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Oliver Stone, the most outspokenly political American filmmaker of the 1980s and '90s, directs this epic-length biography of Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the U.S., who was re-elected by a landslide in 1972, only to resign in disgrace two years later. Taking a non-linear approach, Nixon jumps back and forth between many different periods and events, from Nixon's strict upbringing at the hands of his Quaker mother, through the many peaks and valleys of his political career, to his downfall in the wake of the Watergate scandal. The facts of his life are blended with supposition and speculation to create a portrait that is often critical of the man's policies but displays an unexpected compassion toward his failings as a human being. Anthony Hopkins stars as Nixon, Joan Allen plays his long-suffering wife Pat, Mary Steenburgen portrays his mother Hannah, Bob Hoskins is cast as J. Edgar Hoover, Powers Boothe plays Alexander Haig, Paul Sorvino portrays Henry Kisinger, and Ed Harris plays E. Howard Hunt. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 22, 1995

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Chicago Film Critics Association Oliver Stone Best Director 1995 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oliver Stone Best Original Screenplay 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences John Williams Best Original Dramatic Score 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Stephen J. Rivele Best Original Screenplay 1995 Nominee
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Joan Allen Best Supporting Actress 1994 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Joan Allen Best Supporting Actress 1995 Winner
Chicago Film Critics Association Joan Allen Best Supporting Actress 1995 Winner
Screen Actors Guild Joan Allen Best Actress 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Joan Allen Best Supporting Actress 1995 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Anthony Hopkins Best Actor 1995 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Anthony Hopkins Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1995 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Anthony Hopkins Best Actor 1995 Nominee

