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: You sure do look pretty, Miss Leslie. Pert nigh good enough to eat!
Jordan 'Bick' Benedict: You want to know something, Leslie? If I live to be ninety, I will never figure you out.
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George Stevens made the film for no upfront salary but a percentage of the (substantial) back end profits.
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