Michael Clayton is a legal drama film released in 2007 and directed by Tony Gilroy. The film stars George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Sydney Pollack. The film follows Michael Clayton (Clooney), a lawyer at a prestigious law firm who is forced to confront his own moral dilemmas when he is asked to cover up an illegal corporate cover–up. The film received critical acclaim, with many praising Clooney‘s performance and Gilroy‘s direction. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Clooney. It won one Academy Award, for Best Supporting Actress, which was awarded to Tilda Swinton.
Duration: 119 min.