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Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna (TV Movie 1986) Poster

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Christian Bale's first movie.
Rex Harrison's last film project.
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At the time this was filmed, no one knew whether or not Anna Andersen was the Grand Duchess Anastasia. The truth came out after Andersen died, when DNA tests proved she was not.
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Amy Irving was so impressed with Christian Bale that she recommended him to her then-husband Steven Spielberg, who was casting the lead for his next project, Empire of the Sun (1987). Spielberg gave Bale the lead role. The film received mixed reviews, but Bale was universally praised.
Rex Harrison had turned down a similar role in Nicholas and Alexandra (1971).
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At one point, Nastassja Kinski was considered for the starring role.
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The cast includes three Oscar winners (Olivia de Havilland, Christian Bale and Rex Harrison), and two Oscar nominees (Amy Irving and Omar Sharif).
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