House of D (2004)

David Duchovny plays artist Tom Warshaw

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An American artist living a bohemian existence in Paris, Tom Warshaw (David Duchovny) is trying to make sense of his troubled adult life by reflecting upon his extraordinary childhood. There is a flashback to Greenwich Village in 1973, as thirteen-year-old Tommy (Anton Yelchin) is on the brink of becoming a man. While his bereaved single mother (Tea Leoni) mourns the death of his father, Tommy escapes grief by causing trouble at school and making afternoon deliveries with his best friend Pappas (Robin Williams), a mentally challenged janitor. Following the romantic advice offered by Lady (Erykah Badu) - incarcerated in the infamous New York Women's House of Detention for shadowy reasons - Tommy experiences his first taste of love. Yet when an unexpected tragedy radically alters his world, Tommy must take a life-defining choice - one that will compel the adult Tom Warshaw, thirty years later, to confront his unfinished.
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Rafter Romance (1933)

Norman Foster plays artist Jack Bacon

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'Mary Carroll is a young woman from upstate who came to New York to find a job and a career, but whose money has almost run out. Jack Bacon is an aspiring artist who lives in the same Greenwich Village building as her, in the attic loft, who is also months behind on his rent, and works as a night watchman to make ends meet. Their landlord, Max Eckbaum, a good-natured soul, nevertheless has expenses to meet, and could have rented Mary's apartment to a paying tenant several times over. He comes up with a solution, to move Mary into Jack's loft, and have them share the apartment on a shift basis. They would never see each other or know who the other is, since Jack is out all night and sleeps during the day, and Mary soon takes a job selling refrigerators by telephone, which keeps her out all day.'
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Tiptoes (2003)

Kate Beckinsale plays artist Carol

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Carol (Beckinsale) — a talented painter and independent woman — falls in love with Steven (McConaughey) without knowing much about him other than he's the perfect man. But when Carol finds herself pregnant it forces Steven to expose his darkest secret - his family. Steven happens to be the only average-sized person in a family of dwarfs, including his twin brother Rolfe (Oldman). Carol and Steven are then forced to come to terms with the fact that the fetus she carries may be born a dwarf. This terrifies Steven as he had to watch his twin brother suffer the difficulties of being a little person and does not want to watch his child in pain. As Carol decides to carry the child, she and Steven grow farther apart, and she begins to rely on Rolfe to teach her about the life of people with dwarfism.
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Much Too Shy (1942)

George Formby plays artist George Andy

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Artist George Andy gets into trouble when the portraits he has painted of society ladies have nude bodies added to them and are used in advertising.


Trust Me (1989)

David Packer plays artist Sam Brown

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An art dealer murders one of his artists in the hopes of increasing the market value of his work


Boogie Woogie (2009)

Jaime Winstone plays video artist Elaine

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Boogie Woogie is a comedy of manners, its cast of characters devouring each other in a small world awash with big money. Set against the backdrop of contemporary London and the international art scene, it casts an eye over the appetites and morality of some of its major players. Dealers, collectors, artists, wannabees vie with each other in a world in which success and downfall rest on a thin edge.
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Riding the Bullet (2004)

Jonathan Jackson plays artist Alan Parker

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Set in 1969, Alan Parker (Jackson) is a young artist, studying at the University of Maine. He becomes obsessed with death, and believing he is losing his girlfriend, Jessica (Christensen), he tries to commit suicide on his birthday. His friends surprise him and he cuts himself sending him to the hospital. He eventually recovers and decides to go with them to a John Lennon concert. Before leaving he receives news that his mother, Jean (Hershey), is in the hospital because of a stroke and is near death. Alan decides to hitchhike to reach the hospital before his only relative dies. On his way there, he has multiple strange encounters with the living and dead.
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The Rains Came (1939)

George Brent plays artist Tom Ransome

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'The story centers on the redemption of its lead female character. George Brent is Tom Ransome, an artist who leads a rather dissolute if socially active life in the town of Ranchipur. His routine is shattered with the arrival of his former lover, Lady Edwina Esketh (Myrna Loy) who has since married the elderly Lord Esketh (Nigel Bruce). Lady Edwina first sets out to seduce, then gradually falls in love with, Major Rama Safti (Tyrone Power) who represents the "new India."'
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Fever (1999)

Henry Thomas plays artist Nick Parker

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Nick Parker (Henry Thomas) is a struggling young artist suffering a mental and physical breakdown. When a violent murder happens in his apartment building, it pushes him to the edge of sanity. Suspected by his sister (Teri Hatcher) and tracked by a police detective (Bill Duke), Nick begins to think he may have committed the murder himself except for the appearance of a mysterious drifter (David O'Hara) who has moved in upstairs. Is he a witness or a murderer, and was it all a setup or illusion? The bottom line is: Who can you trust when you can no longer trust yourself?
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