Oscar Countdown: ‘All the President’s Men’

by | February 18, 2011 at 8:00 AM | The Movies, TV News

All_the_Presidents_MenEditor’s note: It’s Day 21 in our 30-day “Countdown to Oscar,” where we’ll feature a different Oscar-winning movie that you can watch online right here at xfinitytv.com

Dustin Hoffman and Robert Redford star in multiple Oscar-winning “All the President’s Men” based on Woodward and Bernstein’s awrd-winning book.

Directed by Alan J. Pakula, the film was really Robert Redford’s baby.  He bought the rights to the story, and rejected two drafts of the script – including one co-written by Bernstein – before he and Pakula re-worked it themselves.

Research for the film was extremely important to Redford and Hoffman and the actors spent months in the Washington Post’s office. But it paid off in the form of eight Oscar nominations and four awards for Best Supporting Actor, Best Art Direction, Best Sound, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

You can watch this Oscar-winning classic online right now.

To see more films in our “Countdown to Oscar,” click here.