The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad
to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything
at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say
a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn . . .
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Walter Salles and based on the iconic novel by Jack Kerouac,
ON THE ROAD tells the provocative story of Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), a young writer whose
life is shaken and ultimately redefined by the arrival of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund),
a free-spirited, fearless, fast talking Westerner and his girl, Marylou (Kristen Stewart).
Traveling cross-country, Sal and Dean venture out on a personal quest for freedom from the
conformity and conservatism engulfing them in search of the unknown, themselves, and the
pursuit of “it” -- the pure essence of experience.
Seeking unchartered terrain and the last American frontier, the duo encounter an eclectic mix
of men and women -- Bull (Viggo Mortensen), Camille (Kirsten Dunst), Carlo (Tom Sturridge),
Jane (Amy Adams), Terry (Alice Braga), Galatéa (Elisabeth Moss) – each impacting their
Sam Riley was born in Wes Yorkshire, England. His breakthrough performance came when he played the role of Ian Curtis in the film Control, a biopic about the lead singer of the 1970s post-punk band Joy Division. The film received high critical acclaim due in no small part to Riley's performance, which won him a selection of awards including the British Independent Film Award for "Most Promising Newcomer" a BAFTA "Rising Star" nomination; and a Mark Kermode nod for Best Actor 2007.
In September 2007, Riley was cast in Gerald McMorrow's British science fiction film Franklyn. He starred as the lead role in 13, an English-language remake of the French thriller 13 Tzameti that has yet to have an American and European release. He played the role of Pinkie Brown in Brighton Rock alongside Helen Mirren, released February 4, 2011. He also starred in Walter Salles' film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's autobiographical On the Road playing the narrator and protagonist Sal Paradise,. He also has a small role in the German comedy "Rubbeldiekatz" (2011) in which his wife Alexandra Maria Lara plays the female lead role. His role is listed as "Wagenmeister". In "Byzantium" (2012), a movie directed by Neil Jordan, he plays alongside Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan as "Darvell".
Born in Roseau, Minnesota, Garrett spent his early years growing up on a farm. A little before high school his family moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he began taking private acting lessons. He graduated early from high school and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. Only having been in Los Angeles a month he landed his first and break out role as Patroclus, Achilles’ cousin opposite Brad Pitt in the major motion picture Troy. Since then he has gone on to star in Friday Night Lights opposite Bill Bob Thorton, Four Brothers opposite Mark Wahlberg and as Sam Flynn in Tron: Legacy opposite Jeff Bridges.
Born April 9, 1990 in Los Angeles, Kristen received her first significant role when she was cast as Sam Jennings in The Safety of Objects (2001). Soon after that, she starred alongside Jodie Foster in the hit drama, Panic Room (2002) and was nominated for a Young Artist Award.
Kristen went on to perform in the film Cold Creek Manor, along side Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone. The role brought her another Young Artist nomination. Her third nomination came while playing a young singer in 2007’s Into The Wild. She also appeared in Mary Stuart Masterson's The Cake Eaters (2007) that same year.
In 2008, Kristen garnered the role of Bella Swan in the Twilight series. Based on a series of the same name written by Stephenie Meyer, the novel already had a huge following and the film opened to fans anxious to see the vampire romance brought to life. The franchise spanned over five years, earning Kristen an MTV Movie Award for Best Female Lead.
Aside from the mass success of the Twilight Saga franchise, Kristen has completed a number of Indie titles, including Adventureland, Welcome to the Riley’s, as well as The Runaways, which had Kristen portraying the famous punk rocker Joan Jett.
In 2012, Kristen will help bring Walter Salles’ film adaption of Jack Kerouac’s groundbreaking novel On the Road to theaters with her portrayal of Mary Lou. Critics are already calling it one of Kristen’s best roles to date.
Stewart continues to live in Los Angeles, California.
Kirsten Dunst was born in April in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Her career began at the young age of three years old when she started modeling and appearing in commercials. Her breakthrough performance was in 1994 in the major motion picture Interview with a Vampire starring opposite Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise where she earned a Golden Globe nomination. Over the next few years she starred in films such as Little Women, Jumanji, Fifteen and Pregnant, Small Soldiers, Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides and Bring It On. She went on to star as icons May Jane Watson in Spider-Man and Marie Antoinette in Marie Antoinette. In 2011 she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes International Film Festival in Lars Von Trier’s Melancholia.
Tom Sturridge was born in London England, son of actress Phoebe Nicholls and actor/director Charles Sturridge. He started his acting career at age 11 in a television production of Gullivers Travels. Returning to the screen in 2004 he starred in Vanity Fair and Being Julia and more recently in Pirate Radio alongside Bill Nighy and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Tom has proven his acting not just on screen but onstage in a play called 'Punk Rock' that won him the 2009 Critics' Circle Theatre Award.
Born in New York , has traveled and lived in various locations across the world. He made his screen debut in Peter Weir’s Witness where his career has done nothing but go up from there. He has been in over thirty films across various genres such as Jane Campion’s The Portrait of a Lady, Sean Penn’s The Indian Runner, Brian De Palma’s Carlito’s Way, Ridley Scott’s G.I. Jane, etc. He became a household name in the early 2000’s as Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings triology, film adaptations of J.R.R. Tolkien novels. After the major success of those films he went on to star in David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence, Eastern Promises and A Dangerous Method, Ed Harris’ Appaloosa and many more.
Amy Lou Adams was born in Italy and raised in Castle Rock, Colorado. She began her career doing regional theatre work before film acting when she got her first role as Leslie Miller in Drop Dead Gorgeous. She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting starring in television productions until landing a role opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Catch Me If You Can. Three years later her work in Junebug got her real attention including an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Since she has gone on to star in films like Charlie Wilson’s War, Sunshine Cleaning, Julia & Julia and received award nominations for Enchanted that garnered a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Doubt that brought her a second Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, as well as nominations for a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild award, and a British Academy Film award. More recently, she starred with Jason Segel in The Muppets and alongside Clint Eastwood and Justin TImberlake in Trouble with the Curve.
Elisabeth Moss is an American actor born in Los Angeles. First screen debut was on the television film Bar Girls in 1990. Her notable television roles include youngest daughter to the President, Zoey Bartlet on the NBC television series The West Wing and secretary turned copywriter Peggy Olson on the AMC original series Mad Men which twice has garnered her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Her filmography consists of many titles such as: Mumford, Girl, Interrupted, Temptation, The Missing, Get Him to the Greek etc.