The Professionals (1966)
Academy Award for Best Director (Richard Brooks)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Richard Brooks)Award details: (details at IMDb)
The Professionals is a 1966 American western starring Burt Lancaster, Lee Marvin, Claudia Cardinale, Robert Ryan, and Woody Strode. The supporting cast includes Jack Palance and Ralph Bellamy and the film was written and directed by Richard Brooks, whose screenplay was based upon the novel A Mule for the Marquesa by Frank O'Rourke. The movie received three Academy Award nominations and an enthusiastic critical reception.