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Michael Clayton

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Original title
Michael Clayton
Year
Running time
119 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Tony Gilroy
Music
James Newton Howard
Cinematography
Robert Elswit
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros. Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment / Mirage Enterprises / Section Eight / Samuels Media
Genre
Thriller. Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house "fixer" at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. At the behest of the firm’s co-founder Marty Bach, Clayton, a former prosecutor from a family of cops, takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen’s dirtiest work. Clayton cleans up clients’ messes, handling anything from hit-and-runs and damaging stories in the press to shoplifting wives and crooked politicians. Burned out and discontented in his job, Clayton is inextricably tied to the firm. At the agrochemical company U/North, the career of in-house chief counsel Karen Crowder rests on the settlement of the suit that Kenner, Bach & Ledeen is leading to a seemingly successful conclusion. When the firms top litigator, the brilliant Arthur Edens, has an apparent breakdown and tries to sabotage the entire case, Marty Back sends Michael Clayton to tackle this unprecedented disaster and in doing so, Clayton comes face to face with the reality of what he has become. (Warner Bros. Pictures)

US release date: september 2007.
Awards
2007: Oscar: Best Supporting Actress (Tilda Swinton). 7 Nominations
2007: 4 Nominations for Golden Globe, including Best Movie Drama
2007: BAFTA Awards: Best Sup. Actress (Swinton). 5 Nominations, including Best Actor
2007: National Board of Review: Best Actor (George Clooney), Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2007: American Film Institute (AFI): Top 10 - Movies of the Year
2007: 5 Nominations for Critics' Choice Awards, including Best Picture, Actor and Writer
2007: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 7 Nominations including Best Picture
2007: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2007: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
2007: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Original Screenplay
2007: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): 3 Nominations including Best Actor (Clooney)
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