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

Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Twin Peaks (1990) star Sherilyn Fenn has the title role of Elizabeth Taylor. Her "Twin Peaks" costar Ray Wise plays Mike Todd, one of Taylor's many husbands, in the film. 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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References Ivanhoe (1952) See more »

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A mediocre attempt to tell Elizabeth Taylor's life
2 December 2002 | by EsmollinSee 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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