|Directed by||Clint Eastwood|
|Written by||Joel Oliansky|
|Produced by||Clint Eastwood|
|Cinematography||Jack N. Green|
|Edited by||Joel Cox|
|Music by||Lennie Niehaus|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|September 30, 1988|
Bird is a 1988 American biographical movie. It was both directed and produced by Clint Eastwood. Bird was released on September 30, 1988. The movie is about the life and music of jazz saxophonist Charlie "Bird" Parker.
The movie got positive reviews from critics. It has a 78% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie won an Academy Award for Best Sound, a Golden Globe Award for Best Director, and Forest Whitaker won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival.
Cast[change | change source]
- Forest Whitaker as Charlie "Bird" Parker
- Diane Venora as Chan Parker
- Michael Zelniker as Red Rodney
- Samuel E. Wright as Dizzy Gillespie
- Keith David as Buster Franklin
- Diane Salinger as Baroness Nica
- Michael McGuire as Brewster
- James Handy as Esteves
- Damon Whitaker as Young Bird
- Morgan Nagler as Kim
- Arlen Dean Snyder as Dr Heath
- Sam Robards as Moscowitz
- Penelope Windust as Bellevue Nurse
- Glenn Wright as Alcoholic Patient (credited as Glenn T. Wright)
- George Orrison as Patient with Checkers
- Bill Cobbs as Dr Caulfield
References[change | change source]
- Hughes, Howard (2009). Aim for the Heart. I.B. Tauris. pp. 139. ISBN 9781845119027. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
- "Bird". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
- "Bird". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
- "The 61st Academy Awards (1989) Nominees and Winners". Academy Awards. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
- "Awards 1988 : Competition". Cannes Film Festival. Archived from the original on 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2015-03-18.