Valentino Poster

Release Date: 1977

R|2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary
In this highly fictionalized take on the Hollywood legend, immigrant Rudolph Valentino (Rudolf Nureyev) begins his stay in the United States humbly, working for minimum wage before becoming a New York City gigolo. He then makes his way to California, where his good looks allow him to seduce respected actresses. Eventually, his famous lovers help him become a leading man, and he quickly ascends to stardom. But he cannot escape the media's questions about his past and his sexuality.

Cast: Rudolf Nureyev, Leslie Caron, Michelle Phillips

Director: Ken Russell

Genres: Drama

Production Co: United Artists, Chartoff-Winkler Productions

Keywords: Rise, Love, Transformation, Passionate, New York City, Wife

Awards

Nominated Costume Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)
Nominated Cinematography
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)
Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)