Last Updated on: October 18th, 2023

Nixon (Hollywood Pictures Movie)

“Nixon” is a biographical drama film released in 1995, directed by Oliver Stone. The movie stars Anthony Hopkins as Richard Nixon, Joan Allen as Pat Nixon, and James Woods as H.R. Haldeman, along with an ensemble cast portraying various historical figures.

The film chronicles the life and political career of Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States. It explores Nixon’s rise from humble beginnings to becoming a powerful and controversial figure in American politics.

The story delves into Nixon’s involvement in significant events such as the Watergate scandal, the Vietnam War, and his efforts to improve relations with China and the Soviet Union.

The film provides a nuanced and multi-dimensional portrayal of Nixon, showcasing both his political brilliance and his personal flaws. It delves into Nixon’s inner conflicts, insecurities, and the decisions that ultimately led to his downfall.

“Nixon” is known for Anthony Hopkins’ powerful and compelling performance as the complex and enigmatic president. The film received critical acclaim for its in-depth exploration of Nixon’s character and its portrayal of a pivotal period in American history.

While “Nixon” takes creative liberties in its portrayal of historical events, it remains a touchstone for viewers interested in political dramas and character studies. It offers a thought-provoking and dramatic examination of the life of one of America’s most controversial presidents, shedding light on the complexities of power, ambition, and the human condition.

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  • Anthony Hopkins: Richard Nixon
  • Joan Allen: Pat Nixon
  • Annabeth Gish: Julie Nixon Eisenhower
  • Marley Shelton: Tricia Nixon Cox
  • James Woods: H. R. Haldeman
  • J.T. Walsh: John Ehrlichman
  • Paul Sorvino: Henry Kissinger
  • Powers Boothe: Alexander Haig
  • E.G. Marshall: John N. Mitchell
  • David Paymer: Ron Ziegler
  • David Hyde Pierce: John Dean
  • Kevin Dunn: Charles Colson
  • Saul Rubinek: Herbert G. Klein
  • Fyvush Finkel: Murray Chotiner
  • Tony Plana: Manolo Sanchez
  • James Karen: William P. Rogers
  • Richard Fancy: Melvin Laird
  • Mary Steenburgen: Hannah Milhous Nixon
  • Tony Goldwyn: Harold Nixon
  • Tom Bower: Francis Nixon
  • Sean Stone: Donald Nixon
  • Joshua Preston: Arthur Nixon
  • Corey Carrier: adolescent Richard Nixon
  • David Barry Gray: young adult Richard Nixon
  • Ed Harris: E. Howard Hunt
  • John Diehl: G. Gordon Liddy
  • Robert Beltran: Frank Sturgis
  • Bob Hoskins: J. Edgar Hoover
  • Brian Bedford: Clyde Tolson
  • Madeline Kahn: Martha Beall Mitchell
  • Edward Herrmann: Nelson Rockefeller
  • Dan Hedaya: Trini Cardoza
  • Bridgette Wilson: Sandy
  • Ric Young: Mao Zedong
  • Boris Sichkin: Leonid Brezhnev
  • Sam Waterston: Richard Helms
  • Larry Hagman: Jack Jones
  • Tony Lo Bianco: Johnny Roselli
  • George Plimpton: the President’s lawyer


  • Director: Oliver Stone
  • Producers: Clayton Townsend, Oliver Stone and Andrew Vajna
  • Writers: Stephen Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson and Oliver Stone
  • Music: John Williams

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