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231 Ratings

Sweet Bird of Youth

Directed by Richard Brooks
United States, 1962


Drifter Chance Wayne returns to his hometown after many years of trying to make it in the movies. With him is a faded film star he picked up along the way. While trying to get her help to make a screen test, he also finds the time to meet his former girlfriend.

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Sweet Bird of Youth Directed by Richard Brooks

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1963 | Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

1963 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress in a Leading Role

BAFTA Awards

1963 | Nominee: Best Foreign Actress

Golden Globes (USA)

1963 | Winner: Best Actress - Drama

1963 | 3 nominations including: Best Actor - Drama

David di Donatello Awards

1963 | Winner: Best Foreign Actress

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