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)
|Best Actor||James Dean||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Rock Hudson||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Mercedes McCambridge||Nominated|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Boris Leven; Set Decoration: Ralph S. Hurst||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Moss Mabry, Marjorie Best||Nominated|
|Best Director||George Stevens||Won|
|Best Film Editing||William Hornbeck, Philip W. Anderson, Fred Bohanan||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Dimitri Tiomkin||Nominated|
|Best Picture||George Stevens and Henry Ginsberg, Producers||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Fred Guiol, Ivan Moffat||Nominated|
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Leslie Benedict: Money isn't everything, Jett.
Jett Rink: Not when you've got it.
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!
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Audrey Hepburn was one of first choices for the part later played by Elizabeth Taylor, while John Wayne was considered for the Rock Hudson part. William Holden, Forrest Tucker and Sterling Hayden were also considered for the part of Bick Benedict.
(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.
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