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150 Ratings

Nobody's Fool

Directed by Robert Benton
United States, 1994


Sully is a rascally ne’er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker’s compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl’s young wife Toby.

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Nobody's Fool Directed by Robert Benton

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1995 | 2 wins including: Best Actor

Academy Awards

1995 | 2 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

National Board of Review

1994 | Winner: Top Ten Films

Screen Actors Guild Awards

1995 | Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Critics reviews

In this film Benton has more fully absorbed his auteurist influences: the male camaraderie he evokes in Nobody’s Fool is unmistakably akin to what we find in Howard Hawks movies, yet it never smacks of self-conscious homage.
January 20, 1995
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