Bird (movie)

1988 film directed by Clint Eastwood

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.

Directed byClint Eastwood
Written byJoel Oliansky
Produced byClint Eastwood
StarringForest Whitaker
Diane Venora
CinematographyJack N. Green
Edited byJoel Cox
Music byLennie Niehaus
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
September 30, 1988
Running time
161 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$9-$14.4 million[1]
Box office$2,181,286[2]

The movie got positive reviews from critics. It has a 78% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[3] The movie won an Academy Award for Best Sound,[4] a Golden Globe Award for Best Director, and Forest Whitaker won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival.[5]


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  4. "The 61st Academy Awards (1989) Nominees and Winners". Academy Awards. Retrieved 2015-03-18.
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