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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Marilyn Monroe
... Colin Clark
... Vivien Leigh
... Sir Laurence Olivier
... Sir Kenneth Clark
... Lady Jane Clark
... Hugh Perceval
... Vanessa
... Jack Cardiff
... Cotes-Preedy
... Arthur Jacobs
... David Orton
... Roger Smith
... Barry
... Andy
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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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Budget:

£6,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,750,507, 18 November 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,600,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,057,696
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The reenactments of scenes from The Prince and the Showgirl (1957) were filmed on the same soundstage as the original. See more »

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Greene tells Colin that he's known Marilyn for seven years. Greene and Marilyn met for the first time in 1953 when he shot her on assignment for Look Magazine, three years before the movie takes place. 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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Memories Are Made of This
Performed by Dean Martin
Words and Lyrics by Frank Miller, Rich Dehr (as Richard Dehr) and Terry Gilkyson
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Licensed by Montclaire Music Company Limited
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Williams shines
24 November 2011 | by See all my reviews

Michelle Williams achieves the impossible. We believe she's Marilyn! Judi Dench is a hoot as Dame Sibyl Thorndike and Kenneth Brannagh has his moments. But the rest...Oh dear, Oh dear. Who though of Julia Ormond as Vivien Leigh!? and Eddie Redmeyer, he's a good actor, I've seen him on stage, but here he is a hole on the screen. He doesn't project anything that could possibly touch us. I remember loving "The Prince And The Showgirl" and thinking how remarkable Marilyn was. With the benefit of hindsight she had managed to keep her performance as fresh as timeless as a real work of art. While Olivier, the"actor" of his generation seems stilted and dated. My week with Marilyn misses the mark, big time but Michelle Williams performance makes it a must.


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