The Greatest Story Ever Told Overview:

The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by David Lean and Jean Negulesco and produced by George Stevens, George Stevens Jr., Frank I. Davis and Antonio Vellani.

Academy Awards 1965 --- Ceremony Number 38 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Richard Day, William Creber, David Hall; Set Decoration: Ray Moyer, Fred MacLean, Nominated
Best CinematographyWilliam C. Mellor, Loyal GriggsNominated
Best Costume DesignVittorio Nino Novarese, Marjorie BestNominated
Best Music - ScoringAlfred NewmanNominated
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Caiaphas: Jesus of Nazareth, your crimes are so many I scarcely know where to begin.


The Centurion: Truly, this man was the son of God.


James the Younger: What is your name?
Jesus: Jesus
James the Younger: [excitedly] That's a good name!
Jesus: [smiling] Thank you.


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Telly Savalas shaved his head bald for his role as Pontius Pilate. He kept his head shaved for the rest of his life.
Alec Guinness was sought for a cameo.
Filming began in 1962 and was completed in 1963, but the movie went unreleased for another two years.
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