Behind the Candelabra

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First Poster and New Movie Trailer for Behind the Candelabra. Michael Douglas, Matt Damon and Dan Aykroyd star in HBO's Liberace biopic drama directed by Steven Soderbergh. See the movie trailer and photos for Behind the Candelabra below. Douglas plays the flamboyant pianist Liberace while Damon tackles the role of Liberace's younger live-in lover, Scott Thorson. The story depicts the tempestuous relationship between Liberace and Thorson, who later filed a palimony suit against him. The movie is based on Thorson's 1988 memoir "Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace".

Behind the Candelabra movie poster
  • Premiere Date: May 26, 2013
  • Studio: HBO Films
  • Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Adaptation
  • Director: Steven Soderbergh
  • Screenwriter: Richard LaGravenese
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  • Starring: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Dan Aykroyd, Scott Bakula, Rob Lowe, Tom Papa, Paul Reiser, Bruce Ramsay, Nicky Katt, Cheyenne Jackson, Mike O'Malley, David Koechner, Boyd Holbrook, Debbie Reynolds
  • Running Time: 2 hrs.
  • TV Rating: Not Rated


HBO Films BEHIND THE CANDELABRA chronicles the larger-than-life entertainer Liberace's (Michael Douglas) 5-year secret affair with his assistant-turned-lover Scott Thorson (Matt Damon), a man 39 years his junior. Their relationship ended badly after several years together and Thorson sued for palimony even while Liberace continued to deny he was gay.

Movie Trailers

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Behind the Candelabra – Movie Trailer 1

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