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Set in 1953, Mona Lisa Smile tells the story of Katherine Watson (Julia Roberts), a new young art history professor at Wellesley College, an all-female campus with a prestigious reputation for academic excellence. Unfortunately for free-minded Berkeley grad Watson, her East Coast teaching stint comes during a less-progressive time that finds most of her students -- among them Betty Warren (Kirsten Dunst), Joan Brandwyn (Julia Stiles), and Giselle Levy (Maggie Gyllenhaal) -- more interested in nabbing a good husband than achieving scholastic and intellectual growth. Watson challenges her students and the Wellesley faculty to think outside of the current mores of the community and redefine what it means to be a success; meanwhile, she tries to come to terms with her own heart's desires. Mona Lisa Smile co-stars Marcia Gay Harden, Juliet Stevenson, and, as Watson's conflicting love interests, Dominic West and John Slattery. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:December 19, 2003

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Bernie Taupin Best Song 2003 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Elton John Best Song 2003 Nominee

Cast

Julia Roberts
as Katherine Watson
Kirsten Dunst
as Betty Warren
Julia Stiles
as Joan Brandwyn
Maggie Gyllenhaal
as Giselle Levy
Juliet Stevenson
as Amanda Armstrong
Dominic West
as Bill Dunbar
Ginnifer Goodwin
as Constance Baker
Topher Grace
as Tommy Donegal
John Slattery
as Paul Moore
Marcia Gay Harden
as Nancy Abbey
Jordan Bridges
as Spencer Jones
Marian Seldes
as Jocelyn Carr
Donna Mitchell
as Mrs. Warren
Terence Rigby
as Dr. Edward Staunton
Laura Allen
as Susan Delacorte
Tori Amos
as Wedding Singer
James Callahan
as John Brandwyn
Ebon Moss-Bachrach
as Charlie Stewart
John Scurti
as Stan Sher
Jennie Eisenhower
as Girl At The Station
Leslie Lyles
as Housing Director
Lily Lodge
as House Matron
Chuck Montgomery
as Tall Man
Ed Peed
as Taxi Driver
Rony Clanton
as Porter
Becky Veduccio
as Blue Ship Hostess
Lisa Roberts Gillan
as Miss Albini
Aleksa Palladino
as Frances The Girl In Italian Class
Charles Techman
as Harvard Dorm Monitor
Lauren Adler
as Art History Student
Daisy Baldwin
as Art History Student
Janine Barris
as Art History Student
Emily Bauer
as Art History Student
Jennifer Bowen
as Art History Student
Angelique Claire
as Art History Student
Nikki Coble
as Art History Student
Kristen Connolly
as Art History Student
Kristyn Coppola
as Art History Student
Kimberly Ehly
as Art History Student
Lauren Fruchter
as Art History Student
Kate Glass
as Art History Student
Amanda Gruss
as Art History Student
Stella Hao
as Art History Student
Walker Hays
as Art History Student
Michele Hillen
as Art History Student
Annika Marks
as Art History Student
Amy Montminy
as Art History Student
Lily Rabe
as Art History Student
Krysten Ritter
as Art History Student
Brandy Tipton
as Art History Student
Trisha Trokan
as Art History Student
Megan Tropea
as Art History Student
Maja Walpvszyl
as Art History Student
Elise Passamani
as Phyllis
Devon Jencks
as Art History Student
Rob Buntzen
as Wedding Planner Host
Richard O'Rourke
as Igor
Christopher Bonomo
as Groomsman
Katherine Argo
as Dancer
Shelby Bond
as Wet Girls
