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My Week with Marilyn (2011)

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 19 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Williams ... Marilyn Monroe
Eddie Redmayne ... Colin Clark
Julia Ormond ... Vivien Leigh
Kenneth Branagh ... Sir Laurence Olivier
Pip Torrens ... Sir Kenneth Clark
Geraldine Somerville ... Lady Jane Clark
Michael Kitchen ... Hugh Perceval
Miranda Raison ... Vanessa
Karl Moffatt ... Jack Cardiff
Simon Russell Beale ... Cotes-Preedy
Toby Jones ... Arthur Jacobs
Robert Portal ... David Orton
Philip Jackson ... Roger Smith
Jim Carter ... Barry
Victor McGuire ... Andy
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Storyline

Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When movie star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty, and her desire to be a great actress. Written by napierslogs

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Biography | Drama

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12 | See all certifications »

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UK | USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 January 2012 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi semana con Marilyn See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£6,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,750,507, 18 November 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,600,347

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,057,696
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Dolby Digital | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Catherine Zeta-Jones was approached to play Vivien Leigh, but declined, in favor to spend time with ailing husband Michael Douglas. After she dropped out of the movie, Rachel Weisz was considered to replace her; however, she was filming three movies back-to-back-to-back at the time: To the Wonder (2012), Your Sister's Sister (2011), and The Deep Blue Sea (2011). So Julia Ormond was cast instead. Weisz, in fact, ended up not being able to shoot Your Sister's Sister (2011). See more »

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Greene tells Colin that he's known Marilyn for seven years. Greene and Marilyn met for the first time in 1953 when he shot her on assignment for Look Magazine, three years before the movie takes place. See more »

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Title Card: In 1956, at the height of her career, Marilyn Monroe went to England to make a film with Sir Laurence Olivier. While there she met a young man named Colin Clark, who wrote a diary about the making of the film. This is their true story.
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Performed by Johnny Ace
Written by Johnny Ace (as John L. Alexander)
Published by Universal/MCA Music Ltd
Courtesy of MCA Records Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Carefully Crafted Historically
13 December 2011 | by kattegatSee all my reviews

"My Week with Marilyn" is entertaining and sufficiently well done to interest anyone who remembers her story. But those who have some exposure to the literature she has generated should be impressed by the way the film manages to represent so many of the very different views there are about her. Was she a smart, predatory woman in control of her persona and milking it for all she could get? The sad addicted victim of her handlers? An ordinary woman looking for love and happiness derailed by her own star quality? The movie represents all of these views and refuses to settle the question. The writer and director are to be congratulated for resisting the temptation to come down on a particular view.


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