“A 100-year-old woman, when interviewed on radio, was asked if she had any regrets. “ ... ‘If I’d known I’d live to be 100,’ she replied, ‘I’d have taken up the violin at 40. By now, I could have been playing for 60 years!’ ”

— Quoted by Anne Karpf, in How to Age: The School of Life (Macmillan Publishers)


First Man is a 2018 American biographical drama film directed by Damien Chazelle and written by Josh Singer, based on the book First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James R. Hansen. The film stars Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, alongside Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciarán Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, and Lukas Haas, and follows the years leading up to the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in 1969. Steven Spielberg serves as an executive producer.

First Man had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on August 29, 2018, and is scheduled to be released in the United States on October 12, 2018, by Universal Pictures. The film received critical acclaim, with praise for Gosling and Foy’s performances, the cinematography, Justin Hurwitz’s score, and Chazelle’s direction.

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