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Release Date: October 5th, 2007

DVD Release Date: February 19th, 2008

R|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
Former prosecutor Michael Clayton (George Clooney) works as a "fixer" at the corporate law firm of Kenner, Bach and Ledeen, and takes care of his employer's dirty work. Burned out and deep in debt, he is bound tightly to the firm. Clayton faces the biggest challenge of his career when a guilt-ridden attorney (Tom Wilkinson) has a breakdown during a huge class-action lawsuit.

Cast: George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton, Sydney Pollack, Ken Howard, Michael O'Keefe, Denis O'Hare, Julie White

Director: Tony Gilroy

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Mirage Enterprises, Section Eight Ltd.

Distributors: Warner Bros., Warner Bros.

Keywords: Wife, New York City, Deception, Police officer, 2000s, Suspenseful, Quest, Brother, Pursuit, Intense

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Awards

Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Original Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Supporting Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Editing
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Winner Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Leading Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)