Funny Games is the 2007 English language remake of a 1997 movie of the same name. It tells the story of two seemingly well-educated brothers who wreak murderous havoc on a family who have just arrived at an idyllic vacation home. The main characters are played by Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt and Brady Corbet.
Naomi Watts is an English actress who played the role of Ann. She moved to Australia from England at age 14 after her father passed away. She began taking acting classes shortly after arriving there and soon after met her lifelong friend Nicole Kidman. She had a number of movie roles spanning the late 80s and early 90s, but she finally got her big break in David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive. Her roles in The Ring and The Ring 2 validated her as a Hollywood success, and that led to her being cast in critically acclaimed movies such as King Kong and Eastern Promises. Watts has been nominated for two Oscars.
George is played by Tim Roth, an English actor who was born in 1961. Roth developed his penchant for imitating accents at a young age when he spoke in a cockney accent to fit it better at school. His ability to speak in various American English dialects has led to his being cast in a large number of feature films. His first big hit in America was in Quentin Tarantino’s 1992 classic, Reservoir Dogs, a movie shown on popular TV channels often. Check out directstartv.com if you haven’t seen it yet. That success led to other big roles in Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction and the collaborative Four Rooms.
Michael Pitt played Paul, the brother who was the brains behind the operation. Before Funny Games, Pitt played a minor recurring role on Dawson’s Creek and appeared in such films as Delirious, The Hawk is Dying and Last Days, in which he played a role that was reminiscent of Kurt Cobain.
Brady Corbet starred as Peter, the younger brother. Corbet had previously appeared in several seasons of 24 and previously made his feature film debut in the 2003 film, Thirteen.