Directed By
Alexander Payne
Produced By
Jim Burke, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Written By
Nat Faxon, Jim Rash, Alexander Payne
George Clooney
Shailene Woodley
Judy Greer
Beau Bridges
Distributed By
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Release Date
November 18 2011
The Descendants is an American comedy-drama film starring George Clooney. It is based on the novel by the same name by Kaui Hart Hemmings.


  • George Clooney as Matt King
  • Shailene Woodley as Alexandra King
  • Nick Krause as Sid
  • Amara Miller as Scottie King
  • Judy Greer as Julie Speer
  • Matthew Lillard as Brian Speer
  • Robert Forster as Scott Thorson
  • Beau Bridges as Cousin Hugh
  • Patricia Hastie as Elizabeth King
  • Mary Birdsong as Kai Mitchell
  • Rob Huebel as Mark Mitchell
  • Milt Kogan as Dr. Johnston
  • Laird Hamilton as Troy Cook
  • Michael Ontkean as Cousin Milo
  • Matt Corboy as Cousin Ralph


The Descendants (2011) - Trailer for The Descendants02:05

The Descendants (2011) - Trailer for The Descendants

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