Press Junket for The Cooler (2003)


The unluckiest man in Vegas - a guy whose bad luck is contagious - is used by the last of the old time mob run casinos to kill high rollers' action. That is, until he falls in love with a cocktail waitress and gets "lady luck," which throws the situation into reverse. Things turn nasty when the casino director tries to break up the romance.  (IMDB)

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Wayne Kramer

Cast and Crew

Partial Cast and Crew (IMDB):


Frank Hannah
Wayne Kramer


William H. Macy … Bernie Lootz
Alec Baldwin … Shelly Kaplow
Maria Bello  …
Natalie Belisario
Shawn Hatosy … Mikey
Ron Livingston … Larry Sokolov
Paul Sorvino … Buddy Stafford
Estella Warren … Charlene

Arthur J. Nascarella … Nicky Fingers Bonnatto
Joey Fatone … Johnny Cappella

Original Music by: 

Mark Isham

Cinematography by: 

Jim Whitaker

Film Editing by: 

Arthur Coburn

Casting by:

Sig De Miguel
Amanda Mackey Johnson
Cathy Sandrich
Wendy Weidman



A.O. Scott, The New York Times (11/28/2003)

David Sterritt, The Christian Science Monitor (11/28/2003)

Awards, Nominations, Festivals

Academy Awards (2004) - Alec Baldwin nominated for Best Actor in Supporting Role

National Board of Review (2003) - Alec Baldwin won Best Supporting Actor

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004) - Maria Bello nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role and Alec Baldwin nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Sundance Film Festival (2003) - Wayne Kramer nominated for Dramatic Grand Jury Prize