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Michael Clayton

Original Theatrical Date: October 5, 2007
  • OSCAR WINNER:
  • Best Supporting Actress - Tilda Swinton

Keep your eyes on Michael Clayton. He has some life-or-death decisions to make. Fast.

Attorney Michael Clayton is a "fixer," the go-to-guy when his powerful New York law firm wants a mess swept under the rug. But now he's handed a crisis even he may not be able to fix.

The firm's top litigator in a $3-billion case has gone from advocate to whistleblower. And the more Michael tries to undo the damage, the more he's up against forces that put corporate survival over human life—including Michael's.

George Clooney portrays Michael, backed into a career corner that offers little room to fight free in this suspense-filled and star-packed thriller written and directed by Oscar-nominated Tony Gilroy (writer/co-writer of the Bourne movie trilogy).

Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including "Best Picture" as well as "Best Actor" (Clooney), "Best Supporting Actor" (Tom Wilkinson), Tilda Swinton was named "Best Supporting Actress" for her memorable performance.

Genre: Suspense/ThrillerDrama