The Bad and the Beautiful

The Bad and the Beautiful

A writer, director and star all tell a movie producer just why they won't work with the hated Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas and his chin), weaving tales of lies, manipulation, betrayal and death. Which shouldn't sound unusual in Hollywood, but allows for a thinly veiled poke at many people in the industry at the time and an insight to the deceitfulness of the system, which is as fake and narcissistic off-screen as on, with great actors of the era like Lana Turner and Walter Pidgeon playing the same people they worked and fought with.

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WINNER five 1953 Academy Awards

The Bad and the Beautiful

Kirk Douglas and his chin!

  • Director: Vincente Minnelli
  • Year: 1952
  • Run Time: 118 mins
  • Country: US
  • Rating: PG