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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Overview:

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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorRichard BurtonNominated
Best Supporting ActorGeorge SegalNominated
Best ActressElizabeth TaylorWon
Best Supporting ActressSandy DennisWon
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Richard Sylbert; Set Decoration: George James HopkinsWon
Best CinematographyHaskell WexlerWon
Best Costume DesignIrene SharaffWon
Best DirectorMike NicholsNominated
Best Film EditingSam O'SteenNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlex NorthNominated
Best PictureErnest Lehman, ProducerNominated
Best WritingErnest LehmanNominated
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About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. Who I Owe: My good friend Kevin gave me a copy of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) eons ago. It was so long ago I don't remember why he gave it to me. It could be for various reason... Read full article


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Nick: Who did the painting?
George: Some Greek with a mustache Martha attacked one night.
Nick: It's got a...
George: Quiet intensity?
Nick: Well, no, a...
George: Well then, a certain noisy relaxed quality maybe?
Nick: No, what I meant was...
George: How about a quietly noisy relaxed intensity?


Martha: Look, sweetheart, I can drink you under any goddamn table you want, so don't worry about me.


George: Now that's it! You can take over a few classes from the older men, but until you start plowing pertinent wives, you really aren't working. The broad, inviting avenue to man's job is through his wife, and don't you forget it.
Nick: And I'll be your wife has the broadest, most inviting avenue of the whole damn campus.
[long pause]
Nick: Her father president and all.


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Facts about

Jack Lemmon was the only actor to be offered the role of George in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? before Richard Burton was cast. He accepted the role but quickly changed his mind the next day without offering any explanation.
Richard Burton celebrated his 40th birthday on the set of the film where spouse Elizabeth Taylor presented him with a white 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado.
Director-choreographer Herbert Ross staged the dance sequence between Elizabeth Taylor and George Segal at the roadside café.
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