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Giant (movie)

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Giant is a 1956 film which tells the story of rival ranchers and oilmen in West Texas in the middle years of the 20th century. It stars Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean, Carroll Baker, Jane Withers, Chill Wills, Mercedes McCambridge, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo, Rod Taylor and Earl Holliman.

The movie was adapted by Fred Guiol and Ivan Moffat from the novel by Edna Ferber. It was directed by George Stevens. Much of the film was made in and around Marfa, Texas.

It won the Academy Award for Directing and was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role (James Dean), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Rock Hudson), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Mercedes McCambridge), Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Color, Best Costume Design, Color, Best Film Editing, Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, Best Picture and Best Writing, Best Screenplay - Adapted.

This was James Dean's second and last Academy Award nomination, of three starring roles. He had died before Giant was released. Nick Adams was called in to do some voice-over dubbing for Dean's role.

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