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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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She earned two Oscars. She survived eight marriages. She overcame battles with pills, booze and food. And she never left the spotlight. See more »

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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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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene showing filming of Ivanhoe, an extra in the background is wearing a 1950's Nolan Miller suit, originally worn by Ann-Margret in "The Two Mrs. Grenvilles." 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 »

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Richard Burton: Miss Taylor, has anyone ever told you, what a very pretty girl you are?
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References Cleopatra (1963) See more »

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Not such a horrible job...
16 May 2005 | by (Fort Smith) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was somewhat interesting, for one reason: Given the fact that to actually +portray+ Richard Burton himself is a task to daunt the bravest -- to be blunt, I'd have said it couldn't be done at all -- I was surprised to find that Angus MacFadyen turned in not so poor a performance in this role. His size and build appear to be similar to Burton's; though the face is not really the same, neither is it very wide of the mark. The real test, of course, is that famous voice -- and here, also, he does a creditable job of impersonation. MacFadyen, in this role, actually to some extent achieves the "suspension of disbelief" so necessary to a believable story.


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