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484 Ratings

Funny Girl

Directed by William Wyler
United States, 1968
Biography, Comedy, Drama


The life of comedienne Fannie Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side, to the height of her career with the Ziegfeld Follies, including her marriage to and eventual divorce from her first husband, Nick Arnstein.

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Funny Girl Directed by William Wyler

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1969 | Winner: Best Actress in a Leading Role

1969 | 7 nominations including: Best Picture

BAFTA Awards

1970 | 3 nominations including: Best Actress

Directors Guild of America

1969 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Critics reviews

Admirers of William Wyler’s staging of dramatic scenes might compare the visual lines of tension the director establishes in the sofa-and-I’ll-see-you-to-the-door scene with the equivalent effect in The Letter back in 1940. Wyler has lost none of his impersonal expert-ness over the years. He and Barbra were well matched in their chilling professionalism.
October 10, 1968
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