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Basics Critics:71Viewers:74Rusty:79
Category: Bio/History, DramaNotable as: Christian film, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Biographical film, Christian film, Costume drama, Historical period drama, Film adaptation, Trial drama, DramaMain subject: capital punishmentRuntime: 118 - 120 minutesColor: colorLanguage: English, French, Latin, SpanishCountry: United KingdomDirector: Fred ZinnemannScreenwriter: Robert BoltMusic: Georges DelerueCinematography: Ted MooreStars: Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Orson Welles, Leo McKern, John Hurt, Robert Shaw, Nigel Davenport, Susannah York, Vanessa Redgrave, Corin Redgrave Producer: Fred ZinnemannAwards won: Academy Award for Best Actor (Paul Scofield)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Color (Ted Moore)
Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Color
Academy Award for Best Director (Fred Zinnemann)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Fred Zinnemann)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Robert Bolt)
Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Robert Shaw)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Wendy Hiller)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

A Man for All Seasons is a 1966 British film based on Robert Bolt's play of the same name about Sir Thomas More. It was released on 12 December 1966. Paul Scofield, who had played More in the West End stage premiere, also took the role in the film. It was directed by Fred Zinnemann, who had previously directed such films as High Noon and From Here to Eternity. The film won six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. The film ranked number 43 on the British Film Institute's list of the top 100 British films. In 1995, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of cinema, the Vatican listed it among the greatest movies of all time.

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