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Directed by Vincente Minnelli
USA | 1952 | 118 minutes | In English
RATING: ( G ) - General Audiences (all ages admitted)
Synopsis: Appearances are everything in Hollywood. So when conniving moviemaker Jonathan Shields realizes few mourners will show up for the funeral of his equally conniving father, he knows what to do: hire extras. Kirk Douglas gives a magnetic, Oscar nominated performance as Shields, who turns talent, charisma and ruthlessness into film success, stomping on careers and creating enemies along the way. Nominated for six Oscars, it won five, including "Best Screenplay." Douglas was nominated for "Best Actor," Gloria Grahame received an Oscar for "Best Supporting Actress," and Lana Turner delivered what many consider to be her finest performance as Douglas' actress lover. Directed by Academy Award winner Vincente Minnelli, The Bad and the Beautiful is more than a compelling insider’s look at Tinseltown: It’s an opportunity for buffs to guess which real-life stars and moguls inspired the roles played by Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, Gloria Grahame and more.