• The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999)

The Passion of Ayn Rand

Release Date: January 27th, 1999

DVD Release Date: February 20th, 2001

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

Upon the death of Ayn Rand (Helen Mirren), Barbara Branden (Julie Delpy) recounts the story of her dealings with the enigmatic 20th-century philosopher and novelist. Barbara and her husband, Nathaniel (Eric Stoltz), meet Rand and her husband, Frank O'Connor (Peter Fonda), and immediately establish a rapport. Rand takes the youthful Nathaniel under her wing and begins to show an un-platonic interest in her protégé. Barbara must sit by as the two begin what becomes a long, tumultuous affair.

Cast: Dame Helen Mirren, Eric Stoltz, Julie Delpy, Peter Fonda, Sybil Darrow, Tom McCamus, Don McKellar, David Ferry

Director: Christopher Menaul

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Showtime Networks Inc., Producers Entertainment Group

Distributors: Showtime Entertainment

Keywords: Temptation, Melodramatic, Transformation, 1960s, Rivalry, Forbidden love, Love triangle, Husband, Wife, 1950s

Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Winner Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Winner Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie