Nominated for seven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Actor (George Clooney) and Best Supporting Actor (Tom Wilkinson), MICHAEL CLAYTON also earned Tilda Swinton an Oscar® for Best Supporting Actress. The film's eponymous central character (Clooney) is a New York Attorney whose expertise as a "fixer" makes him the go-to guy when his powerful law firm wants a mess swept under the rug. But when the firm's top litigator in a $3-billion case goes from advocate to whistleblower, Clayton is presented with a crisis he may not be able to fix. Clayton is backed into a career corner with little room to fight free; the more he tries to undo the damage, the more he's up against forces that place corporate survival over human life — including his own. DIR/SCR Tony Gilroy; PROD Jennifer Fox, Kerry Orent, Sydney Pollack, Steve Samuels. U.S., 2007, color, 119 min. RATED R
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