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Charlie Wilson's War

Rated R for strong language, nudity/sexual content and some drug use.

R In Theaters 12/21/2007 , 97min.
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Plot & Details

Produced by Tom Hanks, written by Aaron Sorkin, and directed by Mike Nichols, this adaptation of George Crile III's incendiary bestseller tells the remarkable story of the Texas congressman whose efforts to prevent the Red Army from overtaking Afghanistan eventually led to the collapse of the Soviet Union while simultaneously fueling the rise of radical Islam. In the early 1980s, a hastily assembled army of Afghan "freedom fighters" achieved the remarkable feat of fending off Soviet invaders despite the fact that the odds were overwhelmingly stacked against them. At the time, Texas congressman Charlie Wilson (Hanks) was a key member of the hugely powerful House Appropriations Committee. Illuminated to the specifics of this remarkable war by a high-profile Houston socialite, Wilson spearheaded an effort to provide hundreds of millions of dollars in weapons and training to the Mujahideen with more than a little help from brilliant but prickly CIA operative Gust Avrokotos.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Tom Hanks Nominated
2007 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Picture - Musical or Comedy Nominated
2007 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Philip Seymour Hoffman Nominated
2007 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Screenplay Aaron Sorkin Nominated
2007 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Julia Roberts Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Nominated
2007 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Writer Aaron Sorkin Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Nominated

Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated

National Society of Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 National Society of Film Critics Best Supporting Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Nominated

Ohio Film Critics

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Ohio Film Critics Best Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Won

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