|23 year-old Colin Clark was determined to break into the film business and his first job was The Prince and The Showgirl – the film that was set to be the smash hit of the year famously uniting the biggest stars of the day, Marilyn Monroe and Sir Laurence Olivier. On honeymoon in Britain with her new husband, Arthur Miller, Marilyn is excited about the project but quickly becomes desperate to run away from her Hollywood entourage, the pressures of work and the press who hound her. For Marilyn, Colin is a welcome antidote and he offers her everything she craves when, together, they escape the film set to get closer in an idyllic Britain.|
Adrian Hodges (screenplay), Colin Clark (books)
25 November, 2011 [USA]
Biography | Drama | History
Michelle Williams won a Golden Globe for Best Actress – Comedy or Musical in 2012 for her performance in this film. The real Marilyn Monroe won the same award in 1960 for Some Like It Hot.
Michelle Williams’ Best Actress Academy Award (Oscar) nomination was a back-to-back consecutive nomination in this category as Williams had been nominated the previous year for Blue Valentine.
Michelle Williams was nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award (Oscar) for her starring role playing Marilyn Monroe in this picture. In her career though, Monroe was never Oscar nominated.
Michelle Williams was nominated for a BAFTA Best Actress Award for playing Marilyn Monroe during the filming of The Prince and the Showgirl. Monroe was actually nominated for a BAFTA award for The Prince and the Showgirl, for Best Foreign Actress.
Arthur Jacobs: Marilyn, is it true you wear nothing in bed but Perfume?
Marilyn Monroe: Darling, as I’m in England let’s say I sleep in nothing but Yardley’s Lavender.
Sir Laurence Olivier: Marilyn, my darling, you are an angel and I kiss the hem of your garment but why can’t you get here on time for the love of FUCK?
Marilyn Monroe: Oh, you have that word in England too, huh?
Marilyn Monroe: Little girls shouldn’t be told how pretty they are. They should grow up knowing how much their mother loves them.
Marilyn Monroe: I want this to be the perfect date. I haven’t had a real date since I was 13 years old.
Marilyn Monroe: Why do the people I love always leave me?
Marilyn Monroe: People always see Marilyn Monroe. As soon as they realize I’m not her, they run.
Marilyn Monroe: Do you know I’ve been married three times already? How did that happen?
Colin Clark: You were just looking for the right man.
Marilyn Monroe: They always look right at the start.
Marilyn Monroe: Don’t forget me.
Colin Clark: As if I could.
Awards & Nominations
Won – Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Won – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Won – Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Won – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Won – Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Won – Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Won – Hollywood Film Festival Award for Best Actress (also for Meek’s Cutoff and Take This Waltz)
Won – Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
Won – Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Won – Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Won – Palm Springs International Film Festival – Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award
Won – Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Won – Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Won – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Runner-Up – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress
Runner-Up – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actress
Nominated – AACTA International Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Actress
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Houston Film Critics Award for Best Actress
Nominated – London Film Critics Circle Award for Actress of the Year
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress
Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Awards for Best Actress
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress