Nicolas Cage stars as Charlie Kaufman, a confused L.A. screenwriter overwhelmed by feelings of inadequacy, sexual frustration, self-loathing—and by the screenwriting ambitions of his freeloading twin brother Donald (also played by Cage). While struggling to adapt The Orchid Thief by Susan Orlean (Meryl Streep), Kaufman's life spins to the bizarre. The lives of Kaufman, Orlean and John Laroche (Chris Cooper)—the orchid poacher and the subject of Orlean's book—become strangely intertwined as each one's search for passion collides with the others'. Directed by Spike Jonze (Her, Being John Malkovich, Where the Wild Things Are). Academy Award Winner for Best Supporting Actor (Cooper).