Pretty Woman

For the Roy Orbison song sometimes known as "Pretty Woman", see Oh, Pretty Woman.

Pretty Woman is an American romantic comedy motion picture that was one of the top films at the box office in 1990. The winner of the Golden Globe Award and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her lead performance as Los Angeles streetwalker Viv Ward, actress Julia Roberts achieved megastar status as a result of this film.

In a role modeled in part on real-life business financier Henry Kravis, co-star Richard Gere portrays Edward Lewis, a wealthy and ruthless businessman who makes a living as a corporate takeover specialist.

An oft-told love story about two people from opposite ends of the social spectrum who meet and fall in love, Pretty Woman is the highest-grossing romantic comedy in history.

The film also featured the song "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison, "King Of Wishful Thinking" by Go West, and the first major hit of the Swedish band Roxette, "It Must Have Been Love".

The movie was heavily edited into the final result which most are familiar with. It is often referred to as a story about a "hooker with a heart of gold," inferring that although she has chosen a lifestyle of prostitution, the character of Vivian is actually a good person. The original script painted her as hyper-sexual and a heavy drug user. These aspects were eventually incorperated into the character of Kit. However, scenes were filmed (but cut) that feature into these personality flaws. Notably, a moment occurs when Vivian comments that she would rather give the character of Edward speedy gratification than have to spend the night with him. ("I could just pop 'ya good and be on my way.)" Another filmed scene has her confronted by drug dealers outside of The Blue Banana only to have Edward rescue her. These were included on the 15th anniversary DVD release.

Notoriously, Roberts has commented that the body on the cover is not her own; her head was pasted on a photograph of her body double, who also appeared in the opening sequence of the film.

Primary Cast:

  • Richard Gere: Edward Lewis
  • Julia Roberts: Vivian Ward
  • Ralph Bellamy: Jim Morse
  • Jason Alexander: Phil Stuckey
  • Laura San Giacomo: Kit De Luca
  • Hector Elizondo: Barney Thompson
  • Hank Azaria: Detective (Hollywood Blvd.)

Awards:

Winner: Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Julia Roberts)

Nominated:

  • BAFTA Award for Best Picture
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
  • Academy Award for Best Actress (Julia Roberts)
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama (Richard Gere)
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture (Hector Elizondo)
  • Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen (J.F. Lawton)

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Nominated:. According to the magazine Total Film in 2004, this was the 4th "dumbest decision in movie history": the extras duly went on strike, demanding higher wages. Winner: Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Julia Roberts). During filming, Beatty lectured his Russian extras on the capitalist exploitation of labour, attempting to inspire them. Primary Cast:. and was nominated for:. Notoriously, Roberts has commented that the body on the cover is not her own; her head was pasted on a photograph of her body double, who also appeared in the opening sequence of the film. The movie won Academy Awards for:.

These were included on the 15th anniversary DVD release. It also stars (as witnesses from past events on and before WWI) the celebrated radical educator and peace activist 98-year old Scott Nearing (1883-1983), author Dorothy Frooks (1896-1997) and reporter and author George Seldes (1890-1995). ("I could just pop 'ya good and be on my way.)" Another filmed scene has her confronted by drug dealers outside of The Blue Banana only to have Edward rescue her. It was directed by Beatty. Notably, a moment occurs when Vivian comments that she would rather give the character of Edward speedy gratification than have to spend the night with him. Feibleman (uncredited), Trevor Griffiths, Elaine May (uncredited) and Jeremy Pikser from Reed's memoir. However, scenes were filmed (but cut) that feature into these personality flaws. It was adapted by Warren Beatty, Peter S.

These aspects were eventually incorperated into the character of Kit. Emmet Walsh. The original script painted her as hyper-sexual and a heavy drug user. Besides Beatty and Keaton, the movie stars Edward Herrmann, Jerzy Kosinski, Jack Nicholson, Paul Sorvino, Maureen Stapleton, Nicolas Coster and M. It is often referred to as a story about a "hooker with a heart of gold," inferring that although she has chosen a lifestyle of prostitution, the character of Vivian is actually a good person. It centers on the life of John Reed, the trade unionist, journalist and writer who chronicled the Russian Revolution in his book Ten Days that Shook the World. The movie was heavily edited into the final result which most are familiar with. Reds is a 1981 movie starring Warren Beatty and Diane Keaton.

The film also featured the song "Oh, Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison, "King Of Wishful Thinking" by Go West, and the first major hit of the Swedish band Roxette, "It Must Have Been Love". Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen. An oft-told love story about two people from opposite ends of the social spectrum who meet and fall in love, Pretty Woman is the highest-grossing romantic comedy in history. Best Sound. In a role modeled in part on real-life business financier Henry Kravis, co-star Richard Gere portrays Edward Lewis, a wealthy and ruthless businessman who makes a living as a corporate takeover specialist. Best Picture. The winner of the Golden Globe Award and nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her lead performance as Los Angeles streetwalker Viv Ward, actress Julia Roberts achieved megastar status as a result of this film. Best Film Editing.

Pretty Woman is an American romantic comedy motion picture that was one of the top films at the box office in 1990. Best Costume Design. Lawton). Best Art Direction-Set Decoration. Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Written Directly for the Screen (J.F. Best Actress in a Leading Role (Diane Keaton). Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture (Hector Elizondo). Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jack Nicholson).

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama (Richard Gere). Best Actor in a Leading Role (Warren Beatty). Academy Award for Best Actress (Julia Roberts). Best Director (Warren Beatty). Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. Best Cinematography (Vittorio Storaro). BAFTA Award for Best Picture. Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Maureen Stapleton).

Hank Azaria: Detective (Hollywood Blvd.). Hector Elizondo: Barney Thompson. Laura San Giacomo: Kit De Luca. Jason Alexander: Phil Stuckey.

Ralph Bellamy: Jim Morse. Julia Roberts: Vivian Ward. Richard Gere: Edward Lewis.

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