The Founder

The Founder (2016)

Risk taker. Rule breaker. Game changer.

  • Genre: Drama, History
  • Release Date: 2016-09-13
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 2666 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 55min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Speedie Distribution
  • Production Country: United States of America
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The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.

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  • Michael Keaton

    as Ray Kroc
  • Nick Offerman

    as Dick McDonald
  • John Carroll Lynch

    as Mac McDonald
  • Linda Cardellini

    as Joan Smith
  • Patrick Wilson

    as Rollie Smith
  • B. J. Novak

    as Harry Sonneborn
  • Laura Dern

    as Ethel Kroc
  • Justin Randell Brooke

    as Fred Turner
  • Kate Kneeland

    as June Martino
  • Wilbur Fitzgerald

    as Jerry Cullen
  • Griff Furst

    as Jim Zien
  • David de Vries

    as Jack Horford
  • Andrew Benator

    as Leonard Rosenblatt
  • Cara Mantella

    as Myra Rosenblatt
  • Randall Taylor

    as Owner (Ed's Drive-In)
  • Kabby Borders

    as Cheerleader
  • Valeri Rogers

    as Cheerleader #2
Production Ronna Kress Casting
Production Aaron Ryder Producer
Camera John Schwartzman Director of Photography
Sound Carter Burwell Original Music Composer
Sound Carter Burwell Conductor
Production Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Production Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Art Michael Corenblith Production Design
Costume & Make-Up Daniel Orlandi Costume Design
Production Jeremy Renner Producer
Camera Ian Fox Camera Operator
Production David Glasser Executive Producer
Editing Paul Carlin Digital Intermediate
Directing John Lee Hancock Director
Production Karen Lunder Executive Producer
Editing Robert Frazen Editor
Editing Stefan Sonnenfeld Digital Intermediate
Costume & Make-Up Kimberly Jones Makeup Department Head
Sound David E. Fluhr Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Writing Robert D. Siegel Writer
Production Don Handfield Producer
Art Susan Benjamin Set Decoration
Production Glen Basner Executive Producer
Production Christos V. Konstantakopoulos Executive Producer
Production David S. Greathouse Executive Producer
Production William D. Johnson Executive Producer
Costume & Make-Up Derek Sullivan Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Virginia Burton Costume Supervisor
Sound John Sievert Foley
Art Sean Clouser Construction Coordinator
Art Stacie McKinnon Art Department Coordinator
Production Chase Paris Local Casting
Production Tara Feldstein Local Casting
Sound Adam Milo Smalley Music Editor
Camera Bob Gorelick Steadicam Operator
Sound Jon Johnson Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Stefan Fraticelli Foley
Lighting Dan Cornwall Gaffer
Sound Yann Delpuech Sound Designer
Editing Andy Kaplan Digital Intermediate
Camera Daniel C. McFadden Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Michael White Hair Department Head
Lighting Tom Fendley Rigging Gaffer
Production Hannah d'Angerio Casting Associate
Production Michael Sledd Co-Producer
Costume & Make-Up Lawrence Davis Key Hair Stylist
Sound Kim Drummond Supervising Dialogue Editor
Directing Katherine Steets Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Johnna Thomas Key Set Costumer
Crew Matthew Berning Techno Crane Operator
Costume & Make-Up Tony Kochinas Set Costumer
Production Parry Creedon Co-Producer
Lighting Chris Lumpkin Rigging Grip
Costume & Make-Up Shelby Anne Tompkins Seamstress
Camera Duane Codrington Epk Camera Operator
Camera Dan Ming First Assistant Camera
Camera Kerry Rawlins Key Grip
Camera Jake Liam McGuire Key Grip
Sound Allen Lee Williams III Boom Operator
Sound Robert Vardaros Boom Operator
Sound Kevin Schultz Foley
Costume & Make-Up Lindsay Waters Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Monty Schuth Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Mi Young Key Makeup Artist
Editing Derek Drouin First Assistant Editor
Production Patrick Ingram Extras Casting
Production Alison Cohen Executive Producer
Production Holly Brown Executive Producer