Michael Choi
as Dancer
Melissa Deles
as Dancer
Nicole Frydman
as Dancer
Sid Grant
as Dancer
Madeleine Hackney
as Dancer
Betina Hershey
as Dancer
Yuval Hod
as Dancer
Richard Jones
as Dancer
Nickolay Khazanov
as Dancer
Nadia Kravets
as Dancer
Maria Levinstein
as Dancer
Kellydawn Malloy
as Dancer
Annette Nicole
as Dancer
Lance Olds
as Dancer
Joel Palmer
as Dancer
Christian Perry
as Dancer
Daniel Ponickly
as Dancer
Tony Scheppler
as Dancer
Solomon Singer
as Dancer
Gabriel Vaughan
as Dancer
Kim Villanueva
as Dancer
Denise Zadroga
as Dancer
Julie Wagner
as Bartender
Larry Grenadier
as Bass Player
Jackie Sanders
as Band Announcer
Brad Mehldau
as Pianist
Lindsey White
as Projectionist
Canedy Knowles
as Christmas Student
Liliane Thomas
as Woman On Train
Kristen Marie Holly
as Christmas Student
Dorothy Dwyer
as Faculty
Dan Weltner
as Dancer
Kevin Osborne
as Band Announcer
Daisy Baldwin
as Art History Student
Annette Nicole
as Dancer
Lily Rabe
as Art History Student
Ebon Moss-Bachrach
as Charlie Stewart
Janine Barris
as Art History Student
Kate Glass
as Art History Student
Sid Grant
as Dancer
Megan Tropea
as Art History Student
Emily Bauer
as Art History Student
Nickolay Khazanov
as Dancer
Katherine Argo
as Dancer
Dan Weltner
as Dancer
Trisha Trokan
as Art History Student
Daniel Ponickly
as Dancer
Christian Perry
as Dancer
Nikki Coble
as Art History Student
Rony Clanton
as Porter
Dorothy Dwyer
as Faculty
Nadia Kravets
as Dancer
Lance Olds
as Dancer
Kellydawn Malloy
as Dancer
John Scurti
as Stan Sher
Lauren Fruchter
as Art History Student
Kristen Marie Holly
as Christmas Student
Kimberly Ehly
as Art History Student
Nicole Frydman
as Dancer
Melissa Deles
as Dancer
Joel Palmer
as Dancer
Liliane Thomas
as Woman On Train
Madeleine Hackney
as Dancer
Michele Hillen
as Art History Student
Canedy Knowles
as Christmas Student
Krysten Ritter
as Art History Student
Michael Choi
as Dancer
Brad Mehldau
as Pianist
Maja Walpvszyl
as Art History Student
Jennie Eisenhower
as Girl At The Station
Lindsey White
as Projectionist
Solomon Singer
as Dancer
Lauren Adler
as Art History Student
Lily Lodge
as House Matron
Larry Grenadier
as Bass Player
Jackie Sanders
as Band Announcer
Yuval Hod
as Dancer
Tony Scheppler
as Dancer
Becky Veduccio
as Blue Ship Hostess
Lisa Roberts Gillan
as Miss Albini
Chuck Montgomery
as Tall Man
Walker Hays
as Art History Student
Kristyn Coppola
as Art History Student
Elise Passamani
as Phyllis
Betina Hershey
as Dancer
Angelique Claire
as Art History Student
Richard O'Rourke
as Igor
Aleksa Palladino
as Frances The Girl In Italian Class
Rob Buntzen
as Wedding Planner Host
Amy Montminy
as Art History Student
James Callahan
as John Brandwyn
Julie Wagner
as Bartender
Devon Jencks
as Art History Student
Gabriel Vaughan
as Dancer
Leslie Lyles
as Housing Director
Denise Zadroga
as Dancer
Kim Villanueva
as Dancer
Maria Levinstein
as Dancer
Christopher Bonomo
as Groomsman
Richard Jones
as Dancer
Shelby Bond
as Wet Girls
Stella Hao
as Art History Student
Jennifer Bowen
as Art History Student
Tori Amos
as Wedding Singer
Annika Marks
as Art History Student
Kristen Connolly
as Art History Student
Brandy Tipton
as Art History Student
Ed Peed
as Taxi Driver
Charles Techman
as Harvard Dorm Monitor
Amanda Gruss
as Art History Student

