The Agony and the Ecstasy

From the age of magnificence comes a new magnificence in motion pictures.

Category: Drama
Charlton Heston stars as Renaissance artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), who begrudgingly paints the Sistine Chapel for imperious Pope Julius II in this epic adaptation of Irvine Stone's novel directed by Carol Reed. While the novel covers Michelangelo's life from birth to death, the film focuses on the battle of wills between the perfectionist artist and the impatient Pope who commissions (and eventually commands) him to paint the famed chapel.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1965-10-07
Run time: 138 minute / 2:18
Budget: $10,000,000
Revenue: $4,000,000
Director: Carol Reed
Production Companies : Dino de Laurentiis Cinematografica, International Classics, 20th Century Fox
Production Countries: Italy, United States of America



Charlton Heston
as Michelangelo
Rex Harrison
as Papa Giulio II
Diane Cilento
as Contessina de'Medici
Harry Andrews
as Bramante
Alberto Lupo
as Duca di Urbino
Adolfo Celi
as Giovanni de' Medici
Venantino Venantini
as Paride de Grassis
Tomás Milián
as Raffaello Sanzio
John Stacy
as Giuliano da Sangallo
Fausto Tozzi
as uomo
Maxine Audley
as donna
Andrea Giordana
as aiutante di Michelangelo
Furio Meniconi
as contadino
Adolfo Pezzini
as uomo alla cava
Paolo Magalotti
as guardia svizzera
Alex North Original Music Composer

Samuel E. Beetley Editor

Leon Shamroy Director of Photography

Carol Reed Director

Philip Dunne Writer

Franco Potenza Original Music Composer

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