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Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story (1995)

The story of Elizabeth Taylor's rise to stardom, beginning in Los Angeles 1942. Her dominating mother has decided that her daughter must become a star - no matter what others or Elizabeth ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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The story of Elizabeth Taylor's rise to stardom, beginning in Los Angeles 1942. Her dominating mother has decided that her daughter must become a star - no matter what others or Elizabeth herself think. Assisted by Hedda Hopper, she gets a part in Lassie Come Home (1943). She becomes a child star, raised by her studio. Growing up, she has several love-affairs - and several divorces, since her husbands can't accept being married to a Hollywood icon. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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A beautiful star. A legendary life. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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21 May 1995 (USA)  »

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L'histoire d'Elizabeth Taylor  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Kevin McCarthy is both an actor and a character in this production. He plays reporter/producer Sol Siegel and is portrayed by Patrick Robert Smith. See more »

Goofs

The 1940s audiences watch a trailer is for National Velvet. The trailer ends with a "G-rating" classification. These ratings were not in use until the 1960s - the filmmakers obviously used the '70s re-release version. See more »

Quotes

Richard Burton: I taught her about beer, she taught me about Bulgari.
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References Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) See more »

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A mediocre attempt to tell Elizabeth Taylor's life
2 December 2002 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

While I found this film watchable and at times interesting, it jumped so quickly from year to year at some points, it was obvious that they glossed over things. Fenn's acting is credible but 'Richard Burton' made me cringe. His accent was affected and he sounded silly while trying to sound profound. I wish the film would have probed a bit more beyond the Hollywood cliche of the lonely star.


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