The Founder 7 years old

Risk taker. Rule breaker. Game changer.

The Founder

The true story of how Ray Kroc, a salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers’ speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. He maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.


The Founder Cast

Name Character
John Carroll Lynch He was 53, now 60 years old as Mac McDonald
Linda Cardellini She was 41, now 48 years old as Joan Smith
Michael Keaton He was 65, now 72 years old as Ray Kroc
Patrick Wilson He was 43, now 50 years old as Rollie Smith
Laura Dern She was 49, now 57 years old as Ethel Kroc
Nick Offerman He was 46, now 53 years old as Dick McDonald
Griff Furst He was 35, now 42 years old as Jim Zien
Wilbur Fitzgerald He was 68, now 75 years old as Jerry Cullen
David de Vries He was 56, now 63 years old as Jack Horford
B. J. Novak He was 37, now 44 years old as Harry Sonneborn
Cara Mantella She was 17, now 24 years old as Myra Rosenblatt

The Founder Crew

Name Department
John Schwartzman as Director of Photography. He was 56 (now 63) years old Camera
Carter Burwell as Original Music Composer. He was 61 (now 68) years old Sound
Carter Burwell as Conductor. He was 61 (now 68) years old Sound
Ronna Kress as Casting. She was 57 (now 64) years old Production
Michael Corenblith as Production Design. He was 66 (now 73) years old Art
Daniel Orlandi as Costume Design. Costume & Make-Up
Paul Carlin as Digital Intermediate. He was 48 (now 55) years old Editing
Ian Fox as Camera Operator. He was 72 (now 79) years old Camera
Karen Lunder as Executive Producer. Production
Stefan Sonnenfeld as Digital Intermediate. He was 52 (now 59) years old Editing
Robert Frazen as Editor. He was 67 (now 74) years old Editing
Kimberly Jones as Makeup Department Head. Costume & Make-Up
Aaron Ryder as Producer. He was 67 (now 74) years old Production
Don Handfield as Producer. He was 45 (now 52) years old Production
John Lee Hancock as Director. He was 60 (now 67) years old Directing
Jeremy Renner as Producer. He was 46 (now 53) years old Production
Robert D. Siegel as Writer. He was 45 (now 52) years old Writing
David E. Fluhr as Sound Re-Recording Mixer. Sound
Susan Benjamin as Set Decoration. Art
Glen Basner as Executive Producer. Production
Christos V. Konstantakopoulos as Executive Producer. Production
David S. Greathouse as Executive Producer. Production
The Founder poster
The Founder (7 years)

Risk taker. Rule breaker. Game changer.

  • Release day: Tuesday, September 13, 2016
  • Runtime: 115 minutes
  • Budget: 15000000.00
  • Revenue: 24121245.00