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Anne of the Thousand Days (1969)

Richard Burton as "King Henry VIII"

This film adaption of a Broadway play is based on the historical events surrounding the founding of the Church of England. Catherine of Aragon (Irene Papas), empowered wife of King Henry VIII (Richard Burton), has yet to give birth to an heir. King Henry's wandering eyes fall on the devout and nubile Anne Boleyn (Geneviève Bujold), who refuses his sexual advances. Henry eventually convinces Anne to marry him, but to move forward, the king must face a church that believes divorce is a sin.

Academy Award (1969) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1969) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

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