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Being There

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Original title
Being There
Running time
130 min.
United States United States
Jerzy Kosinski (Novel: Jerzy Kosinski)
Johnny Mandel
Caleb Deschanel
Warner Bros.
Comedy. Drama | Comedy-Drama. Disability. Politics
Synopsis / Plot
This profound and humorous commentary on the pervasive effects of television features Peter Sellers, who portrays Chance the gardener, a man who views the world as he would TV - watching and reacting. His simple solutions make him a national celebrity and an influential man.
1979: Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (Melvyn Douglas). 2 Nominations
1979: 2 Golden Globes: Actor (Sellers), Supp. Actor (Douglas). 6 Nominations
1979: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actor (Douglas). 3 Nominations
1979: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actor (Douglas)
1979: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Comedy Screenplay
1980: BAFTA Awards: Best Screenplay. 4 Nominations
1980: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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