The story of a friendship between two women and their anti-Nazi efforts during World War II. Though purportedly a true story about Lillian Hellman, her involvement was proved to be untrue by the actual Julia after the film came out. Still great. Streep's debut. Academy Award Nominations: 11, including Best Picture, Best Director. Academy Awards: Best (Adapted) Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress--Vanessa Redgrave, Best Supporting Actor--Jason Robards.
1977 - Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actress Winner
1977 - Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actor Winner
1977 - Academy Awards - Best Adapted Screenplay Winner
Vanessa Redgrave - British actress
Rosemary Murphy - American Actress
Jason Robards - Oscar Winning American Film and Stage Actor, ALL THE PRESIDE
Jason Robards Jr. - Oscar Winning American Film and Stage Actor, ALL THE PRESIDE
Meryl Streep - American Actress
Mary Louise Streep - American Actress
Jane Fonda - Oscar-winning American actress, KLUTE, ON GOLDEN POND
Hal Holbrook - American actor, MARK TWAIN TONIGHT/ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
Harold Rowe Holbrook Jr. - American actor, MARK TWAIN TONIGHT/ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
Richard Roth - American Producer\Not A.
Georges Delerue - French Composer, JULIA (1977), DAY OF THE DOLPHIN (1973)
Douglas Slocombe - British Cinematographer/ 1940s-1980s, INDIANA JONES movies
Gene Callahan - Production Designer
Willy Holt - Art Director
Walter Murch - Editor, JARHEAD (2005)
Alvin Sargent - American screenwriter, PAPER MOON/ANYWHERE BUT HERE
Fred Zinnemann - Director/producer
Marcel Durham - Editor
Maximilian Schell - Austrian Actor
Carmen Dillon - British Art Director
Tessa Davies - Set Decorator
Adapted from Lillian Hellman's memoir "Pentimento," about the real-life experiences of her friend Julia, who helped Jews in the 1930s escape from Nazi Germany with Hellman's financial help.
"Julia" was Meryl Streep's screen debut. Additional cast: Dora Doll & Elisabeth Mortensen (Train Passengers) and Susan Jones (Young Lillian). Color by DeLuxe.
"...[Fonda and Redgrave] are marvelous and true..." - 10/03/1977 New York Times, p.40
"[T]he chemistry between the leads is deliciously palpable." - 11/01/2005 Premiere, p.120-121