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[[Performer~P112907~Oliver Stone~oliverstone]], the most outspokenly political American filmmaker of the 1980s and '90s, directs this epic-length biography of [[Performer~P52812~Richard Nixon~richardmnixon]], 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 [[Performer~P52812~Nixon~richardmnixon]]'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. [[Performer~P94812~Anthony Hopkins~anthonyhopkins]] stars as [[Performer~P52812~Nixon~richardmnixon]], [[Performer~P1026~Joan Allen~joanallen]] plays his long-suffering wife Pat, [[Performer~P67856~Mary Steenburgen~marysteenburgen]] portrays his mother Hannah, [[Performer~P33185~Bob Hoskins~bobhoskins]] is cast as J. Edgar Hoover, [[Performer~P7388~Powers Boothe~powersboothe]] plays Alexander Haig, [[Performer~P66963~Paul Sorvino~paulsorvino]] portrays Henry Kisinger, and [[Performer~P30614~Ed Harris~edharris]] plays E. Howard Hunt. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Awarded by
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


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


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