Oscar Movies: Natural, The (1984): Starring Robert Redford

Oscar Nominations: 4

Supporting Actress: Glenn Close

Cinematography: Caleb Deschanel

Art Direction-Set Decoration: Angelo Graham, Mel Bourne, James J. Murakami, Speed Hopkins; Bruce Weintraub

Original Score: Randy Newman

Oscar Awards: None

 

Oscar Context:

Dame Peggy Ashcroft won the Supporting Actress Oscar for David Lean’s “A Passage to India,” which also won the Best Score for Maurice Jarre.  Chris Menges won the Cinematography award for “The Killing Fields.”  Milos Forman’s “Amadeus” won the Art Direction Oscar.

Cast

Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford)

Max Mercy (Robert Duvall)

Iris (Glenn Close)

Memo Paris (Kim Basinger)

Pop Fisher (Wilford Brimley)

Harriet Bird (Barbara Hershey)

The Judge (Robert Prosky)

Red Blow (Richard Farnsworth)

The Whammer (Joe Don Baker)

Sam Simpson (John Finnegan)

Credits

 

Produced by Mark Johnson

Directed by Barry Levinson

Screenplay: Roger Towne and Phil Dusenberry, based on the novel by Bernard Malamud

Camera: Caleb Deschanel

Editor: Stu Linder

Music: Randy Newman

Production design: Angelo Graham, Mel Bourne

Art design: James J. Murakami, Speed Hopkins

F/X: Roger Hensen

Costumes: Bernie Pollack, Bruce Weintraub

Running time: 134 Minutes