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

Cinematography by

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Claudia Raschke ... director of photography

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 ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
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
David Williams ... 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
Don Aros ... gaffer (as Donny Aros)
John Henri Coene ... assistant camera
Phil Darrell ... additional camera
Kevin Daughtry ... grip
Dennis Dillon ... additional camera
Brandon Dumlao ... additional camera
Autumn Eakin ... additional camera
Jeremy Evans ... grip
Alex Guckert ... additional camera
Nancy Serna Guerrero ... assistant camera (as Nancy Serna)
Nadia Hallgren ... additional camera
Leland Haushalter ... assistant camera
Christopher S. Horne ... steadicam operator (as Christopher Horne)
J. Alan Hostetter ... additional camera (as Alan Hostetter)
Blake Hottle ... additional camera
William T. Iversen ... gaffer (as Will Iversen)
Mark Markley ... additional camera
Lucas Millard ... assistant camera
Laura Nespola ... assistant camera
Peter Nicoll ... additional camera
Samuel Painter ... additional camera (as Sam Painter)
Martina Radwan ... additional camera
Erich Roland ... additional camera
Jill Tufts ... assistant camera
Carlos Vilkerman ... additional camera
Mike Wilson ... additional camera / gaffer

Music Department

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Michael Aarvold ... score mixer
Charlie Adelphia ... woodwinds
Stephanie Bennet ... harp
Joseph Carrillo ... music prep by (as Joe Carrillo)
Miriam Cutler ... original score written and produced by
M.B. Gordy ... percussion
Bonnie Greenberg ... Executive Music Producer
Jennifer Hudson ... original song: Performed by
Ira Ingber ... acoustic guitar
Catherine Joy ... Score Supervisor (as Catherine Grealish) / orchestrator (as Catherine Grealish)
Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum ... orchestration by
Lisa Liu ... Musician Contractor / musician
Mario Luccy ... engineered by: "I'll Fight"
Zoë Rae Lustri ... music prep by (as Zoë Lustri)
Joseph Miller ... music rights coordinator
Rich Ruttenberg ... piano
Carl Sealove ... acoustic bass
Art Farm String Ensemble ... strings
Diane Warren ... original song: Music & Lyrics by

Additional Crew

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Brooke Bassin ... production accountant
Bryan Benning ... production assistant
Kook Ewo ... Main titles & graphics by
Donna Gary ... transcriber
Michael Gray ... researcher & archivist
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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Taglines Hero. Icon. Dissenter. See more »
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Also Known As
  • RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg (United States)
  • 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)
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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 I'll Fight 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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