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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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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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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