Crew

Mike Newell
Director
Paul Schiff
Producer
Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas
Producer
Deborah Schindler
Producer
Lawrence Konner
Screenwriter
Anastas Michos
Cinematographer
Randall Poster
Musical Direction/Supervision
Rachel Portman
Composer (Music Score)
Mick Audsley
Editor
Jane Musky
Production Designer
Patricia Woodbridge
Art Director
Richard Baratta
Co-producer
Joe Roth
Executive Producer
Susan Bode-Tyson
Set Designer
Hartsell Taylor
Costume Designer
Debbie Hollbrook
Costume Designer
Michael Adkins
Costume Designer
M.J. McGrath
Costume Designer
Jill E. Anderson
Costume Designer
Michael Dennison
Costume Designer
Addie Hall
Costume Designer
David Chapman
First Assistant Director
Joseph P. Reidy
First Assistant Director
Patrick Capone
Camera Operator
Yvonne Marceau
Choreography
Ellen Chenoweth
Casting
Terence J. O'Mara
Sound Mixer
Susie Farris
Casting
Andrew Haigh
Second Assistant Editor
Lyn Pinezich
Location Manager
Richard Baratta
Unit Production Manager
Michael Hunold
Electrician
Joan Altman
Production Accountant
Patricia Sztaba
Negative Cutter
Brendan Donnison
Voice Casting
Susan Carrano
Assistant Costume Designer
Bob Marshak
Still Photographer
Mark Auguste
Supervising Sound Editor
Hollis Meminger
Camera Loader
Marion Kolsby
Assistant Art Director
Julie Kuehndorf
Unit Publicist
Joann Atwood
Set Dresser
Stephanie Holbrook
Casting Associate
Chris Lombardozzi
Electrician
Peter Marzulli
Electrician
Lea Morement
First Assistant Editor
Steve Single
Re-Recording Mixer
Lisa Katcher
Script Supervisor
Philip DeRise
Production Assistant
Elizabeth Puccini
Research
Linda Toon
First Assistant Accountant
Chris Vogt
Set Dresser
Kenneth Fitzgibbon
Set Medic/First Aid
Bonnie Clevering
Hair Styles
Greg Outcalt
Assistant Production Coordinator
Ginger Gonzalez
Production Assistant
Brendon Malone
Grip
Lyndell Quiyou
Department Head Hair
Mason Steinberg
Production Assistant
Kathy Fellagara
Set Medic/First Aid
Alyssa Winter
Assistant Set Decorator
Eric Lewin
Set Dresser
Margot Boccia
Department Head Makeup
Henry Antonacchio
Key Carpenter
Robert Prate
Best Boy Grip
Chris Kilduff
Grip
Kathryn Malone
Production Secretary
Rocco Palmieri
Electrician
Laura Kreft
Production Accountant
Sam Auguste
Assistant Sound Editor
Greg Morell
Set Dresser
Mike Kriaris
Assistant Location Manager
Amy Safhay
Greensman
Tim Cavagin
Re-Recording Mixer
Nina Johnston
Key Costumer
Jillian Stein
Production Assistant
John Quaglia
Key Hairstylist
Andrew Zee
Personal Assistant
Paul Schiff
Second Unit Director
Bobby Martini
Transportation Captain
Heidi August
Production Accountant
Amy Habacker
Key Costumer
Gretchen Schlottman
Craft Service/Catering
Brett Pransky
Art Department Coordinator
Kevin McKenna
Video Assist
Patty Carey
Assistant Location Manager
Laurie Braverman
Research
Trevor Horn
Executive Music Producer
Derek Trigg
Foley Editor
Ronald Burke
Dolly Grip
Marisa Yeres
Personal Assistant
Braden Belmonte
Second Assistant Camera
Bill Almeida
Electrician
Steve McAuliff
Animal Trainer/Wrangler
Aisha Bicknell
Post Production Coordinator
Darrell K. Keister
Assistant Art Director
Sean Baker
Location Manager
Peter Burgis
Foley Artist
Christopher Surgent
Second Assistant Director
Stan Sztaba
Negative Cutter
Heather Norton
First Assistant Camera
Maggie Morgan
Assistant Costume Designer
Stephanie Langhoff
Personal Assistant
Balint Pinczehelyi
Grip
Jeff Naparstek
Set Dresser
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