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My Week with Marilyn (2011)

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Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

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Sir Kenneth Clark
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Hugh Perceval
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Vanessa
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Jack Cardiff
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Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a great actress. Written by napierslogs

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for some language | See all certifications »

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23 December 2011 (USA)  »

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Mi semana con Marilyn  »

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£6,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,773,000 (USA) (25 November 2011)

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$14,600,347 (USA)
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Kenneth Branagh received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Laurence Olivier. Olivier was nominated for the same award for his role as Dr. Christian Szell in Marathon Man (1976). See more »

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A frustrated Olivier tells Colin that he should have cast Vivien to play Elsie instead of Marilyn. Marilyn bought the rights to "The Sleeping Prince" from its author Terence Rattigan, and hired Olivier, who agreed to co-produce the film, to direct; she could not be replaced. See more »

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Title Card: In 1956, at the height of her career, Marilyn Monroe went to England to make a film with Sir Laurence Olivier. While there she met a young man named Colin Clark, who wrote a diary about the making of the film. This is their true story.
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References Some Like It Hot (1959) See more »

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Autumn Leaves
(Les Feuilles Mortes)
Music by Joseph Kosma
French lyrics by Jacques Prévert
English lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Nat 'King' Cole (as Nat King Cole)
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
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Michelle Williams Brings Marilyn Monore to the Life.
5 March 2012 | by (Pakistan) – See all my reviews

MY WEEK WITH MARILYN – CATCH IT ( B+ ) A young Colin Clark remembers the time he has spend with Marilyn Monroe during the filming of "The Prince and the Showgirl". The movie is told through the eyes of Colin Clark and how he sees Marilyn and her estrange relationship with the director/actor Laurence Olivier. As the movie is only about some of days Colin Clark spends with Marilyn, we don't get to see the whole drama inside her life but I must commend Michelle Williams for her stellar portrayal of Marilyn because it's her performance that takes you deep into the mind of Marilyn rather than the script itself. Michelle Williams's hardcore study on her character shows in the movie and she deserved her Oscar nod. Eddie Redmayne is impressive as always but over the years I've noticed that Eddie is always good but never really leaves a strong impact. I've seen him several movies so far but he wasn't that memorable in them. Kenneth Branagh is simply superb. Julia Ormond and Dominic Cooper are alright in their parts. Emma Watson did a decent job out of Hermione, even it was a small role but it was defiantly good to see her spreading outside Harry Potter franchise. Overall, My Week with Marilyn is a good movie and Michelle Williams's performance is worth watching. Highly Recommended! P.S I would love to see Michelle Williams reprise her role as Marilyn Monroe in Marilyn's autobiography if Hollywood decides to make one.


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