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All About Eve

Co-Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George sanders, Celeste Holm

Marilyn's Character: Claudia Caswell

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Synopsis: A famous but aging actress (Davis) takes a fan (Baxter) under her wing, unsuspecting of the woman's ulterior motives.

Marilyn's role in this film, although small, was very important to her career - the film was a huge hit and is still considered one of the best in history. The film won several Academy Awards, and Marilyn presented one of them, her only appearance at the Academy Awards ceremony.


The wittiest, the most devastating, the most adult and literate motion picture ever made that had anything to do with the New York Stage ~Leo Mishkin

A withering satire - witty, mature, and worldy-wise..~New York Times of the finest and most mature pictures to emerge from Hollywood or anywhere else in years~New York Herald Tribune


Academy Awards:

Best Costume Design
Best Director
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actor (George Sanders)
Best Writing, Screenplay
Best Sound Recording

Golden Globes:

Best Screenplay

British Academy Awards:

Best Film From Any Source


Best Actress (Bette Davis)
Jury Special Prize