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  • 15
  • Drama, Thriller
  • 1966
  • 129 mins

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

About

Mike Nichols could not have been served better in his choice of a directorial debut. Edward Albee's play was hot property, its subject matter playing with a number of Hollywood taboos, its language both vulgar and poetic. Best of all, though, are the searing, unforgettable performances from Burton and Taylor, a married couple in meltdown who invite a younger couple (Segal and Dennis) in for a late night drink. Soon, the younger couple becomes involved in the feuding pair's drama, as they are used like the bitter words Burton and Taylor throw out to hurt each other.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, George Segal, Sandy Dennis
  • Director: Mike Nichols
  • Writer: Ernest Lehman
  • Producer: Ernest Lehman
  • Photographer: Haskell Wexler

In a nutshell

A painful and compelling masterpiece.

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