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Jackie (2016)

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Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.


Pablo Larraín


Noah Oppenheim
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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 42 wins & 160 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Natalie Portman ... Jackie Kennedy
Peter Sarsgaard ... Bobby Kennedy
Greta Gerwig ... Nancy Tuckerman
Billy Crudup ... The Journalist
John Hurt ... The Priest
Richard E. Grant ... Bill Walton
Caspar Phillipson ... John Fitzgerald Kennedy
John Carroll Lynch ... Lyndon B Johnson
Beth Grant ... Lady Bird Johnson
Max Casella ... Jack Valenti
Sara Verhagen ... Mary Gallagher
Hélène Kuhn ... Pam Turnure
Deborah Findlay ... Maud Shaw
Corey Johnson ... Larry O'Brien
Aidan O'Hare ... Kenny O' Donnell


Jackie is a portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Kennedy. Jackie places us in her world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a portrait of the First Lady as she fights to establish her husband's legacy and the world of "Camelot" that she created and loved so well. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


I want them to see what they have done to Jack.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief strong violence and some language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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USA | France | Chile | Hong Kong | Germany


English | Spanish

Release Date:

2 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Džeki See more »


Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$278,715, 2 December 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$13,958,679, 14 April 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,692,444, 27 January 2017
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Technical Specs



Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?


As soon as Pablo Larraín took on the film, he brought in his own original ideas of how to approach and film the picture. Larraín always saw the film as a multitude of Jacqueline Kennedy's innermost narratives, a series of moments and impressions that, like the fragments of a kaleidoscope, combine to create a more beautifully complex picture. He also envisioned an almost achingly intimate camera style, bringing a subjective rawness that has certainly never been seen in a White House setting before, a style that becomes part of Natalie Portman, both carefully calibrated, and openly exposed performance as Jackie. See more »


When Jackie, Bobby and entourage arrive in Arlington to scout out a burial plot for the president, Jackie is shown finally picking out the spot when in actuality Bobby and an aide found the famous area on their own without Jackie being present. See more »


[first lines]
The Journalist: Mrs. Kennedy? They told me to come up. And I'm so sorry for your loss.
Jackie Kennedy: Have you read what they've been writing? Krock and Merriman and all the rest?
The Journalist: Yes, I have.
Jackie Kennedy: Merriman's such a bitter man. It's been just one week. Already they're treating him like some dusty old artifact to be shelved away. That's no way to be remembered.
The Journalist: And how would you like him remembered, Mrs. Kennedy?
Jackie Kennedy: [stammering] I...
Jackie Kennedy: You understand that I will be editing this conversation just in case I don't say exactly ...
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Tulip Fever (2017) See more »


Affection No. 3
Composed by Paul Zaza (as Peter Dufferin)
Published by Parry Music
Courtesy of Latin Music Publishing, Inc.
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Portman EASILY should get an Oscar nomination for this one!
14 March 2017 | by asus-kybdSee all my reviews

First off, you NEED to be a history buff to really gain interest in the subject matter here because it's NOT bells-n-whistles CGI stuff. Secondly, you need to appreciate how FAR Natalie has come as an actress, she nailed Onassis DEAD ON! I was only 3 yrs. old when all this happened in '63 but I do remember something that upset my parents and the neighbors, plus LATER hearing Vaughn Meader's comedy album "The First Family", which was a parody of the televised Whitehouse tour and Portman nailed it! Ya know, I never thought of her as a high drama actress but she replicated Jackie so meticulously here! The only thing I've ever had in common with Natalie is the fact that we've both eaten slices in the same pizzeria out in Wantagh, Long Island. What the viewer needs to understand is the fact that Natalie has probably met many government officials and celebrities over the years, so you have to appreciate what she took from that and molded it into. I thought it was a well made biography BUT this is not the kind of movie I would drive to a theater for, I rented it.

Cheers Nat.... an EASY Oscar nomination, IMHO.

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