War Horse

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War Horse is a 2011 American war drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, adapted from English author Michael Morpurgo's 1982 novel of the same name. The film's cast includes... read more
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War Horse is a 2011 American war drama film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay written by Lee Hall and Richard Curtis, adapted from English author Michael Morpurgo's 1982 novel of the same name. The film's cast includes Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Marsan, Niels Arestrup, Toby Kebbell, David Kross and Peter Mullan. Set before and during World War I, it tells of the journey of Joey, a bay Thoroughbred horse raised by British teenager Albert (Irvine), as he is bought by the British Army, leading him to encounter numerous individuals and owners throughout Europe, all the while experiencing the tragedies of the war happening around him. DreamWorks Pictures acquired the film rights to the novel in December 2009, with Spielberg announced to direct the film in May 2010. Having directed many films set during the Second World War, it was his first film to tackle the events of World War I. Long-term Spielberg collaborators Janusz Kamiński, Michael Kahn, Rick Carter and John Williams all worked on the film as cinematographer, editor, production designer, and music composer, respectively. Produced by DreamWorks Pictures and released by Touchstone Pictures, War Horse became a box-office success and was met with positive reviews. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, two Golden Globe Awards and five BAFTAs.

Original Release

12/25/2011

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Cast

Emily Watson Rose Narracott
David Thewlis Lyons
Peter Mullan Ted Narracott
Niels Arestrup Grandfather
Tom Hiddleston Capt. Nicholls
Jeremy Irvine Albert Narracott
Benedict Cumberbatch Maj. Jamie Stewart
Toby Kebbell Geordie Soldier
David Kross Gunther
Nicolas Bro Friedrich
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Steven Spielberg

Writers

Richard Curtis, Lee Hall, Michael Morpurgo, Nick Stafford

Cast

Emily Watson Rose Narracott
David Thewlis Lyons
Peter Mullan Ted Narracott
Niels Arestrup Grandfather
Tom Hiddleston Capt. Nicholls
Jeremy Irvine Albert Narracott
Benedict Cumberbatch Maj. Jamie Stewart
Toby Kebbell Geordie Soldier
David Kross Gunther
Nicolas Bro Friedrich
Eddie Marsan Sgt. Fry
Celine Buckens Emilie
Matt Milne Andrew Easton
Robert Emms David Lyons
Rainer Bock Brandt
Geoff Bell Sgt. Sam Perkins
Tony Pitts Sgt. Martin
Irfan Hussein Sgt. Maj. Singh (as Irfan Hussain)
Pip Torrens Maj. Tompkins
Patrick Kennedy Lt. Charlie Waverly

Producers

Editors

Michael Kahn

2012 Golden Globe Best Original Score - Motion Picture Nominated
2012 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2012 Oscar Best Motion Picture of the Year Nominated
2012 Oscar Best Achievement in Cinematography Nominated
2012 Oscar Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score Nominated
2012 Oscar Best Achievement in Sound Mixing Nominated
2012 Oscar Best Achievement in Sound Editing Nominated
2012 Oscar Best Achievement in Art Direction Nominated
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