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2,203 Ratings


Directed by Jonathan Demme
United States, 1993
Biography, Drama


Tom Hanks won an Academy Award for his role as a gay lawyer with AIDS who is fired from his law firm and hires a homophobic lawyer to defend him in his wrongful dismissal suit.

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Philadelphia Directed by Jonathan Demme

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1994 | Winner: Silver Bear - Best Actor (Tom Hanks)

Academy Awards

1994 | 2 wins including: Best Actor in a Leading Role

1994 | 3 nominations including: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

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