Ordinary People Movie Trivia

Ordinary People Trivia

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Donald Sutherland plays Calvin Jarrett

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Film facts for the 1980 Drama movie starring Timothy Hutton, Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore More Cast

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Timothy Hutton won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actor in a Supporting Role and New Star of the Year in a Motion Picture - Male. Mary Tyler Moore won one for Best Motion Picture Actress - Drama.
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The play that Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore watch is "Same Time Next Year", which was made into a movie starring Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn.
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The film has 2 taglines: 1.) "Some films you watch, others you feel." 2.)"Everything is in its proper place... Except the past."
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This film is currently Robert Redford's only Oscar win (Best Director; Best Picture). Despite a number of critically acclaimed roles, the closest he has come to winning an Oscar for acting was a nomination for "The Sting" in 1974.
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Donald Sutherland was nominated for a Golden Globe for the film for Best Motion Picture Actor - Drama. So were Judd Hirsch for Best Motion Picture Actor in a Supporting Role & Alvin Sargent for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture.
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Alvin Sargent won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Adapted from Another Medium. He also won an Oscar for Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
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Judd Hirsch was nominated for an Oscar for the film for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. So was Mary Tyler Moore for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
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To date, Timothy Hutton is the youngest male actor to win an Academy Award and the youngest to win in the Supporting Actor category. He was 19 when he won for "Ordinary People".
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Adam Baldwin who played the bully 'Stillman' that picked on Conrad, played a very depressed, suicidal teen, Ricky Linderman, guilty over the death of his brother in the movie, "My Bodyguard". It was his first role that came out the same year, 1980.
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Timothy Hutton's father, actor Jim Hutton, passed away prior to filming. Timothy Hutton said that he didn't use his mourning as a basis for Conrad's depression.
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In a cruel irony, Mary Tyler-Moore's only child, Ritchie Moore, was killed in a tragic accident by a defective gun prior to making this film.
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Elizabeth McGovern dated Sean Penn in the early '80s and at one point, they were even engaged!

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