The creative chemistry of four brilliant artists —drummer John Densmore, guitarist Robby Kreiger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and singer Jim Morrison— made The Doors one of America's most iconic and influential rock bands. Using footage shot between their formation in 1965 and Morrison's death in 1971, it follows the band from the corridors of UCLA's film school, where Manzarek and Morrison met, to the stages of sold-out arenas.

  1. Tom DiCillo

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Johnny Depp

    Johnny Depp

    Himself - Narrator (voice)

  2. Jim Ladd

    Himself (voice)

  3. Jim Morrison

    Jim Morrison

    Himself (archive footage)

  4. John Densmore

    John Densmore

    Himself (archive footage)

  5. Ray Manzarek

    Ray Manzarek

    Himself (archive footage)

Full Cast & Crew

When You're Strange
When You're Strange



Status Released

Release Information

  • January 17, 2009


  • April 9, 2010
    Theatrical (limited)


  • May 12, 2010


  • June 29, 2010


  • December 5, 2010


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 26m

Budget -

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