Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

The Library begins a monthlong celebration of Hollywood and its annual Academy Award coronation by spotlighting one of its most notable Oscar … nonwinners. Tom Cruise earned a nomination, but no statuette, for his impassioned portrayal of paralyzed Vietnam War vet turned anti-war activist Ron Kovic in Born on the Fourth of July (1989; R).
Date of Event: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Durwood Film Vault
Movie - Film Screening
The list of actors who’ve won Academy Awards is long and distinguished. So is the roll of those who haven’t. The Library this month screens five films that earned nominationsbut not statuettesfor five notably Oscar-less stars: Tom Cruise, Annette Benning, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, and John Malkovich.


Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault
Central Library, 14 W. 10th 

February 1 Born on the Fourth of July (1989; R)
February 8 The Grifters (1990; R)
February 15 Witness (1985; R)
February 22 Gorillas in the Mist (1988; PG-13)
February 29 In the Line of Fire (1993; R)