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The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)

Directed by Carol Reed

Drama | Biography

Overview

Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone’s novel directed by Carol Reed. While the novel covers Michelangelo’s life from birth to death, the film focuses on the battle of wills between the perfectionist artist and the impatient Pope who commissions (and eventually commands) him to paint the famed chapel.

Length 138 minutes

Actors

Venantino Venantini | Tomás Milián | Adolfo Celi | Alberto Lupo | Harry Andrews | Diane Cilento | Rex Harrison | Charlton Heston

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