The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara

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Academy Award®-winner for Best Documentary Feature, THE FOG OF WAR is the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most... read more
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Academy Award®-winner for Best Documentary Feature, THE FOG OF WAR is the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures of the 20th century. Now - for the first time ever - he sits down one on one with award-winning director Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line) to offer a candid and intimate journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. As leader of the world's most powerful military force during this nation's most volatile period in recent years, McNamara offers new and often surprising insights into the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War. Featuring newly released Oval Office recorded conversations with Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, THE FOG OF WAR received critical acclaim for its up-close and personal insider perspective. See the film that Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times) hailed as "a masterpiece!"

Original Release

12/19/2003

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Cast

Robert McNamara Himself
Errol Morris Himself
Fidel Castro Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Barry Goldwater Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
John F. Kennedy Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nikita Khrushchev Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Curtis LeMay Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Nixon Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harry Reasoner Himself - TV interviewer (archive footage) (uncredited)
Franklin D. Roosevelt Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Errol Morris

Writers

Errol Morris

Cast

Robert McNamara Himself
Errol Morris Himself
Fidel Castro Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Barry Goldwater Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
John F. Kennedy Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Nikita Khrushchev Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Curtis LeMay Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Richard Nixon Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Harry Reasoner Himself - TV interviewer (archive footage) (uncredited)
Franklin D. Roosevelt Himself (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Woodrow Wilson Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Lyndon B. Johnson Himself

Producers

Jon Kamen Executive Producer
Jack Lechner Executive Producer
Robert May Executive Producer
Frank Scherma Executive Producer
John Sloss Executive Producer
Errol Morris Producer
Michael Williams Producer
Julie Ahlberg Producer
Robert Fernandez Producer
Adam Kosberg Producer
Ann Petrone Producer

Editors

Doug Abel, Chyld King, Karen Schmeer

2004 Oscar Best Documentary, Features Won
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