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Thumbnail for Michael Clayton (2007) Michael Clayton (2007)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 78
Notable as: Crime FictionGenre: Mystery, Crime Fiction, Thriller, DramaNarrative location: New York, WisconsinRuntime: 119 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: New York CityDirector: Tony GilroyScreenwriter: Tony GilroyMusic: James Newton HowardCinematography: Robert ElswitStars: Tom Wilkinson, Michael O'Keefe, Sydney Pollack, Danielle Skraastad, Tilda Swinton, George Clooney, Merritt Wever, Thomas McCarthy, Denis O'Hare Producer: Sydney Pollack, Steve BroidyStudio: Section Eight Productions, Castle Rock Entertainment, Mirage EnterprisesAwards won: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Tilda Swinton)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (George Clooney)
Academy Award for Best Director (Tony Gilroy)
Academy Award for Best Original Score (James Newton Howard)
Academy Award for Best Picture (Sydney Pollack)
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Tom Wilkinson)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Tony Gilroy)
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Producers Guild of America Award for Best Theatrical Motion Picture
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Michael Clayton is a 2007 American legal thriller film written and directed by Tony Gilroy, starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton and Sydney Pollack. The film chronicles the attempts by attorney Michael Clayton to cope with a colleague's apparent mental breakdown, and the corruption and intrigue surrounding a major client of his law firm being sued in a class action case over the effects of toxic agrochemicals. The film received positive reviews and was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director for Gilroy and Best Actor for Clooney, with Swinton winning the award for Best Supporting Actress.


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