now 46 years old as Cafe 24 Waitress
Tara Subkoff She was 25, now 49 years old as Cafe 24 Waitress
Lisa Edelstein She was 30, now 55 years old as Woman at Table
Tom McGowan He was 38, now 63 years old as Maitre D'
Maurice LaMarche He was 39, now 64 years old as Fred Bishop - Simon's Dad on Phone (voice) (uncredited)
Stan Bly as Cafe 24 Customer
Alice Vaughn as Partygoer
Paul Greenberg He was 30, now 55 years old as Bar Waiter
Jaffe Cohen as Partygoer
Ross Bleckner He was 48, now 73 years old as Carl
Bibi Osterwald She was 79, 83 years old when she died as Neighbor Woman
Bronwyn Cornelius as Bartender (uncredited)
Alex Ballar as Flower Store Customer (uncredited)
Bernadette Balagtas as Caterer
Jesse James (actor) He was 8, now 33 years old as Spencer Connelly

As Good as It Gets Crew

Name Department
Richard Marks as Editor. He was 54 (75) years old when He died Editing
Clay A. Griffith as Set Decoration. He was 30 (now 55) years old Art
Aldric La'Auli Porter as Assistant Director. Directing
Francine Maisler as Casting. She was 36 (now 61) years old Production
Mark Andrus as Screenplay. He was 42 (now 66) years old Writing
Mark Andrus as Story. He was 42 (now 66) years old Writing
Molly Maginnis as Costume Design. She was 45 (now 70) years old Costume & Make-Up
Michael Besman as Thanks. Crew
Bill Brzeski as Production Design. Art
Julie Ansell as Thanks. Crew
Karen E. Etcoff as Casting. Production
Owen Wilson as Associate Producer. He was 29 (now 53) years old Production
Hans Zimmer as Music. He was 40 (now 65) years old Sound
William M. Connor as Assistant Director. Directing
Barbara Harris as ADR Voice Casting. She was 62 (83) years old when She died Production
BJ Davis as Stunt Double. He was 45 (now 70) years old Crew
Bruce Fowler as Orchestrator. He was 50 (now 75) years old Sound
Gena Bleier as Assistant Editor. Editing
Chester E. Tripp III as Stunts. He was 38 (now 63) years old Crew
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As Good as It Gets (24 years)

A comedy from the heart that goes for the throat.

  • Release day: Friday, December 19, 1997
  • Runtime: 139 minutes
  • Budget: 50000000.00
  • Revenue: 314178011.00