The Black Dahlia 16 years old

Inspired by the most notorious unsolved murder in California history.

The Black Dahlia

In 1940s Los Angeles, two former boxers-turned-cops must grapple with corruption, narcissism, stag films and family madness as they pursue the killer of an aspiring young actress.


The Black Dahlia Cast

Name Character
Scarlett Johansson She was 21, now 38 years old as Kay Lake
Rose McGowan She was 33, now 49 years old as Sheryl Saddon
Mia Kirshner She was 31, now 48 years old as Elizabeth Short
Kevin Dunn He was 50, now 66 years old as Elizabeth Short's Father
Aaron Eckhart He was 38, now 54 years old as Lee Blanchard
Hilary Swank She was 32, now 48 years old as Madeleine Linscott
Josh Hartnett He was 28, now 44 years old as Dwight 'Bucky' Bleichert
Gregg Henry He was 54, now 70 years old as Pete Lukins
Brian De Palma He was 66, now 82 years old as Screen Test Director (voice)
Pepe Serna She was 62, now 78 years old as Tomas Dos Santos
Rachel Miner She was 26, now 42 years old as Martha Linscott
Fiona Shaw She was 48, now 64 years old as Ramona Linscott
Anthony Russell He was 63, now 80 years old as Morrie Friedman
Jemima Rooper She was 24, now 41 years old as Lorna Mertz
Mike Starr He was 56, now 72 years old as Det. Russ Millard
William Finley He was 65, 71 years old when he died as George Tilden
Richard Brake He was 41, now 58 years old as Bobby DeWitt
James Otis He was 281, 58 years old when he died as Dolph Bleichert
K.d. lang She was 44, now 61 years old as Lesbian Bar Singer
Patrick Fischler He was 36, now 53 years old as Deputy DA Ellis Loew
Angus MacInnes He was 58, now 75 years old as Capt. John Tierney
John Kavanagh He was 36, now 53 years old as Emmett Linscott
Troy Evans He was 58, now 74 years old as Chief Ted Green

The Black Dahlia Crew

Name Department
Art Linson as Producer. He was 64 (now 81) years old Production
Elli Griff as Set Decoration. Art
Lucy Boulting as Casting. Production
Ramiro Belgardt as Music Editor. Sound
Zoltan Elek as Makeup Artist. He was 6 (now 23) years old Costume & Make-Up
Moshe Diamant as Producer. Production
Rudy Cohen as Producer. Production
Christopher Tandon as Art Direction. Art
Gabriel Georgiev as Location Manager. He was 29 (now 46) years old Production
Paula Fairfield as Sound Designer. She was 45 (now 62) years old Sound
Carla Murray as Sound Effects Editor. She was 49 (now 66) years old Sound
Josh Friedman as Screenplay. He was 39 (now 56) years old Writing
Bill Pankow as Editor. He was 54 (now 71) years old Editing
Johanna Ray as Casting. Production
Mark Isham as Original Music Composer. He was 55 (now 71) years old Sound
Vilmos Zsigmond as Director of Photography. He was 76 (85) years old when He died Camera
Jenny Beavan as Costume Design. She was 56 (now 73) years old Costume & Make-Up
Avi Lerner as Producer. He was 58 (now 75) years old Production
James Ellroy as Novel. He was 58 (now 74) years old Writing
Mia Frye as Choreographer. She was 41 (now 57) years old Crew
Gary Hymes as Stunt Coordinator. Crew
Kaloian Vodenicharov as Stunt Coordinator. Crew
Larry McConkey as Camera Operator. Camera
Ross W. Clarkson as Camera Operator. He was 43 (now 60) years old Camera
The Black Dahlia poster
The Black Dahlia (16 years)

Inspired by the most notorious unsolved murder in California history.

  • Release day: Friday, September 15, 2006
  • Runtime: 121 minutes
  • Budget: 50000000.00
  • Revenue: 49111202.00