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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

NR 131 min - Drama - 21 June 1966
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Mike Nichols’ film from Edward Albee's play brought new themes to the film industry. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have never been more brilliant together as they portray an experienced married couple who love each other yet verbally attack one another when they see how boring their naïve newlywed guests have made their night.

Director:  Mike Nichols

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Mike Nichols’ film from Edward Albee's play brought new themes to the film industry. Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton have never been more brilliant together as they portray an experienced married couple who love each other yet verbally attack one another when they see how boring their naïve newlywed guests have made their night.



Tagline: You are cordially invited to George and Martha's for an evening of fun and games

Genres: Drama

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Language:  English, Latin
Release Date:  21 June 1966

Box Office

Budget:  $7,500,000
Revenue:  $33,736,689

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Chenault Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 11 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR — Richard Burton {“George”}
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — George Segal {“Nick”}
ACTRESS — Elizabeth Taylor {“Martha”}  – WON
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Sandy Dennis {“Honey”} – WON
ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Art Direction: Richard Sylbert; Set Decoration: George James Hopkins – WON
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Haskell Wexler – WON
COSTUME DESIGN (Black-and-White) — Irene Sharaff – WON
DIRECTING — Mike Nichols
FILM EDITING — Sam O’Steen
MUSIC (Original Music Score) — Alex North
BEST PICTURE — Ernest Lehman, Producer
SOUND — Warner Bros. Studio Sound Department, George R. Groves, Sound Director
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — Ernest Lehman


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