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Behind the scenes: “Giant” (1956) Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, and James Dean


Behind the scenesĀ of “Giant”, a 1956 epic drama produced and directed by George Stevens and starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker. Mercedes McCambridge, and Dennis Hopper. Giant won the Academy Award for Best Director and was nominated nine other times, twice for Best Actor in a Leading Role (James Dean and Rock Hudson). The other nominations came in the categories of Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Mercedes McCambridge); Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color (Boris Leven, Ralph S. Hurst); Best Costume Design, Color; Best Film Editing; Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture; Best Picture; and Best Writing, Best Screenplay – Adapted.


Elizabeth Taylor on the set of "Giant" (1956)


Elizabeth Taylor and George Stevens on set of "Giant" (1956)


Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean on set of "Giant" (1956)


George Stevens with Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson on the set of "Giant" (1956)


James Dean on the set of "Giant" (1956)

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