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Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Directed by Mike Nichols • 1966 • United States
Starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal
Mike Nichols’s taboo-shattering adaptation of Edward Albee’s groundbreaking Broadway play rips the façade of civility off the dysfunctional marriage between an alcoholic college professor (Richard Burton) and his venomous wife (Elizabeth Taylor, in a furious, Oscar-winning performance) during an unforgettably hellacious dinner party. Winner of five Academy Awards—including best supporting actress (Sandy Dennis) and cinematography—WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? shocked audiences with its brutal frankness and has practically come to define the Taylor-Burton legend.