awards & nominations

The Sunshine Boys (1975)

George Burns as "Al Lewis"

Al Lewis (George Burns) and Willy Clark (Walter Matthau) are a pair of feuding vaudeville comedians (Lewis and Clark, naturally) who performed together for 47 years before finally calling it quits. A network genius then has the brilliant idea of reuniting the duo for a TV special about the history of comedy. Once the reunion is on, the sparks and one-liners start to fly with equal speed. But can Lewis and Clark put aside their differences long enough to collect one last paycheck?

Academy Award (1975)WonActor in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1975)WonBest Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical