Good Night, and Good Luck

Main cast

  • David Strathairn as Edward R. Murrow, journalist and host of the CBS television program See It Now
  • George Clooney as Fred W. Friendly, coproducer with Murrow of See It Now
  • Robert Downey Jr. as Joseph Wershba, writer, editor, and correspondent for CBS News
  • Patricia Clarkson as Shirley Wershba
  • Frank Langella as William Paley, chief executive of CBS
  • Jeff Daniels as Sig Mickelson, Director of CBS News
  • Tate Donovan as Jesse Zousmer
  • Ray Wise as Don Hollenbeck, journalist for CBS News; accused in the press of being a "pinko".
  • Alex Borstein as Natalie
  • Thomas McCarthy as Palmer Williams
  • Rose Abdoo as Mili Lerner
  • Reed Diamond as John Aaron
  • Matt Ross as Eddie Scott
  • Grant Heslov as Don Hewitt, director of See It Now
  • Joseph McCarthy (archive footage) as Himself
  • Liberace (archive footage) as Himself
  • Roy Cohn (archive footage) as Himself
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower (archive footage) as Himself

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