Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) was a Drama - Film Adaptation Film directed by Mike Nichols and produced by Ernest Lehman.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2013.
Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actor||Richard Burton||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||George Segal||Nominated|
|Best Actress||Elizabeth Taylor||Won|
|Best Supporting Actress||Sandy Dennis||Won|
|Best Art Direction||Art Direction: Richard Sylbert; Set Decoration: George James Hopkins||Won|
|Best Cinematography||Haskell Wexler||Won|
|Best Costume Design||Irene Sharaff||Won|
|Best Director||Mike Nichols||Nominated|
|Best Film Editing||Sam O'Steen||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Alex North||Nominated|
|Best Picture||Ernest Lehman, Producer||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Ernest Lehman||Nominated|
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George: Why Martha! Your Sunday chapel dress!
Martha: [derogatorily, to George] Hey, swamp! Hey swampy!
George: Yes, Martha? Can I get you something?
Martha: Ah, well, sure. You can, um, light my cigarette, if you're of a mind to.
George: No. There are limits. I mean, a man can put up with only so much without he descends a rung or two on the old evolutionary ladder, which is up your line. Now, I will hold your hand when it's dark and you're afraid of the boogeyman and I will tote your gin bottles out after midnight so no one can see but I will not light your cigarette. And that, as they say, is that.
George: Martha's got money because Martha's father's second wife, not Martha's mother but after Martha's mother died, was a very old lady with warts who was very rich.
Nick: She was a witch!
George: She was a good witch, and she married the white mouse with the tiny red eyes and he must have nibbled her warts or something like that, because she went up in a puff of smoke almost immediately. Poof!
George: Poof! And all that was left, aside from some wart medicine, was a big fat will.
Nick: Your wife never mentioned a stepmother.
George: Maybe it isn't true.
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According a 2005 interview with Edward Albee, the original writer of the play which the film is based, producer Ernest Lehman hired himself to write the screenplay for $250,000. Also, Albee says that when director Mike Nichols and stars Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor read the script, they hated it so much that, unknown to Lehman, they changed all of the dialog back to Albee's play save two lines: "Hey, let's go to the roadhouse!" and "Hey, let's come back from the roadhouse!" Albee said, "Two lines for $250,000, $125,000 a piece. That's pretty good."
The first movie to be given the MPAA tag: "No one under 18 will be admitted unless accompanied by his parent."
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