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The Graduate (1967)

The Graduate
Running time: 105 min. | Genre: Drama, Romance
The Graduate

Synopsis

In the mid-1960s, Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman), a confused college graduate, is pulled in myriad directions by his wealthy family, friends, and associates just days after receiving his degree. Seduced by alcoholic and a neurotic Mrs. Robinson (Anne Bancroft), an older friend of the family and the wife of his father's law partner, Ben carries on an affair with the married woman even as he falls for her daughter, Elaine (Katharine Ross). However, Ben and Elaine's attempts at romance are threatened by the spiteful rage of Mrs. Robinson, who proceeds to hastily arrange Elaine's marriage to someone else, leading up to one of the most memorable endings in cinema history.

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Director (Mike Nichols)
WINNER
Best Supporting Actress (Katharine Ross)
NOMINATED
Best Picture
NOMINATED
Best Adapted Screenplay
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actor (Dustin Hoffman)
NOMINATED
Best Cinematography
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actress (Anne Bancroft)
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Picture - Comedy or Musical
WINNER
Best Director (Mike Nichols)
WINNER
Best Leading Actress - Comedy or Musical (Anne Bancroft)
WINNER
Best Upcoming Actor (Dustin Hoffman)
WINNER
Best Upcoming Actress (Katharine Ross)
WINNER
Best Leading Actor - Comedy or Musical (Dustin Hoffman)
NOMINATED
Best Screenplay
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best Picture
WINNER
Best Director (Mike Nichols)
WINNER
Best Original Screenplay
WINNER
Best Film Editing
WINNER
Most Promising Newcomer to Film (Dustin Hoffman)
WINNER
Best Leading Actress (Anne Bancroft)
NOMINATED
Most Promising Newcomer to Film (Katharine Ross)
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

The Graduate

Director

Mike Nichols

Producer

MGM, Embassy Pictures

Running time

105 min.

Screenwriter

Calder Willingham, Buck Henry (Novela: Charles Webb)

Music

Dave Grusin, Simon, Garfunkel

Cinematography

Robert Surtees

Year

1967

Country

United States United States

Ranking

IMDb
8.0

 

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