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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 »

Director:

Kevin Connor

Writers:

C. David Heymann (book), Burr Douglas (teleplay)
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sherilyn Fenn ... Elizabeth Taylor
Nigel Havers ... Michael Wilding
Katherine Helmond ... Hedda Hopper
Angus Macfadyen ... Richard Burton
Kevin McCarthy ... Sol Siegel
Michael Shure Michael Shure ... Reporter
William McNamara ... Montgomery Clift
Corey Parker ... Eddie Fisher
Ray Wise ... Mike Todd
Christine Healy ... Sara Taylor
Daniel McVicar ... Rock Hudson
Eric Gustavson Eric Gustavson ... Nicky Hilton
John Saxon ... Richard Brooks
Charles Frank ... John Warner
Michael McGrady ... Larry Fortensky
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'histoire d'Elizabeth Taylor See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Lester Persky Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although Elizabeth Taylor fought the unauthorized biography "Liz: The Elizabeth Taylor Story", she found that Sherilyn Fenn aptly portrayed her. 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: Miss Taylor, has anyone ever told you, what a very pretty girl you are?
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Connections

References Ben-Hur (1959) See more »

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Not such a horrible job...
16 May 2005 | by vallantSee 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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