• Winchell (1998)


Release Date: November 21st, 1998

DVD Release Date: September 12th, 2006

R |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

This docudrama chronicles the life of gossip columnist Walter Winchell (Stanley Tucci). Rising to fame in the mid-1930s, Winchell helps usher in the age of tabloid journalism with his talent for digging up dirt about the rich and powerful. By the 1950s, Winchell has secured his place as America's leader in controversy -- even if his prose comes courtesy of ghostwriter Herman Klurfeld (Paul Giamatti). But the tables turn when Winchell finds himself at the center of a high-profile scandal.

Cast: Stanley Tucci, Glenne Headly, Christopher Plummer, Paul Giamatti, Xander Berkeley, Kevin Tighe, Frank Medrano, Vic Polizos

Director: Paul Mazursky

Genres: Biography

Production Co: Fried Films

Distributors: Main Pictures, Mediacs AG, Warner Home VĂ­deo, Home Box Office (HBO) [us]

Keywords: Love , 1940s , Rivalry , Emotional , 1930s , Office , 1950s , New York City , Engaging , Fascinating , Rise


Winner Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999)
Winner Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television