Affliction (1997 film)

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Affliction is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Paul Schrader, adapted from the 1989 novel of the same name by Russell Banks.wikipedia
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Nick Nolte

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It stars Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn and Willem Dafoe. Nick Nolte was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, the [[Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role]], the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, and the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture.
He went on to receive Academy Award nominations for Affliction (1998) and Warrior (2011).

Paul Schrader

Affliction is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Paul Schrader, adapted from the 1989 novel of the same name by Russell Banks.
He has directed 18 feature films, including his directing debut, the crime drama Blue Collar (co-written with his brother, Leonard Schrader), the crime drama Hardcore (a loosely autobiographical film also written by Schrader), his 1982 remake of the horror classic Cat People, the crime drama American Gigolo (1980), the biographical drama Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985), the true life biopic Patty Hearst (1988), the cult film Light Sleeper (1992), the drama Affliction (1997), the biographical film Auto Focus (2002), the erotic dramatic thriller The Canyons (2013), and the dramatic thriller First Reformed (2017), which earned him his first Academy Award nomination.

James Coburn

It stars Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn and Willem Dafoe. James Coburn won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the [[Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role]].
He featured in more than 70 films, largely action roles, and made 100 television appearances during a 45-year career, ultimately winning an Academy Award in 1999 for his supporting role as Glen Whitehouse in Affliction.

Sissy Spacek

It stars Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn and Willem Dafoe.
Spacek also appeared in the films Raggedy Man (1981), JFK (1991), Affliction (1997), The Straight Story (1999), Tuck Everlasting (2002), Nine Lives (2005), North Country (2005), Four Christmases (2008), Get Low (2010), The Help (2011), and The Old Man & the Gun (2018).

Mary Beth Hurt

She has also collaborated with her husband, filmmaker Paul Schrader, in such films as Light Sleeper (1992) and Affliction (1997).

Holmes Osborne

He has also starred in That Thing You Do! (1996), Affliction (1997), Bring It On (2000), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), and Larry Crowne (2011).

Willem Dafoe

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It stars Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn and Willem Dafoe.
For his next film, Affliction (1997), Dafoe worked with Paul Schrader for second time, playing the brother of Nick Nolte's character and served as the film's narrator.

Sean McCann (actor)

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He appeared with Meryl Streep (...First Do No Harm), Nick Nolte (Affliction) and Chris Farley (Tommy Boy).

Russell Banks

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Affliction is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Paul Schrader, adapted from the 1989 novel of the same name by Russell Banks.
The latter two novels were each made into feature films in 1997 (see The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction).

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Although it has been compared to his previous films (e.g. Taxi Driver, American Gigolo and Light Sleeper), Schrader has stated that the ending of Affliction was what made it different from them: "One of the differences between things that I have written and Russell's book is that I tend to end my pieces on a kind of grace note, and this one has none. I like some sense of moral grace. But Affliction is pretty bleak at the end."
Dafoe and Schrader later collaborated in Affliction (1997), Auto Focus (2002), The Walker (2007), Adam Resurrected (2008) and Dog Eat Dog (2016).

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

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James Coburn won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the [[Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role]].

Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

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Nick Nolte was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, the [[Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role]], the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, and the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture.

Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead

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Nick Nolte was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, the [[Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role]], the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, and the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture.

Largo Entertainment

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It was Nolte who brought Affliction to the attention of Bart Potter, the head of Largo Entertainment.

Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture

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Nick Nolte was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, the [[Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role]], the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, and the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture.

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

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James Coburn won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the [[Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role]].

Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

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Nick Nolte was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, the [[Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role]], the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, and the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture.

National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor

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He was awarded the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, the Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor, and the Valladolid International Film Festival Award for Best Actor.

Academy Award for Best Actor

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Nick Nolte was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, the [[Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role]], the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead, and the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture.

Lionsgate Films

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Other notable films included Affliction (1998), Gods and Monsters (1998), Dogma (1999), Cube 2: Hypercube (2002), Open Water (2003), Saw (2004), The Punisher (2004) and the Michael Moore documentary Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004), which had been the studio's highest-grossing film until the release of The Hunger Games in 2012.