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Giant (1956) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by George Stevens and produced by George Stevens and Henry Ginsberg.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Edna Ferber published in 1952.

Giant was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2005.

Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorJames DeanNominated
Best ActorRock HudsonNominated
Best Supporting ActressMercedes McCambridgeNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Boris Leven; Set Decoration: Ralph S. HurstNominated
Best Costume DesignMoss Mabry, Marjorie BestNominated
Best DirectorGeorge StevensWon
Best Film EditingWilliam Hornbeck, Philip W. Anderson, Fred BohananNominated
Best Music - ScoringDimitri TiomkinNominated
Best PictureGeorge Stevens and Henry Ginsberg, ProducersNominated
Best WritingFred Guiol, Ivan MoffatNominated
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Quotes from

Jett Rink: You sure do look pretty, Miss Leslie. Pert nigh good enough to eat!


Jett Rink: Everybody thought I had a duster. Y'all thought ol' Spindletop Burke and Burnett was all the oil there was, didn't ya? Well, I'm here to tell you that it ain't, boy! It's here, and there ain't a dang thing you gonna do about it! My well came in big, so big, Bick and there's more down there and there's bigger wells. I'm rich, Bick. I'm a rich 'un. I'm a rich boy. Me, I'm gonna have more money than you ever *thought* you could have - you and all the rest of you stinkin' sons of... Benedicts!


Uncle Bawley: Bick, you shoulda shot that fella a long time ago. Now he's too rich to kill.


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Facts about

(1955) During this production shoot James Dean appeared in an informal black & white TV commercial in which he responded to questions posed by actor Gig Young. Ironically, Dean was promoting safe driving and informed viewers, "People say racing is dangerous, but I'd rather take my chances on the track any day than on the highway." Before he left the studio he added one piece of advice: "Drive safely, because the life you save may be mine." Dean was wearing the very hat and clothing he wore for this movie throughout the commercial. He perished a few weeks later in a car crash.
The film has been homaged in several other movies, notably Robert Altman's Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and Kevin Reynolds' Fandango, which features a group of students making a pilgrimage to Marfa to see what remains of the ranch house set.
Director George Stevens wanted to cast fading star Alan Ladd as Jett Rink, but his wife advised against it. The role went to James Dean.
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