First Man (2018) Movie Review, Cast and Plot


First Man is a 2018 American biographical drama film. The movie is directed by Damien Chazelle and written by Josh Singer. This Film is based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen.

The movie stars include Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas. It follows the years leading up to the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in 1969. Steven Spielberg is the executive producer of this movie.

First Man Movie Cast

  • Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong
  • Claire Foy as Janet Shearon
  • Jason Clarke as Ed White
  • Kyle Chandler as Deke Slayton
  • Corey Stoll as Buzz Aldrin
  • Christopher Abbott as David Scott
  • Patrick Fugit as Elliot See
  • Lukas Haas as Michael Collins
  • Shea Whigham as Gus Grissom
  • Brian d’Arcy James as Joseph A. Walker
  • Pablo Schreiber as Jim Lovell
  • Cory Michael Smith as Roger B. Chaffee
  • J. D. Evermore as Christopher C. Kraft Jr.
  • John David Whalen as John Glenn
  • Ethan Embry as Pete Conrad
  • Skyler Bible as Richard F. Gordon Jr.
  • Ben Owen as John Hodge
  • Olivia Hamilton as Patricia White
  • Kris Swanberg as Marilyn See
  • Ciarán Hinds as Robert R. Gilruth
  • Shawn Eric Jones as Wally Schirra
  • William Gregory Lee as Gordon Cooper
  • Steven Coulter as Guenter Wendt
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First Man Movie Plot


The movie is about the life of the legendary American Astronaut Neil Armstrong from 1961-1969. First Man follows the journey of Neil Armstrong to become the first human to walk the moon. To accomplish this mission he had to sacrifice a lot of things. The movie is about a legendary space mission that led Neil to become the first man to walk on the Moon on the 20th of July 1969.


First Man Movie Overview

Directed byDamien Chazelle
Produced by
  • Wyck Godfrey
  • Marty Bowen
  • Isaac Klausner
  • Damien Chazelle
Screenplay byJosh Singer
Based onFirst Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
by James R. Hansen
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Claire Foy
  • Jason Clarke
  • Kyle Chandler
  • Corey Stoll
  • Ciarán Hinds
  • Christopher Abbott
  • Patrick Fugit
  • Lukas Haas
Music byJustin Hurwitz
CinematographyLinus Sandgren
Edited byTom Cross
  • Universal Pictures
  • Amblin Entertainment
  • DreamWorks Pictures
  • Temple Hill Entertainment
  • Phantasma
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • August 29, 2018 (Venice)
  • October 12, 2018 (United States)
Running time
141 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$60 million