George Axelrod


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George Axelrod (June 9, 1922 – June 21, 2003) was an American screenwriter, producer, playwright and film director, best known for his play, The Seven Year Itch (1952), which was adapted into a movie of the same name starring Marilyn Monroe. He was nominated for an Academy Award for his 1961 adaptation of Truman Capote's Breakfast at Tiffany's and also adapted Richard Condon's The Manchurian ... more »

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  • ''Any gentleman with the slightest chic will give a girl a fifty dollar bill for the powder room.''
    George Axelrod (1922), screenwriter. Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961).
  • ''I'm like Cat here. We're a couple of no-name slobs. We belong to nobody and nobody belongs to us. We don't even belong to each other.''
    George Axelrod (b. 1922), screenwriter. Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961).
  • ''I don't even want to own anything until I can find a place where me and things go together. I'm not sure where that is. But I know what it's like. It's like Tiffany's.''
    George Axelrod (b. 1922), screenwriter. Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961).
  • ''Wait a minute. What is this? You like me. I'm a liked guy.''
    George Axelrod (b. 1922), screenwriter. Sid Arbuck (Claude Stroud), Breakfast At Tiffany's, as Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) tries to get away from...
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