Star! Overview:

Star! (1968) was a Biographical - Musical Film directed by Robert Wise and produced by Saul Chaplin.

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActorDaniel MasseyNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Boris Leven; Set Decoration: Walter M. Scott, Howard BristolNominated
Best CinematographyErnest LaszloNominated
Best Costume DesignDonald BrooksNominated
Best Music - ScoringAdaptation score by Lennie HaytonNominated

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Noel Coward: You can't decide what you want until you decide who you are.

Noel Coward: Close personal relationships are bloody difficult, my darling but they do get easier with time. Loneliness gets harder.

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The origins of this project date back to 1955, as a musical/drama vehicle produced by Warner Brothers for Judy Garland, and as a follow-up to her triumph in A Star Is Born. After Garland lost the Academy Award for Best Actress that year, all future projects between Transcona Productions (the production company set up by Garland and her husband Sidney Luft) were abandoned and her 3 picture contract canceled.
According to a Julie Andrews, biography Ian McKellen screen tested for the role of Noel Coward by performing Coward's own "Parisian Pierrot" and received an ovation from William Fairchild and the crew. However he lost out to Daniel Massey.
Daniel Massey plays Noel Coward, his own godfather.
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