A Star is Born (1954) was a Drama - Musical Film directed by George Cukor and produced by Jack L. Warner, Sidney Luft and Vern Alves.
A Star is Born was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2000.
Academy Awards 1954 --- Ceremony Number 27 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||James Mason||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Judy Garland||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Malcolm Bert, Gene Allen, Irene Sharaff; Set Decoration: George James Hopkins||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Jean Louis, Mary Ann Nyberg, Irene Sharaff||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Ray Heindorf||Nominated|
|Best Music - Song||Music by Harold Arlen; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin||Nominated|
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Matt Libby: Not knowing him? I spent my life knowing him. I knew what he was going to do before he did it. I knew him backwards.
Oliver Niles: You didn't know him at all. He was quite a guy.
Judge George J. Barnes: Were you Norman Maine the actor?
Norman Maine: Yes.
Matt Libby: [after being introduced to Esther] Esther Blodgett? Well, we'll do something about that. Anyway, nice to have you with us.
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After filming the Academy Award scene where Esther/Vicki is inadvertently slapped by a drunken Norman Maine, the whole side of Judy Garland's face was bruised.
Because the role of Norman Maine is that of a has-been actor, it was rejected by Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper, Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift and Cary Grant (who at first accepted it) before being finally accepted by James Mason.
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