The Graduate

The Graduate

THE GRADUATE. Classic 1967 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols based on the 1963 novel by Charles Webb who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College. The film tells the story of 20-year-old Benjamin Braddock (played by a 30-year-old Dustin Hoffman) a recent college graduate with no well-defined aim in life, who is seduced by an older woman (Mrs Robinson Anne Bancroft) and then proceeds to fall in love with her daughter Elaine Robinson (Katharine Ross). Adjusting for inflation it is one of the highest grossing films of all time, with just a 3 million USD production budget it took over 100 million USD at the time of its release. 

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The Graduate

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Five individual index cards, clearly signed in various inks and markers by five main cast characters ; Dustin Hoffman (Benjamin Braddock) / Anne Bancroft (Mrs Robinson) / Katharine Ross (Elaine Robinson) / William Daniels (Mr Braddock) and Elizabeth Wilson d2015 (Mrs Braddock)

Double mounted for fine display with photographs

NB ; In the display we have included a (blank) sixth aperture for a Murray Hamilton d1986 (Mr Robinson) autograph if one could be found in the future 

DUSTIN HOFFMAN. American film and TV actor known for his versatile portrayals of antiheroes and vulnerable characters. He made his breakthrough in the 1967 film classic The Graduate playing Benjamin Braddock, the subject of Mrs Robinsons advances. Since then Hoffman's career has largely been focused on cinema, with sporadic returns to television and the stage. His most notable films include ; Midnight Cowboy / Straw Dogs / Papillon / Marathon Man / Kramer V Kramer / Tootsie / Rain Man and Hook. He has won two Academy Awards for Kramer and Rainman. He made his directorial debut in 2012 with Quartet ...

ANNE BANCROFT d2005. American actress widely respected for her acting prowess and versatility for her work in film, theatre and television. She won one Academy Award / three BAFTAS / two Golden Globes / two Tonys and two Emmys. Her best known films include ; The Miracle Worker (1962) / The Pumpkin Eater (1964) / The Graduate (1967) / The Turning Point (1977) and Agnes of God (1985). She died aged 73 of cancer in 2005.

KATHARINE ROSS. American film and stage actress famous for starring in three of the most popular films of the 1960s and 1970s. Elaine Robinson in The Graduate (1967) for which she won a Golden Globe Award and received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Etta Place in Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid (1969) for which she won a BAFTA Award for best actress and The Stepford Wives (1975). She later won another Golden Globe for Voyage of The Damned (1976). 

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