And the Oscar Goes to…: Gentleman’s Agreement

Gregory Peck’s agent advised the actor not to take the lead role in Gentleman’s Agreement (1947). It was thought that it would ruin Peck’s career, not an unreasonable assumption. The film deals with the prevalent issue of antisemitism in the United States. That was a difficult and controversial topic in the late 1940s, but producer Darryl F. Zanuck made the movie anyway. The film turned out to be a surprise hit with audiences and critics, wining three Academy Awards: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress for Celeste Holm, and Best Director for Elia Kazan. Also, starring Dorothy McGuire and John Garfield, this is Gentleman’s Agreement.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s