George Wallace

Character: Cornelia Wallace
Original Release: August 24, 1997 (US)
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Written by: Marshall Frady (book), Paul Monash
Produced by: John Frankenheimer, Julian Krainin
Running Time: 178 minutes

A story about former Alabama governor George Wallace, whose views on racial segregation put him against the US government and at the forefront opposing the Civil Rights Movement. Mainly set from 1955 to 1972 with flashbacks, it tells the story of this governor, said to be in the USA, 'the greatest political loser of all time', having stood for the US presidency four times and losing each time. And how loss, pain and suffering would eventually lead him to renounce what he once stood for.


Cast & Characters

Gary Sinise (George C. Wallace), Mare Winningham (Lurleen Wallace), Clarence Williams III (Archie), Joe Don Baker (Big Jim Folsom), Terry Kinney (Billy Watson), William Sanderson (T.Y. Odum), Mark Rolston (Ricky Brickle), Tracy Fraim (Gerald Wallace)


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Trivia
  • The night that Gary Sinise won the Emmy award for his portrayal of George Wallace, the real George Wallace died of a heart attack.
  • Filmed in Sacramento, to use the California's capital building. Alabama refused to allow the use for this movie.
  • Factual errors: The future Cornelia Wallace is depicted as a small girl on her uncle's shoulders at Jim Folson's inauguration on January 17, 1955. In fact, Cornelia would have been eleven days short of her sixteenth birthday at the time.

Awards & Nominations

Golden Globes - Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV
Golden Globes - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV - Angelina Jolie
Golden Globes - Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV - Gary Sinise
Golden Globes - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV - Mare Winningham
Emmy Awards - Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie - John Frankenheimer
Emmy Awards -Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie - Gary Sinise
Emmy Awards -Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Mare Winningham
Emmy Awards - Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Angelina Jolie
Emmy Awards - Outstanding Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries - Gary Sinise
Screen Actors Guild Awards - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries - Mare Winningham
American Society of Cinematographers - Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Mini-Series
Art Directors Guild - TV Movie or Mini-Series
CableACE Awards - Miniseries
CableACE Awards - Actor in a Movie or Miniseries - Gary Sinise
CableACE Awards - Directing a Movie or Miniseries - John Frankenheimer
CableACE Awards - Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries - Joe Don Baker
CableACE Awards - Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries - Angelina Jolie
Directors Guild of America - Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials - John Frankenheimer
Humanitas Prize - PBS/Cable Category
Satellite Awards - Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TV - Gary Sinise
Satellite Awards - Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TV
Satellite Awards - Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TV - Mare Winningham
Satellite Awards - Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TV - Joe Don Baker


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