Slumdog Millionaire, a British Drama movie directed by Danny Boyle, has been chosen to be the best movie by National Board of Review (NBR), a non-profit organization. On December 4, 2008, NBR declared Slumdog Millionaire the best movie of 2008. David Fincher was announced the best director for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Brad Pitt played the character named Benjamin Button, a man who observes reverse aging. Clint Eastwood was named best actor for
Gran Torino. Eastwood played the character of Walt Kowalski, a racist Korean War veteran.
Slumdog Millionaire, is based on the novel, “Q and A” by Vikas Swarup. It tells the story of an Indian beggar named Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), who miraculously wins the Indian version of the quiz show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” The screenplay is written by Seamon Beaufoy. Slumdog Millionaire, which had limited release, garnered critical acclaim. The movie shows the rising disparity between the upper class and poor class. The movie was screend at the Telluride Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.