||Man on the Moon is a biopic based on the life of Andy Kaufman who starred as the foreign mechanic Latka Gravas in Taxi. He also appeared on shows like
Fridays, Saturday Night Live, Van Dyke & Co and was famous for being the selfdeclared Intergender Wrestling Champion of the world. Andy died in 1984 of cancer, only 35 years
The movie is directed by Academy Award winner Milos Forman. He's well known for making One Flew over the Cukoo's Nest, Amadeus and
The People vs. Larry Flynt, among others.
Jim Carrey starrs as Andy Kaufman, Danny DeVito as his agent George Shapiro and Courtney Love as his girlfriend Lynne. The whole Taxi cast, except of Tony Danza,
also appear in the movie as themselves.
The title, Man on the Moon, is based on the song with the same name by R.E.M..They have also composed the instrumental tunes on the soundtrack.