Leave a comment!

General Information

Poster for Man of the Year
  • Directed by

    Barry Levinson

  • Screenplay by

    Barry Levinson

  • Music Composed by

    Graeme Revell

  • Theatrical Release Date

    October 13, 2006

  • DVD Release Date

    February 20, 2007 (Region 1 - North America)

    September 03, 2007 (Region 2 - UK)

  • Production Company

    Morgan Creek

  • Distribution Company

    Universal Pictures

Main Cast

  • Robin Williams

    Tom Dobbs

  • Laura Linney

    Eleanor Green

  • Christopher Walken

    Jack Menken

  • Jeff Goldblum


  • Lewis Black

    Eddy Langston

  • David Alpay


  • David Ferry

    Senator Mills

  • David Nichols

    Senator Kellogg


What would happen if one of the funniest men became its leading one? Oscar Winner® Robin Williams reunites up with the director of Good Morning, Vietnam to answer just that question in a comic tale of an entertainer's accidental rise to power, Man of the Year.

Acerbic performer Tom Dobbs has made his career out of skewering politicians and speaking the mind of the exasperated nation on his talk show. He cracked scathing jokes at a factured system night after night until he came up with a really funny idea: Why not run for president himself?

After a flip moment, Dobbs ignites a grassroots movement that puts him on the ballot. Hot on the campaign trail, he debates elected drones and says exactly what frustrated voters have often thought. Nov. 2nd later, the muckraker wins - only to learn that a computer voting error gave him the victory. With the time ticking on the inaugural clock, Dobbs has a big decision to make: Should he go back behind the mike or stay in the Oval Office?

This election season, comic actors, including Laura Linney, Christopher Walken, Jeff Goldblum and Lewis Black join Robin Williams in a pulled-from-the-headlines comedy. Together with Oscar® winner Barry Levinson, they'll show the world that - only in America - a comedian can become the country's next president and our Man of the Year.



  • Tom Dobbs

    NASA spent 30 million dollars creating the pen that would write upside down in space. Did you know that? The Russians, however, were able to solve this problem with... five cent pencil! Writes right side up, writes upside down, after five quarts of vodka, is still writing!

  • Tom Dobbs

    People say Intelligent Design, we must teach Intelligent Design. Look at the human body, is that intelligent? You have a waste processing plant next to a recreation area.

  • Tom Dobbs

    I did inhale, because I thought, "What the hell, it's lit, it's in my hand, I'll inhale it."

  • Tom Dobbs

    When I was a young boy I used to look at pictures of naked ladies; hence my right hand is very strong. I touched myself more than a third base coach.

  • Tom Dobbs

    HAL decided it liked me.

  • Tom Dobbs

    The president wants to pass an amendment banning same-sex marriage. Anybody who's been married knows it's always the same sex!

  • Tom Dobbs

    If you're representing special interest groups, maybe we should be like NASCAR with the little patches on the back: "Enron: We take your money and run!"

  • Senator Mills

    I support hydrogen cars...

  • Tom Dobbs

    That's weird, because you're backed by oil companies.

  • Tom Dobbs

    How many analogies do you have left?

  • Jack Menken

    How many does it take to make my point?

  • Tom Dobbs

    HMOs will pay for your Viagra, but they won't pay for your glasses. So you can have a hard-on, but you can't see where to put it.

  • Tom Dobbs

    I had sex with a prostitute when I was 21. I was so bad, she gave me a refund.

  • Jack Menken

    Everyone's going to be writing about how honest you are and how straightforward. I just hope your honesty doesn't undercut your irreverence.

  • Tom Dobbs

    Well, I want to do a show about gay farmers and call it "Crop Circles"; is that offensive?

  • Jack Menken

    Not to me.

  • Tom Dobbs

    Today I was in the Oval Office for a preparatory meeting and I sat behind the President's desk and I had a reality check. I sat there and I went, "Wait a minute, I'm a jester. A jester doesn't rule the kingdom; he makes fun of the king."

  • Tom Dobbs

    No, I did not sleep with that woman... but I wanted to!



Could this man be our next president?

What if a comedian ran for president?
..........What if he won?

Elections are made to be broken


This title is available on:

Filming Info

  • Dates

    November 28, 2005 - February 11, 2006 (144 days)

  • Locations

    Dundas, ON
    Toronto, ON
    Uxbridge, ON
    Hamilton, ON
    Richmond Hill, ON
    Ajax, ON
    Washington, DC
    Silver Spring, MD
    New York City, NY (NBC Studios)

  • November 25, 2005

    A couple of scenes will be shot in downtown Dundas on December 05 and 06. Among the locations are the Deluxe Restaurant and Taylor's Tea Room. While little information was available from producers before press time, it is expected at least Robin will be in Dundas. Crew from the production were expected to gather at the Collins Brewhouse Tuesday afternoon for a technical meeting.
    Deluxe Restaurant owner John Paul Yuen said the Man of the Year crew will be in Dundas for nine days in total. "Robin Williams seems to have a lot of fans here," Mr. Yuen said. "Everyone wants to come and take a look."
    (Source: Dundas Star News)

  • December 16, 2005

    Subject: IMPORTANT NEWS - Student Centre @ Progress Campus
    The Student Centre @ Progress Campus will be closed from Friday December 16th - 6:00pm through until Monday January 9th - 7:30am. We are thrilled to be hosting a major motion picture movie shoot "Man of The Year" during this time.
    They filmed at the Progress Campus later in January (27th) as well. A lot of filming was done there.

  • February 3, 2006

    The entire cast of Man of the Year will be shooting in NYC next weekend at the NBC Studios in Rockefeller Center. They will be in Studio 8H shooting a segment with the cast of Saturday Night Live. It will be a closed set shoot.
    (Source: NYCInsider)

  • February 11, 2006

    Shooting wrapped up today in New York, where the crew spent the last week filming. Robin will stay in New York to start filming August Rush.

International Release Dates

  • Russia

    November 9, 2006

  • Israel

    December 28, 2006

  • Latvia

    December 29, 2006

  • Turkey

    January 12, 2007

  • Iceland

    February 2, 2007

  • Greece

    February 8, 2007

  • Australia

    March 1, 2007

  • Singapore

    March 8, 2007

  • Belgium

    March 14, 2007

  • Portugal

    March 22, 2007

  • Poland

    March 23, 2007

  • New Zealand

    May 10, 2007

  • Italy

    May 11, 2007

  • Kuwait

    September 13, 2007

  • UK

    November 2, 2007

  • Egypt

    March 26, 2008

International Titles

  • Greece

    O Andras tis hronias

  • Brazil

    Candidato Aloprado

  • Argentina

    El Hombre del año

  • Canada

    L'Homme de l'année (French title)

  • Italy

    L'Uomo dell'anno

  • Turkey

    Yilin baskani

DVD Special Features

  • Robin Williams: A "Stand Up" Guy
  • Get a rare behind-the-scenes look at the hilarious improvisational genius of Robin!
  • Commander and Chief
  • Go on-set to see how acclaimed director Barry Levinson got the most hilarious performances out of his all star cast.

Box Office

  • Budget


  • Gross

    $37,327,390 (USA)
    $3,910,258 (international)
    $41,237,648 (total)

  • Opening Weekend

    $12,299,380 (2,515 theaters)

  • Widest Release

    2,626 theaters

  • In Release

    49 days / 7 weeks

  • Closing Date

    November 6, 2006

Wall of Tributes >