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Absinthe in the Movies

Absinthe continues to be an obsession for Hollywood as filmmakers use the Green Fairy
to spice up scenes and to set the stage for hot-steamy fun and intreague.

New Girl Cabin Absinthe Episode
New Girl "Cabin" Episode, Jess "Zooey Deschanel" and Nick "Jake Johnson" drink absinthe with their dates and dance with the Green Fairy during a wacky overnight stay at the cabin.

Network: Fox

Cast: JESS (Zooey Deschanel), NICK (Jake Johnson), SCHMIDT (Max Greenfield), WINSTON (Lamorne Morris) and CECE (HANNAH SIMONE).

The Thompsons Absinthe Scene
The Thompsons, on the run with the law on their trail and drinking absinthe while feeding on their prey, the vampire family heads to England to find an ancient vampire clan.

Directors: Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores

Cast: Mackenzie Firgens, Elizabeth Henstridge and Cory Knauf, and more.

Get Him to the Greek Movie
Get Him to the Greek, Jonah Hill plays a record company intern hired to keep an eye on a drug-crazed out of control rock star (Russell Brand) and to make sure he makes it to a concert at LA's Greek Theater. They drink absinthe along the way, P Diddy on the screen and things get whacked.

Director: Nicholas Stoller

Cast: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss, P Diddy and many more including some cool cameos by Lars Ulrich, Christina Aguilera, Pink and more.

EuroTrip Movie
Eurotrip, Scotty and his best friends embark on a raucous trip across Europe to find Mieke. Along the way, absinthe is consumed and hilarity ensues, and someone makes out with his sister.

Directed by: Jeff Schaffer

Cast: Scott Mechlowicz, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jacob Pitts, Travis Wester, and Jessica Boehrs.

Carnivale HBO Series
Carnivale, the HBO Series about the crew of a traveling carnival working the American Dustbowl circuit, with conflict of good verses evil and morality. Professor Ernst Lodz satisfies his obession for absinthe, a passion from past performances while traveling in Paris.

Directors: Jack Bender, Rodrigo Garcia, Dan Lerner, Steve Shill, Tucker Gates, Alan Taylor, Todd Field, Tim Hunter, John Patterson, Jeremy Podeswa, Scott Winant

Cast: Nick Stahl, Michael Anderson, Patrick Bauchau, Clancy Brown, Clea Duvall and many more.

Alfie Movie
Alfie, in this reinvention of the 1960's classic, Jude Law plays Alfie, a sexually promiscuous chauffer, who dedicates his life to seducing women. When Alfie encounters Susan Sarandon, she entices him with the Green Fairy.

Directed by: Charles Shyer

Cast: Jude Law, Sienna Miller, Susan Sarandon, Marisa Tomei and Omar Epps.

From Hell Movie
From Hell, this film about Jack the Ripper has a morbid ambiance, enhanced with Fred Abberline (Johnny Depp) addiction to absinthe and Laudanum.

Directed by: Albert and Allen Hughes

Cast: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Robbie Coltrane, Ian Holm, Jason Flemyng, Leslie Sharp

Moulin Rouge Movie
Moulin Rouge, this film set in Paris, circa 1899 is about Christian (Ewan McGregor), a poor writer who arrives in Monmartre, the home of the Moulin Rouge. He meets Toulouse Lautrec (John Leguizamo), drinks absinthe and falls in love with Satine, played by Nicole Kidman.

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, Garry McDonald, Kylie Minogue (Green Fairy) and more.

Deceiver Movie

Deceiver, Detective Phillip Braxton (Chris Penn) uses a polygraph to interrogate James Walter Wayland (Tim Roth) about the murder of a prostitute (Renee Zellwegar).  Wayland admits to drinking absinthe, while Detective Edward kennesaw (Michael Rooker) tells a bizarre story about a man high on absinthe.

Directed by: Jonas Pate and Josh Pate

Cast: Chris Penn, Ellen Burstyn, Tim Roth, Renee Zellwegar, Michael Rooker, Rosanna Arquette

Bram Stoker's Dracula Movie
Bram Stoker's Dracula, the seductive Dracula (Gary Oldman) travels to London where he shares absinthe with Mina (Winona Ryder) who is the image of this lost love. Jonathan Harker (Keanu Reeves) joins forces with Dracula's arch nemesis Professor Van Helsing (Sir Anthony Hopkins) to rescue his fiancée from eternal damnation.

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Cast: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard Grant, Cary Elwes, Bill Campbell, Sadie Frost

Van Helsing Movie
Van Helsing, this film set in the dark and supernatural world of 19th century Transylvania is about Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) eternal struggle against Count Dracular (Richard Roxburgh). Van Helsing and Anna Valerious (Kate Beckinsale) share a few sips of absinthe for courage.

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

Wilde Movie
Wilde, this film is about the tragic life of the witty Victorian critic Oscar Wilde (Stephen Frye) and his indulging in absinthe and in "the love that dare not speak its name."

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

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