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The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 49 nominations.
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Herself
Ann Kittner ...
Herself - Childhood Friend
Harryette Helsel ...
Herself - Childhood Friend
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Herself - NPR Correspondent
Martin D. Ginsburg ...
Himself (archiveFootage)
Arthur R. Miller ...
Himself - Longtime Friend (as Professor Arthur Miller)
John Howard Lawson ...
Himself - Screenwriter (archiveFootage)
Clara Spera ...
Herself - Granddaughter
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Herself - Harvard Law School Graduate
James Steven Ginsburg ...
Himself - Son (as James Ginsburg)
Jane C. Ginsburg ...
Herself - Daughter (as Jane Ginsburg)
Lisa Beattie Frelinghuysen ...
Herself - Former Clerk
Mary Hartnett ...
Herself - Biographer
Wendy Williams ...
Herself - Biographer
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Herself - Writer / Activist
Aryeh Neier ...
Himself - Former Director - American Civil LIberties Union
Sharron Frontiero ...
Herself - Plaintiff
Kathleen Peratis ...
Herself - ACLU Women's Rights Project
Stephen Wiesenfeld ...
Himself - Plaintiff
Harry T. Edwards ...
Himself - U.S. Court of Appeals - D.C. Circuit (as Judge Harry Edwards)
Shannon Knizhnik ...
Herself - Author - Notorious RBG
Irin Carmon ...
Herself - Author - Notorious RBG
Adam Saiger ...
Himself - Former Clerk
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Himself - 42nd U.S. President (as President Bill Clinton)
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Himself - US Senator - R Utah
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Himself - Lawyer - State of Viriginia
Kelly Sullivan ...
Herself - VMI Graduate
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Himself - U.S. Supreme Court Justice (archiveFootage)
Eugene Scalia ...
Himself - Justice Scalia's Son
Helen Alvare ...
Herself - Antoni Scalila Law School George Mason University (as Helen Alvaré)
Lilly Ledbetter ...
Herself - Plaintiff
Shana Knizhnik ...
Herself - Law Student
Amina Snow ...
Herself - Writer
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Himself - Media Strategist
Bryant Johnson ...
Himself - Firtness Trainer
Robert Longbottom ...
Himself - Director
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Samuel Alito ...
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Harry A. Blackmun ...
Himself - Supreme Court Justice (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Supreme Court Justice (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (footage from Saturday Night Live) (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Supreme Court Justice (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself - Supreme Court Justice (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Supreme Court Justice (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Herself (footage from 60 Minutes) (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself - Supreme Court Justice (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Himself (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

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Julie Cohen
Betsy West

Produced by

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Julie Cohen ... producer (produced by)
Amy Entelis ... executive producer
Alexandra Hannibal ... coordinating producer
Nadine Natour ... associate producer
Courtney Sexton ... executive producer
Renée Silverman ... archival producer
Betsy West ... producer (produced by)

Music by

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Miriam Cutler ... composer

Cinematography by

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Claudia Raschke

Film Editing by

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Carla Gutierrez

Editorial Department

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Grace Mendenhall ... associate editor
Sean Meyers ... on-line editor
Ken Sirulnick ... colorist
Jordan Thompson-Deson ... on-line edit assistant

Makeup Department

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Jessica Bohmer ... makeup artist
Veronica Sinclair ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Eric Forman ... production consultant
Katia Maguire ... post-production supervisor

Sound Department

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Evan Benjamin ... sound designer/re-recording mixer
Dustin Berta ... sound
Brian Buckley ... sound
Jim Gilchrist ... sound
Edward Jones ... sound
Mark Maloof ... sound
Sean O'Neil ... sound
Scott Osterman ... sound
Len Schmitz ... sound

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Lauriane Bernat ... graphics
Kook Ewo ... graphics
Ronan Guitton ... graphics

Camera and Electrical Department

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Grey Adkins ... grip
John Henri Coene ... assistant camera
Phil Darrell ... camera operator
Kevin Daughtry ... grip
Dennis Dillon ... camera operator
Brandon Dumlao ... camera operator
Autumn Eakin ... additional photography
Jeremy Evans ... grip
Alex Guckert ... camera operator
Nancy Serna Guerrero ... assistant camera (as Nancy Serna)
Nadia Hallgren ... camera operator
Leland Haushalter ... assistant camera
Christopher S. Horne ... steadicam operator
J. Alan Hostetter ... camera operator
Blake Hottle ... camera operator
Mark Markley ... camera operator
Lucas Millard ... assistant camera
Laura Nespola ... assistant camera
Peter Nicoll ... additional photography
Samuel Painter ... camera operator
Martina Radwan ... Additional Camera
Erich Roland ... camera operator
Jill Tufts ... first assistant camera: Boston Unit
Carlos Vilkerman ... camera operator
Mike Wilson ... camera operator

Music Department

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Michael Aarvold ... music scoring mixer
Joseph Carrillo ... music preparation
Miriam Cutler ... composer: theme music
M.B. Gordy ... musician
Bonnie Greenberg ... Executive Music Producer
Catherine Joy ... Score Supervisor (as Catherine Grealish) / orchestrator (as Catherine Grealish)
Lisa Liu ... Musician Contractor / musician
Zoë Rae Lustri ... scoring assistant
Joseph Miller ... music coordinator
Ira Ingber ... guitar (uncredited)

Other crew

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Brooke Bassin ... production accountant
Bryan Benning ... production assistant
Kook Ewo ... Main titles & graphics by
Donna Gary ... transcriber
Francesca Hansen-DiBello ... transcriber
Dana Z. Panagopoulos ... director of production
Karen Shatzkin ... legal services
Larry Studnicky ... legal services

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

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Also Known As
  • RBG - Ein Leben für die Gerechtigkeit (Germany)
  • RBG. Jueza icono (Spain)
  • Nv Da Fa Guan Jin Si Bo Ge (China, Mandarin title)
  • RBG. Μια Ζωή για τη Δικαιοσύνη (Greece)
  • Tiao Ji Fa Guan RBG (Hong Kong, Mandarin title)
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Runtime
  • 98 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $578,470, 06 May 2018

Did You Know?

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Trivia Directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West had both previously worked on projects involving Ginsburg, and in 2015 decided to make a documentary focusing solely on her. In 2016, the duo followed Ginsburg around to various meetings and speeches, including in Chicago and Washington, D.C., for a total of 20 hours, and conducted the face-to-face interview in 2017. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Oscars (2019). See more »
Soundtracks The Barber of Seville Overture See more »
Crazy Credits The closing credits include: "Martin Ginsburg Award for Supportive Husbanding Paul Barrett Oren Jacoby Jorge Aguirre" See more »
Quotes Ruth Bader Ginsburg: [Quoting Sarah Grimké, 1837] I ask no favor for my sex, all I ask of our brethren is that they take their feet off our necks.
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