The French Connection
Director: William Friedkin. Cast: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco, Marcel Bozzuffi, Frédéric de Pasquale, Harold Gary, Arlene Farber, Ann Rebbot, Bill Hickman, Pat McDermott, Randy Jurgensen. Screenplay: Ernest Tidyman (based on the novel by Robin Moore).

Not yet reviewed in full. B


Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Director: William Friedkin
Best Actor: Gene Hackman
Best Supporting Actor: Roy Scheider
Best Adapted Screenplay: Ernest Tidyman
Best Cinematography: Owen Roizman
Best Film Editing: Gerald B. Greenberg
Best Sound: Theodore Soderberg & Christopher Newman

Golden Globe Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: William Friedkin
Best Actor (Drama): Gene Hackman
Best Screenplay: Ernest Tidyman

Other Awards:
Directors Guild of America: Best Director
Writers Guild of America: Best Adapted Screenplay (Drama)
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actor (Hackman)
National Board of Review: Best Actor (Hackman)
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Actor (Hackman; also cited for The Poseidon Adventure); Best Film Editing

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