Cast

Anthony Hopkins
as Richard M. Nixon
Joan Allen
as Pat Nixon
Powers Boothe
as Alexander Haig
Ed Harris
as E. Howard Hunt
Bob Hoskins
as J. Edger Hoover
E.G. Marshall
as John Mitchell
David Paymer
as Ron Ziegler
David Hyde Pierce
as John Dean
Paul Sorvino
as Henry Kissinger
Mary Steenburgen
as Hannah Nixon
J.T. Walsh
as John Ehlichman
James Woods
as H.R. Haldeman
Kevin Dunn
as Charles Colson
Fyvush Finkel
as Murray Chotiner
Annabeth Gish
as Julie Nixon
Tony Goldwyn
as Harold Nixon
Larry Hagman
as 'Jack Jones'
Edward Herrmann
as Nelson Rockefeller
Saul Rubinek
as Herb Klein
Tony Lo Bianco
as Johnny Roselli
Corey Carrier
as Richard M. Nixon at 12
Tom Bower
as Frank Nixon
David Barry Gray
as Richard M. Nixon at 19
Tony Plana
as Manolo Sanchez
Dan Hedaya
as Trina Cardoza
John Cunningham
as Bob
John C. McGinley
as Man in newsreel
John Diehl
as G. Gordon Liddy
Robert Beltran
as Frank Sturgis
Lenny Vullo
as Bernard Barker
Ronald Von Klaussen
as James Mccord
Victor Rivers
as Cuban Plumber
Drew Snyder
as Moderator
Sean Stone
as Donald Nixon
Jack Wallace
as Football Coach
Julie Condra
as Young Pat Nixon
Howard Platt
as Lawyer At Party
Harry Murphy
as Fan #1
Bridgette Wilson
as Sandy
O'Neal Compton
as Texas Man
John Bedford Lloyd
as Cuban Man
Michael Chiklis
as Tv Director
Wilson Cruz
as Joaquin
James Pickens, Jr.
as Black Orator
Marley Shelton
as Tricia Nixon
James Karen
as Bill Rogers
Richard Fancy
as Mel Laird
Joanna Going
as Young Student
Chuck Preiffer
as Secret Service Agent #2
Ric Young
as Mao-tse-tung
Bai Ling
as Chinese Interpreter
Jon Tenney
as Reporter #1
Julie Araskog
as Reporter #2
Clayton Townsend
as Floor Manager #1
Donna Dixon
as Maureen Dean
John Stockwell
as Staffer #1
Charles Haugk
as Staffer #2
Boris Sichkin
as Leonid Brezhnev
Fima Noveck
as Andre Gromyko
Marilyn Rockafellow
as Helen Smith
Bill Bolender
as Bethesda Doctor
George Plimpton
as President's Lawyer
Oliver Stone
as Voice-over during credits [uncredited]
Madeline Kahn
as Martha Mitchell
Fima Noveck
as Andre Gromyko
Jack Wallace
as Football Coach
Boris Sichkin
as Leonid Brezhnev
Madeline Kahn
as Martha Mitchell
Richard Fancy
as Mel Laird
Kevin Dunn
as Charles Colson
James Karen
as Bill Rogers
James Woods
as H.R. Haldeman
Bridgette Wilson
as Sandy
Joanna Going
as Young Student
Bill Bolender
as Bethesda Doctor
Harry Murphy
as Fan #1
Clayton Townsend
as Floor Manager #1
Larry Hagman
as 'Jack Jones'
Howard Platt
as Lawyer At Party
John Stockwell
as Staffer #1
Mary Steenburgen
as Hannah Nixon
Paul Sorvino
as Henry Kissinger
Bai Ling
as Chinese Interpreter
Lenny Vullo
as Bernard Barker
David Hyde Pierce
as John Dean
Tony Lo Bianco
as Johnny Roselli
Julie Condra
as Young Pat Nixon
Ric Young
as Mao-tse-tung
Sean Stone
as Donald Nixon
Michael Chiklis
as Tv Director
Wilson Cruz
as Joaquin
Fyvush Finkel
as Murray Chotiner
Oliver Stone
as Voice-over during credits [uncredited]
Saul Rubinek
as Herb Klein
Drew Snyder
as Moderator
David Barry Gray
as Richard M. Nixon at 19
Charles Haugk
as Staffer #2
John Bedford Lloyd
as Cuban Man
J.T. Walsh
as John Ehlichman
Edward Herrmann
as Nelson Rockefeller
O'Neal Compton
as Texas Man
James Pickens, Jr.
as Black Orator
George Plimpton
as President's Lawyer
Victor Rivers
as Cuban Plumber
John Diehl
as G. Gordon Liddy
Donna Dixon
as Maureen Dean
Julie Araskog
as Reporter #2
Robert Beltran
as Frank Sturgis
John Cunningham
as Bob
Corey Carrier
as Richard M. Nixon at 12
Marilyn Rockafellow
as Helen Smith
Ronald Von Klaussen
as James Mccord
David Paymer
as Ron Ziegler
Tony Plana
as Manolo Sanchez
Jon Tenney
as Reporter #1
Annabeth Gish
as Julie Nixon
Dan Hedaya
as Trina Cardoza
Chuck Preiffer
as Secret Service Agent #2
Tony Goldwyn
as Harold Nixon
Marley Shelton
as Tricia Nixon
Tom Bower
as Frank Nixon
John C. McGinley
as Man in newsreel

Crew

Oliver Stone
Director
Oliver Stone
Producer
Clayton Townsend
Producer
Andrew G. Vajna
Producer
Stephen J. Rivele
Screenwriter
Oliver Stone
Screenwriter
Robert Richardson
Cinematographer
John Williams
Composer (Music Score)
Hank Corwin
Editor
Brian Berdan
Editor
Victor Kempster
Production Designer
Don Woodruff
Art Director
Richard Mays
Art Director
Margery Zweizig
Art Director
Dan Halsted
Co-producer
Eric Hamburg
Co-producer
Richard Rutowski
Associate Producer
Andrew G. Vajna
Executive Producer
Henry Alberti
Set Designer
Charlie Vassar
Set Designer
Merideth Boswell
Set Designer
Richard Hornung
Costume Designer
David MacMillan
Sound/Sound Designer
David Sardi
First Assistant Director
Billy Hopkins
Casting
Mary Vernieu
Casting
Heidi Levitt
Casting
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