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Giant: Revisiting George Stevens Epic, Starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean in his Last Role

Even critics who consider Giant to be too sprawling a saga, more impressive in ambition than execution, agree that the scenes between James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor generate heat, and that the racial element is poignant and ahead of its times.

Special Relationship, A: Rachel Weisz to Play Elizabeth Taylor in New Biopic

Oscar winner Rachel Weisz will play Oscar-winner Elizabeth Taylor in See-Saw Films’ A Special Relationship, exploring Taylor’s journey from actress to activist.

Beau Brummell (1954): Curtis Bernhardt’s Historical Melodrama, Starring Stewart Granger, Elizabeth Taylor, and Peter Ustinov

This fictionalized historical melodrama stars Stewart Granger as George Bryan “Beau” Brummell, Elizabeth Taylor as Lady Patricia Belham, and Peter Ustinov as the Prince of Wales.

Courage of Lassie (1946): Third Feature in MGM Popular Series, Starring Elizabeth Taylor

Courage of Lassie is the third of seven MGM films featuring the canine star Lassie, based on the popular fictional character, created by Eric Knight.

Oscar: Size Matters–Gain and Loss of Weight, Elizabeth Taylor, Lynn Redgrave,

Playwright Edward Albee had originally wanted Bette Davis and James Mason for the lead roles. In what was perceived as an act of “courage,” Taylor aged herself to a frumpy fiftysomething woman by means of heavy makeup, weighing in at a hefty 155 pounds.