Apocalypse Now went on to win Oscars for its cinematography and sound, and today it is regarded as a supremely powerful war film and an unflinching look into the darkest recesses of the human soul. Featuring highlights from the Margaret Herrick Library and the Academy Film Archive.
Chinatown is a 1974 American neo-noir mystery film, directed by Roman Polanski from a screenplay by Robert Towne, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. The film was inspired by the California Water Wars, a series of disputes over southern California water at the beginning of the 20th century, by which Los Angeles interests secured water rights in the Owens Valley.
Fredric March was an American actor, regarded as "one of Hollywood's most celebrated, versatile stars of the 1930s and 40s." He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Best Years of Our Lives, as well as the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for Years Ago and Long Day's Journey into Night. March is the only actor to have won both the Academy Award and the Tony Award twice.
Rain Man received overwhelmingly positive reviews, praising Hoffman's performance and the wit and sophistication of the screenplay, and was the highest-grossing film of 1988. The film won four Oscars at the 61st Academy Awards (March 1989), including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Actor in a Leading Role for Hoffman.
Academy Awards. The Academy Awards, or "Oscars", are a set of awards given annually for excellence of cinematic achievements. The awards, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), were first held in 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. De Niro has received two awards from seven nominations.