Wednesday, February 21, 2007



65th Academy Awards

Nominated With:
The Crying Game
A Few Good Men
Howard’s End
Scent of a Woman

Directed By:
Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, Richard Harris, Jaimz Woolvett, Saul Rubinek, Frances Fisher

Long-retired gunslinger William Munny (Clint Eastwood) reluctantly takes one last job -- and even more reluctantly accepts a boastful youth (Jaimz Woolvett) as a partner. Together, they discover how easily complicated truths are distorted into simplistic myths about the Old West. Gene Hackman (who won an Oscar) and Richard Harris stand out as old foes who have an unhappy reunion. Other Oscars include Best Picture and Director (Eastwood).

Why this is a great choice:
The Academy lovefest for Clint Eastwood began here as he earned three nominations for Picture, Director, and Actor (he won the Best Pictures and Director awards). Since then Eastwood has received Best Picture/Director nominations on three more films in addition to the Honorary Award he was presented in 1995. Unfogiven is one of the truly great westerns of contemporary American cinema. A film that is well achieved in all areas of filmmaking, Unforgiven is as a hauntingly tragic film from a filmmaker who improves with age.

12 Memorable Best Picture Winners -- previous enteries:
- Amadeus (1984)
- Ordinary People (1980)
- Annie Hall (1977)
- The Godfather (1972)
- The Apartment (1960)
- The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
- The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
- Casablanca (1942)
- How Green Was My Valley (1941)


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