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1964 Rated PG-13 2hr 30m

When King Henry II (Peter O'Toole) names his former drinking partner Thomas à Becket (Richard Burton) the new Archbishop of Canterbury, he counts on his friend's unbending loyalty when it comes to religious matters. But he doesn't expect Becket to take his job so seriously. O'Toole, Burton and co-star John Gielgud turn in a trio of Oscar-nominated performances in this critically acclaimed drama rooted deep in English history.

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Movie Details

1965 BAFTA®
  • Best Actor nominee: Peter O'Toole
  • Best British Film nominee
  • Best Film nominee
1965 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama): Peter O'Toole
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) nominee: Richard Burton
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
1965 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Actor nominee: Peter O'Toole
  • Best Director nominee: Peter Glenville
  • Best Supporting Actor nominee: John Gielgud
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Film Editing nominee
  • Best Costume Design Color nominee
  • Best Sound nominee
  • Best Actor nominee: Richard Burton
  • Best Cinematography Color nominee
  • Best Music Score nominee
  • Best Art Direction Color nominee
Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

DVD details

Blu-ray details



Closed captioned


Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; audio commentary; photo gallery.