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Charlie Wilson's War Details

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Produced by Tom Hanks, written by Aaron Sorkin, and directed by Mike Nichols, this adaptation of George Crile III's incendiary bestseller tells the remarkable story of the Texas congressman whose efforts to prevent the Red Army from overtaking Afghanistan eventually led to the collapse of the Soviet Union while simultaneously fueling the rise of radical Islam. In the early 1980s, a hastily assembled army of Afghan "freedom fighters" achieved the remarkable feat of fending off Soviet invaders despite the fact that the odds were overwhelmingly stacked against them. At the time, Texas congressman Charlie Wilson (Hanks) was a key member of the hugely powerful House Appropriations Committee. Illuminated to the specifics of this remarkable war by a high-profile Houston socialite, Wilson spearheaded an effort to provide hundreds of millions of dollars in weapons and training to the Mujahideen with more than a little help from brilliant but prickly CIA operative Gust Avrokotos. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:December 21, 2007

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Julia Roberts Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2007 Nominee
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Aaron Sorkin Best Adapted Screenplay 2007 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Aaron Sorkin Best Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Aaron Sorkin Best Writer 2007 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Tom Hanks Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2007 Nominee
Ohio Film Critics Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Actor 2007 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actor 2007 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2007 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actor 2007 Nominee
National Society of Film Critics Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actor 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actor 2007 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actor 2007 Nominee
Toronto Film Critics Association Philip Seymour Hoffman Best Supporting Actor 2007 Nominee

Cast

Tom Hanks
as Charlie Wilson
Julia Roberts
as Joanne Herring
Philip Seymour Hoffman
as Gust Avrakotos
Amy Adams
as Bonnie Bach
Ned Beatty
as Doc Long
Emily Blunt
as Jane Liddle
Om Puri
as President Zia
Ken Stott
as Zvi
John Slattery
as Cravely
Denis O'Hare
as Harold Holt
Jud Tylor
as Crystal Lee
Peter Gerety
as Larry Liddle
Brian Markinson
as Paul Brown
Christopher Denham
as Mike Vickers
Tracy Phillips
as Belly Dancer
Wynn Everett
as Charlie's Angel
Mary Bonner Baker
as Charlie's Angel
Rachel Nichols
as Charlie's Angel
Shiri Appleby
as Charlie's Angel

Crew

Mike Nichols
Director
Gary Goetzman
Producer
Tom Hanks
Producer
Aaron Sorkin
Screenwriter
Stephen Goldblatt
Cinematographer
Antonia Van Drimmelen
Cinematographer
James Newton Howard
Composer (Music Score)
Antonia Van Drimmelen
Editor
John Bloom
Editor
Victor Kempster
Production Designer
Maria Teresa Barbasso
Art Director
Marco Trentini
Supervising Art Director
Brad Ricker
Supervising Art Director
Michael Haley
Co-producer
Paul A. Levin
Associate Producer
Mary Bailey
Associate Producer
Edward Hunt
Associate Producer
Celia Costas
Executive Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh
Executive Producer
Jeff Skoll
Executive Producer
Josh Lusby
Set Designer
Nancy Haigh
Set Decorator
Albert Wolsky
Costume Designer
Petur Hliddal
Sound/Sound Designer
Michael Haley
First Assistant Director
Ellen Lewis
Casting
Ron Bochar
Supervising Sound Editor
Ron Bochar
Re-Recording Mixer
Michael Haley
Assistant Director
Trevor Coop
Second Unit Director Of Photography
Richard Edlund
Visual Effects Supervisor
Lee Dichter
Re-Recording Mixer
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