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A Man for All Seasons Overview:

A Man for All Seasons (1966) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by Fred Zinnemann and produced by Fred Zinnemann and William N. Graf.

The film was based on the play of the same name written by Robert Bolt performed at the ANTA Playhouse, NY from Nov 22, 1961 - Jun 1, 1963.

Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorPaul ScofieldWon
Best Supporting ActorRobert ShawNominated
Best Supporting ActressWendy HillerNominated
Best CinematographyTed MooreWon
Best Costume DesignElizabeth Haffenden, Joan BridgeWon
Best DirectorFred ZinnemannWon
Best PictureFred Zinnemann, ProducerWon
Best WritingRobert BoltWon
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A Man for All Seasons (1966)

By Beatrice on Apr 12, 2019 From Flickers in Time

A Man for All Seasons Directed by Fred Zinneman Written by Robert Bolt from his play 1966/United Kingdom Highland Films First viewing/Netflix rental The word for this is “sumptuous”. ?And what a cast! The film is based on the true story of Henry VIII of England (Robert Shaw) and his so... Read full article


Top Picks: A Man for All Seasons

By Amanda Garrett on Apr 8, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

This week's pick is the Tudor classic A Man for All Seasons (1966), starring Robert Shaw as Henry VIII and Paul Scofield as Thomas More. The scandalous lives and loves of the turbulent Tudor dynasty attracted their fair share of old Hollywood adaptations, from the great Charles Laughton hamming... Read full article


A Man For All Seasons (1966)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 10, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Sir Thomas More had the misfortune of getting in the way of perhaps one of the most notorious kings in history, and it proved costly. It is the early 1500s in England, and the Reformation has shook the world but Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) has his own plans for the church in his country. He is bent on ... Read full article


A Man For All Seasons (1966)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 10, 2014 From 4 Star Films

Sir Thomas More had the misfortune of getting in the way of perhaps one of the most notorious kings in history, and it proved costly. It is the early 1500s in England, and the Reformation has shaken the world but Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) has his own plans for the church in his country. He is bent on... Read full article


A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS —TCM’s 31 Days of Oscar Blogathon….

By Christy Putnam on Mar 1, 2014 From Christy Putnam

“With a little common sense, you could have made a statesman,” claims Orson Welles as Cardinal Wolsey as he redresses Paul Scofield as Sir Thomas More for opposing him during a council meeting. And that simple phrase sums up the worldly view of a man who had a conscience and an “i... Read full article


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Quotes from

Cromwell: Are you coming my way, Rich?


Alice More: Poor, silly man - do you think they leave you here to think?


[after King Henry VIII leaves]
Alice More: What's this? You crossed him?
Sir Thomas More: Somewhat.
Alice More: Why?
Sir Thomas More: I couldn't find the other way.
Alice More: You're too nice altogether, Thomas.
Sir Thomas More: Woman, mind your house!
Alice More: I am minding my house!


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Facts about

The original play opened at the ANTA Playhouse (New York) on November 21, 1961 and played for 637 performances starring Paul Scofield.
To keep the budget under $2 million, all the actors took salary cuts. The only actors to receive payments over £10,000 were Orson Welles, Paul Scofield and Susannah York.
For his first major film role, John Hurt was paid £3,000.
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