Golden Globes: 1 Nomination
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In 1941, New York intellectual playwright Barton Fink (John Turturo) comes to Hollywood to work as a screenwriter. Staying in the eerie Hotel Earle, Barton develops severe writer's block when his studio boss orders the serious-minded Barton to write a low budget wrestling movie. His neighbor, jovial insurance salesman Charlie Meadows (John Goodman), tries to help, but Barton continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him even further from his task.