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The film traces the lifelong relationship between playwright Lillian Hellman and Julia, a wealthy girl who turns her back on her upbringing to follow her ideals. In the 1930s, while the adult Hellman (Jane Fonda) struggles to establish herself as a playwright with the help of her lover, Dashiell Hammett (Jason Robards), Julia (Vanessa Redgrave) battles the exigencies of the Nazi regime. Visiting Julia in Germany, Lillian realizes how much her friend's idealism has cost her, both physically and financially. Lillian is asked by Julia's friend Johann (Maximilian Schell) to smuggle a large sum of money from Paris to Germany, the better to combat the Nazis from within. Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, and four acting awards, Julia won for Alvin Sargent's screenplay and Robards' and Redgrave's performances, leading to Redgrave's infamous "Zionist hoodlums" acceptance speech. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Anthea Sylbert Best Costume Design 1977 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Fred Zinnemann Best Director 1977 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Fred Zinnemann Best Director 1977 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Fred Zinnemann Best Director 1977 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fred Zinnemann Best Picture 1978 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Georges Delerue Best Original Score 1977 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jane Fonda Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 1977 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jane Fonda Best Actress 1977 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Jane Fonda Best Actress 1978 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Maximilian Schell Best Supporting Actor 1977 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Maximilian Schell Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1977 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Maximilian Schell Best Supporting Actor 1977 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Vanessa Redgrave Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1977 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Vanessa Redgrave Best Supporting Actress 1977 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Vanessa Redgrave Best Supporting Actress 1977 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Walter Murch Best Editing 1977 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Alvin Sargent Best Adapted Screenplay 1977 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Alvin Sargent Best Screenplay 1977 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Alvin Sargent Best Screenplay 1978 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Jason Robards, Jr. Best Supporting Actor 1977 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Jason Robards, Jr. Best Supporting Actor 1977 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Jason Robards, Jr. Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1977 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Douglas Slocombe Best Cinematography 1977 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Douglas Slocombe Best Cinematography 1977 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Douglas Slocombe Best Cinematography 1978 Winner

Cast

Jane Fonda
as Lillian Hellman
Vanessa Redgrave
as Julia
Jason Robards, Jr.
as Dashiell Hammett
Maximilian Schell
as Johann
Hal Holbrook
as Alan Campbell
Rosemary Murphy
as Dorothy Parker
Meryl Streep
as Anne Marie
Dora Doll
as Train Passenger
Elisabeth Mortensen
as Train Passenger
John Glover
as Sammy
Lisa Pelikan
as Young Julia
Cathleen Nesbitt
as Grandmother
Maurice Denham
as Undertaker
Gerard Buhr
as Passport Officer
Don Koll
as First-Nighter at Sardi's
Shane Rimmer
as Customs Officer, New York Port Authority
Mark Metcalf
as Pratt
Stefan Gryff
as Hamlet
Molly Urquhart
as Woman
Antony Carrick
as Butler
Ann Queensbury
as Woman in Berlin Station
Edmond Bernard
as Man in Berlin Station
Jacqueline Staup
as Woman in Green Hat
Hans Verner
as Vienna Concierge
Christian de Tilière
as Paris Concierge
Ann Queensbury
as Woman in Berlin Station
Shane Rimmer
as Customs Officer, New York Port Authority
Hans Verner
as Vienna Concierge
Molly Urquhart
as Woman
Don Koll
as First-Nighter at Sardi's
Antony Carrick
as Butler
Jacqueline Staup
as Woman in Green Hat
Stefan Gryff
as Hamlet
Mark Metcalf
as Pratt
Edmond Bernard
as Man in Berlin Station

Crew

Fred Zinnemann
Director
Alvin Sargent
Screenwriter
Lillian Hellman
Screen Story
Colette Baudot
Cinematographer
Douglas Slocombe
Cinematographer
Georges Delerue
Composer (Music Score)
Walter Murch
Editor
Marcel Durham
Editor
Carmen Dillon
Production Designer
Willy Holt
Production Designer
Gene Callahan
Production Designer
Julien Derode
Executive Producer
Tessa Davies
Set Designer
Pierre Charron
Set Designer
Colette Baudot
Costume Designer
Anthea Sylbert
Costume Designer
Joan Bridge
Costume Designer
Bill Rowe
Sound/Sound Designer
Derek Ball
Sound/Sound Designer
Anthony Waye
First Assistant Director
Alain Bonnot
First Assistant Director
Chic Waterson
Camera Operator
Paddy Carey
Camera Operator
Juliet Taylor
Casting
Margot Capelier
Casting
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