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Nixon is a 1995 film which tells the story of the political and personal life of former President Richard Nixon. It stars Anthony Hopkins as Nixon, Joan Allen, Powers Boothe, Ed Harris, Bob Hoskins, E.G. Marshall, David Paymer, David Hyde Pierce, Paul Sorvino, Mary Steenburgen, J.T. Walsh and James Woods.
The movie was written by Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson and Oliver Stone. It was directed by Stone.
Confounding the expectations of some critics who expected the movie to be a "hatchet job", it portrays Nixon as a complex and in many respects admirable character.
It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Anthony Hopkins), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Joan Allen), Best Music, Original Dramatic Score and Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen.